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Firefox activity indicator

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Hi, I have problems seeing the activity monitor as it is so small and for me difficult to see.

On the other hand I don't want to increase the task bar and lose desktop real estate.

Is there a way in which I may enlarge it, move it, or change its location/operation.

Thanks in anticipation

Peter Clark

PS. Firefox is the best browser I've ever used. Keep up the good work.

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Hi Peter, by default Firefox shows a dot going back and forth, left-right. This takes up the same space as the site icon, so it is small.

Using custom style rules in a userChrome.css file -- in case that is a foreign language, see: https://www.userchrome.org/ -- there is a way to substitute the classic circling arrow from Firefox 56 and earlier in that space, but we're still taking about some fine detail in a small space. I'm sure there is a way to show a solid black square while it's still loading; that would more visible. Do you have an idea of what you would like to see? I don't think I ever used OS/2, but the Netscape I remember had a huge area with shooting stars or something. We don't have that much vertical space to work with, but perhaps there are options for expanding the indicator horizontally.

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Hi Peter, I must confess that I'm not sure what you are looking at for activity monitoring. Is this related to the progress of downloads? or whether a tab is done loading? or something added using an extension?

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Hi jscher2000,

As each tab has one it must be the tab loading indicator.

I remember the days of OS/2 when the indicator was easily visible, ( Netscape I think ) and would prefer something as prominent if possible.

I have no expectation of a code change to suit me, so though I'd ask if the are other methods to indicate this.

Regards

peter Clark

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Hi Peter, by default Firefox shows a dot going back and forth, left-right. This takes up the same space as the site icon, so it is small.

Using custom style rules in a userChrome.css file -- in case that is a foreign language, see: https://www.userchrome.org/ -- there is a way to substitute the classic circling arrow from Firefox 56 and earlier in that space, but we're still taking about some fine detail in a small space. I'm sure there is a way to show a solid black square while it's still loading; that would more visible. Do you have an idea of what you would like to see? I don't think I ever used OS/2, but the Netscape I remember had a huge area with shooting stars or something. We don't have that much vertical space to work with, but perhaps there are options for expanding the indicator horizontally.

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Hi jscher2000,

Thank you very much for your help. Diving into the .css file will be a challenge as I will have lots to learn.

Thanks again

Peter

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As a starting point, here's the code I use for the tab loading indicator:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/comments/71vbds/revert_the_tab_throbber_in_firefox_57/

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