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7. Hack the Chrome Ugly > 77. Customize Firefox’s Interface

Customize Firefox’s Interface

Tweak and modify the browser’s interface to suit your needs.

Firefox is generally hailed as having an excellent user interface (UI). The art of user-interface design is one of making compromises, where each feature must be carefully weighed and evaluated before inclusion. While this strategy of catering to the lowest common denominator leads to the greatest amount of satisfaction for the largest number of users, it generally fails to maximize utility for individual users. There will inevitably be parts of the browser that some will find useless, unpleasant, or downright intrusive. Locked-down kiosks or other specialized uses of the browser also require a more customized interface. This hack explores how to make Firefox’s UI more closely match your own needs and desires. As an example, we’ll remov....


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