I'd like to make desktop shortcuts to certain webapps to a Firefox 29 window w/ all the GUI elements such as tabs, menubar, buttons, etc. removed. I'm following these instructions.

This screengrab sums up what I'd like to do:

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Thanks for your help.

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There are multiple ways to do this, but the simplest way for a novice is to use extensions. The two below will remove both the tab bar and the address bar.

Install these in the appropriate profile, and peruse the options to make sure they are enabled.

A more advanced way that is easy to copy to multiple profiles is to edit the userchrome.css file. Open your new profile's folder, then create a folder called "chrome." Create a file in that folder called "userchrome.css." In a text editor, add the following lines.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");
#navigator-toolbox { display: none }

Feel free to copy the chrome folder to any other profile folder.


Both of these options may result in losing the titlebar. To be safe, before enabling them, go to about:config and search for browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar, and set that preference to false.

  • A very well thought out and complete answer. I'll try this tomorrow before I mark it as the answer thanks very much for your help!
    – Rob
    Jun 21, 2014 at 10:44

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