[tor-talk] trouble changing Aurora menu button color - userChrome.css

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Sat Mar 24 23:25:27 UTC 2012

On 3/22/2012 11:28 AM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
> Do others find that Aurora (no longer says Aurora) has almost the same 
> orange color as Firefox for main menu button, to be confusing, when 
> have TBB & Firefox both open (I believe the UI element name is 
> "appmenu-button.")?
> I'm unable to correctly edit the userChrome.css file in TBB profile, 
> to change the color from orange to green (or what ever).  I hope when 
> it changes the menu button color, it'll also change the icon color in 
> the Windows tray.
> I've edited the userChrome & userContent.css files before, but this 
> doesn't work in TBB.  I'm assuming that Aurora WILL use the 
> userChrome.css file, if proper commands w/ proper syntax are entered?
> Here's the command I found on Lifehacker to change the app-menu button 
> color (using rgba instead of rgb).  I edited the userChrome.css file 
> that's in the path "E:\Temp\Tor Browser\TBB 2.2.35-8\Tor 
> Browser\FirefoxPortable\Data\profile\chrome".  This is same main path 
> (folder) where I launch TBB, using "Start Tor browser.exe."
>> /* This changes color of orange Firefox menu button. */
>> #appmenu-button {
>> background-color: rgba(0,128,0,.8) !important;
> I also tried putting spaces between the decimal values:  rgba(0, 128, 
> 0, .8).... which made no difference.
> Can anyone see the problem - if there's one w/ syntax?  Or is there 
> another issue I'm overlooking w/ Aurora / TBB?
For those interested in changing the color or text of the menu button 
(on Win version, now same orange & same label "Firefox" as vanilla 
Firefox), I found the error of my ways & how to change either / or color 
or button text.  Add this code to the userChrome.css file in Tor Browser 
profile.  The profile located in the path:  Tor 

If you don't have the chrome folder or the userChrome.css, create them.  
Later versions of Firefox don't seem to include example versions of 
userChrome.css.  You can get an older copy of the file, or paste these 
line at the beginning of the file.  Enter any / all desired code 
*_AFTER_* the line:  "@namespace url("http://www.mozilla...."
> /*
>  * Edit this file and copy it as userChrome.css into your
>  * profile-directory/chrome/
>  */
> /*
>  * This file can be used to customize the look of Mozilla's user interface
>  * You should consider using !important on rules which you want to
>  * override default settings.
>  */
> /*
>  * Do not remove the @namespace line -- it's required for correct 
> functioning
>  */
> @namespace 
> url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); 
> /* set default namespace to XUL */
Then enter the code below.  Choose either / or to change button color or 
text (like to TBB, Torbrow, Aurora, etc.).  Choose your own color or 
text content, where "Torbrow " is shown.

> /* This changes color of orange Firefox menu button. */
>  *
> #appmenu-button {
> background: #008000 !important;
> }
>  *
> /* This changes the appmenu-button text from "Firefox" to "Torbrow"*/
>  *
> #appmenu-button dropmarker:before {
> content: "TorBrow " !important;
> }
> #appmenu-button .button-text {
> display: none !important;
> }

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