-ESSENTIALS FOR GETTING STARTED-
Additional Addons and Extensions:
DOM Inspector is a tool that can be used to inspect and edit the live DOM of any web document or XUL application. The DOM can be navigated using a two-paned window displaying a variety of different views on the document and all nodes within.
Change location of Status Bar Icons, Firefox Menu Button and Menu Bar and more.
Maximize your screen space by controlling the presence of Firefox window Title-bar (Caption) and borders! Hide FF's caption with 'smart' options, *optional* custom caption and resizers. - Works with ChromiFox-like themes.
Moves and creates tree style tabs on the left or right side of the browser, versus the top or bottom.
Moves tabs into the titlebar in a normal (restored) window. Make sure that 'Menu Bar' is hidden and 'Tabs on Top' option is selected. You can access these options by right clicking on a toolbar in Firefox.
Theme Font & Size Changer lets you change the global font size and font family used for the user interface in Firefox. Design your browser with your favorite font. (WILL OVERWRITE YOUR CSS)
An easier way to set your "new tab" page versus dealing with about:config. Also gives you the option to "focus" on the url bar as soon as you open a new tab, so you can type and immediatley search/enter a url without clicking.
May help adjust bad font rendering.
Advanced tools for Nightly users
Forces the use of "https" secure connections whenever possible.
***FireFox (Browser) Css***
-For Firefox 28 and below-
Once installed, make sure you use UI Fixer (see additional addons above) or FireFox's built in customizing menu (right click > customize on main title bar) to drag the elements you want to keep or move around. The url bar should be dragged up top to the title bar alongside the tabs with most of these styles in order to achieve the slimmest look. Drag all elements and buttons from the navigation bar before removing it. I recommend you place your addons in the addon bar if you want to access them later.
Seaweeds for FX Chrome
- Makes the tabs look chrome-ish, managable not-super-slim CSS thats more on the functional side yet still manages to be somewhat minimal. Good to use with Chrome-fx and aero themes.
More versions of Ahokas for Appows - 
-For Firefox 29 and up-
Australis is here! For those pro-Australis who want to keep a similar userchrome css that they had prior to the update, or maybe try something new, please see below.
If you are using Firefox with an alternative shell (like bblean) and getting issues (like tabs not closing) try running Firefox in Windows Vista Service Pack 2 compatibility mode. Alternatively, you can downgrade Firefox to a previous verision (below verision 25). As of more recent updates, the tab bug is gone.
"I don't want to use a classic theme restorer
to go back to the way it looked before. I would like to move forward, and create a new personalized interface."
: A derivitive/fork of Nohas Melbourne, which replicates the css from FF28.
Some solutions to common questions and issues with browser CSS may be reviewed at the following link. Please read the commented lines "/* */" for details about what each line does. Click Here
***4chan Userstyles + Userscripts***
What is a Userscript?
What is a Userstyle?
Userstyles allow the user to customize fonts, colors, positions of links in the margins, and many other elements of a webpage. This is done through custom Cascading Style Sheets more commonly refered too as "CSS". For more information on CSS, please see the following links:
Userscript and Userstyle
Appchan is a 2 in 1 userscript and userstyle, forked from 4chanX. It offers the most variety in options, and is easier to tweak and manage. A good start for beginners. If you have 4chan X already, disable or uninstall it. Appchan X has a custom version of 4chan X that comes with it and it will break if another 4chan X runs in parallel with it. If you have a userstyle or userscript that themes 4chan, you may want to disable it or disable Appchan X's style setting.
Forks of 4chanX:
For custom userstyles (Imouto)
By Seaweed, continued by Nebukazar
***Window Managers & Other Windows Shells***
For advanced users who are confident in OS modification and ideally Linux literate.
Full Documentation is available on the webpages linked.
***Auto Hot Key Scripts***
Auto Hot Key allows you to program hotkeys, and keystrings, and commands in an easy to understand format. You can then run these scripts on windows by compiling it (creating a .exe) or running it directly through Auto Hot Key (running as .ahk). It's been most commonly used to "tile" or manage/resize windows, but has several other uses. You can remove borders and captions from windows, set up keystrings (i.e.: ty becomes "thank you" automatically), and even launch programs. It saves time, and its great for those who use long passwords or want a more efficient way to manage the way Windows functions.
The following website lists a TON of neat little applications that can do anything from tile windows to add custom toolbars in explorer and even move inactive windows. No promises they all work as intended, as its kind of outdated, however some are priceless pieces of simple code that you will use every day.
- Using IrfanView
, this script instantly saves a dated .png of your desktop once you press "print screen" to the directory of your choosing. Simply edit the directories in the script!
- Win + H to disable and Win + S to re-enable captions/titlebars on windows of your choosing.
- Removes the small icon/favicon on the top left of the program window.
- Adds mouse controls to move and resize windows, while snapping to a preset grid or nearby windows.
When creating your own Auto Hot key scripts (like those above) these variables defined below will help you determine how windows are sized. For example:
W= Distance of the window from the left side of the screen
X= Distance of the window from the top of the screen
Y= Total width of the window
Z= Total height of the window
NumpadHome:: (defined hotkey)
WinMove,A,, 20,29,1024,512 (defined window size and position)
A list of programmable keys and their names can be found here
Alternatively, you may want to try the following:
WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate. The main domain went down recently and has been replaced with a cnet download.
GridMove is a program that aims at making windows management easier. It helps you with this task by defining a visual grid on your desktop, to which you can easily snap windows. This program comes bundled with some predefined grid templates, that can be easily swaped, but also has ways of creating custom grids or sharing grids made by others.
***Docks and Launchers***
Launchy uses keystrokes to find and launch programs/files it indexes. The website asks for payment/donation, but it's free. Skins available on the website, and DeviantArt. Highly recommended.
One of the older and more well known docks. Probably the best alternative to Docky for Windows users. Features listed on the website.
Another older more well known name to docks. Free, but with limited functionality.
XWidget is more of a platform for customizing widgets and addons to your desktop, like clocks and weather.
XLaunchpad allows you to organize icons and shortcuts on your desktop in stacks, similar to App folders on an Android interface. XLaunchpad is probably the best option for users on a touch screen.
The closest thing to a Mac/OSX dock you can find. Full/Ultimate version requires payment, however.
Another Mac/OSX type dock. This one is free.
Flashy UI, and larger than most - but offers something different. Can be hidden with hotkeys.
Another large and intrusive dock, with a flashier UI. Can be hidden with mouse gestures.
***Chat Clients (IRC)***
-Browsing and Joining Channels-
You can contact some lurkers and frequent posters on irc.rizon.net - /list will give you a list of channels. There are some common sense channels you can join such as #4chan, #/a/, #/v/, and #/jp/; however each channel has their own sub culture and specific rules. Don't take it personally if you get kicked, banned, or muted in a channel when you're new. Some channels are also private (unlisted) or passworded. Some channels may also require you register a nickname to join. You probably shouldn't try joining a channel you are completely unfamiliar with. For more irc basics and commands, please use www.google.com. I don't mind answering stupid questions sometimes, so you can message me (xDemonessx). I'm on 24/7 and on several channels, and even though I may not always be at the computer I will respond eventually. Stay drama free, and have fun.
Steam skins are made up of .style stylesheets (similar to css) and .tga images. Editing the colors and fonts is done through the style sheets, some buttons and icons require you to edit an image in a proper format. Be aware, skins tend to break often with updates and you may need to patch it yourself.
Metro for Steam
: This steam skin allows you to customize the accent color in the form of a stand alone "settings.exe" found on the metroforsteam page.
- Another minimal skin, uses Haxrcorp s8 as a base font.
***Vectors and Wallpaper websites***
Reverse Image Search:
Super Special Thanks: pitkon, diabol, mojmir, and rtv for reviving the blackbox community and development.
Special Thanks: Ahodesuka, MayhemYDG, Zixaphir, Seaweed, and all the contributors of 4chan extensions, scripts, and styles.
Thanks: Synie!AthenaXcXo/Syn!DelRey778s, for creating the original Pastebin guide on /wg/
Original Inspirations: Anonymous, Ahoka, GET9, Lullatone, Masood, Pufin, hora hora, and Windows 7 ricers everywhere
DeviantArt Designers: neiio, kiko11, hora hora, brsev, Scope10, and more.
DeviantArt Programmers: Kishan-Bagaria, parassidhu, Mr-Ragnarok, and more.
Contributors: Anonymous ; Räv!MUNKEN0z/s ; Mono!X.FuJiWarA ; Yuuji!ZzSakai1/g ; Vibex!FL2K7hnbFY ; Mez!!pDd+L0POgts ; !YanderexME ; hal ; kori ; !RiDeag ; Scope10 ; Lullatone!ajtiI.Vexs ; and additional faggots and tripfaggots alike! Thank you, friends!