How to Change Themes in Firefox

Switch up themes to match your mood

Firefox With Custom Theme

Firefox is meant to be customized, and it hands you the tools to do so. There are thousands of Firefox add-ons available, in addition to the host of options to customize your toolbars, search engines, and the very functionality of your browser.

That said, Firefox can still look pretty plain at times. Thankfully, Firefox also has an entire library of themes, often called Firefox personas, that you can add to overhaul the whole look of your browser.

How to Change Your Firefox Theme

  1. Open Firefox, and select the three-line menu icon in the upper right side of the window.

    Firefox New Tab
  2. Locate and select Customize in the menu. It has a paintbrush icon next to it.

    Firefox Menu
  3. Firefox will open the customization tab for you. Here, you can customize a lot of the look and functionality of your browser. Drag any of the icons in the body of the window to your toolbar to make them a permanent fixture.

  4. At the bottom of the window, you'll see a couple of check boxes that let you change the look of your Firefox window a bit. There are also three drop down menus. Select Themes.

    Firefox Customize Tab
  5. The menu lists the three default themes at the top. Below them, Firefox suggests a few popular themes, but select Get More Themes at the bottom of the window instead.

    Firefox Customize Theme Menu
  6. Firefox will open yet another tab containing its theme library. Across the middle of the page are links to categories to help you better locate something you'll like. The bottom portion of the page is broken into rows of featured, top rated, and trending themes. Select the category you'd like to explore.

    Firefox Themes Page
  7. You'll find the same three row structure on your category page. Select See more in the top right of each row to get the full list for each.  

    Firefox Theme Category
  8. The next page contains a more complete listing of themes and will give a small preview of your theme in a basic Firefox layout. Select a theme you might want to install.

    Firefox Themes Top Rated
  9. On the theme's page, you'll see more information about it, including a more detailed breakdown of the theme's rating and additional themes by the same designer. To install your theme, select Install Theme under the theme preview.

    Firefox Theme Page
  10. Firefox will automatically install and apply your theme.

    Firefox Theme Installed
  11. You can change your themes at any time, and have several installed at once. Return to the Firefox customization tab and select Themes again, then select Manage.

  12. Here, you'll see a listing of all your installed themes. Simply select Enable next to the one you want to use. If you ever want to remove a theme, select Remove.

    Manage Firefox Themes
  13. You're done!