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Any way to change the color of individual Bookmark folders?

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I use the Bookmarks Bar extensively. But all the folders are the same color. I would find it much easier to find things quickly if I could change individual folder colors.

Any way to do this?

I'm already using Jscher's excellent UserChrome script to make the folders an attractive yellow, instead of gray. But can this be done for individual foders?

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You can experiment with code like this in the userChrome.css file. Use suitable color for the #rrggbb property values. You can omit the color properties. If you do not use the !important flag then you get the usual hovering effects.


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

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container] {font-weight: 600; padding-top: 5px !important}
#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container] {background-color: #f4f4ff;}

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container][label="xx" i]       {background-color: #rrggbb; color: #rrggbb}
#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item:not([container])[label="xx" i] {background-color: #rrggbb; color: #rrggbb}

[label="xx] needs to be an exact match and [label="xx" i] means ignore case. You can use [label^="xx"] and [label*="xx"] for individual bookmarks with similar labels.

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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

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Thanks for the suggestion, but I've looked and there is no add-on for this!

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I called for more help.

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You can experiment with code like this in the userChrome.css file. Use suitable color for the #rrggbb property values. You can omit the color properties. If you do not use the !important flag then you get the usual hovering effects.


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

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container] {font-weight: 600; padding-top: 5px !important}
#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container] {background-color: #f4f4ff;}

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container][label="xx" i]       {background-color: #rrggbb; color: #rrggbb}
#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item:not([container])[label="xx" i] {background-color: #rrggbb; color: #rrggbb}

[label="xx] needs to be an exact match and [label="xx" i] means ignore case. You can use [label^="xx"] and [label*="xx"] for individual bookmarks with similar labels.

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Thanks so much Cor-el! I'll give this a try and let you know how I got on. Thanks! :-)

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Cor-el! THANK YOU! This script worked beautifully! This has made me SO HAPPY! Thank you! :-)

Not important, but I don't suppose you know a script for the rollover color? Or the folder icon color?

Also, the script you gave contained a line with "bookmark-item:not" - what does the "not" one do?

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[container] means that the rule applies to a container (folder). not([container]) means that the rule applies to a normal bookmark (i.e. not a folder).

For rollover you can use the :hover pseudo class selector.

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container][label="xx"]:hover {...}

You probably need to use the !important flag to override existing rules.

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