How to Uninstall a Brand Thunder Browser Theme

four-browser-icons We always hate to see someone leave our community, but change is inevitable. So, if you can’t find a new theme to your liking, the following provides information for temporarily turning off the theme as well as removing it altogether.

Since each browser is unique, and our themes are built special for each platform, the uninstall instructions are a little different for each. You’ll find a topic for Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari.

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Chrome

Brand Thunder’s interactive browser themes for Chrome have two elements – the toolbar and the theme. The way Chrome is built, we are unable to install or remove these themes in a single step. Chrome also doesn’t allow you to change to the default theme for a session. Only one theme is allowed on and installed at one time.

Here’s how you can uninstall:

  • Remove the Theme
    • Click the Settings icon on the browser toolbar. It looks like one of these two icons:  or 
    • Select Settings and look for the Appearance section. You’ll need to click the “Reset to default theme” button.
  •  Remove the Toolbar. We provide a couple different options to make it easy for you.
    • Click the X on the right side of the toolbar.
      • Close until restart – this will disable the toolbar in your browser until the next time you Quit the browser and reopen it.
      • Close for good – this will permanently disable the toolbar so it no longer shows in your browser. However, you can reactivate the toolbar by clicking the theme icon in your browser.
    • Right click the Theme icon (next to or near the Settings icon) for more options.
      • Choosing “Options” will allow you to tailor the functions of the extension to your liking.
      • Select “Remove from Chrome” to uninstall the extension altogether.
      • Hide the button to remove the Theme Icon from the browser, but leave the toolbar in place.

Firefox

Firefox gives you more control over your browser allowing you to turn off elements temporarily or remove them altogether.

The easiest option for hiding the theme is to Click the lightning bolt icon  in the browser navigation and Select “Don’t Show a Theme.”

You may also hide the toolbar. To do this, Right Click over the toolbar and Click the option for your theme’s toolbar. This will uncheck and remove the toolbar.

You can also use the Firefox menu:

  • Click Tools –> Add-ons –> Appearance.
  • Find the theme you’re using (usually at the top of the list) and click the “Disable” button, which will turn off the theme until you come back to this page and change to “Enable.”
  • If you want to uninstall, click the “Remove” button instead.
  • Click Tools –> Add-ons –> Extensions.
  • Find the extension titled “Default Theme Engine – Personas Interactive”  and click the “Disable” button, which will turn off the extension until you come back to this page and change to “Enable.”

Internet Explorer

To temporarily turn off the visual component of your IE theme by using the following method. This may done via Internet Explorer’s Manage Add-ons area. This method will maintain the WebSearch+ extras (search and shopping enhancements).

  • Click Tools>Manage Add-ons
  • Select Enable or Disable Add-ons
  • Select Brand Thunder Theme
  • Under Settings, select Disable
  • Restart Internet Explorer

To turn it back on, go back to the Manage Add-ons, select Brand Thunder Theme Manager from the disabled section, and select enable.

To permanently remove your theme, this is done via the Windows Control Panel.

  • Close Internet Explorer
  • Select Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall a Program from the Control Panel
  • Select the Brand Thunder Theme you wish to uninstall
  • Click Remove and follow the prompts

 Safari

In Safari, all management for your theme is in the Extensions page under your Preferences.

  • Click “Safari” in the Menu at the top of the page. Then Select “Preferences,” followed by clicking the “Extensions” tab.
  • Find the Safari Theme Engine by Brand Thunder. Once you click on the extension, you’ll have the ability to disable or enable portions of the theme through the check boxes. You may also Uninstall the theme here if you desire.

If you are still having difficulty, you may contact the Brand Thunder theme on our support page at http://support.brandthunder.com/brandthunder.