How To Easily Replace Australis With The Classical Firefox Theme, On Firefox 29 Beta

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Mozilla developers have worked a lot at Australis, their new interface for the Firefox browser. Starting with Firefox 29 beta, the Australis interface will be set by default.

Unlike the old Firefox interface, Australis has a modern and simplistic look with monochrome icons, rounded tabs, bookmarks, download panel, all together providing a Chrome-like eye experience.

How To Easily Replace Australis With The Classical Firefox Theme, On Firefox 29 Beta

But there are some users unhappy with the new Australis interface, due to the fact that it looks a little like Chrome’s theme. But there is a solution for that. A third party developer called Aris Georgakis has created an extension called Classic Theme Restorer, which enables the users to easily replace Australis with the classic Firefox theme, via a few clicks.

Also, the Classic Theme Restorer enables the users to customize the theme a little, use square or rounded tabs, disable or enable the new bookmark animation, customize the colors and a few other tweaks.

The Classic Theme Restorer can be downloaded and installed from here.

Firefox 29 will be an interesting release. While it will the first stable version to use Australis, it will also enable the users to install native Firefox OS apps on their Android phone, via the browser.

For those that don’t have Firefox 29 Beta already installed, but want to test it on their Linux system, follow the instructions below, in order to get a succesful installation.

How to install Firefox 29 Beta 3 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-29.0b3&os=linux&lang=en-US
$ tar -xjvf firefox-29.0b3.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -r /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox29b3
$ sudo ln -s /opt/firefox29b3/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

How to install Firefox 29 Beta 3 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-29.0b3&os=linux64&lang=en-US
$ tar -xjvf firefox-29.0b3.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -r /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox29b3
$ sudo ln -s /opt/firefox29b3/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

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