Firefox "Default theme"

Ehsan Akhgari ehsan.akhgari at
Fri Jul 31 01:54:11 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:46 PM, Benjamin Smedberg <benjamin at>

> On 7/30/2015 9:44 PM, Ehsan Akhgari wrote:
>> Does anyone know why we have the "Firefox default theme" installed by
>> default in Firefox?  In the really old days, the default browser theme was
>> implement as a Theme, and as far as I can tell, the code in
>> browser/app/profile/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} is
>> remnants of that old theme (for historical reference, this is the old theme
>> code that I'm referring to: <
>> >).
>> This unremovable default theme is unnecessary, and it's not even
>> localized.  I'm planning to remove it unless someone has any objections?
> I don't understand what part of this you object to.
> As far as I understand it, the way the current code works you cannot
> switch back to the default theme from a custom theme in the addons manager
> unless there is an addon item which represents the default theme.

Oh, you're right!  I don't know how I missed that!

> Are you worried about performance, or general code hygiene, or something
> else?

Worried is a strong word.   I was just wondering whether there is a point
to it and didn't think of how one should revert from a custom theme back to
the default.  Sorry for the false alarm!
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