Change the dark theme of Firefox

I don’t know how to attach a screenshot!
I have restarted Firefox an the Pc.

there is an ‘upload’ button when you reply.

@badbodh thank you for this I was so irritated about dark firefox theme and solved with your offer. Vertex-maia is light theme why they are using dark theme if you want use dark then I use dark :slight_smile: By the way after removing that dir firefox bars looks a little ugle not look before last release. I have two machine installed manjaro one of them is new release at home other 3 moth old at work, If its work when I change .mozilla/default/chrome old one with new one :slight_smile You are a little quarrelsome but also great heart always trying people help. Best regards to you

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I’m sorry. This is the snapshot:


but the line above from you indicate, is intended from “root”?
Thanks.

nope, just open terminal and run that command. Should remove the ‘chrome’ contents and reset firefox themeing.

i corrected the command, try now

I have this answer:

[burno@burno-pc ~]$ rm -rf $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/.default/chrome/
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/close_pressed.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tabActiveEnd.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/back-insensitive.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/window_button.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/min_prelight.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-close.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/connecting.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/max_pressed.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/max_prelight.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/arrow-dn-dis.gif’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/close_prelight.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-separator.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/new-tab.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-start-hover.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/loading.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/urlbar-arrow.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/forward.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/privatebrowsing-mask.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-end-hover.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/navbar-separator.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/search.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tabActiveStart.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tabActiveMiddle.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-middle-hover.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-close-selected.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/back.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/arrow-dn[dropmarker].png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/min_pressed.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/userChrome.css’: Permesso negato
[burno@burno-pc ~]$ rm -rf $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/.default/chrome/
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/close_pressed.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tabActiveEnd.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/back-insensitive.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/window_button.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/min_prelight.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-close.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/connecting.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/max_pressed.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/max_prelight.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/arrow-dn-dis.gif’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/close_prelight.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-separator.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/new-tab.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-start-hover.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/loading.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/urlbar-arrow.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/forward.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/privatebrowsing-mask.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-end-hover.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/navbar-separator.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/search.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tabActiveStart.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tabActiveMiddle.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-middle-hover.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/tab-close-selected.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/back.png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/arrow-dn[dropmarker].png’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/images/min_pressed.svg’: Permesso negato
rm: impossibile rimuovere ‘/home/burno/.mozilla/firefox/manjaro.default/chrome/userChrome.css’: Permesso negato
[burno@burno-pc ~]$

@eugen-b ^ this is outrageous ! How can a user be denied permission in his own $HOME ? Let the user decide if he wants to get married (<------very deep joke, lol) I demand apologies from manjaro-team.

@maurilio don’t worry, you still got the power.
This time

---nope--- keep scrolling

No outrageous only normal , see the folder is a symlink in /usr/share/… :wink: user can be rename the symlink but not remove :slight_smile:

@Ste74 ah, silly me. So which one is the the symlink manjaro.default or chrome ? Tell us what to remove.

Had to remove manually on friends install … they literally had no concept of how to change it and were simply using alternative browsers only because of this hardcoded theming. I was not a fan.

agreed, copying the files better than symlinking even if it uses a little more space. There must not be any funny stuff inside user’s home like this, needs hackery to deal with.

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Great @badbodh, now it’s gone all right. The dark theme is gone.
But when I asked you if I have to go as root, you tell me :

“nope, just open terminal and run that command”

without Sudo…

Anyway, I’m sorry, but the next month I will have 60 years: when I started work with the computers the output wasn’t a monitor, but a printer!!
thanks again.

@maurilio That’s what we’re discussing ^ above.
What you have done currently is remove a few files from system folder, they will return when updated or re-installed (package is manjaro-browser-settings) .
It shouldn’t be like that, symlinking root stuff so deep inside user’s $HOME is a bad practice imo and needs to be addressed. Copying the files = better option. This is a hackery we don’t need.

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Never realized since I dont use FF. But looking now, even though I may understand attempts to create a synchronized experience, it is a bit heavy handed for manjaro and rather inaccessible for newbies to maneuver.

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Symlimk is used because when theme update automatically the chrome folder is up to date but yes not all know how to remove it

I thank you again for your patience, and I apologize for my “little” English.

Yes , but my point is that…

Newb - Says ‘default’ ? how i change ? … manjaro broke ?

Purist - WHY HARDCODE

Simple/Enjoy

To be more constructive - Why not make a Manjaro FF theme that is contained within the distro and updated maybe via repo … but that is seperate from the ‘default’ FF theme. Seems it would make sense.

You mean via .xpi pack ?

Sure. Maybe as a maintained manjaro package that comes preinstalled (or as a component/dependency of vertex-maia) with the revert to vanilla FF available. That is really the main problem now … manjaro wantonly subverts the defaults with no obvious opt out for ‘laypersons’.

This sound great and easy to do via pkg but how to create the .xpi compressed file… the chrome foldet can be placed here… more time ago i read the guideline on mozillazine but not understand well how to…

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