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9. Work More Closely with Firefox > 91. Handle Cross-Platform Differences

Handle Cross-Platform Differences

Manage the differences among standard Firefox installs on different platforms.

Firefox works hard to provide the same user interface and web page displays on all platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Macintosh. A great deal of effort has gone into this, especially with respect to the Gecko layout engine. Where the underlying operating systems are different, or where specific installations are different, differences can sometimes show through. This hack points out the most obvious cases and shows how to manage them.

At first, such differences might be irritating or awkward for users, but the consequences are felt mostly in XUL-based user-interface development, where a little care in constructing XUL documents is required.


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