Use the Firefox sidebar to access bookmarks, history and social features

The latest version of Firefox now comes with a convenient sidebar button which lets you access your bookmarks, history, and synced tabs in one click. This article shows you how to add and use this feature.

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Add the sidebar button to your controls

  1. Click on the menu button new fx menu , then click Customize. A panel will open with all the controls you can add to Firefox.
  2. Drag and drop the Sidebar button to your menu or toolbar. It's your choice!
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  3. Click the Done button to save your changes.
  1. Click on the menu button new fx menu , then click Customize. A panel will open with all the controls you can add to Firefox.
  2. Drag and drop the Sidebar button to your menu or toolbar. It's your choice!
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  3. Click on the green Exit Customize button to save your changes.
To learn more about customizing your Firefox buttons and toolbars, see Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars.


Toggle the sidebar on and off

  1. Simply click the sidebar button, then click on the option that you'd like to load.
  2. To turn off the sidebar, click on the sidebar button again, and then click to uncheck the option that you'd like to turn off.
Add more fun to your sidebar: Now that you know the basics, learn how to add social features or find an add-on to add more content to your sidebar.

Move the sidebar to the left or right

The sidebar shows up on the left by default, but you can also move it to the right.

  1. Click the arrow next to Bookmarks to expand the menu.
  2. Select Move Sidebar to Right.
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