Bookmarks drop down list needs serious fix
Two things that really need to be fixed:
1. BOOKMARK DROP DOWN LIST COLORS
2. ADDING A SCROLL BAR TO THE BOOKMARKS DROPDOWN LIST
As a systems architect and senior software engineer with more than 20 years experience, I don't make requsts lightly because I fully understand that time and effort that goes into creating a new feature for a application like a web brower. However, based on previous posts to this help forum, it's clear that Firefox developers need to broaden their horizons and start realizing that what they personally like should NEVER be a universal standard for the global community. Yes, I'm talking about dark mode being the default to nearly everything, even then light mode is selected in the FireFox settings.
A huge number of people can not use dark mode because of the vision-related issues it causes. The bookmarks dropdown list can get very long and at some point, it becomes unreadable in the dark mode because the separators are not in bold white or a color that I can choose, such as read. Hence, the disappear in my field of vision and purpose of having separators is lost complete.
It's well past the time for the Mozilla tech support to stop blaming themes for options that should be in the Firefox global settings, but have never been designed and implemented. One of the most requested, based on an extensive search of the Help Archives, is the ability for an end-user to choose the color of drop down lists. For Mozilla tech support to respond with "oh, get a different theme" is inappropriate. Finding another theme is time-consuming because most themes do not list what colors are used for drop down lists, so you have to install theme after theme until one comes up that is close to what you need. Thanks, but I don't have hours on end to do this. No end-user should be subject to this type of nonsense.
Years ago, I chose my theme because certain cominations of colors on a computer screen trigger a migraine, which is not a normal headache. It's a serious medical conditon. Until recently, my drop down lists had a light background and now they all have a black background. It seems Mozilla's tech support reponse to simlar complaints is "write your own CSS code". If it's so easy, then the Firefox development group needs to do it. To tell the end-user community to write custom code is nonsense.
Secondly, the bookmarks dropdown list needs a sidebar for quick scrolling. Having to hold down the mouse button and use the wheel to scroll is medieval. An option to have more menus, besides the main menu and other bookmarks, would be nice too. But that option is for convenience and not a vision-related industry standard.
Therefore, I am putting in this request for two necessary fixes:
1. Create a global option in the Firefox Settingsto have dropdown lists have a light background that overrides any theme settings.
2. Add a scroll bar to the bookmarks dropdown list.
Let's be very clear. Many people are getting really fed up with Mozilla and there comes a point where people like me - who have used Firefox "forever" - will jump ship and never come back. You already lost my husband, who migrated to Opera. For an organization, attrition of the end-user community is never a good thing. I hate to leave, but I can't continue to risk having a severe migraine, where I have to take an injection, lay down for an hour, take another injection, and maybe end up in the ER - because the development group of the browser I prefer doesn't give a crap about industry standards related to color and people with vision problems.
In closing, an end-user should be able to choose colors for features that are used heavily, which includes the bookmarks toolbar dropdown list. My vision-related health issue is very common. Here's a few more that people suffer from: dyslexia, refractive errors, cataracts, color blindness, floaters, and many more. Most of these are not curable. The treatment is to avoid activities which can cause headaches, nausea, and other harmful physical reactions. It would be a very sad day that Mozilla Firefox is officially listed by the American Society of Opthamologists and it's counterparts in countries around the world to formally list Firefox as an activity to avoid.
Therefore, I hope you put the two fixes at the top of your project list!