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      • #2304072 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        I am a disabled person trying to set up userchrome.css in Firefox.

        Is there anyway any one can make me it and install it thru TeamViewer or send me userchrome.css. This is important to me please get back to me

      • #2304110 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        I’ve never used userchrome.css.

        Hoping somebody else around here has….

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      • #2304116 Reply
        bbearren
        AskWoody MVP

        How-To Geek has this article.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

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      • #2304144 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        bbearren someone on the the internet made userchrome.css for me I am trying I can not seem to get a hold of him am looking for someone to update features for me am looking for someone who can here

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by sportman13.
      • #2304153 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Post your current CSS and what you want from the mods and we’ll see what we can do.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2304251 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Paul I am not not technical I see my current css is in a zip file tell me how to post it here  please it is very important

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        • #2304255 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          At the bottom of the post entry box click “Select File”
          That will open Explorer on your computer.
          Highlight the .zip file
          Click on the “Open” button, should attach the file on the lower left of the post.

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      • #2304257 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        PKCano  I hope I did this right I need everything updated

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        • #2304261 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Looks good. Wait for Paul’s answer.

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      • #2304271 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Paul here is another zip file to go with the first

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        • #2304284 Reply
          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          Remember, we aren’t all on the same time-zone… your response may take a day or two 😉

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      • #2304463 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        You appear to have some alternative icons and colours via those CSS changes.

        What do you now want to change?

        It would be good to have some screenshots of the things you want to change. You can do this by opening Windows Snipping Tool (it is also called Snip n Sketch), making a new rectangular snip and saving the snip as a PNG, then upload it (them) in a post.

        You seem more than capable so installation of the changes should present no issues for you.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2304501 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Paul I did not make css myself I am not technical someone else did I can not get a hold of the person I can give you the guys site I need everything updated please here is a screenshot if you want any other screenshots please tell me this is very impotant to me

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      • #2304727 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        We need to know what you want changed to be able to make the mods.
        Then you can paste the modified file into the appropriate location following our instructions.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2304760 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Paul I need everything updated  in userchrome.css I am not technical Example Find in this page feature dose not work in Firefox if you can please tell me  what do I need to send you if what I posted here was not enough in the zip file do you want more info ? please tell me ? this is very important to me

      • #2304904 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Applying the changes in the markrh-aris148-chrome.zip results in some pretty ugly items – see screenshot – and doesn’t give you a screen that looks like the one you posted in #2304501.

        I can’t see a way to add the icon names. Do you have any extensions installed?
        Type “about:extensions” in the address bar.

        cheers, Paul

         

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      • #2304930 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Paul when you say extensions you meant add ons in Firefox theses ?

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      • #2304932 Reply
        Ascaris
        AskWoody_MVP

        This is an old version of Aris’ CSS mods for Firefox, which are meant to replace the functionality (to the degree they can) of Aris’ classic extension, Classic Theme Restorer. You can download the whole thing at the URL in the file and uncomment the lines in the userChrome.css file to enable those bits.

        The version of the custom CSS is quite old, so it is not surprising that things do not work as expected. Mozilla’s decision to eliminate extensions that can modify the UI has made this a great deal harder for anyone who doesn’t like what Firefox looks like in the post Quantum era.  It used to be that you could use CTR and simply change everything you want via the menus, and generally it would just keep working from then on. Aris would have to keep fixing the addon to deal with Mozilla’s changes, but the end user wouldn’t have to.

        Now Aris has to keep releasing new versions of the custom stylesheets to cope with all of Mozilla’s changes, and the end user has to go through them and modify them to fit each time too, a much more involved and annoying process. That’s still better than the alternative, of course, where these kinds of modifications are simply impossible, which is probably going to happen eventually, given Mozilla’ record thus far.

        I’ve attempted to port your customizations to a newer version of the Aris custom CSS, though some things didn’t have direct equivalents. Some things will be different, most likely, but it should be closer to what you expect, at least.  Try out the zip I attached here and see how it works for you!

        Note that this is just the custom userChrome.css, not the userContent.css that was in the chrome directory.

        Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

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      • #2304945 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascar and Paul if this is userChrome.css not the userContent.css that was in the chrome directory.Will you make a userContent.css for me ? I am not technical how do I install chrome-1.zip  ? or do I wait for you to make userContent.css to install both ?

        • #2304984 Reply
          Ascaris
          AskWoody_MVP

          Just extract the .zip into your chrome folder in the Mozilla profile. You’ve already backed up the old chrome folder (it’s in the zip file you uploaded), so you can have it overwrite the existing files in there. The old userContent.css will remain and keep working, if it is indeed working.

          Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

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      • #2305064 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul The old userContent.css will remain and keep working, if it is indeed working. Can you tell me the difference between the zip you gave me me and userContent.css because the Find in this page in Firefox dose not work ?

      • #2305124 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Find is a toolbar option that you add.

        Right click on the toolbar, Customize.
        Drag “Find” to the toolbar next to the URL/address bar.
        Click Done.

        Thanks for the extensions / add-ons page.
        No news on the icon names yet.

        cheers, Paul

        • #2305128 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          I see Ascaris has found the icon text setting for you!

          cheers, Paul

      • #2305126 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul Can you tell me the difference between the zip you gave me me and userContent.css because the Find in this page in Firefox dose not work  on mine pre zip Ascaris gave me ?

        • #2305129 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Already answered in #2305124 above.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2305151 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Paul I do not know how you meant this works  ?

        Find is a toolbar option that you add.

        Right click on the toolbar, Customize.
        Drag “Find” to the toolbar next to the URL/address bar.
        Click Done.

        Thanks for the extensions / add-ons page.
        No news on the icon names yet.

      • #2305352 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Follow these instructions.

        1. Right click on the toolbar, select Customize.
        2. Drag “Find” to the toolbar next to the URL/address bar.
        3. Click Done.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2305449 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul the Find in this page in Firefox dose not working on mine Here is screenshot

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        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul the Find in this page in Firefox dose not working on mine Here is screenshot here it is

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      • #2305629 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        This is my Firefox with the CSS supplied by Ascaris and the Find added using my instructions.

        Capture-4

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2305637 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Paul the Find in this page in Firefox dose not working on mine Here is screenshot here it is go to Edit

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      • #2305639 Reply
        Ascaris
        AskWoody_MVP

        I would love to try to help with this, but I must admit that I have no idea at all what the problem is. Can you please explain a bit what you want to have happening and what is actually happening instead?

        Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

      • #2305642 Reply
        PaulK
        AskWoody Lounger

        the Find in this page in Firefox dose not working

        does not say just WHAT is not working as expected. I just did the [ Ctrl+F ] to invoke Find. Here is the result. This strip is at the bottom of the screen. (Not shown here is the [ X ] at the right end of the strip; clicking on it removes this Find strip.)
        FindStrip

        Sportman: Are you saying that this Find strip does not appear?
        Or that the strip does appear, but that when you key into the box at the left end, that there is no Find action?
        Or that you cannot key in anything?

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      • #2305649 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris  and Paul let me give you the detail after Firefox 57 stop the features I was going to forums to try to get someone to make me userChrome.css, and  userContent.css I did his name Mark Headrick I can give you his site address he even installed for me himself via TeamViewer for  me  I am a disabled person and not computer savy he said he would update everything for me I have not heard from him in months hope you would update this for me or maybe contact him to know his setup and then set it up for me I know things have to be updated features

        the Find in this page in Firefox dose not working on mine go to Edit I  type Find in this page to find nothing happens hope you can see and help me this is important to me

        • #2305655 Reply
          PaulK
          AskWoody Lounger

          So, when you try to invoke Find, and “nothing happens”, you are saying that the strip does not appear at the bottom of the screen?

        • #2305659 Reply
          Ascaris
          AskWoody_MVP

          The chrome-1.zip file I uploaded was the attempt at the fixed version of the userChrome.css setup you uploaded. I don’t know what it is you are trying to accomplish with the custom stylesheets, but I was able to look at the ones you had and see that they were an old version of Aris’ custom stylesheets for Firefox, which I was familiar with as I use them in my own Firefox installation. I tried to port over the bits I found enabled in your custom stylesheet, but without knowing what the problem you have with the original Firefox is, it’s hard to know what you are actually requesting here.

          As far as the Find in Page thing… are you saying that the Find in Page bar does not appear when you invoke it via the menu? I just tried it in the chrome-1.zip file I uploaded, and it works fine.

          Firefox 57 changed a lot of things, as that was the first release in the Quantum series. One of the things it removed was the ability to use the classic addons, like Classic Theme Restorer, which used to provide the functionality that the custom CSS now does. It also introduced a new UI.

          What is the problem you had with Firefox 57 when that arrived back then? Or, in other words, what would be the problem you have with Firefox right now if you removed the custom .css and went back to the default appearance?

          Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

      • #2305726 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul yes when I invoke Find, and “nothing happens”, I am saying that the strip does not appear at the bottom of the screen or top

        Things which someone made custom for me are

        Tezt bigger in search and text bigger when adding folder

        yellow folders

        which I asked him to do for me he

        also added on mine old look

        Classic Theme Restorer, which used to provide the functionality that the custom CSS  yes  like you said  also introduced a new UI.I think

        • #2305768 Reply
          Ascaris
          AskWoody_MVP

          Here is how Firefox looks for me with the chrome-1.zip custom CSS. I had it open Find in Page, which you can see at the top of the content window.

          firefox

          Is this the appearance you want? This is your old version of Aris’ custom CSS for Firefox ported to a newer version, more or less. There were a few things that did not have direct equivalents.

           

          Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

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      • #2305777 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul yes this the appearance I want  I want newer version. which few things that did not have direct equivalents you meant from me ? I can give you some idea how my configuration was set up can I give you the site url the person has who set it up to show you ?

        • #2305789 Reply
          Ascaris
          AskWoody_MVP

          I meant that I tried to port everything over from the old userChrome.css to the new one that Aris released. The main userChrome.css file is just a list of a bunch of other files that do the actual work of restyling Firefox. Most files in the list from your older version still exist now in the newer one, but not all of them. All that means is that it might vary in appearance a bit from what you remember.

          If that appearance in the screenshot is good, all you need to do is extract chrome-1.zip to your Firefox profile’s ‘chrome’ folder and restart Firefox. You were able to zip up the chrome folder and upload it, so you already have some familiarity with zip files. It’s the same thing, but in reverse.

          Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

      • #2305790 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul I can give you some idea how my configuration was set up can I give you the site url the person has who set it up to show you ?

      • #2305904 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        You can post URLs if you want, as long as they are safe for all.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2305923 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul here is some idea how my configuration was set up this older version the person has who set it up for me this is his site

        https://www.markheadrick.com/firefox/firefox_config.php#appearance
      • #2305944 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        I can’t see why the Find box doesn’t show on your FF. I get the same arrangement as Ascaris using Ctrl F or the Find icon on the toolbar.

        Have you been able to add the Find icon to the toolbar following my instructions above?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2305952 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Another way to add the “Find” icon to the toolbar:
        Hamburger icon on far right of menubar (Open menu)
        Choose “Customize
        Drag the “Find” magnifying glass from the group to the menubar in whatever location you want it.
        Click “Done”

      • #2306055 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul the Find in this page in Firefox dose not show at all on mine I tryed every thing you said did you look at the person site Dose everything has to be updated on mine ?

      • #2306082 Reply
        PaulK
        AskWoody Lounger

        A – What version of Firefox do you have? To find out:
        [Menu Bar]: Help > About Firefox
        Write down (on a piece of paper) the Version number.

        READ ALL the following items before you do this next step —
        B – Another menu item under Help is [Restart with Add-ons Disabled].
        When you click on this, Firefox will close {so don’t have open any other tabs in Firefox, because you will lose them}, and Firefox will then Restart. It will be in what is called ‘Safe Mode’.

        C – After Firefox comes back up, come back here to AskWoody, and enter your replies:
        – give us the Firefox Version number that you wrote down in (A) above.
        – and answer the question in (D) below.

        D – Does your [ Edit > Find … ] now display the Find bar – probably at the bottom of the screen?

        E – After you have posted (Submitted) the answers to the questions above (item (C) ), you may, at your option, either continue to work with Firefox as it is in Safe Mode, or close out of Firefox. When you start Firefox again, it will be back to the way that you are used to – ‘Normal Mode’.

      • #2306086 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul using Firefox version 81.0.2.0 with  old chrome.zip and userContent.css I think things stopped working could this be the issuess ?

      • #2306183 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        You should have removed the old user chrome files and folders and replaced them with the ones provided by Ascaris above.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2306185 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul if I removed the old user chrome files and folders and replaced them with the ones provided by Ascaris  will this put back the  Find in This Page feature ?

      • #2306199 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        We don’t know if it will return Find, but we have to start somewhere and this is “reverting to a know good setup”.

        If Find does not show up immediately, try adding it via our instructions.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2306202 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul let me please answer your questions from #2305659

        1. question you asked
          Firefox 57 changed a lot of things, as that was the first release in the Quantum series. One of the things it removed was the ability to use the classic addons, like Classic Theme Restorer, which used to provide the functionality that the custom CSS now does. It also introduced a new UI.

          What is the problem you had with Firefox 57 when that arrived back then? Or, in other words, what would be the problem you have with Firefox right now if you removed the custom .css and went back to the default appearance?

          My answers

        2. I want the Firefox 57 the classic addons, like Classic Theme Restorer, which used to provide the functionality that the custom CSS now does. It also introduced a new UI.
        3. I do not like the new Firefox 81 version
        4. I do not want to get rid of custom .css  can you help me to do this please
      • #2306404 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        sportman, I suggest you start from scratch.

        1. Close Firefox
        2. Rename the chrome folder in your Mozilla profile folder. Change it to “chrome.november24” or similar.
        3. Double click the chrome-1.zip file posted by Ascaris and copy the “chrome” folder into your profile folder. You should now have “chrome” and “chrome.november24” folders.
        4. Start FireFox. If the Find icon doesn’t show up, follow the instructions in #2305952.

        Let us know how it goes.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2306405 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul I am not technical to do above I would need step by step details and another question I when install “chrome” and “chrome.november24” folders. will i have theses modified features which I have here are the screenshots

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      • #2306630 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Those are the detailed instructions.

        Which bit can’t you manage?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2306632 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul I see the detailed instructions. My question is because am a disabled I have  modified features which I have in the screenshots in #2306405 which are yellow bookmark men Dark header and bigger text Fonts can you modifiy thoese for me please or is it included in chrome-1.zip ?

        • #2306636 Reply
          Ascaris
          AskWoody_MVP

          The chrome-1.zip file has most of what you want. It was as close as I could get it with only having the original chrome directory as a reference.

          I made a few more tweaks based on your screenshots, and if those are what you want it to look like, it should be good now. Please give the new version, chrome-2, a try and see if it works for you.

          Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

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      • #2306643 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul I see the detailed instructions. My question is because am a disabled am trying to get someone to install chrome-2.zip for me installing I can not do myself I will get back to you if I need installing from you ?

        • #2306876 Reply
          Ascaris
          AskWoody_MVP

          You already were able to take screenshots, log into this site, then write a post and put the screenshots into that. You were able to zip up and post your chrome folder too. Unzipping the chrome-2.zip into the Firefox directory is no harder than any of that, and arguably actually easier. I am sure you can do it!

          Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

      • #2306893 Reply
        sportman13
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ascaris and Paul I am a disabled am trying to get someone to install chrome-2.zip for me installing I can not do myself installing is thing am not great at I will get back to you if I need installing from you ?

      • #2306954 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Hey; im a friend of sportmans’ let me clarify a few points:

        1.he doesnt have a keyboard, his disability drastically limits his movement so he generally uses a mouse with an onscreen keyboard.

        What I believe he is looking for is a way to have the ‘Find in this Page’ option included in the right click context menu.

        If the best thing to do is simply add the find option to the top toolbar. I’m sure he can probably get used to the extra second it takes to click that instead of just right clicking. (unless somebody happens to know an easy way to fix this, cause i dont think it has anything to do with userchrome.css )

        Also I will remote in and install the chrome zip for him, for the visual changes, while I’m adding the find icon.

        (Its likely that he copied the chrome.zip from the email where he originally received it, rather than  from firefoxes appdata folder)

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