Adwaita Firefox Theme

A new Firefox theme helps the browser integrated more clearlnyl with the desktop environment’s default theme.

The suitably titled ‘Firefox GNOME Theme‘ works with most modern versions of the browser, and it adheres strictly to the look laid out by the ‘newer’ version of Adwaita theme that debuted in GNOME 3.32.

We’re talking the same gradients, colours, and button shapes. It supports Adwaita’s standard beige look and the optional (and soon to be more accessible) dark mode.

Compared to the way Firefox under this Adwaita looks normally, this theme offers:

  • Adwaita light & dark theme
  • Support for left-aligned window controls
  • Themed context menus
  • Inactive window state
  • Themed pop-overs

It also includes a set of optional features that Adwaita addicts may also wish to enable:-

  • Hide tab bar for single tab
  • URL width autocomplete bar
  • Symbolic-style tab icons
  • GNOME stack icons for toolbar buttons

I’ve described GNOME Web (aka Epiphany) as the browser we’d all like to use, but don’t. This theme kind of makes Mozilla Firefox look more like Web. Which, in a roundabout way, is a compliment (I think).

And don’t think you need to be running Fedora to be an avid advocate of Adwaita. No sirree: you can use the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 19.04 in just a couple button presses.

GNOME Adwaita Firefox Theme

Screenshot of Adwaita dark Firefox Theme

Now for the not-so-good bit.

If you want to use this Firefox GNOME theme on your desktop you’ll need to roll your sleeves up. As of writing there is no “one-click” easy-install package, and no entry on the Firefox themes website.

Thankfully there i an installation script that takes care of most of the heavy lifting. If you’re okay with running scripts you’ve downloaded off the internet, you can use it.

If you’re not, then you will need to manually edit files and copy things into place. can try this out. If you’re not? Well, wait for an easier install method.

You’ll find complete up-to-date instructions and all the files you need to transform Firefox into an ace Adwaita adorned app over on the Github page linked below:

Open ‘Firefox GNOME Theme’ on GitHub

I’d love to see a similar theme for Yaru. Just sayin’

h/t Alex (as always)

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