Aluminium Kai 2 for Firefox. 

Aluminium Kai 2

A Theme for all Windows versions, Linux  and Mac Operating Systems using the Firefox 2.0 - 3.7+ Browser.

Aluminium Kai 2 by Frank Lion.  -  Netscape and Metal Lion Meet.

Version 3.5.4 Compatibility :  Firefox:  3.0b5 - 3.7.*
Version 2.1.8 Compatibility :  Firefox: 2.0 – 2.0.0.*

Aluminium Kai 2 Preview                          

The Aluminium Kai 2 theme combines a simple, relaxing elegance with full functionality throughout.                                                                  
The theme was originally developed by Netscape, then developed for the Firefox platform by Kozakura Inko, and finally officially adopted by me over 3 years ago. Since adoption, Aluminium Kai 2 has been improved with many new images, backgrounds and areas of interest being created for it and has undergone a complete code engine rewrite to improve functionality and appearance.

Many of the icons and graphics used in this theme are designed, created, made and copyrighted to Frank Lion, details upon request. Theme Preview and Downloads picture - 'Bamboo' with the kind permission of  Robert N. Oddy

Please note :  The Download Window of this theme may be resized  by dragging the bottom right corner of it. This is useful if you wish to see the download text more clearly.

Frank :)

Aluminium Kai 2 for Firefox 3                        Aluminium Kai 2                       AK2 Download Window

The Firefox 3 version, click for full view.                       Aluminium Kai 2, click for full view.                          Downloads Window.

Background Option for New Tabs                        Aluminium Kai 2                       AK2 Options Window.

Background Option for New Tabs.                              Privacy Mode.                                                        Options Window.

Aluminium Kai 2 for Firefox 3                        Bookmark Organiser                       Addons Manager

Secure https view, click for full view.                           Bookmark Organiser.                                             Addons Manager.

                                                    Install Link                                                         Download Link   
                                   Aluminium Kai 2. Version 3.5.4 - 1,301 KB                              (Right click and select 'Save As..')
                                        Compatibility :  Firefox:  3.0b5 - 3.7.*                                                                 

                                                    Install Link                                                         Download Link   
                                   Aluminium Kai 2. Version 2.1.8 - 933 KB                                 (Right click and select 'Save As..') 
                                        Compatibility :  Firefox: 2.0 – 2.0.0.*

Theme Support

Please see the 'Contact Us' Link  below.

Version History with Changelogs

(All old versions are still available, just write to us if you need any of them.)

Version 3.5.4 — 20th of March,  2010 — 1,308 KB

1. Restyle of  statusbar icons for GMail Notifier extension.
2. Final general code clean up

Version 3.5.3 — 6th of March,  2010 — 1,308 KB

1. Restyle of Urlbar Resizer for a more discrete appearance.
2. Restyle of RSS Folders icon.
3. General code clean up.

Version 3.5.2 —1st of January, 2010 — 1,301 KB

1. New version recoded for Firefox 3.6 and 3.7. It is also backwards compatible with Firefox versions 3.0 and 3.5.
2. New fullscreen button for 3.6+
3. RSS feed fix.
4. Many fixes to improve compatibility with the Linux Operating System
5. Plugin icon fix in Addons Manager.
6. Many visual improvement fixes, especially on text colours.
7. Recoding fixes to improve flexibility with different font sizes for visually impaired users.

Version 3.5.0 — July 18th, 2009 — 1,620 KB

1. New version released for Firefox 3.5, which is also backwards compatible with Firefox 3.0
2. Urlbar recoding for various security states.
3. Net Error pages  fix.
4. Bookmark Organizer fixes.
5. New Privacy Mode pages fix.
6. New tab button on tabbar fix.
7. 'Go' button fix.
8. Changes to text colours in Addons Manager for Linux users.
9. Throbbar on toolbars, sidebar, etc fix.
10. Video/audio media controls fix.
11. Clear Recent History window fix.
12. Session Restore window fix.
14. Scrollbars recoding fix.
15. New images created for Privacy mode and other new features.

Version 3.4.1 — 5th of March, 2009 — 1,286 KB

1. Restyle of tabbar Alltabs button.
2. History View button colour change.
3. Repositioning of Edit Bookmark Window.
4. Added @import url for Metal Lion 300 loading screen option instead of blank screen.
5. Urlbar dropdown fix.
6. Googlebar Lite extension background fix.
7. UrlBarExt extension fix.

Version 3.3.3 — 1st of January, 2009 — 1,280 KB

1. Fullcreen windows control icons bug fixed.
2. New restyling of Downloads Window, Addons Manager,  Edit Bookmarks Window.
3. Minor restyle changes to Options Window.
4. Restyle of  menu borders, all tabs button, tab scroll buttons.
5. Restyle of searchbar history/suggestions list.
6. Restyle of Smart Location Bar dropdown list.
7. Reduced file size.
8. Top of Sidebar restyled.

Version 3.1.6 — December 21, 2008 — 1,540 KB

New version released for Firefox 3.

Version 2.1.8 — March 31, 2008 — 933 KB

1. Tab text position adjustments.
2. Alert slider now fully themed. This slider is seen when Downloads are completed and in ForecastFox and other extensions messages.

Version 2.1.6 — December 5, 2007 — 933 KB

1. Tab progress bar adjustments for the Tab Mix Plus extension.

Version 2.1.5 — November 25, 2007 — 933 KB

1. New Statusbar background, that flexes with larger text and icons.
2. Checkbox.gif image added.
3. Sidebar Header now flexes correctly with larger text sizes.
4. MAJOR recoding of the entire tab coding seen in the browser area. The tabs will look just the same, but needed this as : a.) AK2 was not going to version to Firefox 3 the way the tab code was. b.) AK2 was incompatible with my new HiViz extension for the visually disabled*. c.) Less importantly, the tab coding differences between AK2 and all my other ML themes, made working on AK2 harder than it needed to be. This recode has been thoroughly bugtested, including with Tab Mix Plus. However, if you do spot something we missed then please report it on my website.
5. AK2 is no longer compatible with Firefox 1.5 versions.

*In a number of updates recently, I have mentioned the Metal Lion HiViz extension. When testing with other themes is complete, it is my intention for this to be a standalone extension. For the time being, it is packaged with Metal Lion 300 (chosen by visually disabled users) as a known working theme, as is the default theme and can be found here : and here :

Version 2.1.2 — September 18, 2007 — 951 KB

1. New images for Feed Options window background and selected Feeds.
2. Error Console icons now match bookmark Match icons.

Known Issue - when using Firefox 1.5 ONLY, initial tab not displaying - until full fix in place, please use TWO homepages! Odd, but it works!...or use Tab Mix Plus extension.

Version 2.1 — September 6, 2007 — 951 KB

1. New backgrounds for Addons Manager and Theme Preview background.
2. Bug fix to active tab and minor code changes.

Known Issue - when using Firefox 1.5 ONLY, initial tab not displaying - until full fix in place, please use TWO homepages! Odd, but it works!...or use Tab Mix Plus extension.

Version 2.0 — June 5, 2007 — 951 KB

1. Tonal adjustments to many minor icons.
2. Bug fixes, .css code cleanup and minor code changes.

Version 1.9 — February 11, 2007 — 948 KB

1. Changes to Menu Text colours
2. Bug fixes to Customize Window.

Known Issue - when using Firefox 1.5 ONLY, initial tab not displaying - until full fix in place, please use TWO homepages! Odd, but it works!...or use Tab Mix Plus extension.

Version 1.8.8 — January 27, 2007 — 948 KB

1. New Bookmark icon.
2. Restyled Bookmark Folder icon.
3. Bug fixes on menus and Option window.

Version 1.8.4 — December 9, 2006 — 947 KB

1. Forecast Fox 0.7 series ( versions) - icons backgrounds now transparent when on Statusbar.
2. Active Tab postioning bug fix.
3. Resize Searchbar extension - toolbar image removed, extension still fully operational.
4. Reloading throbbers on Tabs now fixed for Firefox 1.5 users.

Version 1.8.2 — December 1, 2006 — 947 KB

1. **Combined Stop/Reload Button Fix** - for the first time ever, this theme now works correctly when using extensions such as the 'Stop-or-Reload Button', or userChrome entries for this.
2. Bookmark Manager icons restyled.
3. New Blocked popup and Info icons.
4. Find bar, Sidebar, Addons Manager, etc now all have the same Close buttons, with hover states, as seen on tabs.
5. Statusbar extensions and messages text background position and margins adjustment and border added.
6. Statusbar Progressmeter position and margin adjustments and length slightly increased. Initial minimum width setting of progressmeter balls now removed and position adjustment.
7. Fission extension showing incorrect secure state background in URLbar fixed.
8. GetMail extension now supported.
9. POTO Sidebar extension - toggle strip widened and re tinted. -

Version 1.8 — November 25, 2006 — 916 KB

1. Extensions on Statusbar now have a Text background, to improve text visibility.
2. Tab Mix Plus extension - focus ring around tab close button removed.
3. Tab Mix Plus extension - Show Close Button option now shows correct close button.
4. Add Tab button on Tab Bar restyled and repositioned.
5. Tab Close button when using Firefox 1.5 now matches those used in Firefox 2.
6. 'Text Only' now functioning correctly when using Firefox 1.5.

Version 1.7.5 — November 18, 2006 — 915 KB

1. Searchbar - text entry box bug fix.
2. Menus - disabled items colour text changed, unchanged on hover.

Original Initial version :

Version 1.7 — November 9, 2006 — 915 KB