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How to customise Firefox's appearance

Make Firefox work for you

Don't follow the Internet Explorer herd! Get the most out of the web with Firefox, the thinking PC user's browser and a paragon of security and customisability.

See also: How to enhance Firefox with extensions

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1. Plenty of sites offer user-designed themes to change the way Firefox looks. A good place to start is addons.mozilla.org, where you’ll find plenty of tweaks for the browser. Click Themes and browse through the categories – such as Sports, Animals and Retro – to find a ‘skin’ or custom look you like.

Step 1

Step 1

2. Click on a theme you like and you’ll be taken to the Mozilla download page. Click the large green Install Now button to start downloading the theme. This process should take a minute or so if you’re using a broadband connection. The theme will then be added to your collection of Firefox add-ons.

Step 2

Step 2

3. Once the theme has been downloaded, a dialogue box will appear with a button to Restart Firefox. Click this and you’ll be able to access your new theme from within the browser. All the skins that you download to your PC are stored in the same place and are easily accessible.

Step 3

Step 3

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