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Reduce the space between bookmark lines in menus

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The space between the bookmark lines was until version 89.0 almost zero. The space at version 89.0 is an empty line (see screenshot). That means I have to scroll very long now. @firefox developers: Make the space between the bookmark lines zero again.

edited on Jun 8, 2021 by Jorge Villalobos
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Jorge Villalobos 4 months ago

I made a couple of small edits to the idea in order to publish it. Thanks!

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jscher2000 1 month ago

In response to this idea, some changes are coming in Firefox 93:

Selecting the optional Compact density (https://support.mozilla.org/kb/compact-mode-workaround-firefox ) reduces vertical spacing in menus that drop down from the toolbars. Screenshot attached.

However, in the current beta, this does not compact the right-click context menus or the menu bar drop-downs, so more work could be done.

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Semilynx 1 month ago

This is good news, glad to hear this. Moving in the right direction ;-)

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CNorte2 1 month ago

Why downed link?
It doen not leabe good impresion.
But it is going to be fixxed i supose i can wait

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Quantum 1 week ago

the attached link is not longer available. The Proton fix has been removed in 91 and 92 versions.

The first key issue here that Mozilla developers appear to have only the phone and tablet users in mind (those with fat fingers) instead of accommodating ALL users by giving them the option of wide or narrow spacing in the dropdown menus from the menu folders.

The second key issue is that to most people CHOICE is a no brainer and an important aspect of propagating the browser, so I for one, can't think of a reason for depriving us of it by REMOVING the Proton changes from about:config that worked! This wasn't a mistake or omission but deliberate action, leaving us to wonder about the developers' arrogant attitude: use it the way WE want it, or don't use it at all!
Well. Ok.

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jscher2000 1 week ago

> the attached link is not longer available.
I fixed the link. Apparently you cannot have the ) immediately after the URL on this site or it creates an invalid link.

> The Proton fix has been removed in 91 and 92 versions.
Those preferences were temporary, as are many preferences associated with transitions (remember the address bar changes in Firefox 75, and the preferences that were removed in Firefox 77?).

More choice would be nice, I'm not saying there shouldn't be choice. I'm just reporting that Firefox 93 is partially responding to this feedback.

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Quantum 1 week ago

Thanks! Finally, this simple process worked and I've got my life back on Firefox.....finally I can see ALL my menu folders without scrolling!

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Hugo Westerlund 4 months ago

I completely agree. I was shocked by the new layout and wondered if it was still Firefox. It seems to be optimised for using fingers on touch screens, whereas I prefer to have good overview with as much information on screen at the same time as possible. Therefore I choose small fonts, minimal line spacing etc. The colouring of the older version was also much better. I will try to downgrade and certainly not upgrade on my other computers. Please change back or at least add the option to revert to the old, much better layout.

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wclusa 4 months ago

I disabled the Proton UI to get the compact bookmark items back. It will remain disabled going forward until such day that compact bookmarks are brought back as user-selectable option.

One gets the impression the Mozilla UI developers are only using tablet interfaces these days, which is so far from actual user reality. As such they likely forget the compactness that desktop and laptop users require.

This reminds me of the HUGE mistake the initial release of Windows 8 made, hiding the desktop user interface and ASSuming everybody was using/loving tablet mode. Boy, did Microsoft get that wrong! Look at Windows 10 today. Those Win8 UI developers learned a big lesson.

Now the Mozilla developers are repeating the Microsoft Win8 UI mistake all over again and 1M+ desktop users have to wait for them to see the light.

Don't get me wrong developers. I understand the goal of reaching more smartphone and tablet users, but cutting out desktop users is only going to sour Firefox supporters and steer clear of Firefox usage altogether.

Do the SMART thing: support both modes (compact & tablet). Follow Microsoft's lead - they too did it for TOTAL market share.

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jpncs 4 months ago

I agree entirely. I don't use a tablet or phone for any internet work. I use only my desktop at home. If they doubled the spacing to make it easier for fingers on a touch screen they clearly have made the erroneous assumption that we all use tablets. No. We don't. Hey firefox if you want to forget about desktop computer users then how about giving us the option of using a "legacy" edition of firefox? That's the least you can do.

I am retired. I don't carry a phone with me where ever I go. I use my phone for photos and texting. That's it. Nothing else.

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Brave Heart 3 months ago

Completely agree! This new layout royally sucks. There are so many issues with this major change that are problematic (that's putting it mildly).

As jpncs said, we don't use cell phones for internet use at all. The developers would be smart to provide different interfaces for different formats. Typical Silicon Valley -- out of touch w/reality. wclusa was right when he/she wrote, "only using tablet interfaces these days, which is so far from actual user reality. As such, they likely forget the compactness that desktop and laptop users require." YES!

Another concern, one we are most unhappy with, is the absence of information that was included in the update notifications. Lack of information equates with control. NOT happening. If it results in our switching to a different browser, so be it. Mozilla needs to change a number of things or switch back--and that obviously won't ever happen.

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Primis Tandem 3 months ago

What browser do you suggest?

Looking at Brave but the import does not import browsing history, and the bookmarks imported into a single "Firefox imported bookmark" folder - it will take me a day to organize.

I may have to go back to the big tech 3, i think the new windows is the least in your face. Tho their autoupdate is on crack... it updates like daily.

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Bob Bradley 2 months ago

Disabling the Proton UI does nothing now. Mozilla is shoving it down our throats, perhaps, to grow Chrome's popularity.

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Haplo 2 months ago

I am using Firefox for at least the past 15 years and I'm on the edge of looking for a new browser. Latest updates driving me crazy.

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Mick Johnson 4 months ago

I agree. I don't need or want icons in my bookmarks. Is there anyway of reversing the last update. A web browser is a tool to browse the web. Not 'an experience'.

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Primis Tandem 3 months ago

Yes, when todays PO's realize that software are tools and not for entertainment. I do not need animation, fading, and all this apple fan boy crap. Today we have powerful hardware yet generic software is still slow. i.e. excel software is just as slow if not slower then in 1995 on Win95. Doing a few features on excel should be light-speed fast on todays hardware but all the CPU power goes go to stupid UX/UI animation.

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jdale 4 months ago

It seems like every update, visual separators become harder to see or get erased, and more whitespace gets added to make up for the lack of visual landmarks. I keep getting bigger screens that end up showing less data. No more whitespace! I want more information showing. My bookmarks list has suddenly become many times the height of the screen, almost impossible to use. The extra space in the other menus, especially history, is almost as bad.

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Ken Barbalace 4 months ago

The first thing I noticed with 89 was all the extra white space, the second thing I noticed is that the "compact" option was no longer supported. As others have noted, this is suddenly causing some of my folders on my bookmarks bar to require scrolling where this was never the case in the past. I get that someone using touch screen on a tablet needs more space to touch the right thing, but not all of us like/use touchscreens. Some of us really want things as compact as possible to reduce scrolling and to conserve space for the webpage window. Can we please make sure the compact option is fully supported and that it is as compact as possible?

Thanks!

P.S. Hi Jorge! Glad to see you're still with Mozilla!

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Dave Shaffer 4 months ago

Yes - bring back the compact line spacing - NOT just for bookmarks, but everywhere else, too. I don't do Firefox/web browsing on my tablet - I use my COMPUTER!

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Henk Van de Belt 4 months ago

Let the user choose again between compact or wide bookmark listing. As in the version before 89.0. Please respect the individual user wishes again. Firefox is going to be annoying with this 'downdate'.

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Hans Maier 4 months ago

I completely agree. Seems, that my post has been deleted as it was pretty harsh.
I add an screenshot to illustrate the "quality" of this new "feature".

Perhaps it may be useful for smartphone, but on a desktop computer it is completely contraproductiv.

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P0WZ1B 1 month ago

HATE this new spacing; it's why I don't use Chrome. This seems to be one of the most active matters on this forum. I'll Mozilla a version or two to address this via a user setting that works. Otherwise, I'm transitioning to Safari.

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Esana Dyrd 3 months ago

How to disable that woeful Proton UI:
https://winaero.com/how-to-restore-classic-lo...able-proton-ui/

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Hans Maier 2 months ago

Doesn't work on FF 91. It is incredible.

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Bruce Heran 3 months ago

Long time user here. I agree with the spacing issue. It is really a PITA on a PC. If you want to drive away users this is the way to do it. I have done the temp fix and it is OK. Not the same as before in all ways, but at least useable. If Firefox doesn't fix it so that there is a choice, then unfortunately I'll use another browser.

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Tinke R Bell 3 months ago

Please enable us to condense the spacing in the menus, drop down lists, too much space requires too much scrolling!

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r kling 3 months ago

This new, broad spacing on bookmarks makes FF damn near unusable. I cannot believe how inefficient this new layout is. I'm a long time FF user but frankly it is easier to use Edge on a daily basis. I'll check periodically to see if FF fixes this but honestly this new bookmark format is a dealbreaker

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Lee Solomon 3 months ago

Put the Bookmark spacing back to zero please.

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Dennis Wolfe 3 months ago

The spaces are horrid plus you made the UI into an ugly blandness. The browser is just a tool to access media, not media in itself.

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Cougar Brenneman 3 months ago

I have disabled Proton UI as described in this discussion. However, it seems best if you could figure out how to query the machine that is displaying Firefox and only use Proton UI for tablets and phones.

If you're ever tempted to make such a big and annoying change to the UI, you should not make that change when updating the browser without a screen that shows the difference visually, allows the user to make the selection of which option they want, and instructs the user on how to reverse their choice.

Just imposing the changes to your GUI on unsuspecting users, some of whom do not have the sophistication to figure it out, is probably unethical. It certainly is not Best Practices. Nor is it smart from a marketing point of view. Pissing off your public is bad PR.

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Gordon H 3 months ago

I didn't mind the simplified menus but really don't like the silly spacings which make menus and bookmarks far too widely spaced. I also don't like the floating tabs. Fortunately I found a link to a page explaining how to turn this all off! I now use these mixed settings which seem to work:

Go to "about:config", agree to ignore warnings, search for "proton" then I set the following and am happy.

browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled false
browser.proton.doorhangers.enabled true
browser.proton.enabled false
browser.proton.modals.enabled true
browser.proton.places-tooltip.enabled true
browser.proton.toolbar.version 3

Please DON'T EVER disallow these settings as I will go somewhere else!!

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Onurbix 3 months ago

Works wonderfully on new version 90. Too bad the Mozilla's engineers decided that Firefox should look like Edge or Opera ! :-((

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Semilynx 2 months ago

browser.proton.contextmenus doesn't work any more (FF 91)

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Honest Chris 2 months ago

Well, they have turned of this method of resolving the problem and you cannot even converse with them to express your dislike of what they have done. I am seriously considering finding a different browser, my only problem is that I like to have a menu bar that is there to use whenever it is needed. Why do Mozilla keep doing this?

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Gordon 2 months ago

Well, After well over an hour I managed to revert to Version 90.0.2 with all my profile intact even though upgrading to Version 91 had done its best to destroy this option by insisting that I created a new profile. I will stick with V90.0.2 for now but seriously consider ditching Firefox. The developers are bloody minded - they could have easily added an option to control line spacing and some of the other unwanted changes for desktop users. I know it can currently be done with a CSS file but can't be bothered messing about and don't know if this would be blocked in future.

Incidentally, like others I eventually uninstalled Firefox, cleaned all files out, re-installed V90.0.2 and put my profile back and the profiles.ini and installs.ini files which I had on my backups.

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Honest Chris 2 months ago

Hi. Thank you for the reply, if installing V90.0.2 works, I will give that a try but I do wonder how long it will be before that is stopped as well. I have tried the CSS method but I just cant get it to work, I probably do not understand it enough to use it. I have tried other browsers but none so far have been as good as Firefox, I really like having the menu bar because I use that a lot. Why are Mozilla so bloody minded? all they had to do was to leave the proton method in instead of stopping it.

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MrStandingO 3 months ago

I second Erdal's motion. The June 23rd update did not fix this. Why the huge spaces between lines on bookmark list and sublists? Very bad, very annoying.

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John M 3 months ago

Agreed. New line spacing sucks. Too much scrolling. Does anyone at Mozilla actually read this stuff, or is it just a useless pacifier to think we are reaching someone?

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MrStandingO 2 months ago

With the bookmark lists and sublists so long and difficult to use now, why can't FF add an "autopopulate" feature to bookmarks? Instead of having to scroll a mile to find a bookmark for, e.g., "Food", I should be able to type "fo__" and "Food" would autopopulate the line. Please add that feature to Firefox.

Also, I tried alphabetizing the bookmarks with what I think is a new feature, but it didn't work.

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Jack Parra 2 months ago

My Firefox was getting slow, so much to my chagrin, I updated it again.

I always delay updating the browser because they always make a visual mess of it.

Agreed about the spacing, the menu text got smaller too.

This time:

On the Home page I went from large easy shortcuts to tiny hard to see logos, floating in the middle of an unnecessary white border and the used to be right next to each to each other allowing them to be larger as well, now there's a bunch of useless white space. If these get any smaller I might as well just use regular bookmarks. Sure I could zoom to 130%, but then every other webpage would be too large.

Bookmark folders, over the last few versions they've gone from easy to see yellow, to harder to see gray, to now just a black outline that is hard to see around black text.

Third thing that just more an annoyance than a problem. The "tabs" are no longer attached to the window then refer to. That's what a tab is. It can be easily figured out but tabs are supposed to attach.


There's a simple solution to each of these problems:

-Add Icon size control to the shortcuts, while reducing the gutter size.

-Add color custimzation to the folders, you have it for a buch of other things that are hardly noticible, why not.

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R 2 months ago

I too am here to complain about the new interface. First I was wondering why my default search engine was suddenly bing, so I updated. Big mistake.

As plenty of others have said in different words: You didn't need to add ANY pixels to the height of the tabs/search bar at the top. The tabs, while highlighted, feel disconnected from the page I'm currently viewing, and I cannot get over how much blank space was added above and below the tabs.

The Firefox home screen now has my pins looking like they belong in learning game for children. Why did the boxes shrink, why is there so much space between the ridiculous letter you can barely read and the edge of the small box, why does it no longer show the visual of the page if you visit it once or twice? You can set up the custom image with the EXACT same url that is pinned, but then the picture is still tiny with empty space in the box.

Aaaaaaand the bookmarks. Maybe seems like some unnecessary pixels were added to vertical space between things, maybe not. But for sure the outline-only of the folders was an unnecessary change and disconnects it from the idea that its a folder with things inside of it. Just seems like an empty shell.

-1 user if not reverted in some way because. If others needed their accessibility options because they can't see, i'm pretty sure they already existed.

As we move into the future, we want compact, sleek, efficient designs. I'm really not sure what happened here.

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Asa Dotzler 2 months ago

Status label added: Open to the community

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Hans JP 2 months ago

I just updated to Firefox 91, a big mistake! The proton user interface cannot be configured anymore, so very big space between bookmarks and long scrolling. If Firefox continues like this I'll change to another browser.

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David Stroup 2 months ago

This is an outstanding tutorial on how to fix FF 91: (it worked on 16 Aug 2021)

https://www.askvg.com/tip-new-working-method-...later-versions/

LINK DOES NOT WORK IN MOBILE MODE. USE DESKTOP/MAIN SITE!

Even an old guy like me, who hates this programming stuff, can do it.

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Harald Class 2 months ago

In the new version 91.0 the Proton design can not disabled anymore with about:config. Be aware of that. Browser alternatives get more and more attractive. Please post if anyone figures out a workaround to avoid Proton.

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David Stroup 2 months ago

This is an outstanding tutorial on how to fix FF 91: (it worked on 16 Aug 2021)

https://www.askvg.com/tip-new-working-method-...later-versions/

LINK DOES NOT WORK IN MOBILE MODE. USE DESKTOP/MAIN SITE!

Even an old guy like me, who hates this programming stuff, can do it.

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Klausus02 1 month ago

Hmm, access denied... so?

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David Stroup 1 month ago

I just found out that the link only works in the main site and doesn't work in the mobile site - don 't know why. Since I accessed it with my desktop, I didn't know about the problem until now. Try a desktop/laptop or set your browser to not use the mobile site.

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Gary Broadbent 2 months ago

This is a complete PITA. Why would they take a perfectly good interface and mess it up like this? Hopefully there will be an add-on or other fix available.

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Doc Spratley 2 months ago

Decades using Firefox and it looks like no one in development is listening any more. They lose their following, they lose our respect.

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kerrt fuvk 2 months ago

This kinda thing can only be fixed by firing the CEO.

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Keith S. 2 months ago

Just ridiculous the spaces between bookmark lines and other areas.
I thought Firefox was for the user, not the developers.
We need to choose which we want, compact or spaced. This can be done so please give it to us.

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Gary Broadbent 2 months ago

Has anyone managed to fix this mess using UserChrome? The previous fixes don't seem to work.

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Hans Maier 2 months ago

In FF 89 it was possible to reduce the space between the bookmarks by setting "browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled = false".
In FF 91 this does not work any more.
Why don't these designers accept what people want and need?
Do they want to kill Firefox??
I do get this impression when I see all this desing nonsense.

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Hans Maier 2 months ago

Also the older work-arounds down there don't work any more.
It is incredible.
Seems, it is time to quit firefox and to trust in google ;/

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Fatty The King 2 months ago

This new interface is garbage. If the spacing between bookmarks isnt reverted or an option given to revert it I will be dropping firefox altogether.

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Mark B 2 months ago

Yep -- problem since v89. I had it fixed until the 91 update. IF Mozilla insists on keeping the 'new' style -- how 'bout a Settings option to set the Bookmark spacing back to a narrow (pre v89) ?!?!?!?

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wyxchari 2 months ago

about:config toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets true
Create folder and file C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XXX.default-release\chrome\userChrome.css and copy the following 2 lines:
menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {padding-block: 0px !important;}
:root {--arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 0px 0px !important;}

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Snoop Dogg Dogg 2 months ago

You are lucky it works for you, following all of the steps and guides the userchrome.ccs. does nothing to change mine unfortunately.***Edit*** I delete all other entries in the file and used only the 2 listed and it worked.

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Mark B 2 months ago

I jumped through hoops with v89 -- then v91 broke it - again. What's next? Not interested in constant hacks just to get Firefox to do what it should - and used to do correctly. Mozilla needs to either put it back or give us a Settings option. IF they pay any attention to users?

Thanks for the info -- but no.

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Richard L Y 2 months ago

Yes this works! After hours wasted trying to fix (again), thank you!

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Semilynx 2 months ago

Thanks but CSS is not an acceptable solution. We are USERS, not PROGRAMMERS.

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wyxchari 2 months ago

There is no programming. Just copy and paste.

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D. B. 2 months ago

Hello,
Thanks for the info and the advice, it worked wonderfully - great, keep it up.
Just a few weak points:
When copying the two lines, the 'greater than' sign (>) was not copied.
As a note on creating the userChrome.css file, it is mentioned that it is created with the editor and saved as a pure file.
Also that the directory 'chrome' has to be created in the profile folder of Firefox (confusing the XXX).

Hallo,
Danke für die Info und den Ratschlag, hat wunderbar funktioniert - klasse, weiter so.
Nur einige Schwachstellen:
Bein Kopieren der zwei Zeilen hat es die "größer-als" Zeichen (>) nicht mit kopiert.
Als Hinweis zum Erstellen der userChrome.css-Datei ist die Erwähnung, dass diese mit dem Editor erstellt und als reine Datei abgespeichert wird.
Auch, dass das Verzeichnis "chrome" im Profileordner von Firefox erstellt werden muss (die XXX verwirren).

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Mark B 2 months ago

OK -- I created the css file and the process works ! Thanks

But Mozilla STILL needs to fix the issue - with a Settings items to allow us to select the spacing - since they won't leave it alone and my hack is likely to disappear with the next update.

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Klausus02 2 months ago

THANKS! It works. But I'm wondering who long this trick will work.
Why are the develops of firefox so that arrogant to completely ignore that Firefox is been used not only on mobiles? They seem focused on mobiles, only.

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Nick M. 2 months ago

I'm jumping on the bandwagon: I had Proton mostly disabled until I got the 91 update just now. It's not just the bookmark spacing, it's not just the massive whitespace poorly substituting for actual visual separators, it's the lack of choice!

I love the work that Mozilla does, I want an alternative to a Chrome based browser, but after donating monthly for years, I just turned it off. I want alternatives to Big Tech's "this is what's best for you". I want customization. Please, Mozilla, give me a reason to stay.

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chip rock 2 months ago

Amen

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Snoop Dogg Dogg 2 months ago

Dude, this spacing is STUPID for the bookmarks. I've tried adding and adjusting the UseChrome.css file and it doesn't make any changes. So basically I'm stuck with these STUPID padded bookmarks until the devs decide to add a compact bookmark option. WTF. Is it too hard to just leave it alone!?!? Just let us disable the Proton UI in version 91.0 and beyond or add a setting to reduce the bookmark spacing. TL;DR: The bookmark padding looks STUPID

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wyxchari 2 months ago

Yes, it can be changed using userChrome.css Tested and working in FF 91.0

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Snoop Dogg Dogg 2 months ago

You are lucky it works for you, following all of the steps and guides the userchrome.ccs does nothing to change mine unfortunately.

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wyxchari 2 months ago

Try this and restart FF:
about:config toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets true

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Snoop Dogg Dogg 2 months ago

I did just your 2 lines and deleted all others and it worked, thank you for your help, you are a saint

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Albert D 2 months ago

I agree. This wide spacing is awful, definitely a retrograde step. I absolutely hate it.

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Clifford Dudley 2 months ago

My Firefox updated itself to FF91 yesterday. Still looking for a fix for the menu spacing bug. And if Mozilla think that it is not a bug but a feature, then I will have to look around for another browser. I am sick and tired of Mozilla changing things for the worse for PC users.

What is really galling is:
1. the excessive vertical padding in the menus;
2. that there is no user means of changing it;
3. that Mozilla thinks this a good idea;
4. that Mozilla completely ignores user feedback (are PC users are the wrong sort of user or what?).

This site seems to be the only way of giving feedback to Mozilla. But I do not see any reaction from Mozilla at all. Seriously, Mozilla's open disdain for its users approaches that of µsoft.

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wyxchari 2 months ago

Yes, it can be changed.

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Clifford Dudley 2 months ago

Brilliant!! It works!!! Thanks!!!

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Semilynx 2 months ago

CSS programming is not accaptable. We are average USERS, not SOFTWARE ENGINEERS.

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wyxchari 2 months ago

There is no programming. Just copy and paste.

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Semilynx 2 months ago

I did not intend to harass you, sorry for that.

I understand the CSS hack is the only thing one can do at the moment. Thank you so far. Nevertheless for an average FF user without special IT skills, creating a CSS file and pasting some code there is either "magic" or "programming" (otherwise we wouldn't call it "code" ...), and of course there is a reason why the whole AppData folder is hidden by default. It is a realm where dumbheads like me should keep hands off.

I hope the more supporters and upvotes for this issue, the greater the chance we will get attention. (No need, of course, to become aggressive like some others here in this thread.)

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MarcusL 2 months ago

I agree. I wish to be able to turn off the useless, extremely excessive amount of white space in the menus, this is very annoying. Not only in the bookmarks, but also in my right-click menus, and everywhere.

Putting browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled on "false" worked in the previous version. But not anymore, after the latest update. Mozilla, please fix this.

This is inefficient (forcing me to click and/or scroll more, without a good reason) useless, so it's very annoying. Why would you make things harder?

I've been using Firefox for many years. I always had a strong preference for it over other browsers. I do not understand why Mozilla is ruining things.

People are now advising me to switch to another browser. I'm looking into Brave. But then I think: I'm used to Firefox and was satisfied for so long. Why would something so stupid be a reason to stop using it?

Is it really too much to give people the opportunity to turn this extreme amount of white space off?

Thank you for letting me vent. I do hope this can be fixed!

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wyxchari 2 months ago

Changing spacing in v91.0

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Lucius Foreman 2 months ago

i do not own a damn cell phone!! i loved firefox for many years now but there is a conspiracy, it is no longer community based. they used to listen to their users when they said to cease and desist. i hacked the previous firefox update to remove the extremely insane double spacing and now it is back and cannot be removed!? well i guess this is goodbye?! fuck you firefox

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Bob Bradley 2 months ago

Does everything have to be configured for fat fingered cell phone. The spacing between menu items is a waste of space and reduces the effectiveness of Firefox itself. Maybe it's time to join the crowd and move to google and see if they care about the users. I shouldn't have to learn a new UI every-time some PhDs need to justify their pay.

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wyxchari 2 months ago

Tested and working in FF 91.0:
about:config toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets true

Create folder and file C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XXX.default-release\chrome\userChrome.css and copy the following 2 lines. Restart Firefox.

menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {padding-block: 0px !important;}
:root {--arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 0px 0px !important;}

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Eduardo Corrêa 2 months ago

Thanks, its worked! I prefeer this style:

menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {padding-block: 3px !important;}
:root {--arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 0px 0px !important;}

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wyxchari 2 months ago

No problem. Configure as you like.

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Cougar Brenneman 2 months ago

I personally prefer 1px. Thanks for the help.

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Snoop Dogg Dogg 2 months ago

I deleted all text in my old .css file and just did only the 2 lines and it worked. Thanks for your help. Assuming it previously wasn't working due to a compatability issue with an addon that goes to homepage on a new tab opening.

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Gary Broadbent 2 months ago

Thanks for that. Works perfectly. 2px seems to be the closest to the original layout for me.

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Alexandros Aslanidis 2 months ago

Thank you for this.

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