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Post Posted September 2nd, 2011, 3:59 pm

Although the theme structures have changed, I still use my theme workshop. I still try to maintain nine themes. Having the management collected in one location is enormously easier than having them scattered.
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Post Posted September 2nd, 2011, 4:01 pm

There's also a TON of information right in the first few posts not actually covered anywhere else in other threads or any of the "official" documentation that hasn't really changed in ages and is still pertinent.
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Post Posted September 2nd, 2011, 4:12 pm

Cool. Sticky it will stay. :)
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2011, 2:33 pm

I was just thinking about this thread and it occurred to me that some of the most experienced theme developers here should get together and volunteer to either write or update (if it exists) a Mozilla Wiki page about theme development. I'm certain the powers to be at Mozilla would be more than happy to see an updated (and comprehensive) theme development documentation. We could also make sure that the documentation was referenced to in all the key places theme developers might go to find such information (e.g. here, Mozilla's addon forums, AMO's developer dashboard etc.). Maybe if there was some good documentation we would see more new themes being posted to AMO as the process of creating a theme might not seem so daunting.
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Post Posted December 25th, 2011, 10:04 am

Silvermel - A Theme for Firefox and Thunderbird
YATT - Yet Another Theme Tutorial
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Post Posted September 19th, 2012, 11:44 am

So I started from the beginning of this thread to make my own theme, however I am working with v15 of firefox and although I know the tutorial is meant to be helpful, but it didn't. Mozilla now has a Profile folder you have to go through and and there is no chrome folder at all.

If someone can update the tutorial to this version of firefox I would be extremely grateful.

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Post Posted September 19th, 2012, 1:38 pm

You have to create the Chrome folder if it is not already present. From the Knowledge Base: "Go to your profile folder. Then go to the chrome folder there, creating it if necessary. "

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Post Posted November 11th, 2012, 9:35 pm

I have problem converting .rar into .xpis. Even if it's the saame file and i extract and them add to archive, firefox says it appears to be corrupt

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Post Posted November 11th, 2012, 9:57 pm

A theme must be installed as a .JAR as .XPI is for extensions only. As far as .RAR goes, that is a completely different format as .JAR and .XPI are basically just renamed .ZIP files.
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Post Posted May 5th, 2014, 7:08 pm

Time to ask again. Time to lock and start again or not?

Just a note, I would love to see the folks who dropped out get involved again and would love to see new themers.
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Post Posted May 6th, 2014, 5:30 am

LoudNoise wrote:Time to ask again. Time to lock and start again or not?

Unless Ed thinks different, certainly time to unsticky. Even using traditional methods a lot of this stuff is very, very out of date now.
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Post Posted June 9th, 2014, 8:56 pm

Releasing.
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