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MaDonna designs over 10,000 themes!

A big congratulations to longtime theme contributor, MaDonna, who recently submitted her 10,000th theme to AMO! MaDonna has been an active contributor since 2009, and her designs are beloved by the community. Her most popular theme, Sunset Over Water, is used by over 130,000 people. Her top-rated theme is Lilac Prediction, which one grateful user… Continue reading

Categories: end users, themes

Featured Add-ons for July

Has half of 2013 already passed us by? It must have, because it’s time for July featured add-ons! Featured add-ons are selected by a community board, but anyone can nominate add-ons for the board’s consideration, so don’t be shy. Simply email with your suggestion (you’re welcome to submit your own for consideration). This month,… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users, general, themes

New Theme Hover Buttons

Our newest addition to the engineering team, Kevin Ngo, added some hover buttons to make it easier for you to install a new theme and also edit themes you’ve authored. When you mouse over a theme thumbnail, you will see a green “Add” button. If you like what you see previewed in the header of… Continue reading

Categories: end users, themes

New sorting and viewing options for themes

We’ve added some nifty sorting and viewing options for background themes! Due to performance concerns during the migration, we displayed only up to 60 themes on your profile page. Now, we’ve reduced the number to 20, and added a View All button. When you click the View All button on an author’s profile page, you… Continue reading

Categories: end users, themes

Background Themes have moved to AMO!

The move from to (AMO) is complete. If you have new themes piling up over the past two weeks, we have good news—you can submit them now! As one of the first to check out the results of the migration, please let us know in our forums if you run into any issues.… Continue reading

Categories: end users, themes Migration Update

** 3/26/13 UPDATE ** The final stage of migration will begin Thursday, Mar 28 at 2pm PDT. At this time, will go into read-only mode, which means it will not accept any new registrations, logins, or theme submissions. We expect this process to last up to two weeks. After migration is complete, you will… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users, themes

Dress up your Firefox for Android

If you haven’t tried Firefox for Android, it’s fast, easy-to-use, and now customizable with themes! Simply go to on your Android device and tap on the Themes tab. You can browse or search for different designs to try on, and when you find the one you like, tap “Keep it”.

Categories: end users, themes

Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/01/30

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. In case you missed it, give 2012 in Add-on Reviews a look. It’s a good overview of what the review team did last year and how it compares… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, themes

Themes on AMO

Personas has officially joined the Themes family on AMO! The renaming is finally complete, and we’d like to thank you for your patience. People looking for ways to change the look of their Firefox no longer have to worry about the difference between a “background” theme and a “complete” theme. Simply click over to the… Continue reading

Categories: end users, themes

Improving performance with static themes

In order to accommodate various screen resolutions and header heights, themes (formerly Personas) require very large image files. Header images need to be 3000 x 200 px and footer images 3000 x 100 px. As a result, loading them slows down Firefox. Animated themes pose an even more persistent problem for performance, because animated images… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users, themes