|November 2017 With the release of Firefox Quantum, the support for legacy themes has been discontinued by Mozilla. This project has therefore been suspended.|
Upcoming Changes (Reported Bugs)
PitchDark is a dark theme set for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird aimed at users who prefer the negative color scheme (light text on dark background). While it is a dark theme it is designed with visibility, usability, and maximum screen real estate in mind. My inspiration was the Phoenity Dark themes (by Lim Chee Aun and Tom Wilson), which are currently outdated.
PitchDark is meant to maintain the light text on dark background look, but instead uses dark harmonious natural tones, with black as accents. I like grays and blacks, but most dark themes take it to an extreme. The “birch” colored dark brown was chosen specifically to avoid blending in or detracting from fresh website designs that use black and gray for webpage backgrounds.
To reduce the amount of image work required, I’ve moved to the standard icon sets for Firefox and Thunderbird. Future versions may make use of the Tango icon set or have custom icons.
The lastest builds and previous versions can be found at the Mozilla Addons site:
- PitchDark for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1529
- PitchDark for Thunderbird: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2106
I’m a proponent of free software, but members of the community sometimes ask for a way to show their support. If you happen to be in a giving mood, please consider donating (securely) to me via paypal. Thanks!
Awards and Recognition
- Chosen from a select group of Firefox add-ons to be included in the new Collections from Mozilla
- Editors have selected PitchDark for Fx to be listed on CNET Download.com
- PitchDark for Fx received “100% CLEAN” award on DownloadRoute.com
- PitchDark for Fx has been listed on Softpedia’s database of MS Windows software programs and been granted the “100% Clean” award
- PitchDark for Tb 2.0.2 has been tested by the Softpedia labs and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components
- Mashable.com named PitchDark for Fx one of the The Top 20 Firefox 3.0 Compatible Themes Worth Upgrading For
- MakeUseOf.com named PitchDark for TB one of the 10 Best Mozilla Thunderbird Themes
- Granted the “Famous Software Award” by Download.FamousWhy.com.
Version 1.5.4 – DROPPED
Version 1.5.4 – DROPPED