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How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

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How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

I prefer a clean workspace within my internet browser, so I'm looking to get rid of the icons on the Bookmarks Toolbar. I have been using Bookmarks-Deiconizer (version 2.3) and it works fairly well. When I open Firefox for the first time, as well as new windows, the icons don't appear, the drop-down arrows do, and it's great.

However, whenever I download a file, such as a PDF, the icons appear and will only go away after I have closed ALL of my open windows, or restarted Firefox. This is problematic for me because I often work with lots of PDFs and do not want to have to close all windows to get my clean workspace back.

Is there some kind of coding I can do instead to remove the icons? I have visited this thread (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/792988) but unfortunately I can't seem to locate the "userChrome.css" file. I think Firefox's coding may have changed since then, but I'm not very tech savvy so I might be wrong.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

userChrome.css and the folder that file needs to be located within \chrome\ doesn't exist until the user creates that file and that folder in their Profile folder.

http://antennasoft.net/robcee/2012/04/20/bookmarks-deiconizer-userchrome-edition/

If you install this extension - ChromEdit Plus the necessary file and folder will be created for you, and you'll be able to add and edit preferences for the 3 "user" files from within Firefox.

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Re: How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

userChrome.css and the folder that file needs to be located within \chrome\ doesn't exist until the user creates that file and that folder in their Profile folder.

http://antennasoft.net/robcee/2012/04/20/bookmarks-deiconizer-userchrome-edition/

If you install this extension - ChromEdit Plus the necessary file and folder will be created for you, and you'll be able to add and edit preferences for the 3 "user" files from within Firefox.

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Re: How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

In recent versions of Firefox, there's no longer a sample userChrome.css file. You can create one from scratch, and also create the chrome folder in which it goes.

Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show in Finder" button

Create a new folder named chrome

Open that folder

Here is where you will create the userChrome.css file, which is a plain text file.

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Re: How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

Okay great. I did download ChromEdit Plus, but in the end I created my own chrome folder with the following code in it:

#PlacesToolbarItems .bookmark-item[type="menu"] .toolbarbutton-icon {
  display:none !important
}

#PlacesToolbarItems .bookmark-item:not([type="menu"]) .toolbarbutton-icon {
  display:none !important
}

#page-proxy-deck {
  display: none !important; }


The result is that the icons don't appear when I download a files, nor when I open a new window or anything.

Great fix, thanks.

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Re: How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

Hi...

All sounds hopeful, i think it's just my simpleton-ness (not really being a code type person) thats getting in the way for me.

What kind of file to I make the code above in to? Some sort of text file? I tried a Text Edit file and renamed it accordingly. Managed to locate my Preferences file (which is called '4k3sp17g.default' on my OSX Lion system)

What should the exact path be for the file? I downloaded and ran ChomeEdit Plus but no Chrome folder appeared.

Many thanks.

ross

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Re: How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

Hi DimWittedRoss, I'm a Windows user, so I don't know whether this translates, but:

(1) File format: plain text

This is a file with no formatting codes.

(2) Folder location

Inside your profile folder ('4k3sp17g.default') create a new folder named chrome

Save your userChrome.css file into that new chrome folder, or if you saved it somewhere else, drag and drop it into that chrome folder.

I haven't used ChromEdit Plus so no comment on that part.

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Re: How do I keep the icons out of my Bookmarks Toolbar (tried Bookmarks Deiconizer) even after downloading files?

Big, big thanks jscher2000

Worked a treat on OSX 10.7.5 , FF22.0