[Project_owners] Manipulate printing output?

GuruJ GuruJ at mbox.com.au
Wed Dec 8 21:35:05 EST 2004

Hi Malte,

It's almost not a development question, but you will find that you will 
be amazed by what you can accomplish with userContent.css.

Go to your mozilla profile (under C:\Documents and 
Settings\username\Application Data\mozilla\xxxxx for Windows 2000/XP) 
and then into the 'chrome' subdirectory.

Copy the file called userContent-example.css and call the new file 
userContent.css.  Then, add something like the following line:

.moz-text-flowed blockquote, .moz-text-plain blockquote { color: green }

which will change the text of all quoted elements to green.  If you want 
this style to only apply when printed, use this syntax:

@media print
       .moz-text-flowed blockquote,
       .moz-text-plain blockquote { color: green }

Hope that helps and good luck,

-- GuruJ.

Malte Rücker wrote:
> Hi,
> is there any way to manipulate the printing output of Mozilla apps with 
> an extension (using javascript etc.)?
> To give a concrete example, I'd like to change the color of quoted 
> paragraphs on pages printed with Thunderbird. The default colors are 
> taken from a css file but I cannot alter it, so I'm looking for a method 
> to apply them at run time just before printing.
> I doubt this could be done but I'm willing to learn something new. :)
> Thanks for your help!
> Malte
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