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How to change size of url & Google search boxes?

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I was able to change the size of the URL box, but not the Google Search box. By doing so, I could display more extensions in the FF window.

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Can you attach a screenshot to show what you try to achieve?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.

Note that you would have to set a fixed width for both the location bar and search bar to disable their flex attributes.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

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

#urlbar-container { max-width:400px !important; }
#search-container { max-width:200px !important; }
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Hello, Have you tried Firefox's zoom feature? This will help increase the size of web pages.

  • To make things bigger, press Ctrl and + at the same time.
  • To make things smaller, press Ctrl and - at the same time.
  • To reset the size back to normal, press Ctrl and 0 at the same time.

You can also use the NoSquint. add-on to change the default zoom level for all websites at once. After setting your global zoom level, you can still fine-tune the zoom on individual sites.

Using NoSquint:

  1. After installing NoSquint, make sure you have the Add-on Bar displayed:
    • Right-click the new tab button ("+") or a blank area of the tab bar to the right of it and choose Add-on Bar from the shortcut menu.
  2. Click the % on the Add-on Bar to call up site preferences, then click the Global Settings button, then the Zooming tab.
    • You can experiment with sizes larger than 125%, but it's not recommended that you go higher than 150% unless you have a large high-resolution monitor.

If there are particular sites that still present a problem, feel free to post their URLs.

Please let us know if this helped you!

Thank you.

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The URL bar will resize itself to fit whatever space is available. If you want to limit the size of the search bar, you can create a userChrome.css file in a chrome subdirectory in Firefox's profile, and put this code into it:

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

#search-container {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
min-width: 180px !important;
max-width: 180px !important;}

You can put more extension buttons on the Add-on Bar, so they do not have to be in the navigation toolbar.

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Can you attach a screenshot to show what you try to achieve?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.

Note that you would have to set a fixed width for both the location bar and search bar to disable their flex attributes.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

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

#urlbar-container { max-width:400px !important; }
#search-container { max-width:200px !important; }