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kravery2002
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Post Posted November 9th, 2006, 10:07 pm

I have edited my chrome.css on my PC but can't do it on my ibook. The weird thing is that it opens it in a Safari window as if it were a Web page and I don't use Safari and it is not set as my default browser. Then I cannot do anything to the file, not delete, add or anything. Any ideas? My search window is tiny and I want to change my chrome to enlarge it, among other things

Swami
 
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Post Posted November 9th, 2006, 11:13 pm

Try the "ChromEdit Plus" extension. Automatically creates the correct files, in the correct location. Lets you edit your user files from in the browser.
http://webdesigns.ms11.net/chromeditp.html

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Post Posted November 9th, 2006, 11:49 pm

kravery2002 wrote:I have edited my chrome.css on my PC but can't do it on my ibook. The weird thing is that it opens it in a Safari window as if it were a Web page and I don't use Safari and it is not set as my default browser. Then I cannot do anything to the file, not delete, add or anything. Any ideas? My search window is tiny and I want to change my chrome to enlarge it, among other things


Kravery2002:

The correct filename that you need to edit is called :arrow: userChrome.css
This file does not exist in your Firefox Profile folder until you create it.

The latest version of Firefox is 2.0.

- Setting up the userChrome.css file -
#1 - To Locate your Firefox Profile Folder
Firefox Help: Editing Configuration Files:
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/edit

#2 - Use TextEdit on the MAC to create the userChrome.css file
On your MAC open your [ TextEdit ] program.

From the TextEdit Menu Bar click the [ Format ] menu and select:
[ Make Plain Text ]

#3 - Now [ Save ] the document as: userChrome.css
( From within the Firefox Profile Folder navigate to the [ chrome ] sub-folder and save it there )

#4 - From the Tips & Tricks page Copy & Paste the desired adjustments
Firefox Help: Tips & Tricks
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/tips

[ Save ] the file when finished.

#5 - Quit and restart Firefox to see the effect of any settings you have altered in the configuration file.

- Other Helpful Mozilla Links -
Firefox Help: How To Manage Profiles
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile
:)
PPC Mac G4, 500MHz, 1GB Ram, (OS X - 10.4.8 - Tiger)
Firefox 2.0 | Safari 2.0.4

Kravery
 
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Post Posted November 10th, 2006, 8:32 pm

That worked, thanks It was doing in text edit that made it possible. I knew about the userChrome.css file because I tweak it on my PC but I still wonder why it opened in Safari. Anyway, it worked.

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