• Firefox 103.0.2 update – lost titlebar color?

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    #2469429

    Firefox just updated me from ver 102.0.1 to 103.0.2.  Previously my FF Title bar was my system color (I guess – a burnt orange).  Now it is very very light gray.

    I seem to recall awhile back something like this and did something with a “proton” setting or such. Then things got worse as FF progressed and I recall installing something from “AVG” or such – a userChrome.css file? (I have no idea what is in there, it just worked).

    Things were fine until now. Playing with the FF Settings Website appearance does nothing.

    How can I get color on my FF Title Bar again?

    Windows 10 Pro x64 v21H2 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
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    • #2469435

      Try Settings\General\Language & appearance – System theme

      • #2469513

        I tried those (FF system now) but only the Dark setting does anything and that is to change the entire screen field to Black.

        Any other ideas?  From anyone?

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v21H2 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
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    • #2469515

      The AskVG website has this topic:
      [Tip] Enable Colorized Titlebar Again in Firefox 103 and Later Versions
      – Last updated on August 1, 2022 by VG
      Some of our readers reported that the previous CSS code to restore or enable colorized titlebar has stopped working in recently released Firefox 103 version. In this article, we’ll tell you how to fix the issue and restore colored titlebar again in Firefox 103 and later versions.”
      https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-colorized-titlebar-again-in-firefox-103-and-later-versions/

      Or maybe some might be interested in the Theme Firefox B by dria:
      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firefox-b/
      I like it because it gives Firefox the “Retro” look – 🙂

      Firefox-B

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      • #2469626

        This is close–except–I wanted the system color in that area only when the Firefox window is active. So I Googled a bit and found “Different titlebar colour when window is active in v89?” This led me to add :not(:-moz-window-inactive) after .titlebar-color in the userChrome.css example given by the AskVG website:

        .titlebar-color:not(:-moz-window-inactive) {
        color: AccentColorText;
        background-color: AccentColor;
        }
        .tab-background{
        border-radius: 0px 0px !important;
        margin-bottom: 0px !important;
        }
        .tabbrowser-tab:not([selected=true]):not([multiselected=true]) .tab-background{
        background-color: color-mix(in srgb, currentColor 5%, transparent);
        }
        menupopup > menu, menupopup > menuitem{
        padding-block: 2px !important;
        min-height: 0px !important;
        }
        :root{
        –arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 2px !important;
        }

        This works for me in Firefox version 103.0.2.

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 21H2
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
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    • #2469550

      Oy Vay!  Why can’t they just leave the *%^# FF GUI alone for rice cakes?!!!

      There aren’t any security patches in 103.0.2 so I’m not gonna bother myself with it for now.  But this will no doubt carry over to the next main update.

      Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake as soon as you make it again.

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    • #2469688

      Another reason why I use Fx 91.12.0 ESR version. Always use the ESR versions as they are far more stable and you rarely encounter problems like this one. I’ve had this latest ESR version for awhile now and I think the next update will be in a month or so to the next ESR version.

      There recently was introduced by Mozilla a NEW branch of ESR versions but for those of us on the older ESR branch we get on the new branch when the next update occurs I think I recall reading. I recall way back about 20 or so years ago when Fx did not engage in the silly stuff (like too frequent version updates) that they seem compelled to do these days to stay “competitive”.

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      • #2470227

        91.13 ESR will be the last one in the 91 branch for ESR. Starting in September, the ESR branch will shift to 102 with the release of version 102.3 ESR.

        91.13 ESR will be released on the 23rd of August, I believe, and 102.3 ESR will be released on the 20th of September, I believe.

        The specific release dates that have been planned by Mozilla can be found here:

        https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Calendar

        OK, enough of this topic hijacking, back to the subject at hand!

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    • #2469745

      This might affect the FF on my Windows 7 which still has color, but my Linux Mint C. doesn’t have much color other than the mint green here and there.

      Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake as soon as you make it again.

    • #2470224

      I guess silver could be considered a color, but black is the lack of color, and white is all colors.  I remember back in the days when I was using Windows 98 SE, I had a self made windows color scheme for all the seasons.

      Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake as soon as you make it again.

    • #2470311

      Starting in September, the ESR branch will shift to 102 with the release of version 102.3 ESR.

      FF ESR is already on version 102.1.0

      • #2472757

        FF ESR is already on version 102.1.0

        If you are still on Firefox ESR 91.11.0 (or 91.12.0) then Firefox will offer to update to 91.13.0 and not 102.x.

        Presumably the next ESR update will be to 102.x since the 91 branch is going to be EOL.

        I will stay on 91.13.0 and 78.15.0 for now and will NOT update to 102.x anytime soon, not until I am satisfied that updating will not cause any unwelcome changes. If necessary I will stay on the older versions for a lengthy period. I only update to the 91 branch a few weeks ago after staying on 78.15.0 for the past year.

        Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

    • #2473197

      I’ve installed FF 104 64 bit on my Win 7 after skipping over FF 103.0.2.  After two days of use everything seems to be good, and there’s no changes to the FF GUI.  So now I’ll try it on my Linux Mint 19.1 laptop and let you know how that goes.

      Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake as soon as you make it again.

      • #2473349

        So now I’ll try it on my Linux Mint 19.1 laptop and let you know how that goes.

        Okay, FF 104 on my Linux Mint is looking okay and seems to be running a bit faster too.

        Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake as soon as you make it again.

      • #2473357

        I’ve got 104 on a W7, 2 W8.1, 2W10, 2 macOS Catalina, and 4 linux Mint 20.3 machines. All is well and it does seem quicker on all of them.

    • #2473554

      All this bs is why some are on Pale Moon. 😑

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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