Windows-only: Mozilla Product Visual Designer, Stephen Horlander recently posted on his personal blog some iterations of the Windows design mock-ups for Firefox 4.0 – if you liked these proposed designs then know that the Fx4 theme closely reproduces some of them.
After installing Fx4 extension and its companion Fx4 Options just a few tweaks are needed to get the looks of some of the proposed Firefox 4.0 designs. First install the Fx4 add-on, after restarting Firefox, install Fx Options. Hit the new “Firefox” button -> Tools -> Options Fx4 to open the Options Fx4 window for further customization.
The screenshot above shows what options you’ll have to select to obtain a Firefox 4.0 lookalike. The options are self explanatory;
– Windows 7 and Vista users can tick the ‘Aero Glass’ option for aero looks
– The ‘Show Tabbar on top’ option puts the tab bar above the Navigation toolbar.
– Select the ‘Show Home Button on the tabbar’ option to get your Home tab on the tab bar.
If you need the Customize Toolbar to drag-in out the ‘Home’ button in the navigation toolbar, click on the ‘Firefox’ button -> Toolbars -> Customize.
The Fx4 theme includes other futuristic plug-ins like the Tab Progress Bar that puts Firefox’s progress bar on each tab. It also offers a right mouse click menu that hides the menu bar. You might want to add the App Tabs extension just to get another Firefox 4.0 in-built feature.
If you prefer you can obtain Firefox 3.7 looks by adding the ‘Page’ and ‘Tools’ button to the navigation toolbar via the customize toolbar. See screenshot above.