1

I am trying to figure out a complicated interaction between the browser and a couple of extensions, to see what's going on, and how the browser chrome (and its CSS) is being generated. I know it's there and possible, but I've tried all I can find, no luck.

I'm getting nowhere, and after 6 or 8 hours (whole day gone) I've tried everything I can find online. I know it's possible to view Firefox's browser object hierarchy - it's often needed for development. I've tried the inbuilt Inspector and a few other tools.

I hope it's on-topic here, I need help to figure how!

| improve this question | | | | |
  • CSS is not generated. CSS interpreted by the browser. Often in violation of the standards. Also, many browsers have an initial CSS, which led to cssreset.com – STTR Jul 12 '14 at 20:20
  • Not relevant to resolving problem, question isn't asking about CSS consistency and browser standards, or even about web page content at all. – Stilez Jul 14 '14 at 17:58
0

you might want to try the Mozilla XUL Explorer https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/XUL_Explorer.

Or the Extension Developers Extension might be a good start http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensiondev/

HTH

| improve this answer | | | | |
  • Those both explain how to mock up and test XUL on a small-ish scale, eg when developing. My issue is tracing how some chrome/UI is being calculated/generated in a full install of Firefox, with interacting extensions, in order to fix where extensions aren't giving rise to the desired overlays or CSS. Useful as they may be for prototyping/RAD, neither of these does what I asked: letting me inspect the chrome/UI of Firefox during runtime, much as Inspector probes a full web page's DOM model and structures. It should be easy (web pages say!) but I can't seem to get it working properly :) – Stilez Jul 14 '14 at 18:01

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.