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pestka 03-28-2013 08:27 AM

XFCE - change the upper bar in Mozilla
 
Hello!

I would like to change the upper bar for Mozilla firefox on Linux Fedora 18. I use XFCE. The problem is that by default Mozilla uses that ugly blue bar for all windows (as opposed to Chrome which has it's own bar).

Is there any way to change it?

P.

nonamedotc 03-28-2013 08:30 AM

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Yes. Change the window manager theme. This would change ALL the top bars - file manager, browser, office suites, etc. See attached image.

Hopefully, this addresses your issue.

pestka 03-28-2013 09:21 AM

Thanks it helps, although I was thinking that there is a way to change it like in google Chrome. Its bar overlaps the standard windows manager bar.
Seems either Mozilla haven't implemented their bar or they simply leave it up to the window manager.

nonamedotc 03-28-2013 09:23 AM

Oh like that! Unfortunately, I am not too sure on how to do that, if it is possible. Sorry. :(

JWJones 03-28-2013 10:40 AM

Perhaps this will help?:

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/08/chromofox.html

David the H. 03-29-2013 06:36 AM

You can modify most of the visual elements of the Firefox interface with css rules, just as you can with web pages. It requires a bit of understanding of the language and how to use the dom inspector, but it's not hard once you understand the basics. Just put the rules in your userchrome.css, or even better use an extension like Stylish.

Here's a page with some example rules:
http://www.tweakguides.com/Firefox_12.html

A google search or two should bring up many more.

For a good css tutorial, see here:
http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

nonamedotc 03-29-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by David the H. (Post 4921020)
You can modify most of the visual elements of the Firefox interface with css rules, just as you can with web pages. It requires a bit of understanding of the language and how to use the dom inspector, but it's not hard once you understand the basics. Just put the rules in your userchrome.css, or even better use an extension like Stylish.

Here's a page with some example rules:
http://www.tweakguides.com/Firefox_12.html

A google search or two should bring up many more.

For a good css tutorial, see here:
http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

Fantastic! This is great information David! Thanks a bunch! :)

Thanks to the OP for asking this question.

David the H. 03-30-2013 10:08 AM

Glad to help.

I just realized, however, that by "ugly blue bar", you're probably talking about the window manager titlebar, which a part of the desktop and not under the command of Firefox itself. That can only be altered through your desktop settings, as mentioned in post #2.

If your WM allows it, it may be possible to set it so that a given program displays without a window border, for example. KDE's WM can do that, but I don't know about XFCE. And it may have unwanted side-effects like making the window un-resizable or something like that.

TobiSGD 04-01-2013 10:44 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <Linux - Software> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

pestka 04-04-2013 04:06 AM

@David the H. - alright, but then why Chrome has it no matter what WM one uses?

David the H. 04-06-2013 03:12 PM

I'm not really familiar with chrome, so I can't say. I'm still not even completely sure we're thinking about the same things at this point.

I'm sure though that programmers can choose to skip the window manager bar in their programs and then implement a similar toolbar of their own. Perhaps that's what you're seeing?

I'm really a kind of old-school person anyway, so I don't pay much attention to that kind of flashy eye candy. Just give me a regular old window title bar any day. :)

pestka 04-10-2013 02:28 AM

Ok, I'm marking this topic as solved. For now I have just change settings in the settings manager.
I think, though, that Mozilla is very rapidly growing project, with a lot of updates very often. This brought me to realization that maybe I won't be waiting for so long for that!

Thanks again,
Peter


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