Tweak your Firefox Toolbars!

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Posted 18 Feb 2008 in Geek Girl

Geek GirlFirefox is an easily customizable web browser. Firefox’s extensions and themes add functionality or change the appearance of your browser.

However, what about tweaking your Firefox toolbars to add additional functionality and change the appearance of your browser?

You just have to right click on some empty space in the toolbars, then choose “Customize”. From there you can drag things off the Firefox toolbars or add them. You can even condense your toolbars into one or two rows, for more screen space and a more compact appearance by moving items from one toolbar to another. Play with the settings until you get the toolbar setup you like – and works best for you!

Two following two options are not so easily edited though. That would be the “Go” button at the end of the address bar and the magnifying glass at the end of the search box.

To remove these two, you will need to edit your UserChrome.css file and add these entries to the bottom.

Remove the Go Button:

#go-button-stack, .search-go-button-stack {
display: none !important;

Remove the “Search” Button:

/*Remove magnifying glass button from search box*/
.search-go-button-stack { display: none !important; }

Now when you’re done, restart Firefox and you now have a little more room freed up where those buttons used to be.

Remove the Clutter

If you know about any top Opera addons, let us know in the comments.

Happy tweaking!

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  1. Stumbled here.

    Good idea, I’ve played around with my toolbars to increase viewing space. I installed a couple of extensions that allow the menu bar and the status bar to auto-hide. autoHideStatusbar you’ll need to google, it’s not yet added to the Mozilla repository, however disable menu is, and you can choose to auto-hide or disable it completely. I chose auto-hide, and moved my search bar in there, so it hides as well. I’ve then got a couple of buttons for extensions that will hide their toolbars when not being used.

    Check out the top of my browser

    • This is a great look, Ben. I will definitely check out autohideStatusbar, because a lot of times, I don’t need it!

  2. Peter

    Could you help me please, on my Firefox toolbar I have the adblock extension, if you click on it it goes to the website you have blocked
    someone ekse uses my computer and I don’t want to issue a seperate login, how do I stop them visiting those site by taking the blockup off or
    how can I remove the adblock title on the toolbar and hide it.
    I have a mac computer.



    • Hi! To remove the AdBlock Plus button from your toolbar, follow the instructions below.

      1. Click on the down arrow next to the AdBock Plus icon. It is very small. A menu will open.
      2. Select “Options” and a sub menu will open – remove the checkmark next to “show in toolbar”.
      The AdBlock Plus icon should be gone!

      An alternate way to remove the AdBlock Plus icon:

      1. In the menu toolbar, go to Tools > Addons.
      2. Highlight Adblock Plus and select “Options”.
      3. A box will open, and in the menu toolbar, select Options then remove the checkmark next to “show in toolbar”.
      4. Press “Okay” to close and close the Addons window.

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