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Firefox style is incredibly hard to use

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Just trying to convert to Linux from windows (cinnamon 20.2) using the same display (3840 x 2160) Firefox on Linux scrollbars are a lot narrower than on windows and menu bar icons are too small. I cannot find any settings to enlarge these on Firefox on linux.

I estimate that the windows scroll bar is 300% wider than in Linux (Using screen ruler Linux scroll bars are 6 pixels and bitwarden icon is 12 pixels)

The usability of Firefox is questionable for me like this so I really hope there is a setting to make using Firefox a comfortable experience ( I have default font set to 20 and default zoom to 150% )

Réiteach roghnaithe

Note that there are several widget (mostly widget.non-native-theme) prefs on the about:config page to modify the appearance of the scroll bars.

  • widget.non-native-theme
  • widget.non-native-theme.gtk

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

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That is a lot of pixels.

Scrollbar

Another user report that a system-level solution can be found here: https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/tweaking-your-scrollbar-settings/16161

Ref. https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1312291

Menu Bar buttons

I'm not sure whether the menu bar is drawn by Firefox or drawn by the system.

For toolbar text and buttons, you could try doing a general upsizing of Firefox's entire UI and content and see how far that gets you. Here's how:

Global Scaling Factor

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the filter box, type or paste devp and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click layout.css.devPixelsPerPx and change its value to 2 (without a minus sign) for 200% of the old 96 dots-per-inch standard.

If that doesn't have any effect, try 2.5 for 250%.

If it's too large, try 1.5 for 150%

Be careful not to enter too large a number or it will be difficult to recover through the GUI (settings file surgery will become necessary...).

Any improvement?

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Note that there are several widget (mostly widget.non-native-theme) prefs on the about:config page to modify the appearance of the scroll bars.

  • widget.non-native-theme
  • widget.non-native-theme.gtk

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

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both solutions were helpful layout.css.devPixelsPerPx does not change the scroll bar thickness but does a general increase in size of everything else. I only tweaked my setting from 0.75 to 1.0 and that has improved the browsing experience

widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.thumb-size does increase the scroll bar thickness. A LITTLE! altered this up to 3.0 and it has doubled the thickness but its still thinner than out of the box Firefox on windows. Its usable now though.

Why the difference in the first place, only mozilla knows but now this short sighted old git can carry on and see if I can ditch windows for good.

Thank you both for your assistance

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