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How to resize the Bookmarks Toolbar

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I would like to make my Bookmarks Toolbar about 20-40% bigger with larger bookmark icons and text. How can I do this?

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You can experiment with code like this in the userChrome.css file or with the Stylish extension if you prefer.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#personal-bookmarks .bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-text { font-size:12pt !important; font-weight:bold; }
#personal-bookmarks .bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-icon { height:24px !important; width:24px !important; }

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.


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If you aren't able to find an add-on for this, someone might be able to help with custom style rules. Applying those is a little more complicated, but do-able.

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The only addons or guides I can find are for multi-row toolbars or to just increase font size.

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This style rule will enlarge the text by 40% and the icons by 25%:

@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);
#PersonalToolbar .bookmark-item {
  font-size:140% !important;
}
.bookmark-item:not(#bookmarks-menu-button) > .toolbarbutton-icon {
  width: 20px !important; /* 25% over 16px default */
  height: 20px !important; /* 25% over 16px default */
}

I created a blank rule using the Stylish extension then pasted the above in. Screen shot attached showing before and after.

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You can experiment with code like this in the userChrome.css file or with the Stylish extension if you prefer.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#personal-bookmarks .bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-text { font-size:12pt !important; font-weight:bold; }
#personal-bookmarks .bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-icon { height:24px !important; width:24px !important; }

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.


Modified by cor-el

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Thanks. The only problem left is the font of bookmarks inside a folder is strangely larger than the font of the bookmarks (and folders) on the toolbar.

Also what is the namespace url for?

@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);

  1. PersonalToolbar .bookmark-item {
 font-size:120% !important;

} .bookmark-item:not(#bookmarks-menu-button) > .toolbarbutton-icon {

 width: 22px !important;
 height: 22px !important;
 }

Modified by Joshopolis

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The code from JScher2000 also affects the code for the folders as well as it uses #PersonalToolbar .bookmark-item

The code that I posted should only work for the Bookmarks Toolbar and not within folders as it uses ".bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-text" in the selector.

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I see. Works perfectly, thanks guys.

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Hi Joshopolis, I didn't notice that, but it's due to using a % measurement. As you drill down deeper and deeper into the hierarchy, it seems to multiply. Using a fixed measurement will make the text size in the folders the same as the bar.

@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);
#PersonalToolbar .bookmark-item {
  font-size:18px !important;
}
.bookmark-item:not(#bookmarks-menu-button) > .toolbarbutton-icon {
  width: 20px !important; /* 25% over 16px default */
  height: 20px !important; /* 25% over 16px default */
}

Modified by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer