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Customize the Theme and Appearance of Firefox on Android

Want to customize the appearance of the Firefox app on your Android device? Learn how to change the theme and homepage.

Mozilla Firefox on your Android phone offers the option to customize the theme and appearance. You can choose a color theme between dark and light as the default option.

To customize the theme and appearance:
1. Open the Themes settings in the Firefox app and choose between Dark or Light themes.
2. Visit the Customize homepage option from the menu list to change the layout and sections.
3. Change the background Wallpaper from the Homepage settings page.

You can enable or disable the toggle switch on the Customize Homepage option to personalize the start screen sections.

Customize Theme and Appearance on Firefox browser

In this guide, you will learn to change the Firefox app’s dark and light mode theme. You can customize the homescreen to enable or disable the section and change background wallpapers.

Change Theme Color

Firefox browser allows you to choose from two color modes, Light and Dark Theme. To change the theme color:

  1. Open the Firefox app and tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu.
  2. Select the Settings menu, and choose Customize settings.
  3. Under the Theme section, select a theme between Light or Dark theme.
    how to change theme and appearance on Firefox for android scaledBased on the selection, the Firefox app skin color will change accordingly.

You may also select the option Follow device theme that will mimic the same theme as your Android device.

Change the Background Wallpaper

Follow these steps to change the background wallpaper of the Firefox homepage.

  1. Launch the Firefox app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select Customize homepage menu.
    It will open the Homepage settings screen.
  3. Tap on the Wallpapers menu.
  4. Select a wallpaper from the collection of Classic Firefox or Artist Series.
    change background wallpaper on FirefoxThe selected wallpaper will be applied as background to the Firefox app’s homescreen.

You can only select a wallpaper from the preset available list. Unfortunately, the browser doesn’t offer the option to upload an image.

Customize Firefox Homepage

Apart from the wallpaper section, a few homepage customizations are available in the Firefox app. Here are the steps to modify the homepage layout:

  1. Open the Firefox app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the More vertical 3-dots icon menu at the top, and select the Customize homepage menu.
    It will display the different Homepage settings options.
  3. You may enable or turn off the Shortcuts section and the Sponsored shortcuts option.
    customize appearance of elements on Firefox
  4. Toggle the switch to enable or disable the Jump Back In section.
  5. Enable or deactivate Recent Bookmarks and Recently Visited Websites sections.
    Based on the customization, the homepage screen will be changed.

If you like a minimal visual on the homepage, you can turn off all available sections.

There is also an option to customize the Opening screen in the Firefox app; you can choose the radio option per need.

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Note: if the changes are not appearing on the homepage immediately, you can close the Firefox app from App Manager and relaunch it.

Final Thoughts

The Firefox app allows you to personalize the look and feel of the browser. You can change the theme and also change the homepage layout and background.

Similarly, you can customize the appearance and theme on a computer browser. It also has the option to change the font size and type per need.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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