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Post Posted April 10th, 2007, 11:52 am

There can never be too many cats! Turn your Firefox into Firecat and enjoy browsing in the furry company. The theme is also available in green flavor. There will be NO other flavors of Red Cats nor will there be a dog version of the theme.

Version for Firefox 29+ (Australis) is currently in development.
Latest version: Red Cats 5.6.3 for Firefox 4.x - 27.0.x and Windows/Mac/Linux
If you're using Firefox 2.x - 3.5.x, install version 4.2.4 instead

Install/Rate/Review: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /versions/
Home page: http://www.bluecatsgraphics.com/Firefox ... ats/3.html

Preview:
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Supported (themed) extensions

About:Config, AdBlock Plus, ChatZilla, chromEdit, Extension Options Menu, Get Mail, Go Up/Uppity, MR Tech Toolkit, QuickNote, RestartFirefox, RSS Icon in Awesombar, ScrapBook, Simple Add-ons Button, Simple Options Button, Stylish, Themes Menu, Undo Closed Tab Button


Hacks

You can spice up the theme with a few hacks - just add the respective code to your userChrome.css and restart Firefox. Note that the code should go BEFORE any other text you may find inside userChrome.css or it won't do the trick.

  • Change the background color of selected tab (Red Cats 5.0.0+):

    • Bronze tab Image
      Code: Select all
      @import url(chrome://global/skin/hacks/Bronze_tab.css);

    • Sapphire tab Image
      Code: Select all
      @import url(chrome://global/skin/hacks/Sapphire_tab.css);
  • Old fashion Back-Forward button - for those who're using Firefox 3.x and missing the Forward Cat (Red Cats 4.2.3+) :

    Image
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    @import url(chrome://global/skin/hacks/oldBackForward.css);


Changelog

5.6.3
[+] Compatibility with Firefox 27.0.x
Minor bug fixes and improvements

5.6.2
[+] Full compatibility with Firefox 27.0a1

[Improved] Styling of the Add-Ons Manager
[Improved] Styling of the Error Console
[Improved] Styling of Developer Tools

Minor fixes and improvements

5.6.1
Full compatibility with Firefox 19.x - 22.x
Some improvements for the Add-Ons Manager and Bookmarks Manager
Minor fixes and improvements

5.6.0
[+] The Web Developer Tools are fully restyled

[Improved] (Downloads Manager/Downloads Panel) Paused downloads are now indicated by the yellow border around the progress indicator
[Improved] (Error Console) More suitable background color for error rows (orange)
[Improved] Toolbar/dialog button dropmarkers and menu dropmarkers are now slightly dimmed until hovered over
[Improved] Address bar and search bar now become more compact when placed in the Add-Ons bar or menu bar
[Improved] The Add-Ons Manager page is now less padded
[Improved] App tab title change notification is now brighter

[Fixed] (Small Icons mode) Bookmarks menu icon is garbled
[Fixed] (Customize Mode) Status bar should be dimmed as it cannot be customized
[Fixed] (Options, Add-Ons Manager, Page Info) Selected icon should't change when hovered over
[Fixed] Disabled scrollbar buttons shouldn't change when hovered over
[Fixed] Disabled spin buttons shouldn't change when hovered over
[Fixed] No padding between the tab text and tab edge when the close button is hidden

Some minor improvements for AdBlock Plus, keyconfig, SPDY Indicator, Textarea Cache
Lots of other fixes and improvements

5.5.2
[+] Dropped support for Firefox 3.6
[+] New 16x16 catless icon set for buttons in the Add-Ons bar, Tabs Toolbar, menu bar and the like
[+] (Add-Ons Manager) New icons for the "Get Add-Ons" and "Extensions" panes
[+] New Stylish icons
[+] New about:memory page themed

[Improved] Better identity icons

[Fixed] [Critical] (Firefox 8+ and Mac OS Lion) Toolbar buttons are missing
[Fixed] (Add-Ons Manager) Install Updates button icon is garbled

Minor bug fixes and improvements

5.5.1.1
[Fixed] [Critical] (Firefox 6+ and Aero Glass) Plugin content is transparent/partially transparent

5.5.1
[+] Full compatibility with Firefox 5 and above, up to 8.0a1
[+] Added support for RSS Icon in Awesombar

[Fixed] Label and progressmeter in popup notifications were misaligned
[Fixed] The wizard page text didn't have any padding
[Fixed] Some fixes for QuickNote

Minor bug fixes and improvements

5.5.0
[+] Full compatibility with Firefox 4, up to 4.2a1pre
[+] AdBlock Plus is now fully themed
[+] New toolbar style - now much smoother
[+] New toolbar button highlight - now much brighter
[+] New Go button to match the Back/Forward arrows
[+] New close button in the All-Tabs panel
[+] New (less obtrusive) close buttons in toolbars/notifications/sidebar headers
[+] (Download Manager) download status is now indicated by the item background color

[Enh] Toolbar borders and separators are now more subtle
[Enh] Statusbar and findbar are now more compact
[Enh] Disabled listbox needs lighter border
[Enh] Selected separators should match the highlight color
[Enh] Improved styling of Add-ons Manager and Download Manager
[Enh] Improved styling of tabs, tab controls and tabbar
[Enh] Improved styling of the Bookmarks Organizer
[Enh] Improved styling of the findbar
[Enh] Improved styling of error pages
[Enh] Improved styling of time/date pickers
[Enh] (Options dialog) Swapped Privacy and Security icons
[Enh] Better compatibility with All-in-One Sidebar
[Enh] Improved styling of DOM inspector, Scrapbook, Chatzilla and Stylish

[Fixed] Scale (aka slider) was totally broken
[Fixed] Unified Back-Forward button didn't have left and right padding
[Fixed] Groupbox bottom was cut off in some dialogs
[Fixed] (Download Manager) Search field was misaligned
[Fixed] (Import Wizard) The "Items to Import" panel was not themed

Lots of minor fixes and improvements
Last edited by Red_Fat_Lazy_Cat on May 3rd, 2014, 3:49 pm, edited 54 times in total.
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. -- Missy Dizick

My Firefox themes: Red Cats (blue & green flavor), Curacao

Red_Fat_Lazy_Cat

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Post Posted April 14th, 2008, 7:21 pm

Version for Firefox 3 is out so I'm bumping this long forgotten thread. :)
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. -- Missy Dizick

My Firefox themes: Red Cats (blue & green flavor), Curacao

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Post Posted April 30th, 2008, 8:24 pm

Will you consider doing a Thunderbird and Sunbird theme that matches this? I've been using Red Cats (green flavor) forever now, but my Thunderbird and Sunbird are still themeless because I haven't yet found a theme that holds a candle to Red Cats.

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Post Posted April 30th, 2008, 8:50 pm

The Thunderbird version of Red Cats is a very, very, VERY slow work in progress. As for the Sunbird version - sorry, no such plans.
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. -- Missy Dizick

My Firefox themes: Red Cats (blue & green flavor), Curacao

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2008, 5:40 pm

Well, that's cool. Feel free to hit me up if you need any testing on that work in progress. :)

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Post Posted June 4th, 2008, 12:51 pm

I am a devoted user of your Red Cats (Green Flavor) firefox
theme. I'm using it since Firefox 1.0.0.7. I love cats very
much too. This theme is my favorite and I like it very much.
However now after updating theme to 4.2 there are minor flaws.
I'm using several extensions, among them All in One Sidebar. It
is not compatible with your themes, but I didn't mind little
glitches with buttons. But now extension list and downloads
look bad in compact mode. the icons are only 2-3 pixels in size,
other icon place is a fat green frame.
4.0 version does not have such problems.
I think, All in One Sidebar is a popular enough extension to make your theme
compatible with. However, I'm remaining your devoted user.
Many thanks for the best Firefox theme I've seen.

I already wrote this in e-mail, but didn't get any answer.

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Post Posted June 5th, 2008, 4:32 pm

Looks like Gmail keeps moving legitimate messages into the spam folder as I don't recall getting any email from you. Oh well.

As to your request, as much as I hate to upset a devoted user of my theme, I'm afraid that the All in One Sidebar extension will never be compatible with the Red Cats themes - or Curacao, for that matter. Please see this post for details. Simply put, AiOS insists on dictating its own colors/styles and defeating them would force me to rewrite half of the theme. And regardless of how popular an extension is, it's out of the question. So I'm very sorry but it cannot be helped...
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. -- Missy Dizick

My Firefox themes: Red Cats (blue & green flavor), Curacao

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Post Posted June 12th, 2008, 3:36 am

Thank you for the reply. I've read the post and now I inderstand the situation. The problem is with the extension and it cannot be themed.

I've made a little changes to your theme to optimize it for All in One Sidebar compact view of the extensions and downloads.
(I hope that doesn't hurt your feelings)
The changes were following:

in the downloads.css I've removed richlistitem[type="download"] .downloadTypeIcon class (may be it's not needed)
and in
richlistitem[type="download"] > hbox > vbox:first-child,
download > hbox > vbox[pack="start"]:not([flex="1"]):first-child
I removed border, width, height, and max-width, max-height, border and margin parameters.
Though that does not make the downloads list look much better, it at least allows using really compact view, and it is not so bad.

In extensions.css I modified the .addonIcon class, the following parameters were modified:
border: 0px solid;
width: 32px;
max-width: 32px;
height: 32px;
max-height: 32px;
padding: 0px;

That makes extensions compact view to look exactly as I want it.

I know that's not the real fix, because original extensions and downloads window looks better with non-modified theme, but I have already forgotten when I opened these windows last time not in sidebar and not in compact view except for testing my changes to the theme.

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2008, 2:03 am

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/blueca ... F&aff_id=0

Also, jar file seen as corrupt by Vista.

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Post Posted July 8th, 2008, 7:57 am

Hi! I recently upgraded to Firefox 2.0.0.15 and the theme(version stated above) no longer works. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no success, including restarting Firefox and restarting my computer)--"Unexpected installation error--203". Under the Tools menu, Add-Ons, it shows that Red Cats (bf) is running, but the cat icons don't show on either the Navigation toolbar or the Bookmarks menu (I run Bookmarks from the menu, not as a toolbar); the default icons show instead. I am running Win XP. Thank you in advance for your help.

I am including a few of the error messages from the Error Console that I believe correspond to the failed re-installation:

Warning: Unknown property '-webkit-border-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 34

Warning: Unknown property '-webkit-border-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 69

Warning: Unknown property 'border-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 72

Warning: Unknown property '-webkit-border-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 125

Warning: Unknown property '-webkit-border-bottom-right-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 137

Warning: Unknown property '-webkit-border-bottom-left-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 138

Warning: Unknown property 'border-bottom-right-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 139

Warning: Unknown property 'border-bottom-left-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 140

Warning: Unknown property 'border-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 213

Warning: Unknown property 'border-radius'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/css/color.css
Line: 222

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2008, 2:53 pm

Sorry for not replying earlier but for some reason the reply notification doesn't work for me after the board upgrade.

mnkysan7 wrote:Hi! I recently upgraded to Firefox 2.0.0.15 and the theme(version stated above) no longer works. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no success, including restarting Firefox and restarting my computer)--"Unexpected installation error--203". Under the Tools menu, Add-Ons, it shows that Red Cats (bf) is running, but the cat icons don't show on either the Navigation toolbar or the Bookmarks menu (I run Bookmarks from the menu, not as a toolbar); the default icons show instead. I am running Win XP. Thank you in advance for your help.


For starters, try this solution. May be related to bug 356370 which is fixed in Firefox 3 - yet another reason to upgrade.

dogbreath wrote:http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/bluecatsgraphics.com?ref=safe&client_ver=FF_26.6_6268&locale=en-US&premium=false&client_type=FF&aff_id=0


It's about my desktop themes (which I do not host myself) and has nothing to do with my Firefox themes.

dogbreath wrote:Also, jar file seen as corrupt by Vista.


You're not supposed to double-click the jar file to install a theme. Just drag it onto the Add-ons Manager window.
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. -- Missy Dizick

My Firefox themes: Red Cats (blue & green flavor), Curacao

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Post Posted January 20th, 2009, 12:10 pm

Hi,

I really like your Red Cats (blue flavor). It's actually what convinced me to switch to Firefox because I could have this great theme :)

I am using Firefox 3.0.5 with a number of extensions (AdBlock Plus, AI Roboform, CS Lite, FEBE, LiveClick, McAfee Site Advisor, New Tab Button on the Right, NoScript, No Squint and Sort Bookmarks Menu) These all worked fine with the previous version of your theme with only minor issues that were no big deal; Roboform isn't skinned (probably it can't be anyway I would guess) and No Squint has a green popup box which isn't skinned when you mouse over it in the status bar. There is also minor issue with deleting bookmarks from the bookmarks menu when using your theme with Sort Bookmarks Menu but this extension is experimental so I would expect some issues when using it.

Anyway after updating to Red Cats (blue flavor) 4.2.3.1, I can no longer see the New Tab Button on the right. If I click where it should be it works, but it's invisible. I was wondering if there was any chance this could be fixed? The New Tab Button on the right extension I am referring to it located here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5338

Thanks for a cool theme.

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Post Posted January 20th, 2009, 3:50 pm

Hi catswhiskers,

The same thing happens with me, with both blue and green flavors of Red Cats. I love the themes though and hope this issue can be fixed soon.
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
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Post Posted January 21st, 2009, 6:26 am

Hi Madeline,

I am guessing some adjustments to the theme's skinning have hidden this extension from view. I hope it can be fixed too :) For now I am using the previous version of the Red Cats theme again but will be ready to try the newest version again if this problem can be fixed.

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Post Posted January 21st, 2009, 7:43 pm

Hi catswhiskers,

Good idea. I think I'll follow your example for now and hope it gets sorted soon.
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