Opened 5 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#30222 needs_information enhancement

cant change white background on about:newtab

Reported by: kingfitz Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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Description

Cant change white background on about:newtab. I can do this in firefox, but not tor browser. I really just want the newtab page to be dark, not bright white. Somehow about:blank shows proper black background but not about:newtab. I have dark theme selected in addons, and latest version torbrowser 8.0.8. Ive tried putting css styles into the chrome folder at root profile directory in win 10 x64:

Programs/TorBrowser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/chrome

userChrome.css or userContent.css

@-moz-document url("about:newtab") {

html, body {

background: black ;

}

}

@-moz-document url("about:blank") {

html, body {

background: black ;

}

}

How can I change the background of newtab? Ive tried all kinds of variations, with and without quotes, background-color: #000000 etc cannot change it.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by gk

Status: newneeds_information
Version: Tor: unspecified

Just to be sure regarding to your vanilla Firefox version: those userChrome.css/userContent.css snippets work in a Firefox 60 ESR on your Windows machine? (ESR binaries can be found at: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/)

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by kingfitz

to be clear I have it working using firefox quantum 66.0.3 64bit on windows 10 x64 ltsc. I understand there are differences between quantum and ESR. I would like to change the newtab background in tor browser. There must be a way. Thank you

Last edited 5 months ago by kingfitz (previous) (diff)

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 5 months ago by gk

Replying to kingfitz:

to be clear I have it working using firefox quantum 66.0.3 64bit on windows 10 x64 ltsc. I understand there are differences between quantum and ESR. I would like to change the newtab background in tor browser. There must be a way. Thank you

Yes and I try to figure out where we need to look closer. It might be the case that Mozilla fixed something that makes it work for you in 66.0.3 but not in ESR 60 which Tor Browser is based on. If that's the case we might be able to backport that fix. Otherwise, if ESR 60 is working for you we need to look at our own patches figuring out which one is the problem here.

Thus, please test an Firefox 60 ESR version on your computer first.

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