The latest hourly build of Firefox 2 now has the new theme implemented for the tabs as well. Here is a comparison of the Firefox 2 Beta 1 theme to the most current one available:

Firefox 2 Beta 1 (click image to enlarge):

Firefox 2 Beta 1 Theme

 Most current build (click image to enlarge):

Theme in the most current build of Firefox


In both images from left to right: background tab, hovering over a background tab with a mouse, current tab. You can definitely see that the new theme definitely makes the current tab stand out. The “red X” also fits in a little better with the whole Web 2.0 thing since it has the glossy effect to it. 

I have also put together a portable version of the hourly build which has the new theme it. All you have to do is download the Firefox Portable file. Then you unzip the file and browse for the file FirefoxPortable.exe. Just execute that file and you will be running Firefox 2 with the new Visual Refresh theme! The profile is kept with the FirefoxPortable folder so you don’t have to worry about messing up your other profile and the uninstallation process is simple…just delete the folder!

Remember, if you don’t like the new theme then you can always get the old one back by going here. I really like it and I noticed that they changed the color of the door on the house that is located next to the address bar. When the new buttons were implemented before the door was blue. Minor detail. :D