Firefox progress bar issue

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Apr 18 10:24:01 CEST 2019

On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:02:38 +0200, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 at 09:54, ToddAndMargo <ToddAndMargo at>
>> Hi All,
>> Mozilla says this is Xfce's problem.  They are just picking up
>> the colors from the theme
>> RFE: make the progress bar a different color than the background
>> color
>> Here are some picture of the issue:
>> Are they correct?  If so, how to I fix it?  
>This is an issue between the gtk theme and FF, xfce has nothing to do
>with it (first screenshot shows Adwaita, second one Ubuntu's theme,
>whatever it's called, and neither are xfce).
>And the same issues is also visible with GNOME Shell btw.

Perhaps a Linux distro issue!
Ubuntu flavour releases for example stay with major release oft software
provided by the official repositories during the Ubuntu flavour
release cycle. Firefox is an exception, it is updated to other major
releases during an Ubuntu flavour release cycle. GTK is very picky
regarding themes, since GTK could become incompatible even with dot
releases of GTK libraries (completely against common sense how to
handle soname dot releases) and original GTK themes, such as Adwaita,
let alone third party themes. Maybe there's a mismatch between the
Adwaita release provided and the release of Firefox provided by your
distro. OTOH your distro should compile Firefox against GTK provided by
the official repositories, but you never know, if that is enough.
Consider to migrate to QupZilla/Falkon. It has got the look and feel of
Firefox, but is based upon Qt.

pacman -Q linux{,-rt{,-cornflower,-pussytoes,-securityink}}|cut -d\  -f2

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