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FireFox latest ver, download window resize to smaller fail - now 1/4-ish screen

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FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon

Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller than (roughly) 1/4 of entire screen. (screen-shot attached.)

Attempted: Mouse left-click grab of all corners & sides to drag window smaller - failed!

Note: Download window can be resized *bigger*, showing this window has now been coded with a very large minimum size that is almost 1/4 of full screen

- this was not the case in previous versions.

Micro-annoyances add up, people switch to Chrome (sorry to use the "C" word!)

FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller than (roughly) 1/4 of entire screen. (screen-shot attached.) Attempted: Mouse left-click grab of all corners & sides to drag window smaller - failed! Note: Download window can be resized *bigger*, showing this window has now been coded with a very large minimum size that is almost 1/4 of full screen - this was not the case in previous versions. Micro-annoyances add up, people switch to Chrome (sorry to use the "C" word!)
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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Thanks to all who suggested the userChrome.css work-around!

I found my profile folder via: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

In my found profile folder, I created a folder named: chrome

and in that folder I created a text file called: userChrome.css

contents I put in that file:

/* Reduce the minimum size of Download/Library window to a small value */

window#places {

min-width: 100px !important;
min-height: 300px !important;

}

in a new FireFox tab I typed: about:config (Click the button accepting the risk.)

In the search box type: userprof

then Double-click to "true": toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets

restart firefox

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You may have to resort to userChrome.css.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1397089

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See also:

  • /questions/1396924 Library window cannot be sized smaller than HUGE, Firefox 107.0 64 bit Windows 10 Pro

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Thanks to all who suggested the userChrome.css work-around!

I found my profile folder via: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

In my found profile folder, I created a folder named: chrome

and in that folder I created a text file called: userChrome.css

contents I put in that file:

/* Reduce the minimum size of Download/Library window to a small value */

window#places {

min-width: 100px !important;
min-height: 300px !important;

}

in a new FireFox tab I typed: about:config (Click the button accepting the risk.)

In the search box type: userprof

then Double-click to "true": toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets

restart firefox

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I have this same problem on my Mac, but the solution doesn't work. I create the chrome folder (inside my Firefox profile located at ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles), put the userChrome.css file in there, toggle the toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets setting to true, and restart Firefox. Still can't reduce the size of the downloads window.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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Among other things, check that you have the file name correct.

https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html

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I assume it's spelled correctly and in the right place because I can see it listed in the Browser Toolbox. So it looks like it's loading but it's not working.

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In Firefox 69 and later you need to set this pref to true on the about:config page to enable userChrome.css and userContent.css in the chrome folder.

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I appreciate the replies, but as I already said I put the userChrome.css file (correctly spelled) in the right place, I can see it has been loaded (via Browser Toolbox), I have set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true, and I restarted Firefox.

This seems to have worked for some people, but not for me. I thought maybe I skipped a step, but it sure looks like I've done everything correctly.

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