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What is the difference between Themes and Personas?

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I use Firefox 5.0 (fully updated) with 'rein Das Monochrom'

I use Firefox 5.0 (fully updated) with 'rein Das Monochrom'

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Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

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Personas for Firefox is a feature in the browser Mozilla Firefox that allows a user to select simple-to-use themes, known as "Personas", more easily than normal themes. Persona themes differ from normal themes over the fact that Personas are more basic, easier to create, and easier to install, but are limited to changing the header and the status bar of the browser. They cannot alter the shape or appearance of toolbar items or tabs in the way that normal themes can. In regards to installation, Personas can be installed and activated with one click, while normal theme installations are more complicated and require a browser restart.

Personas for Firefox is a feature in the browser Mozilla Firefox that allows a user to select simple-to-use themes, known as "Personas", more easily than normal themes. Persona themes differ from normal themes over the fact that Personas are more basic, easier to create, and easier to install, but are limited to changing the header and the status bar of the browser. They cannot alter the shape or appearance of toolbar items or tabs in the way that normal themes can. In regards to installation, Personas can be installed and activated with one click, while normal theme installations are more complicated and require a browser restart.

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mha007 thank you for reply. I understand the difference now. However for me as a pc/firefox layman the difference seems "artificial". I propose that the two processes to personalize FF should be combined. This would be easier and less confusing for the ordinary FF-user, like me. But with no expertise in computer programming, I maybe should not make such an suggestion.

mha007 thank you for reply. I understand the difference now. However for me as a pc/firefox layman the difference seems "artificial". I propose that the two processes to personalize FF should be combined. This would be easier and less confusing for the ordinary FF-user, like me. But with no expertise in computer programming, I maybe should not make such an suggestion.
finitarry 251 solutions 3421 answers

Personas do not theme the whole browser, but only affect the background of the toolbars and possibly the addons bar.

Personas do not theme the whole browser, but only affect the background of the toolbars and possibly the addons bar.
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

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Let me explain it in my terms.

When you use a Persona, only the Appearance of MenuBar and Navigation Toolbar (where you type websites addresses) is changed.

When you use a Theme, the Appearance of the whole Firefox browser (including Menus, Toolbars, ScrollBars, Downloads window, Options window, all other windows, etc.) is changed.

Hope you understood it better now :-P

Let me explain it in my terms. When you use a Persona, only the Appearance of MenuBar and Navigation Toolbar (where you type websites addresses) is changed. When you use a Theme, the Appearance of the whole Firefox browser (including Menus, Toolbars, ScrollBars, Downloads window, Options window, all other windows, etc.) is changed. Hope you understood it better now :-P
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

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