Need complete reference for userChrome.css and userContent.css



Developer Documentation
Mozilla Platform
14 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: David Trusty, Assigned: sheppy)




(Whiteboard: u=webdev p=0 c=Platform)



14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1

Documentation for all elements in userChrome.css and userContent.css is needed.

The web page at is a good start,
but a complete reference of all elements and fields within is needed.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Search for reference on userChrome.css

Actual Results:  
Found only examples of selected settings

Expected Results:  
Should easily find a reference of all user customizations.

Making it easier for users to know how to customize their look-and-feel will
greatly improve acceptance of the product.

Comment 1

14 years ago
-> nobody

this job is probably too big for anyone
Assignee: rlk → nobody
Component: User →
Keywords: helpwanted
Product: Documentation →
Version: unspecified → other


14 years ago
Blocks: 103361

Comment 2

14 years ago
Something for devmo?

Comment 3

13 years ago
> Something for devmo?
definitely not. This would be more of an advanced user doc
QA Contact: danielwang → www-mozilla-org
Product: → Websites

Comment 4

10 years ago
The site should no longer host documentation.  If there is still a need for this it should be added to MDC or SUMO.  Moving to Mozilla Developer Center product for discussion.
Component: → Documentation Requests
Product: Websites → Mozilla Developer Center
QA Contact: www-mozilla-org → doc-request
Version: other → unspecified

Comment 5

6 years ago
I can help with this. I've been referring to "customizing.html" for years, so I feel like I have some stake in its future. It still ranks prominently in search results (e.g., for "userChrome.css"), indicating to me that there are strong, persistent backlinks to this resource, and that it should be preserved with a 301 redirect (ref. bug #726070) to a "living" document elsewhere within *

I plan to pull together the useful bits of, plus parts of the mozillaZine "userChrome.css" article (provided compatible licenses, which I haven't verified) to create at least a stub for a "canonical" userChrome.css article on the MDN wiki.

Once that's to the point where it can serve as a functioning replacement for "customizing.html", I plan to request 301 redirect(s) in bug #308518, if that seems okay to everyone.
Component: Documentation Requests → Documentation
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Mozilla Developer Network
Has this been completed? Please reopen if not.
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Reopening for review by Sheppy.
Assignee: nobody → eshepherd
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 8

5 years ago
I would help but I cannot understand the code well enough to even try. :/ How about putting a donation button on your web page?

Comment 9

5 years ago
This isn't done yet but someone really ought to work on it. That said, it's low priority, and pretty much a moving target.
OS: Linux → All
Priority: -- → P5
Component: Documentation → General
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Developer Documentation


5 years ago
Whiteboard: u=webdev p=0


5 years ago
Component: General → Mozilla Platform
Whiteboard: u=webdev p=0 → u=webdev p=0 c=Platform
This is no more in the scope of MDN
Last Resolved: 5 years ago2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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