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Old 07-11-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Question Scrollbar on the recently updated Firefox

I'm just wondering if I'm the only one that noticed the scroll bar on regular pages in Firefox 68 is no longer using the one from the system GTK theme:
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However, its internal pages do still use it:
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I wonder if I'm missing something, here.
Old 07-11-2019, 01:03 PM   #2
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You are not... that royally pissed me off. I'll quote myself from a post in another thread here:

I have been angry today, that Firefox 68 no longer respects GTK styling for the scrollbar. It defaults to very ugly, thin, hard to grab, hard to see when short, grey scrollbars and grey scrollbar track. It uses my GTK+ style in preferences pages in the browser, but not on sites. This is likely related to website CSS being able to change it, my guess is that they enforced it so that would work consistently. I have a black GTK+ style with glowing orange to black gradient, that I am very fond of.

I can't get my hover gradient, but I can at least override the behaviour by creating a chrome/userContent.css file so I can see and grab my scrollbar again.

   scrollbar-color: #BA4A00 #000000;
   scrollbar-width: auto;
Based on information here:

The first colour value is for the scrollbar ("thumb") and the second is for the scrollbar track. As far as I can tell, scrollbar-width can be thin, auto, or none, with auto being OS defaults.

NOTE: In Firefox 68, they have disabled user customizations by default. Supposedly for "performance" they are no longer parsing userContent.css, userChrome.css, userChrome.xml etc. and you have to enable it in about:config

Toggle this value to True

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Old 07-11-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks, TheRealGrogan. It's not so garish with my custom colours now. I didn't notice the outright lack of parsing user customisation files, because apparently I already had `toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets` set to true.


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