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Can I disable the blue dot indicating that a pinned tab title has changed?

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The previous question linked below addressed this problem, but the css suggested there (copied below) no longer seems to work. Is there an option that works with FF 69?

This is the previous question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1181537 The suggestion there doesn't seem to do anything for me: .tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack > .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged] {

   background-image: none !important;
 }

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See this CSS file for the rule that adds the blue dot.


There seems to be an extra attribute (:not([selected="true"])) added to the selector:

.tabbrowser-tab:-moz-any([image], [pinned]) > .tab-stack > .tab-content[attention]:not([selected="true"]),
.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack > .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]) {}
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Unfortunately, adding that extra attribute doesn't seem to have changed anything—the blue dot still appears. Here's the updated rule I used, still without success (please let me know if I made an error):

.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack > .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]) {

 background-image: none !important;

}

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I don't have a test website that reloads pages and change the title, so I can check what is going on. If you have one that doesn't require to login then please post a link.

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Hmm, the above code works for me:

/* Suppress blue dot on pinned tab */
.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack >
 .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]){
  background-image: none !important;
}

This also works for me:

/* Suppress blue dot on pinned tab */
.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack >
 .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]){
  background-size: 0px 0px;
}

If you want a more subtle sign of changes on the tab, you could apply a bottom border:

/* Suppress blue dot on pinned tab */
.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack >
 .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]){
  background-image: none !important;
  /* blue bottom border at 40% opacity */
  border-bottom: 2px solid rgba(0, 0, 255, 0.4);
}

For testing purposes, I pinned a tab and executed the following in the Web Console to modify the title every 5 seconds:

var titlechanger = window.setInterval(function(){document.title=document.title+'0';}, 5000);

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Looks like I was asking the wrong question. As pointed out by jscher2000, starting with Firefox 69, toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets needs to be set to true (in about:config) in order to use userChrome.css

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I was having this problem, and didn't understand how to enable the rule in my .css sheet. For others who have the same question, these steps should work:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/comments/73dvty/tutorial_how_to_create_and_livedebug_userchromecss/

This is my userChrome.css:

@-moz-document url(chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml) {

.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack > .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]) {

 background-image: none !important;
 }

}

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norbertk said

I was having this problem, and didn't understand how to enable the rule in my .css sheet. For others who have the same question, these steps should work: https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/comments/73dvty/tutorial_how_to_create_and_livedebug_userchromecss/ This is my userChrome.css: @-moz-document url(chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml) { .tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack > .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]) { background-image: none !important; } }

Thank you for including this, didn't find this small, but important step anywhere else.

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What would the jscher2000 said

Hmm, the above code works for me:
/* Suppress blue dot on pinned tab */
.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack >
 .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]){
  background-image: none !important;
}

This also works for me:

/* Suppress blue dot on pinned tab */
.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack >
 .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]){
  background-size: 0px 0px;
}

If you want a more subtle sign of changes on the tab, you could apply a bottom border:

/* Suppress blue dot on pinned tab */
.tabbrowser-tab > .tab-stack >
 .tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]){
  background-image: none !important;
  /* blue bottom border at 40% opacity */
  border-bottom: 2px solid rgba(0, 0, 255, 0.4);
}

For testing purposes, I pinned a tab and executed the following in the Web Console to modify the title every 5 seconds:

var titlechanger = window.setInterval(function(){document.title=document.title+'0';}, 5000);

Thank you very much for outlining these style changes.

What would the style need to look like if I only wanted to disable the blue dot on a pinned Gmail tab?

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Joshua said

What would the style need to look like if I only wanted to disable the blue dot on a pinned Gmail tab?

You need to match part of the tab text exactly. If you hover the mouse over the tab, a tooltip will show the label. For example, in my test the label contains @gmail.com - Gmail so I used that, but I don't know if it is 100% consistent as you navigate around Gmail, so you might need to adjust the rule.

Note that [label *= "some text"] matches that exact text anywhere in the label so you don't need to create separate rules for Inbox, Sent, etc.

/* Suppress blue dot on pinned Gmail tab */
.tabbrowser-tab[label*="@gmail.com - Gmail"] > .tab-stack >
.tab-content[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]){
    background-size: 0px 0px;
}

Modified by jscher2000

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Brilliant, that worked like a charm jscher2000. Thank you very much!