FF3 on Win7 has red exes. That is, where in XP the "Stop", "Close Tab", and other "x" buttons were red, in Win7 they are blue.

I prefer the red. How do i change it back?

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    I've FF 11 and it has red button by default.
    – avirk
    Apr 27 '12 at 14:08
  • @avirk Huh? The "close program" button is red, but not "close tab". The tab closing x is a shade of grey, and indents when hovered over. No red. The stop/cancel button is also a shade of grey, though it does fill in with a not-so-obvious red when hovered over.
    – Bob
    Apr 27 '12 at 14:12

What you need to do is install a theme.

Firefox 4+

Specifically, this looks like a good one.


As some people think the default Firefox 4 theme is too 'washed out', this theme brings back the colorful look of the default Firefox 3 theme, in Firefox 4 (or later)! This theme is based around the Windows ('winstripe') version of the Firefox 3 theme, as seen outside of Windows Vista/7's 'Aero' mode.

Also, the developer says:

Once the theme is installed, you need to right-click the toolbar and click 'customize'. Then you can drag icons into place, show icons and text, and disable 'small icons' if you wish.

Firefox 3

The default theme should be what you wanted. If, for whatever reason, it's not, here's an alternative theme. Not perfect, but close.

Restores icon colours from the default XP theme to the Aero theme, removing much of the blue, while keeping the style of the Aero icons. This is for those people who like the look of the default Aero theme, but want a little less blue without completely reverting to the XP theme.

  • Hmm, the theme is not available in FF3. Maybe i need to edit my current theme? Apr 27 '12 at 14:12
  • Maybe you should stop using Firefox 3 in Windows 7? ;) Unless an extension needs that, there's no reason not to upgrade. "Look and feel" can be customised through a variety of extensions, such as re-enabling the menu bar, and there's a built in option to move the tab bar back to where it was in FF3. Aside from look and feel, there's been a whole lot of performance, security and compatibility (HTML5) updates. Just about the only downside is old FF3 extensions that were never updated to work in newer versions.
    – Bob
    Apr 27 '12 at 14:15
  • Stop using FF3? That gets a BIG red "X". :) I am unlikely to use Chrome...i mean FF4+. Though, i am checking out Safari as a possible replacement. Apr 27 '12 at 14:17
  • Then you probably will have to go the route of making your own theme. There's FF3 themes for FF4+, there's Aero and FF4+ themes for WinXP and/or FF3, but I don't think there's FF3 themes for FF3 on Win7... Actually, could you provide a screenshot? I thought the colours should be the same as FF3 on WinXP, since those are browser features, not OS features.
    – Bob
    Apr 27 '12 at 14:20
  • Sure Win7 XP Apr 27 '12 at 14:35

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