MozillaZine

How to make Firefox look like Chrome ?

User Help for Mozilla Firefox
OldGrantonian
 
Posts: 95
Joined: May 12th, 2008, 11:02 pm
Location: Highlands

Post Posted July 21st, 2020, 4:25 am

I'm giving Firefox a try after about 20 years (for privacy). That's the time I moved in the opposite direction (for blinding speed).

My first impression is that the FF UI looks "thin, spindly, unhealthy, underfed", and so on.

I would be grateful if someone could advise me on how to make FF look like Chrome.

Chrome:

https://imgur.com/dqxR9AC

Firefox:

https://imgur.com/TiAAXLf



Zoom for Chrome is 125%. For FF is 120%. That's the closest I can get for matching. Next zoom up for FF is 133%, which gives a 1.8 inch margin at the left.

Here are differences that I can see:

- The difference in fonts is clear.

- "Yesterday" top L is highlighted in blue for C.

- "All" top L is highlighted in blue for C.

- For C, third row in table is coloured grey.

- Three columns in Chrome are highlighted.

BTW: When I made the change from FF to Chrome 20 years ago, I don't recall seeing much difference between the UIs.

malliz
Folder@Home

User avatar
 
Posts: 44074
Joined: December 7th, 2002, 4:34 am
Location: Australia

Post Posted July 21st, 2020, 4:40 am

Seeing Chrome was only released in 2008 I am not too sure what you are going on about. Maybe stop the hyperbole
What sort of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.
"Terry Pratchett"

WaltS48

User avatar
 
Posts: 4331
Joined: May 7th, 2010, 9:38 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post Posted July 21st, 2020, 6:06 am

Maybe the reporter should try Firefox in safe mode or a test profile.

I see the "New Deaths" highlighted in red and text at 100% looks fine on that site using Firefox 78.0.2, 79.0b9 and 80.0a1 here.
Linux Desktop - AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 455 3.3GHz | 8.0GB RAM | GeForce GT 630
Windows Notebook - AMD A8 7410 2.2GHz | 6.0GB RAM | AMD Radeon R5

DanRaisch
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 123368
Joined: September 23rd, 2004, 8:57 pm
Location: Somewhere on the right coast

Post Posted July 21st, 2020, 7:33 am

Can't see why anyone would want to mess up Firefox that way but "jedem sein eigenes", or, in French, "à chacun son goût."

Oh, and test current version against current version and I doubt you'll see a lot of difference in speed between the two browsers.

OldGrantonian
 
Posts: 95
Joined: May 12th, 2008, 11:02 pm
Location: Highlands

Post Posted July 21st, 2020, 11:42 am

.
@WaltS48
Thanks for your response.

WaltS48 wrote:Maybe the reporter should try Firefox in safe mode...


Done. No change - exactly as screenshot in my OP.

WaltS48 wrote:..or a test profile.


That worked fine.

I made no modifications to the test profile. I now see a page that looks like the Chrome screenshot in my OP.

WaltS48 wrote:I see the "New Deaths" highlighted in red and text at 100% looks fine on that site using Firefox 78.0.2...


I am using 78.0.2. The default (unmodified) profile is what produced the strange FF screenshot in my OP.

Conclusion: Everything is looking fine.

Thanks for your help.

dickvl

User avatar
 
Posts: 53146
Joined: July 18th, 2005, 3:25 am

Post Posted July 22nd, 2020, 9:49 am

Note that is the view you get when you disable website colors or use a High Contrast theme.
Options/Preferences -> General: Fonts & Colors -> Colors: "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above"

OldGrantonian
 
Posts: 95
Joined: May 12th, 2008, 11:02 pm
Location: Highlands

Post Posted July 22nd, 2020, 11:58 am

.
dickvl wrote:Note that is the view you get when you disable website colors or use a High Contrast theme...


@dickvl thanks for response.

I discovered that for myself about half an hour ago. I logged in just now to report it :-)

As part of my FF configuration program to make FF look like Chrome, I wanted my "visited link" colour to be red (as in the Chrome screenshots in my OP).

My current satisfactory solution for Chrome is to use the "Stylus" add-on with the following CSS:

Code: Select all
a:visited { color: red ! important }


For FF, I wanted to use the famous built-in features, rather than dozens of add-ons. But Stylus works in FF as well - with the same simple CSS and no wreckage.

Thanks for your help.
.

MozillaMonkey
 
Posts: 333
Joined: April 21st, 2008, 7:52 pm

Post Posted July 24th, 2020, 9:56 am

malliz wrote:Seeing Chrome was only released in 2008 I am not too sure what you are going on about. Maybe stop the hyperbole


He could be living on a planet where one Earth year is equal to 1.67 of his years?

Return to Firefox Support


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 9 guests