Bookmarks Toolbar - Display your favorite websites at the top of the Firefox window

Firefox's Bookmarks toolbar gives you quick access to often-used bookmarks. This article describes how to use the Bookmarks toolbar and how to hide it.

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For more information on bookmarks, see the Bookmarks in Firefox article.

Show or hide the Bookmarks toolbar

The Bookmarks toolbar is shown by default on the New Tab page but you can also show it on all pages, or it can be hidden. To show or hide the Bookmarks toolbar:

  1. Click the menu button Fx57menu and choose Customize….
  2. Click the Toolbars button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click Bookmarks Toolbar to select it. To turn off the toolbar, remove the check mark next to it.
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  4. Click Done.
  1. Click the menu button Fx57menu and choose Customize….
  2. Click the Toolbars button at the bottom of the screen.
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  3. Go to the Bookmarks Toolbar menu and choose one of these settings:
    • Always Show will show the Bookmarks toolbar on all pages.
    • Never Show will hide it on all pages.
    • Only Show on New Tab will show the Bookmarks toolbar only on the New Tab page.
  4. Click Done.
Tip: Another way to show or hide the Bookmarks Toolbar is to right-click a blank spot on the Tab bar at the top of the Firefox window, find Bookmarks Toolbar in the context menu and choose your preferred setting.
  1. Click View in the Firefox menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Go down to the Toolbars menu and select Bookmarks Toolbar.
  1. Click View in the Firefox menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Go down to the Toolbars menu and select Bookmarks Toolbar.
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  3. Choose one of these settings:
    • Always Show will show the Bookmarks toolbar on all pages.
    • Never Show will hide it on all pages.
    • Only Show on New Tab will show the Bookmarks toolbar only on the New Tab page.
Note: You can also use the Customize menu to show or hide the Bookmarks toolbar. Click the menu Fx57menu button, choose Customize…, click Toolbars at the bottom of the screen and choose a setting.

Other Bookmarks folder

An Other Bookmarks folder icon will appear at the end of the Bookmarks toolbar by default, if the Other Bookmarks folder in your Bookmarks Library contains any bookmarks. To remove it from the Bookmarks toolbar:

  1. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on a blank spot at the end of the Bookmarks toolbar (or on the Other Bookmarks folder icon) to open the context menu.
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  2. Click on the Show Other Bookmarks menu item to remove the check mark.

To later restore the Bookmarks toolbar Other Bookmarks folder icon, click on a blank spot at the end of the Bookmarks toolbar (or on the double-arrow icon) and then click on the Show Other Bookmarks menu item to add back the check mark.

Other Bookmarks folder

Some Firefox users may see an Other Bookmarks folder icon at the end of the Bookmarks toolbar, if the "Other Bookmarks" folder in the Bookmarks Library contains any bookmarks. This makes it easier to find bookmarks stored in that folder. If you'd like to remove the Other Bookmarks folder icon, see Remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Add bookmarks to the Bookmarks toolbar

  1. Go to the page you want to add to the Bookmarks toolbar.
  2. In the address bar, click and drag the Site Infopadlock icon onto the Bookmarks toolbar.
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  1. Set the Bookmarks toolbar to Always Show (see above) so that you can see it on all pages.
  2. Go to the page you want to add to the Bookmarks toolbar.
  3. In the address bar, click and drag the padlock icon onto the Bookmarks toolbar.
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After adding bookmarks, you can reset the Bookmarks toolbar to your preferred setting.

Re-order bookmarks on the Bookmarks toolbar

To change the position of an item on the Bookmarks toolbar, click and hold the bookmark or folder you want to move and then drag it into position.

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Add toolbar items to the Bookmarks toolbar

The Bookmarks toolbar can have items other than bookmarks added to it. For more information, see Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars.

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