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Cannot open or close Bookmarks toolbar

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Up until recently, I could easily toggle the Bookmarks toolbar on and off by right-clicking on the main toolbar and clicking "Show Bookmarks toolbar" (or something to that effect). This was very useful because I like to momentarily open it, go to a bookmark, then immediately close it again to clear up screen space. Unfortunately, this option is no longer available when I right-click the main toolbar. Worse, if I go to "Customize" and click the "Toolbars" button, no options come up; it just becomes shaded and the faint orange rectangle appears around it as if it's being pressed, but there are no toolbar options. How can I show or hide the Bookmarks toolbar, since the button in "Customize" seems broken? (Ideally, I'd like a quicker then having to go into "Customize" at all.) Restarting Firefox in safe mode does not fix the problem.

Up until recently, I could easily toggle the Bookmarks toolbar on and off by right-clicking on the main toolbar and clicking "Show Bookmarks toolbar" (or something to that effect). This was very useful because I like to momentarily open it, go to a bookmark, then immediately close it again to clear up screen space. Unfortunately, this option is no longer available when I right-click the main toolbar. Worse, if I go to "Customize" and click the "Toolbars" button, no options come up; it just becomes shaded and the faint orange rectangle appears around it as if it's being pressed, but there are no toolbar options. How can I show or hide the Bookmarks toolbar, since the button in "Customize" seems broken? (Ideally, I'd like a quicker then having to go into "Customize" at all.) Restarting Firefox in safe mode does not fix the problem.

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Try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.

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Hi, it is still there and works fine. With that being said you are on Linux and will need to compile or download from Mozilla https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ another one as something is corrupted and I know of no way to get that back. Might want to start with a new Profile or not. Do not forget to grab them though.

A Refresh may work :

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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A refresh didn't work. I also tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox using `sudo apt-get remove/install firefox`, but that didn't work either. When I click the "Toolbars" button in "Customize", still nothing happens and no toolbars come up. Any other ideas? Thank you.

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Please : Create a new profile as a TEST to check if your current profile is causing the problem.

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over the problem. Never work with original files.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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Try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.

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Switching to a new profile didn't work. But reinstalling Firefox from the official Mozilla server (instead of from the distribution repositories) worked! It even brought back the easy access to the Bookmarks toolbar by right-clicking on the main toolbar. Thank you!