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Old 20. Aug 2009, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stylish for Firefox

Stylish is an addon for Mozilla Firefox. An introduction to Stylish, taken from the addon page:
Stylish allows easy management of user styles. User styles empower your browsing experience by letting you fix ugly sites, customize the look of your browser or mail client, or just have fun. With an online repository at, you don't even need to know how to write styles yourself; just a couple clicks and the chosen style is applied. Stylish is to CSS what Greasemonkey is to JavaScript, and unlike other methods of using user styles, most styles take effect immediately.
Stylish is a must-have addon for any Firefox user, whether you're new to addons or not. I will list some useful userstyles for Stylish and then point out resources where you can get information related to writing your own userstyles, backing up your userstyles and so on.

To start, here are some userstyles I think anyone would find useful:

Statusbar: Mouseover for clutter
Basically it hides all the statusbar items except those that are in plain vanilla Firefox... until you mouseover, then the statusbar returns to its normal clutter so you can use all the items there.

Google Search Columnized
Makes Google Search results use 2 columns, and removes some redundant info, making it look cleaner.

Ad Blocking FiltersetP
This is FiltersetP without the need for the AdBlock extension.

Ad blocking per Gozer
Wrosk alongside FiltersetP to hide even more ads on sites such as Google, Yahoo, Digg, etc.

Bright Focus (for buttons, links, and textboxes)
Changes the outline color to reflect the new rgba CSS3 color standard supported by Firefox 3

Check marking visited links (with custom color)
Places a small check mark next to links that have been visited and changes the color of the text.

Cursor indicator
A cursor indicator for hyperlinks of file extension: pdf, doc, xls, txt, zip, exe and e-mail

FTP:// and FILE:// - beautifier ("were awfull" 2)
Make directory listings from ftp and the local system look nicer.

Italicize unread tabs
Italicizes the title of tabs that are yet unread.

Modern-Wiki[SSB] - SlimSearchBar
A clean undisturbing style for, intended for wikipedia-r e a d e r s; it hides most of the additional (rarely used) links/tools and provides a fixed searchbar on top.

painted black - forms
Global style for all forms. HTTP (clear-text) forms are grayscale. HTTPS (encrypted) forms are in dark greens. Backgrounds, color, and border/outlining are the only styling done by this. The rest is left to the page or your other userstyles.

Rounded Forms for FF3
Rounds corners and adjusts appearance of textarea, select, input, and button fields. Changes borders/outline/background color when hovered. Resulting eye-candy is somewhat Safari-like. Applies globally, but you can exclude sites or apply it only to selected sites.

Scrollbar - Gray
The scrollbar background is transparent and will take on your system window bg. You can change this - the first block of code or play with system display/window colors.

Yellow https location bar
Turns the location bar yellow when using an encrypted connection to a web site--meaning, its address starts with https://

That's it for my list of must-have userstyles. There are many more that can be added. I just listed the ones that would be most useful to all users.

You can browse more userstyles at

That site also lists useful links on the homepage for the definition of a user style, how to use Stylish, how to navigate the website and how to code a user style.

See here for tips on customizing Stylish 1.0. If you're a power user, check out the Stylish Power Pack.

The Stylish-Custom addon adds features such as an improved Update Scripts code, Import/Export of Stylish userstyles and a lot more.
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