ClassicFox is a Firefox/Thunderbird extension that fixes the appearance of the default Firefox/Thunderbird theme in Windows Classic. Specifically, it restores menus to the classic style, it restores the missing bevels (outlines) on toolbar buttons that have dropmarkers, and, in Firefox 3, it restores the Classic bevel to the address bar and search box. ClassicFox is customizable, and users can choose which of these "fixes" to enable.
ClassicFox offers several fixes and tweaks. Each of these can be individually enabled or disabled through the extension's options. Also, depending on the application (e.g., is ClassicFox installed on Firefox 3 or is it installed on Thunderbird 2?), some of these fixes and tweaks may or may not be available.
about:configto set the value of
Please note that any changes in the ClassicFox options will take effect only after a restart of the application.
userChrome.css? Why should I use an extension?
Yes, you can apply these fixes by editing your
userChrome.css file instead of installing this extension. However, there are benefits to using an extension:
userChrome.cssif you need to disable or re-enable these fixes. This can be quite handy when changing themes in either Firefox/Thunderbird or Windows.
This extension is really nothing more than a packaged-up version of the
userChrome.css file that I have been using. If you prefer to use
userChrome.css instead of an extension, you can take a look at the CSS overrides used in ClassicFox.