Scrunched up Firefox bookmarks!
December 24, 2008 8:54 AM   Subscribe

Firefox 3.0.5 on MacOSX 10.5.5: How do I make the Bookmarks Pulldown Menu Wider? I cant read half of my bookmarks because the dropdown is too narrow.

When I click Bookmarks on the title bar, the dropdown menu is VERY narrow. I can only read maybe 40 characters of titles to my bookmarks and a lot of them have LONG titles. I would like the dropdown to show 80-100 characters if possible.

I tried what was suggested here and here but it doesnt make any difference.

Here is my userChrome.css:

@namespace url(""); /* set default namespace to XUL */

/* change maximum width of bookmarks menu items - default is 26em */
menuitem.bookmark-item {
max-width: 99em !important;

Located under ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/blahblah.default/chrome

The file is also owned by me and permissions are 644.

Any ideas?
posted by Fiat124 to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This seems like the solution
posted by watercarrier at 11:52 AM on December 24, 2008

posted by watercarrier at 11:52 AM on December 24, 2008

Guess 3 times is a charm. Sorry the embedded link for some reason isn't working...:)
posted by watercarrier at 11:54 AM on December 24, 2008

Response by poster: watercarrier, I tried that addon and no luck.

In fact, most of the addons i've tried dont seem to work.
I tried one that was supposed to remove Bookmarks from the top menu bar
and after restarting, it was still there.

I've tried uninstalling Firefox, deleting ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox
and reinstalling and nothing seems to work.

Is my Firefox broken?
posted by Fiat124 at 4:49 AM on December 25, 2008

Response by poster: Another Update.

I booted my Mac into Vista x32 SP1 via BootCamp and put my above userChrome.css file
into the Firefox 3.0.5 chrome directory under my user profile and it works perfectly, (the
Bookmarks toolbar is nice and wide so I can read all my bookmark titles) so for some reason it
appears you cant do to Firefox what I want to under MacOS X but you can under Windows.

Bummer. Thanks to those who took the time to read my request!
posted by Fiat124 at 9:05 AM on December 25, 2008

Steve Jobs probably doesn't want you to be able to. So you can't.

The Mac is a great user experience if you work exactly the way the Apple people do. But if you "think different" you're probably out of luck, sorry.
posted by vsync at 10:56 AM on December 26, 2008

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