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Why there is a chrome folder under firefox directory ? Is it related to google's chrome ?

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I just started creating my very first firefox extension. When I was following the steps(How to develop a Firefox extension) to create the extension folder hierarchy, I came across this folder named chrome.

Google search directed me to (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Chrome_folder). But all it says is:

The chrome folder contains files for customizing the application with CSS, userChrome.css and userContent.css.

I am just a bit curious why this folder is named chrome, has it anything to do with Google's browser Chrome ? Or it just a pure coincidence ?

Cheers,

PL

I just started creating my very first firefox extension. When I was following the steps([http://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2009/01/28/how-to-develop-a-firefox-extension/ How to develop a Firefox extension]) to create the extension folder hierarchy, I came across this folder named '''chrome'''. Google search directed me to (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Chrome_folder). But all it says is: ''The chrome folder contains files for customizing the application with CSS, userChrome.css and userContent.css.'' I am just a bit curious why this folder is named '''chrome''', has it anything to do with Google's browser Chrome ? Or it just a pure coincidence ? Cheers, PL

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No relation. Firefox has always used the term chrome to refer to the parts of the browser around the page. Seems Google liked it, too.

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No relation. Firefox has always used the term chrome to refer to the parts of the browser around the page. Seems Google liked it, too.

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Thanks jscher2000.It seems like it is just a favorable word for them.

Modified by peterleemozilla

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