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Active discrimination against visually challenged users

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  • Siste svar av FredMcD

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Hello.

Up till recently it was possible to have the FF scrollbar width controlled by either a GTK theme, or by various extensions that existed. Recently this is no longer possible on both Firefox and Thunderbird and we are forced to accept a pencil thin scrollbar that someone has decided is 'the thing'.

As someone who suffers from visual impairment I have found this move to be a major pain as it is now almost impossible to get 100% scrolling accuracy as I have been accustomed to since forever. I don't need super large fonts or monochrome this and that, just simply what works when one cannot see properly any more.

I can only assume that you feel that anyone who is not perfectly sighted is beneath your concern and have decided to exclude us from use of your products. This is a shame and I do suggest that you could do yourselves some good by stepping back from this highly exclusive attitude.

Hello. Up till recently it was possible to have the FF scrollbar width controlled by either a GTK theme, or by various extensions that existed. Recently this is no longer possible on both Firefox and Thunderbird and we are forced to accept a pencil thin scrollbar that someone has decided is 'the thing'. As someone who suffers from visual impairment I have found this move to be a major pain as it is now almost impossible to get 100% scrolling accuracy as I have been accustomed to since forever. I don't need super large fonts or monochrome this and that, just simply what works when one cannot see properly any more. I can only assume that you feel that anyone who is not perfectly sighted is beneath your concern and have decided to exclude us from use of your products. This is a shame and I do suggest that you could do yourselves some good by stepping back from this highly exclusive attitude.

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Note for admin: This link is no longer active; http://www.accessfirefox.org/Firefox_Accessibility_Extensions.php

But still listed when using web search.

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You can alter the width of the scrollbar now. In a new tab, enter about:config, accept the risk and find these preferences. There are others grouped with them which you may wish to alter. widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.thumb-size widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size

EDIT: I just noticed you are using an old version of Firefox. These changes were made recently, possibly with FF89.

Endret av Terry

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Thank you - with that information I have been able to restore at least a scrollbar that I can actually get see to get hold of in both FF and Tbird.

The only other issue I have is the message box line spacing in Tbird. This used to be configurable with userChrome.css using various settings to just gap out the lines a bit so it is possible to identify each one easily.

Sadly from Tbird 91 this has also gone - I tried following the clue of looking in the about:config for Tbird but alas have not found anything that seems to work. There are a couple of extensions that purport to work with Tbird 91 but do not.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

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