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Old 26. Mar 2011, 03:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Added "Movable Firefox Button".

Now my Firefox button (or so-called 'orange' button) can be moved to the far right. It almost functions or looks like the Wrench in Chrome.

On the left (FF4 vs Chrome 10)




On the right (FF4 vs Chrome 10)


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Old 27. Mar 2011, 04:14 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Default Hide Dropmarkers in Bookmark Bar (Firefox for Linux)

Other than the Menu-bar, this is another inconsistency in Firefox for Linux and for Windows.

In the bookmarks bar, drop-markers next to the folders are always shown by default in Firefox (4 and older versions) for Linux, but they are not in Firefox for Windows. I don't understand what the rationale is for that.



Can't find an extension to hide the drop-markers but it can be done by adding some code to userChrome.css (a new file which can be added in this folder Profile folder > chrome):

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@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);

/* Bookmarks Toolbar - hide dropmarker */
.bookmark-item .toolbarbutton-menu-dropmarker
  {
  display:none !important;
  }

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Old 27. Mar 2011, 05:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I am not sure, but I think Firefox might differ on Linux, and Windows... because of the way the user interface is displayed on both the OS? That's the reason I can think of... don't know for sure.
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Old 27. Mar 2011, 05:35 AM   #34 (permalink)
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... because of the way the user interface is displayed on both the OS? That's the reason I can think of... don't know for sure.
Probably the two teams (one for Linux and the other for Windows) didn't work very closely or they have their own preference for the default settings regardless the users of Firefox across platforms.

IMO the default settings for the alt-key to hide/show menu-bar and the drop-markers in the bookmarks bar of Firefox should be made the same across platforms, wherever possible.

I can see that extensions and css can be added to do that and why can't they be made the same across platforms by default.
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Old 27. Mar 2011, 08:17 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I found this long discussion on the above topic on Mozilla. The issue does not seem as small as it looks. The discussion is too long, and too technical for me to understand, but I think the difference occurs, because of the way API is handled in Linux, and other factors. Find out for yourself, and if anyone understands what's in there, please share .

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=585370
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Old 27. Mar 2011, 09:01 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link Anupam. Looks like there's a long debate over what to do with Firefox for Linux.

Definitely I'd agree with this one pointed out by Dave:

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... addons have existed for quite a while that can hide/show the menu bar under Linux just fine. There's no reason to not add the ability by default to match other platforms. Again, if a distro disagrees let them deal with their build themselves.
Apparently they didn't make it as default in the final release. I would just use the extension to modify it so that the Firefox browser acts more consistently across platforms.

I don't see they've discussed about hiding drop-markers in the bookmarks toolbar, which I don't think it has any chance of conflicts with a Linux distro.
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Old 01. Apr 2011, 02:30 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Got Bookmark Favicon Changer to replace Favicon Picker 3.

Now I have 99.9% the functionality of my previous version, only missing IE accelerator support from Universal Search.
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Is there any benefit to keeping the Ghostery Addon for FF4 if you have checked the "do not track" option in the "Advanced" section?

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Is there any benefit to keeping the Ghostery Addon for FF4 if you have checked the "do not track" option in the "Advanced" section?

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Do not track is new, and isn't supported by most advertisers yet.
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Is anyone using the FEBE beta with Firefox 4.0? If so, does it now work?
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