Change background color of bookmark drop menu

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Post Posted October 16th, 2017, 3:41 am


When my Bookmarks menu on the Booksmarks toolbar drops down, its background is all black with only the entries my cursor scrolls through being highlighted. Is there a way to turn the black ground to a lighter color where I can see every item listed in the menu?

Thanks for any tips!

Jim in NYC


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Post Posted October 16th, 2017, 3:49 am

Are you running a Theme?
Have you thought of trying another one, say, a tad lighter?
ref; >
> ... te-themes/

Otherwise, wait for a coder to come along who may be able to help out.

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 8:27 am

In my userChrome file:

@namespace url("");
/*background and font color of sidebar */
#bookmarksPanel treechildren,
#history-panel treechildren {background-color: rgb(255,255,184) !important;
font-weight: bold !important;font-size: 13pt !important;color: darkslateblue !important;}

/*Bookmarks sidebar: change hover color */
#bookmarks-view treechildren:-moz-tree-cell(hover) {background-color: steelblue !important; }
#bookmarks-view treechildren:-moz-tree-cell(selected) {background-color: steelblue !important; }

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Thanks to both of you! Before your responses I first did a full refresh then added on the default themes and have readible menus again. Just as a learning experience I'm going to see what happens with both your recommended solutions. Since I only recently fired-up Firefox on a "new" secondhand Dell E6430 and had its new version Firefox sync configurations from a Firefox account unused for six years, I think my toolbar menu backgrounds orginally came from a older Firefox installation on a 32bit Thinkpad and it must be that using that long-ago synced Firefox data wasn't as faithfully compatible with today's Firefox. Just a theory, but sounds right enough since I'd no issues with Firefox until that sync.

Thanks for the assist!!

Jim in NYC

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