yeah. i generally try to avoid manually tweaking userchrome ;x
i'm using a theme called native xp, which uses system images for the address bar and dropdown button and stuff.
using the add-on tinymenu to make the menu compact, and am using scripts for the add-on stylish to get rid of the star icon. i've since removed the dropdown button and favicon as well, both with stylish scripts. see: [link]
let me know if you need any more particular help in getting it set up.
thanks, dled it now and the tabs do look a lot better but the go aroow isn't quite as nice as before and I've still got the stupid favourite icon in the adress bar how'd you remove than and the go icon would be nice to not have to. could you just replace it with a blank image file or so?