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Mozilla is "evaluating" userChrome.css

Post by aes2011 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:22 pm

From comment #14 in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1416044
From a WebExtensions point-of-view, I am very interested in this telemetry as well. The use of userChrome.css indicates there is a market need to customize the browser that cannot currently be satisfied any other way. Knowing the frequency that userChrome is used is a good start, but any information we can get on the contents is even better (although, more difficult, I suspect). Number of rules, as jaws proposed, is a nice start.

In the end, I'm looking for information to help me provide developers with a solid set of maintainable API that provides what userChrome.css is providing today.
It could be interpreted as a move to, sooner or later, kill off userChrome.css :shock:

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Re: Mozilla is "evaluating" userChrome.css

Post by catweazel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:39 am

aes2011 wrote:It could be interpreted as a move to, sooner or later, kill off userChrome.css :shock:
From reading the thread, that's a good thing.
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Re: Mozilla is "evaluating" userChrome.css

Post by Schultz » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:20 am

catweazel wrote:
From reading the thread, that's a good thing.
How do you come to that conclusion?

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Re: Mozilla is "evaluating" userChrome.css

Post by catweazel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:52 am

Schultz wrote:
catweazel wrote:
From reading the thread, that's a good thing.
How do you come to that conclusion?
...this may become a ticking timebomb for users, especially since userChrome.css is worse than a theme in many respects...
Amongst other comments.
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Re: Mozilla is "evaluating" userChrome.css

Post by lmuserx4849 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:44 am

aes2011 wrote:It could be interpreted as a move to, sooner or later, kill off userChrome.css :shock:
I have seen articles saying just that. It wouldn't surprise, but I hope not.

I use/used Classic Theme Restorer, plus my own css. CTR is making changes through css.

If users that use firefox are part of the "Mozilla community", and we are staying abreast of what FF is doing, why don't they just ask us and take a poll and engage the community. Me thinks Mozilla is in a "telemetry bubble". All data no people.

Here's a first: Commercial for Firefox with Guillermo. All about speed, nothing about stability, privacy, usability, customizing. What does "speed" mean in a post net neutrality environment.

ghacks brought up the spam infestation problem at the ff addon site. Be nice if they fixed that.

The person that wrote Comment 39 is my hero.
That is funny though. Forcing users to use the userChrome.css, as many add-ons are no longer available in "Quantum". Then Saying it might be a time bomb implying the suggestion to no longer allow userChrome.css - are you serious? Really, stop wasting time and money, state "use Chrome, we will be almost the same in like 2 years from now" and use the money for pro-privacy, "pro-internet" lobbying. So sad to see what FF has become.

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