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Easier Customization!

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This goes out to the developers.

FF has been around for years now and one of the main issues I find with customizing the way browser navigation area looks seems to be a very popular question here and on the web.

Why is it that some of these basic features have never been added.

I think one of the top things I have see is the tabs. A lot of us like them on the bottom rather then the top so why is there no way to drag adjust the bars like you can with icons to allow users the ability to adjust the bars as they desire.

One change in 57 or perhaps earlier is the color of folders. I personally like the tanish manila color folders much better as easier on the eyes as they just stand out better where as like I have sort of a silver/gray theme so the folders tend to blend in to much so a way to chose what color folders are would also be helpful to a lot of users especially for those with color issue related to the eyes.

I think something does need to be done to address the request of a lot of users just to make it easier to adjust without having to go in and edit files or add ons that address the issue why not just have some tools in the options for the controls of how the browser looks and displays to users.

Thanks for reading!

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Mozilla "User Advocates" monitor this site for issues that need to be escalated, and help desk staff watch for certain issues, but otherwise it's just us support volunteers.

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Hi scottish2, support volunteers can't make changes to Firefox and the developers do not directly monitor this site.

To submit suggestions for new or changed features, may I suggest:

There also is a forum run by the Add-ons team where you may see talk about potential future capabilities of extensions to modify the UI (initially limited to colors, I think, but perhaps more down the road):

https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/c/add-ons

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Thanks will submit there wasn't aware they did not monitor this site for suggestions and feedback.

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Mozilla "User Advocates" monitor this site for issues that need to be escalated, and help desk staff watch for certain issues, but otherwise it's just us support volunteers.

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See also:

Note that you can use code in userChrome.css to have the Tab bar in the lower position

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 */

/* tabs on bottom */
#navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
#TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000!important}

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

  • 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
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cor-el said

See also: Note that you can use code in userChrome.css to have the Tab bar in the lower position 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 */

/* tabs on bottom */
#navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
#TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000!important}

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

  • 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

Hi

Thanks actually jscher got me all squared away. All started with a game not working and changed to a total browser update and then had to redo everything for 57 HA HA

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Pkshadow said

Hello, I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily. Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

I can't since it was resolved via private messages!