follow system's toolbar preferences

Bug #355856 reported by David Prieto on 2009-04-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Firefox should follow the system's setting for the toolbar: show both text and icons, or only icons, depending on what the user set in preferences → appearance.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9b4) Gecko/2008030318 Firefox/3.0b4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9b4) Gecko/2008030318 Firefox/3.0b4

On the GNOME desktop there is a setting which controls the way toolbar buttons should present themselves. This setting lives on gconf key /desktop/gnome/interface/toolbar_style and, I believe, is also present through the XSETTINGS mechanism.

For the sake of platform integration Firefox should try to follow this setting as best it can.

Reproducible: Always

kurt belgrave (trinikrono) wrote :

well i can confirm this in jaunty.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

Since this is a feature request, I'm setting the report as Wishlist. Before this can be considered triaged, we need to see if this is something that would have to be handled upstream.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
kurt belgrave (trinikrono) wrote :

 I've added the bug watch for this bug report, this can be done by following the procedure documented at

hello i would like to mention a bug reported in ubuntu that i have linked to this report.

Vish (vish) wrote :

kurt belgrave , thanks for finding the upstream bug and setting priority to low as requested.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

I don't think this will ever be fixed by Mozilla. They're aven dropping customization options

kurt belgrave (trinikrono) wrote :

i will ask someone from the firefox team who will say if this bug can be dropped

Changed in firefox:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → New
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