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I have been using elementary OS for a while and I have noticed there is slight difference in the styles of different Apps. For example the menu in Firefox is like this :

Firefox Menu screenshot

Note: - I have configured the icons to show with entries

Whereas the menu of the Files (pantheon-files) looks like this : -

Files menu screenshot

How and why is this difference?

Is it possible to have the Files styled menu in Firefox? Why not?

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The problem you're noticing is that some 3rd party apps use different widget toolkits. In a nutshell, the toolkit is the component that contains the instructions for how certain interface elements should look and behave.

All elementary apps use the Gtk+ 3 toolkit. Firefox uses a toolkit called XUL. By default, it tries to imitate the look of the older Gtk+ 2, which is still used by some popular apps like Gimp.

While I'm sure it's probably possibly to apply themes to Firefox to make it imitate Gtk+ 3, you should be aware that there will most likely be inherent inconsistencies from using a different toolkit.

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    That addon is currently unmaintained. There was a post by its developer posted in the Google+ community three or four weeks ago in which he announced that it's currently unsupported. Maybe this tutorial would be more helpful? – r3bl Jul 23 '15 at 17:51
  • @r3bl That's for GNOME, not elementary. There might just not be anything then – Daniel Foré Jul 23 '15 at 18:44

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