Note: this entry has moved.I've already said why I believe FireFox is the best browser ever. Let me show you another amazing feature of this browser.
There are two main files that customize the browsing experience:
userChrome.css: modifies the browser's appearance.
userContent.css: modifies the appearance of all rendered pages.
chromesubfolder. Sample files for them are provided in the
US\chromesubfolder inside your profile folder. You can rename and copy them to your
chromefolder. You can create a new FireFox profile with the store location you want by using starting it with
firefox.exe /p. I my case, for example, I find the default search box at the top right of the browser too small. I usually perform searches like:
xml performance site:weblogs.asp.net. That doesn't fit the textbox. What's more, as I'm using 1152x864 resolution, I've a huge wasted address bar.
userChrome.cssstylesheet file, the following style declaration suffices to make the search box wider (see it in this screenshot):
But it doesn't end in browser customization. You can also affect the way ALL the pages you browse are displayed. That's the
userContent.css's role. For example, I find the default font size for <pre> and <code> tags too small in comparison with IE. Easy enough to fix. I just edited the
userContent.css stylesheet and added:
I had a look at both sites' HTML source, located the elements I don't want to see, and added the following styles:
And if you have the disgrace of having to work too much with GDN, the following will get rid of the amazingly useless header and search box and the advertising at the right: