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why do i have to change color of folders when you changed them with update

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the update i have windows 10 home and with this last up date it changed the folders from yellow to gray i cant stand gray and i have to jump through several hoops to change back i should not have to do this your the ones that changed it without asking me you should fix it im not that tech savy ( example ive been on here for an hour try to get to this form) if it cant be fixed then i will go to another browser i have been with you and bragging about this co. since the beginning because i dont like explore but if you keep changing with out ask my advice then ill another one my folder where yellow and i like them that way

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I think the critical step is when you download the file and remove the extra text. That is, shortening from:

userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css

to

userChrome.css

If Windows is not set to show .css on file names, you may be tempted to add .css which can cause doubling. I don't know whether it would work any better to right-click > Save Link As on the link and remove the extra text before saving:

https://www.userchrome.org/samples/userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css

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Hi ALGENE, the support volunteers here can help you with a workaround -- it sounds like you already know what it is -- but we cannot actually change Firefox.

To submit feature suggestions, you could use one or more of the following (depending on whether you want a suggestion box or a discussion):


Workaround: Using Custom Style Rules to Color Bookmark Folders

This takes about 10 minutes, so when you can set aside time and take it slowly and carefully:

(1) Create a chrome folder in your currently active Firefox profile, by following Steps 1-3 of this page:

https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html

I have a demo video there if the text needs some visual context.

(2) Download a custom rule set from my website, and move it into that new chrome folder. This is the file:

https://www.userchrome.org/samples/userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css

(3) Assuming this is your first userChrome.css file:

After moving the file into your chrome folder, right-click > Rename it and short the name from userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css to userChrome.css -- then click away to have Windows save the change.

If you already have a working userChrome.css file, copy the rules from userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css into your current userChrome.css file.

(4) Exit Firefox and start it up again so Firefox reads and applies the rules.

Success?

That should get the folders looking like the second column here:

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i did it and went back and checked it the folder and file is in their and i turned off my computer and back on and still the same way so that didnt work and also i got a shortcut on desk top again why do i have to do this this is fireboxes problem the update took the command out they need another update to replace it or a switch so we as the users can go either way to me this is their fault and if i have to switch browsers to get satisfaction i will do it never had any problems with them till now and how do you get tech suport i cant find it

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Hi ALGENE, this is tech support here. There is no official way to change built-in icons. In future releases, add-on authors will have more ability to customize the interface, so perhaps later in the year.

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Can you attach a screenshot that shows the location of the userChrome.css file and its content?

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here are the screenshots

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Thanks for the screenshots. Can you right-click the userChrome.css folder (has the yellow folder icon) and rename that folder to chrome and then test again?

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no i did that and shut it down and no it still the same can i take out the last update

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The first screenshot hides the userChrome.css line, so we can't see its type.

Could you post that screenshot again and paste the content of userChrome.css in your reply for easier inspection?

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here it is top to bottom

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I see a stray 'r' as the first character in the first screenshot that you appear to have typed accidentally. Can you remove this 'r'.

  • r/* Colored folders

Can you show the file path of the userChrome.css file?

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well it was removed and still not working but on the path i found at the end a double .css should i remove that

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Yes, you should remove the double .css and have the exact name

userChrome.css

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well i just tried and i cant figure it out it wont let me edit it

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You may need to set Windows to show file extensions in order to see the extra .css while you are renaming the file:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-show-file-extensions-in-windows/

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a new day nothing worked it wont let me take the css.css off im not sure how to do it so i delete it all and started all over again and it has a differant path im getting tired i have got three computers with firefox on them

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I think the critical step is when you download the file and remove the extra text. That is, shortening from:

userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css

to

userChrome.css

If Windows is not set to show .css on file names, you may be tempted to add .css which can cause doubling. I don't know whether it would work any better to right-click > Save Link As on the link and remove the extra text before saving:

https://www.userchrome.org/samples/userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css

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it has been a long time since i did scripting i use to be a computer tech on hardware / building/ cabling with 98 to xp, win 7 the others i could deal with but when win 10 came along it was a different animal thank you now i got to set the others . but i still think they should fix it in future with a update. as i am 68 yrs old my patience is a lot less now .when you get older it's the small things that bother you . lol