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I'm trying to get a further icon to display alongside others next to the Home, Bookmarks and Downloads icons.

After installing the Simple Mail add-on, instead of it appearing next to the others an arrow has appeared pointing to the right, and when clicked on there's the missing Simple Mail icon.

I've tried to sort this in Customise and although I can drag the mail icon to where I want it, it disappears again when I Exit Customise.

The URL bar takes up over two thirds of the screen width (it expanded when I removed the Search bar) and I can't find any drag handles to slide it back to the left to make room for more add-on icons.

Is there a fix please? FF 33.1.1 Latest Simple Mail

I'm trying to get a further icon to display alongside others next to the Home, Bookmarks and Downloads icons. After installing the Simple Mail add-on, instead of it appearing next to the others an arrow has appeared pointing to the right, and when clicked on there's the missing Simple Mail icon. I've tried to sort this in Customise and although I can drag the mail icon to where I want it, it disappears again when I Exit Customise. The URL bar takes up over two thirds of the screen width (it expanded when I removed the Search bar) and I can't find any drag handles to slide it back to the left to make room for more add-on icons. Is there a fix please? FF 33.1.1 Latest Simple Mail

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the-edmeister
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You can specify the maximum width of the url bar with userChrome rules. http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css

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

#urlbar-container {max-width:700px!important}
You can specify the maximum width of the url bar with userChrome rules. http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("https://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ #urlbar-container {max-width:700px!important} </nowiki></pre>

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the-edmeister,

Thank you for your reply but unfortunately it's beyond my understanding.

I had hoped for something like a step by step guide if that were possible.

Thanks anyway, Caison.

the-edmeister, Thank you for your reply but unfortunately it's beyond my understanding. I had hoped for something like a step by step guide if that were possible. Thanks anyway, Caison.
cor-el
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Does that extension add a button to the Navigation Toolbar or does this also include other data (information)?


You can add the code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line to set a maximum width to the location bar. You can adjust the 700px value to suit your needs.

You can use the Stylish extension to have easier access to the customization files.


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

#urlbar-container { max-width: 700px !important; }

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

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)
  • Create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • Use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • Paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window
  • Make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • Make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.
    Otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt file
Does that extension add a button to the Navigation Toolbar or does this also include other data (information)? ---- You can add the code to the <b>userChrome.css</b> file below the default @namespace line to set a maximum width to the location bar. You can adjust the 700px value to suit your needs. You can use the Stylish extension to have easier access to the customization files. *Stylish: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/stylish/ *http://userstyles.org/help/stylish_firefox ---- <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ #urlbar-container { max-width: 700px !important; } </nowiki></pre> ---- The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the <b>chrome</b> folder in the Firefox profile folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *Create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist *Use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive) *Paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window *Make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line *Make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.<br>Otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt file

Modified by cor-el

Question owner

cor-el,

Many thanks for taking the trouble to type out such a detailed reply. However, although not a complete dummy at poking around in the works, I don't think I ought to persevere with trying to sort out this particular problem as it is too technical for my skill level.

The Icon in question is a mail envelope with the words Simple Mail alongside with a dropdown arrow (menu) beside that. Since trying the add-on for a few days I've decided that I'll probably remove it as there are a couple of things I don't get on with.

I had been looking at alternative mail programs to T'bird as mine has become a bit hit and miss whether it displays all incoming mail or not. Anyway, that would be another thread.

Thanks again for your time cor-el, I really appreciate it. Caison

cor-el, Many thanks for taking the trouble to type out such a detailed reply. However, although not a complete dummy at poking around in the works, I don't think I ought to persevere with trying to sort out this particular problem as it is too technical for my skill level. The Icon in question is a mail envelope with the words Simple Mail alongside with a dropdown arrow (menu) beside that. Since trying the add-on for a few days I've decided that I'll probably remove it as there are a couple of things I don't get on with. I had been looking at alternative mail programs to T'bird as mine has become a bit hit and miss whether it displays all incoming mail or not. Anyway, that would be another thread. Thanks again for your time cor-el, I really appreciate it. Caison