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Why have the Firefox Themes that i was using now stopped working and why are they unavailable to me?


After upgrading again just days after a previous Mozilla Firefox update, my themes are now completely unavailable to me and do not appear at the top of the Firefox page even if i try changing from one to another and instead i have (Private Browsing) being displayed instead like i'm supposed to know or care what that means?

Isn't all non - public browsing, "private browsing"?

Is that to be my new theme?

How hard is it for Mozilla to just leave the well - enough alone with the page and why provide upgrades every five days, your customers HATE it!

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hello, it is a known issue that light-weight themes are currently not shown when firefox is set to never remember history (a.k.a. always run in private browsing mode) in firefox/tools > options > privacy. this will be corrected in the upcoming firefox release.