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Windows 7: FF Look in W7 and Vista

18 May 2017   #1
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 
FF Look in W7 and Vista

I still don't like the way Ff looks in Windows 7 as opposed of the way it is on my Vista machine. Anyway of getting it close? The second one is how it looks in Vista.




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18 May 2017   #2
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

These are the FF extensions I like to use to get the UI just the way I like it
- Classic Theme Restorer
- Tab Mix Plus

FF Look in W7 and Vista-firefox_memoryleak_ff-extensionslist-screenshot.png

best suggestion.. you could just copy the entire profile folder over.. that way you will have every setting just the way you set it up on your Vista machine...

I manually sync my FF PROFILE's files like the cookies and book mark file
- cookies.sqlite
- places.sqlite <-- bookmarks and icons
- logins.json <-- stored/saved logins(ie name/PW)
- persdict.dat
- formhistory.sqlite

I generally sync those five files from my main PC my ELITE Gaming rig (desktop) to my Laptop a few times a week as I update things... its more secure but not as easy as say using TOOLS(FF menu) --> "Sign into sync" ie Firefox's built in sync feature.. which I have never actually tried out...

On the other hand if you use your two different PCs for different stuff and need to keep two different FF profiles...then you may not want to copy "all" files over... :/

I'm trying to remember how I did it, its just been many years... :/


if you want to try out thsoe two FF extensions I could send/attach a zip archive with my settigns files you would need to import the settings via their UI


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18 May 2017   #3
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

I can't remember what the old FF extension was called in Vista...even wrote it down somewhere but you know how that goes. I'm not sure what their "Classic Theme Restorer 1.6.5 would do.

I hate the tabs at the top.
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18 May 2017   #4
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Classic Theme Restorer, it restores the classic square tab look to the newer versions of FF... I couldn't live without it >_<
and it has many other options...

are you saying you no longer have your old machine?

as far as tabs on top there is a setting for that... if you click on the FF UI it should give u a context menu like.
with a button at the bottom labeled "customize"..
and there is a "tabs not on top" button at the bottom middle of that customize screen.. of course that could be part of Classic Theme Restorer...

archive includes the two FF extensions and their settings files to import
- CTRpreferences (v1.6.5_Beta4).txt = Classic Theme Restorer setting file
- TMPpref (v0.5.0.3pre_2017-04-05a1)_fx(31+)_coloring by CTR).txt = TabMixPlus Settings
Firefox__Extensions.zip

screen shots of how/where to import settings...
FF Look in W7 and Vista-firefox_ff-extension_ctr-import-settings_screenshot.png

FF Look in W7 and Vista-firefox_ff-extension_tabmixplus-import-settings_screenshot.png


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18 May 2017   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Copy your profile from Vista. (The bit in red will be different for you).

It is in "AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zqb2ro5a"

Then adjust "AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini"

to point at it, e.g.

Code:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/zqb2ro5a.default
Default=1
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18 May 2017   #6
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

When I tried to copy the profile and attach it via an email so I could get it on the other(W7) computer, it showed as 0 bytes.
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18 May 2017   #7
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColColt View Post
When I tried to copy the profile and attach it via an email so I could get it on the other(W7) computer, it showed as 0 bytes.
what do you use for email? and I take it you email to yourself right?
the email service is probably destroying it, ie finding it against their TOS...
or.. if its too big...

I would just use a USB Flash drive to move the files... but because you are trying to use email to do it I guess you don't own one...

what are you using to archive the files with?
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18 May 2017   #8
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

Windows Live Mail is what I use. Nothing showed in t he received email. I do have a flash drive but thought I could do it via email...apparently not. I'll try the flash drive. Whatever size it is the 4gig flash drive will hold it.
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18 May 2017   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I have done it many times. Not by email, just copy and paste. It could be a few hundred mb.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColColt View Post
When I tried to copy the profile and attach it via an email so I could get it on the other(W7) computer, it showed as 0 bytes.
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18 May 2017   #10
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

I can do it with the flash drive no problem. I'm not sure at what point to copy over to the flash drive...from the Mozilla folder to the drive? Sorry guys, not done much of this before. The W7 machine is upstairs and the Vista is downstairs.
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