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Theme color changed upon update

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I had the Firefox menubar/tabs set to be the same as my Win 10 system's theme color (Settings > Personalization > Colors), the same as the color of the taskbar. When Firefox v. 92.0 self-installed on Sept 7, 2020, the menubar/tabs color reverted to Firefox's default, a dull gray.

System Theme in Add-ons Manager > Themes is still enabled.

How do I get Firefox to partake of the Windows system theme again?

This has happened before when Firefox updated, although it doesn't happen EVERY time. The last time it happened, I recall being able to find a simple about:config adjustment on Google (not on this site), but I can't find it now. (As I recall, it was an about:config item that didn't sound like it would affect the menubar color, but it did.)

I have another laptop on which I rushed to disable automatic updates, so Firefox on that laptop still shows the system color. Is there a file in the Profiles folder I could copy into the problem computer that would restore the theme color setting?

Thanks.

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Please support this entry: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1349997

So that the folks who can actually fix the problem finally respond -- the squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Cheers, SgrB2

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SgrB2 said

Please support this entry: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1349997 So that the folks who can actually fix the problem finally respond -- the squeaky wheel gets the grease! Cheers, SgrB2

Will do.

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Bless you Watt!

You provided a fix to this problem which you should include here. I hope the Mozillians don't fiddle with it.

Thanks, SgrB2

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Try these color settings to make Firefox use the OS colors:

  • Settings -> General: Fonts & Colors -> Colors:
    [X] Use system colors
    Override the colors specified by the page with your selections above -> Always

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@cor-el No, this doesn't work. It causes the colors of other areas to change but does nothing to the toolbar color, which stays light gray.

A workaround is shown at the page identified by SgrB2.

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