Does anyone know if there is a way to launch Firefox (3.*) into "chromeless" mode from command prompt?

The end result I am striving for should look like one of those "chromeless" windows that can be created via the window.open Javascript call. However, I would like the initial Firefox window to be "chromeless" right away. I went through the online documentation of Firefox but failed to find anything relevant.

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

  • You mean something like google chrome's "Create Application Shortcut .." thing? – hasen Oct 15 '09 at 20:11
  • Yes. But I am sticking with Firefox because it has to work in Windows, Linux and MacOS :) – Solartourist Oct 15 '09 at 20:44

You could create a separate profile in Firefox for your "chromeless mode." To do that open the profile manager:

"\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager

Create a new profile called "Chromeless"

  • Open the profile and hide the navigation and bookmark toolbars.
  • In the Options under Tabs make sure that "Always show the tab bar" is unchecked.
  • Install the Hide Menubar extension to hide the menu bar

Setup a shortcut to launch your new profile:

"\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -no-remote -P Chromeless
  • Yes, this looks good. But does it work the same under Linux and Mac OS? I mean, does Firefox have the same commandline interface for all operating systems? – Solartourist Oct 15 '09 at 20:50
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    Yes, it works the same on all operating systems. (Damn 15 char limit.) – Sasha Chedygov Oct 15 '09 at 20:52

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