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Firefox 28 theme for Firefox 29 add-on

Switch Firefox's new design back to Firefox 28-style using the Classic Theme Restorer if the new aesthetics are not your thing

Firefox 29 has been a touch controversial in the open source community thanks to the new redesign. A few complaints revolve around its similarity with Chromium/Google’s Chrome, a distinction that was keeping specific users with Firefox over other features. It still retains its expansive library of add-ons though making it a bit more customisable than Chromium.

Thanks to this higher level of customisation, an add-on has swiftly been released to accommodate those still yearning for the older looks. The Classic Theme Restorer works like any add-on: click Download Now on the add-ons page and confirm you want to install it. You can then activate it and customise it to your personal preference.

The main effects of the add-on on the major operating systems
The main effects of the add-on on the major operating systems

New interfaces always cause concerns from users, so it will be interesting to see how long the changes in Firefox 29 are resisted by the community. For now though, it’s still basically the same excellent open source browser.