Make Firefox Prettier with Personas

Last Updated Dec 21, 2009 5:09 PM EST

Until I installed the new Personas 2.0, I didn't realize just how ugly the old gray Firefox was. Personas are, simply put, colorful themes for your browser. You can choose thousands of designs, and here's the best part: You get to see a live preview of any theme before installing it. Just mouse over any theme in the gallery, wait a second or two, and presto: It appears.

Take a look:

Introducing Personas 2.0 from Mozilla Labs on Vimeo.

Warning: Browsing, previewing, and installing Personas may consume the better part of your afternoon. Of course, it's Friday, so why not have a little fun?

Personally, I'm loving Personas. It's a fun and easy way to spruce up Firefox without installing traditional themes (most of which I find overwrought). Now I just have to decide which one I like best. Impossible! [via Download Squad]

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