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Firefox tip: Make location bar font larger, no add-on needed


Firefox's AwesomeBar is great, but there is no easy way to make the text (and the bar itself) larger from within Firefox. So this little trick might come in handy to those of you who use large monitors which are located somewhat far away.

1) Go to your chrome folder (not the browser Chrome, but Firefox's chrome configuration folder):

 C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[something random].default\chrome

2) Using Notepad or another text editor, edit userChrome.css.

3) Add the following lines:

  #urlbar { font-size:25px !important; height:42px !important; }

4) Now restart Firefox.

That's it! You should now get nice, large text in the AwesomeBar. What's cool about this method is that it seems compatible with many themes and add-ons.

Finally, to make the bar appear similar to the one in the screenshot, you need to use the Locationbar² add-on. Oh, and go to, of course!

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Tags: accessibility, firefox, how-to, tip, tutorial, usability