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When in Firefox 4 I marked the menu bar to be visible, I want the backgound to be solid, not see-through.

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The background color for the url line and menu bar on my Firefox 4 is see-through, not solid. I can see my desktop in the background in those locations. How do I get a solid color background?

Please respond to I had to use an old email address to register as they offered no opportunity to change to user name and my standard user name apparently did not work.

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Try this change through the Windows Control Panel

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization at the bottom Window color

  Transparency turn off,    and adjust color characteristics.

If things are okay after that then I guess your problem is fixed; otherwise, continue.

Transparency in Firefox just because you have Windows 7 is the pits, especially when you've tried to go out of your way to turn transparency off in Windows 7.

You could install a Persona, but most of those make the toolbars almost as hard to read as the transparency. But there are some light pastel colors that might work.

I add some color to the menu bar, and more grayish on the navigation bar, and almost white on the tabs bar using styles. Originally it was just the menu bar and the background for dialogs so that I could distinguish one profile from another.

You must install "Stylish" extension in order to use styles at least it make things easier than using userChrome and restarting Firefox with each little tweak.

Actually in looking at the before and after picture perhaps you don't have transparency turned off in Windows 7.

Adjust the color and transparency of the window borders. This option allows you to change the appearance of window borders to make them easier to see.

If the change in the control panel did not work...

If that doesn't fix it, this is what I was referring to:

Here's a little test, sometimes like less than 5% of the time I get my colors and good formatting. Do you see transparent background, white background, gray background.

Chaos -- despite my changes these don't format in 4.0 as they would on 3.6.17, paste JavaScript code into location bar. Make a selection before invoking second test.

  • javascript:alert("Test%20of%20Alert%20Message%201...5...10...15...20...25...30...35...45...50...55")()
  • javascript:(function()%20{var%20str="1xxx5xxx10xxx15xxx20xxx25xxx30xxx35xxx40xxx45xxx50xxx55\r\nxray%20dog\r\n"+document.getSelection();aa=prompt("Ready%20to%20copy%20to%20clipboard\r\nexample%20Prompt4:",str);void(window.location.reload(false));})();