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7. Hack the Chrome Ugly > 79. Make Firefox Match the Desktop

Make Firefox Match the Desktop

Take away Firefox’s distinctive look, so that it appears to be just another desktop soldier.

This hack shows how to make Firefox inherit the appearance dictated by the desktop environment, whether that be Windows, Mac OS X, GNOME, or (sometime soon) KDesktop. Instead of looking like itself, Firefox can be made to look like everything else. Fundamentally, that means styling XUL content so that it looks right. There are also issues with portability [Hack #91] .

There are several ways to provide desktop uniformity. The ultimate solution is to use the -moz-appearance style property, but let’s dispose of the simpler alternatives first.

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