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I have two problems: 1) A theme that doesn't change the look of my Firefox at all 2) There's no "disable" button for my themes only "remove". Please help!

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Okay, so my problems are... 1) I downloaded a theme for the first time and when I enabled it, it worked perfectly fine. After updating, I download the theme again and enabled it, but the theme won't change the look of my browser. When I tried one of the relevant articles, I cleared my cookies and cache and downloaded the theme (A Blue Fox), installed it and enabled it and it worked perfectly fine! I tried to download another one (Pink Fox), installed it and enabled it but it didn't work. Instead, it reverted back to the default theme. So I tried to clear my cache and cookies again and repeated the process but now after downloading, it says "Error..." I'm just not sure whether it says "Error Downloading" or "Error Installing". Now, I tried to download it again after turning off my computer and turning it back on again, but (now) both didn't applied to my browser. They both had the same look...default! Please tell me what's wrong! 2) In my "Add-ons Manager" page, at the Appearance tab, there's no disable button for my add-ons. Only the "remove" button is present.

Please help me!

NOTE: I have already tried to reset Firefox but it didn't seem to solve my problem.

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You do not disable a theme, but you choose another theme if you want to switch themes.
The remove button is for when you no longer want this theme.

You have to select a theme and then close and restart Firefox if you want to use that theme.

If that doesn't work then you may have a problem with the prefs or something else is interfering.

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:

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You do not disable a theme, but you choose another theme if you want to switch themes.
The remove button is for when you no longer want this theme.

You have to select a theme and then close and restart Firefox if you want to use that theme.

If that doesn't work then you may have a problem with the prefs or something else is interfering.

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:

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But if I enable another theme, the previous theme and the one I just enabled will both be active. Why is that? :'( Okay, just to let you know, I know what the "remove" button is for... :)

I did that but the theme won't work! I told you that they worked for me the first time but for the second time around, they didn't! Hm, I think at one point the prefs didn't save...I'll check that out. :) If something else is interfering, then what might that be?

EDIT: Oh my, this is totally weird but I downloaded the theme again (A Blue Fox), installed it then restarted Firefox and it worked. I don't know what's wrong with my computer but it worked! And I am so glad. I don't know how or why I had those two problems but, surprisingly enough, it worked. Okay, this is completely odd but thank you for your time and reply to my distress call. I think something interfered with my download, install and restart process last time so that's why I had those problems...so, I'll let you know when bad things happen again: I'll be posting another question~ :) Once again, thank you very much!

PS: I think I was just panicking before because when I panic, nothing will make sense to me anymore.

THANK YOU! :)

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That may only happen if that isn't a theme, but a persona and the theme supports personas.
But it is not guaranteed that this combination of persona and theme works properly.