November 2017 With the release of Firefox Quantum, the support for legacy themes has been discontinued by Mozilla. This project has therefore been suspended.
Keep the feedback, suggestions, bug reports, and extension request coming – Feel free to
leave a comment on the page or contact me. Upcoming Changes (Reported Bugs)
Firefox/Browser Modified icon set Additional application compatibility: Addon fixes: MR Tech Toolkit(error console) Thunderbird/Email Addon fixes: Thundernote Xnote compatibility font color MR Tech Toolkit (options menu and error console) colors About
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 My inspiration was the Phoenity Dark themes (by Lim Chee Aun and Tom Wilson), which are currently outdated.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 project Design Considerations
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. Download
The lastest builds and previous versions can be found at the Mozilla Addons site:
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Awards and Recognition Changelog
Firefox Version 4.0.9 Sync with latest Firefox 21 Omni Fixed link color on DirListing Fixed link color on about:license Fixed font color on about:compartments Fixed styling on Inspector Version 4.0.8 Updates for compatibility with Firefox 19 Fix for about:memory Small bug fixes Version 4.0.7 Fix for dropdown menus Fix for scrollbuttons in tab bar Version 4.0.6 Fix for addons page Improved contrast for focused elements (buttons/menulists; e.g. about:permissions) Improved contrast for about:memory Styling for New Tab cells Various fixes for devtools Version 4.0.5 fix for colors on sync manager fix for colors on about:cache fix for colors on about:memory fix for colors on about:permissions added new style inspector theming bugfix for “door hangers” (remember password, location, install, etc.) bugfix for tabgroup text labels overlapping Version 4.0.4 Fix for icons on about:Add-ons page (extensions, appearance, plugins, language) Updated compatibility with Firefox 10 Version 4.0.3 Minor color fix for new blank tabs Version 4.0.2 Exclude app content from Aero Glass effects (i.e. fix plugin washout problems) Minor update to color definition in browser.css that was causing a warning Version 4.0.1 Added compatibility for Firefox 6.* Small visual improvements to downloads window Version 4.0.0 Full theme update for compatibility with FX 4.0+ Added custom styling to fix bug where caption buttons appear black in maximized mode on Windows Small image enhancements Version 3.6.3 Fix for font colors on download window Fix autocomplete url color on awesome bar Version 3.6.2 Fixed extension specific theming Adjusted menu color when browser is inactive Fixed button colors Removed border definitions that created warnings Version 3.6.1 Change Chrome registration (rdf to chrome.manifest) Fix for RSS button in address bar Moved extensions chrome up to xpi_skins folder Version 3.6.0 Firefox 3.6 compatibility Fix for new tab button and scrollbar-button arrows Color fix on Untrusted Connection page (AboutCertError) Improved hover color for active menubar menu items Fix for toolbarbutton border color – hover/click (pop vs. punch) Slightly lightened up the inactive tabs color Updated options icons Enabled rating view in extensions window Fix for image shift on unified key (Large back/forward) button Fix for groupbox titles Addon fixes Facebook Toolbar Google Toolbar (v6) Live Http Headers ReminderFox Update Notifier Addon Tests (no code added, but verified compatibility) Feed Sidebar FootieFox Fox Clocks OpenBook Speed Dial WizzRSS (being retired anyway) Version 3.5.0 Firefox 3.5 compatibility Version 3.0.4 Fix for larger height menu items introduced in last version (now condensed again) KwiClick compatibility Version 3.0.3 Firefox 3.1 compatibility aboutCertError, aboutPrivacyBrowsing, aboutSessionRestore Color fix on “about:robots” page Color fix on combined back/forward button Lightened throbber color Fix for Large back/forward button (image shift) Sidebar text color Sidebar close button color Searchbar engine button fix (too rounded) Tab bar/tab contrast adjustment Tab icon / loading icon image change White areas in the configuration dialogs/richlistboxs Dropdown arrows on the navigation bar seem very small Dropdown padding fix (main bar and bookmarks) Changed inactive tab/textbox color to gray instead of white Enforced 16×16 favicon for bookmarks Changes for All in One Sidebar DOM Inspector fixes GoogleToolbar fixes Version 3.0.2 Code sync and graphic update with the RC1 release Removed unused graphics Version 3.0.1 Fix for toolbar colors in Linux/OS X Version 3.0.0 Complete recode from Firefox 3.0 classic theme. Customize toolbar fix Graphics inherited from classic theme notification/progress bar fix tab improvements import screen fix proper handling for DOM inspector netError styling Version 2.0.2 Code sync (communicator, global, mozapps folders) with PitchDark for TB improved tab handling Version 2.0.0 Compatibility fix for Firefox 2.0 Options Menu changes Addons Menu changes Tab bar changes Version 1.5.6 fixed annoying pixel jump in toolbarbuttons (caused by disabled buttons having borders) Console spacing changes Version 1.5.5 HelpfileLayout.css added NetError.css added synchronized code to latest classic.jar end of lines changed to just line feeds all images re-exported to decrease theme size small visibility changes Version 1.5.4 – DROPPED decreased tabbox size modified splitter borders separator size/color changes added netError.css small visibility changes Version 1.5.3 extension compatibility – mininova menu, forecastfox, wellrounded, search bar style extensions download manager visibility issues menulist and searchbar fixes help toolbar fixed chevron color change tab loading throbber color change Version 1.5.2 numerous changes for compatibility with extensions improves menulist borders fixes searchbox for OSX users Version 1.5.1 improves visibility for fonts and icons and fixes glitches with menulists Version 1.5.0 PitchDark has been approved! Update for Firefox 1.5 minor visibility improvements Version 1.0 Original port from Phoenity Dark for Phoenix/Firebird(Pre-Firefox 0.7) Thunderbird Version 4.0.4 Fix for dropdown menus Regression fix for attachment list color Version 4.0.3 Fix for addons page Improved contrast for focused elements (buttons/menulists;) Small bug fixes Version 4.0.2 Bugfix for smileys Fix for icons on about:Add-ons page (extensions, appearance, plugins, language) Fix for button appearance on headers Version 4.0.1 Bug fix for attachment list color Version 4.0.0 Full theme update for compatibility with TB 5.0+ and Lightning 1.0+ Version 3.1.1 Fix for find button styling and toolbar (Ctrl-F)/colors on quick filter bar Fix for Manage Identities and Config buttons being hidden in the account settings Minor visual changes Version 3.1.0 Updates for full compatibility with TB 3.1 and Lightning 1.0b2 (including tabbar icons) Change Chrome registration (rdf to chrome.manifest) Moved extensions chrome up to xpi_skins folder Additional minor color adjustments Image optimization to improve theme size Version 3.0.0 Thunderbird 3.0 compatibility Significant number of updates for tabbed messages and other changes Visibility improvements via color fixes for many icons on compose screen and message list Various other bug fixes/color modifications Addon fixes MR Tech Toolkit Facebook Toolbar Google Toolbar (v6) Live Http Headers ReminderFox Update Notifier Version 2.0.3 Lightning Compatibility Visibility improvements via color fixes for many icons on compose screen and message list Returned to default error console icon set Various other bug fixes/color modifications Version 2.0.2 Fixed header background color bug Re-added collapse-able header functionality Fixed background color on address book cards Fixed throbber code Re-added text only and icon only options in customize toolbar window Version 2.0.1 code trims bug/error fixes Version 2.0.0 full sync to TB2.0 default theme code more visibility improvements code trims Version 1.5.6 fixed annoying pixel jump in toolbarbuttons (caused by disabled buttons having borders) Console spacing changes visibility improvements for small column icons Version 1.5.5 icons are default/phoenity for now more small changes all around fixed group by sort headers Version 1.5.4 – DROPPED ported from firefox fixed all major visibility issues