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Published on July 24th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

Whovian Browser Decor!

Looking for a way to personalize your web browser with a little Doctor Who flair?  Try Personas!

If you’re a Firefox user, you can use the free Personas add-on to give all your browser windows a unique Whovian look!  There are user-made themes of the Doctors, the companions, the TARDIS, Daleks, the sonic screwdriver, the Seal of Rassilon – you name it!  There’s even a Persona based on Tom Baker’s scarf!

It’s not limited to Doctor Who, of course.  There are Personas of just about everything the human race has ever thought of, ranging from beautiful sunsets to action movies to St. Patrick’s Day!

Should you prefer to stick with the Whoniverse, but want something other than the classic or revived series, you can always try out selections from Torchwood.

If you don’t have Firefox, you can download it here, and then get the Personas add-on here.  If you’re not sure where to start, here’s the search queries from Doctor Who and Torchwood, ready for you to try out!  Or, if none of the options are your fez of tea, and you happen to be a bit computer-savvy, you can always make your own!

My personal favourite has always been this set of TARDIS roundels.  The combination of that and my Richard Brookes screensaver and desktop theme make me feel like more of a geek than ever I’ve got my very own time-and-space machine!

And honestly, who doesn’t drink their tea from a fez these days?


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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

4 Responses to Whovian Browser Decor!

  1. avatar Carn says:

    is nifty how you can just move the mouse pointer over the preview image to see it appear as your browser theme without setting it until you click it. nice way to sample it. i’ve gone for the roundels too. the way i have my firefox laid out is a bit thin for some of the others to work well in it.

  2. I know what you mean. For a while, the only one I could use was the Dalek (linked in the article), until I discovered the roundels, because that was the only one that wasn’t covered up by a button or a text box!

  3. avatar Carn says:

    yup. i have as little text in my firefox panel as possible (using just the icons for bookmarks for example) and it looks quite nice with the roundels design. i forgot to say thanks for the linkage earlier so thanks!

    Also I’ve been using that screensaver for a while. Though sometimes it doesn’t animate. Not sure why. Seems to be random.

    and also I use this beautifully put together image as my desktop wallpaper on my laptop and PS3.

  4. Wow, that’s brilliant! I think I might use that as a wallpaper too!

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