Yeah I had posted a long, detailed explanation in the ThinkPad thread, but I think it got deleted.
Short summary: Every Firefox theme is created differently. So there's really no universal method to fix every theme for W8Classic. What it comes down to is editing the theme's CSS and removing any styling for Windows Aero. There are two versions of the default Firefox theme: Standard, and Aero. The Aero version obviously contains the styling for Aero/DWM windows, while the Standard version contains styling for windows without composition (such as basic and classic windows). All I had to do to fix the default Firefox theme for W8Classic was package the Standard version of the default theme into its own xpi file.
Oh wow, well that doesn't look too good. I'll see if I can fix it.
However, I fear that whatever I do might be a short-term fix. Starting with Firefox 57, Mozilla will be killing off XUL extensions in favor of Google Chrome style webkit extensions, meaning that addons like Classic Theme Restorer are going to be unusable. Due to the nature of webkit extensions, it is unlikely that an alternative can ever be created.
Now, while most Firefox themes are not based on XUL (if any are) I am currently unsure if Mozilla plans to continue supporting complete themes. We'll just have to wait and see.
I probably just have to package Firefox 55's non-Aero theme into its own XPI file. I'll do that when I get the chance, but I'll leave the original version of the theme up for anyone who wants it. If there are still issues with it, I'll see what I can do to fix them.
clasurol: The day I can't use Classic theme on Windows is the day I don't use Windows.
Jul 25, 2019 13:37:47 GMT -8
R.O.B.: I was using Linux for about a month or so, and I actually managed to create a classic theme for Gnome that was pretty close to perfect. Unfortunately, I don't have the files for it anymore, due to the partition it was on being deleted by accident.
Jul 25, 2019 21:29:45 GMT -8
mina: So sad to hear this, rob.
Jul 26, 2019 10:34:22 GMT -8
R.O.B.: Thanks, it's okay. It was based on another classic theme that I had downloaded, and wasn't happy with. So maybe it could be replicated someday.
Jul 26, 2019 20:33:19 GMT -8
Splitwirez: Why do you specifically want to do so without an AutoHotKey script?
Aug 10, 2019 11:18:22 GMT -8
R.O.B.: Since a lot of threads about general Windows tweaks/mods/etc. seem to wind up in General Discussion, I've added a new board called "Customization General" for customization/tweaks/mods that don't fit anywhere else.
Aug 10, 2019 11:32:12 GMT -8
R.O.B.: Some existing threads that would fit in this board have been moved there. So if a thread has disappeared from General Discussion, try checking there.
Aug 10, 2019 11:33:41 GMT -8
powerplayer: Rob i started a linux thread with a buncha themes that are available , to make a theme for linux feel like your in windows and add the classicshell style customizations to startmenu (cept with png instead of ico) while we keep win7 taskbar would be awesome
Aug 13, 2019 3:30:18 GMT -8
pietr: Guys how one guy made working Windows 7 basic theme on LTSB?
Aug 14, 2019 5:46:40 GMT -8