Firefox title bar is always GRAY in Windows 10!


  1. Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       #1

    Firefox title bar is always GRAY in Windows 10!


    Just had a clean install of Windows 10... and the title bar in Firefox is now gray! And it doesn't change when the window becomes active. I THOUGHT I followed instructions on how to get the color back in the Firefox title bar. In the Firefox Profile folder, I created a new folder, (and named it "Chrome"). Then I created a new file, <userCrome.css>, inside the "Chrome" folder. The instructions gave some code that goes into the "userChrome.css file. I pasted the code in there and restarted Firefox.... and nothing happened!

    Does anybody have any ideas as to what's happening here?
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  2. Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    But didn't you read my post? :) There were instructions on how to get color on the Firefox title bar. The instructions didn't work! I was wondering why. Where did you read that the title bar in Firefox is always gray in W10? Then you can't tell when the window is active or not.
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  3. Posts : 12,429
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    Mr Mag00 said:
    But didn't you read my post? :) There were instructions on how to get color on the Firefox title bar. The instructions didn't work! I was wondering why. Where did you read that the title bar in Firefox is always gray in W10? Then you can't tell when the window is active or not.
    Guess I'm missing something here, the 2 posts read like you are having a discussion/argument with yourself.

    The problem you describe also happens with Firefox on Linux Mint. It's the Tabs tabs that change color/shade to show active or inactive.
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  4. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #4

    Berton said:
    Guess I'm missing something here, the 2 posts read like you are having a discussion/argument with yourself.

    The problem you describe also happens with Firefox on Linux Mint. It's the Tabs tabs that change color/shade to show active or inactive.
    Same thought I had when I read post #2
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  5. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #5

    Mr Mag00 said:
    But didn't you read my post? :) There were instructions on how to get color on the Firefox title bar. The instructions didn't work! I was wondering why. Where did you read that the title bar in Firefox is always gray in W10? Then you can't tell when the window is active or not.
    I'm guessing you are referring to the Tab Bar, not the Title Bar.

    Works for me!

    Full path:
    C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\Chrome\userChrome.css
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  6. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       #6

    Hi, @Mr Mag00:

    In addition to the excellent advice already offered....

    Yes, the default theme for Firefox under Win10 uses a light gray background for the UI, including the background for the navigation toolbar, the bookmarks toolbar, the tabs.

    There are many, many ways to customize/change that -- some of them are easier than others.
    If you want to go the "userchrome" route, you may want to look into the Stylish extension.
    (And there is excellent, expert, free help with userchrome modifications at this user community: forums.mozillazine.org)

    It might be easier to find an extension HERE that does what you want.
    For example, ColorfulTabs will assign different, random colors to each new tab.
    Classic Theme Restorer contains many, many options for customization -- it might provide an option that does what you want?

    There are also many THEMES for Firefox. Perhaps one of those will do what you want?

    Before implementing too many changes to your Firefox profile, you might want to consider backing up your existing profile (or at least critical data, such as bookmarks), and/or creating a new, test profile for experimenting. That way, you will have a way to roll back changes, if needed.

    >>Perhaps if you could please provide us with a bit more detail exactly what you want to do, we could provide more specific help.:)

    Thanks!
    MM
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  7. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #7

    Here's the link that you can pick and choose from. All kind of nice themes, also include solid colors:
    Most Popular Themes :: Add-ons for Firefox

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  8. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       #8

    Hi:

    topgundcp said:
    Here's the link that you can pick and choose from. All kind of nice themes, also include solid colors:
    Most Popular Themes :: Add-ons for Firefox
    Great minds think alike.


    There are also many THEMES for Firefox. Perhaps one of those will do what you want?
    I don't do a good job here of setting out my embedded links so that they are obvious and readily visible to the reader.
    Your way of doing it works better.
    Thank you for providing that additional clarity for the OP and for others reading this thread.

    Cheers,
    MM
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