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Vertical scroll bars remain the older OSX pill type (pre 10.8) in Firefox on OSX 10.9. How can I fix this?

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The Firefox installation on my iMac (2009) spans at least 3 operating systems. I recently updated to OS X 10.9 from 10.6.x but the scroll bars in Firefox are not the default OSX 10.9 but the older 10.6 ones. There are 4 other users on this computer and their scroll bars are the correct ones. Resetting my profile and full re-install has not corrected this problem. I have used Firefox since OSX 10.2 and transferred my profile from an older Mac to this iMac some time ago. This is probably some bit of code or style or something from some theme that was installed under 10.6 or earlier that needs to be removed. I have not tried the nuclear option of completely deleting my profile and hunting down every preference related to Firefox or Mozilla in my account. This is not so much a problem as an irritation.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} and see if there is still a problem.

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Thanks for the suggestion, but no go. Some bit of an old Mozilla/Firefox theme or some other 3rd party OSX utility is stuck somewhere. Like I said, more an irritation than a problem, doesn't effect the performance of the browser--its just weird.

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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for scroll. It could help.