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How to remove address bar in a newly updated version?

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I had it turned off; after update it has appeared on its own. Please help; customization allows to remove bookmarks etc, no address bar anywhere.

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Thank you both! In fact, I have always preferred to use CTRL + L for navigation, therefore cor-el's info was very helpful! I have tried to use classic theme restorer & stylish; I had my hopes up that ctrl+l would still work. Alas, no. I have downgraded FF version so that everything stays as it is! I don't understand obsession over navigation bar. I find it quite natural to substitute it w/ hotkey b/c it is irrelevant in many cases. Same thing goes for Opera; I was able to remove it in older versions, but not in "upgraded" ones. I find it silly why developers would deprive us, users, of our rights to customize interface as we see fit.

Thanks a lot for info, I will stick to my downgraded version. For now ;)

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Have you installed Classic Theme Restorer? If so, hiding the navigation toolbar is simple:

  1. Open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A; Mac: Command+Shift+A), then the Extensions category.
  2. Next to Classic Theme Restorer, click the Options button.
  3. On the Main tab, under General UI, check "Hide navigation toolbar".

Otherwise, the first style below will hide the address bar as you said, while the second will hide the navigation toolbar, which I suspect may be what you actually meant.

  1. Install Stylish and restart Firefox when prompted.
  2. Click the ≡ Menu Button and choose Add-ons.
  3. In the Add-ons Manager, click User Styles on the left.
  4. Click the Write New Style button at the top. Paste the following in the text box, give the style a name, then click the Save button.

@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);

#urlbar-container { display: none !important }

@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);

#nav-bar { display: none !important }

If you don't want to install an add-on, you can use the userChrome.css file instead, but I don't recommend it.

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Note that the code to bring up a location bar replacement via Ctrl+L when the location bar was not visible and positioned on a toolbar has been removed (Bug 953124).

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Thank you both! In fact, I have always preferred to use CTRL + L for navigation, therefore cor-el's info was very helpful! I have tried to use classic theme restorer & stylish; I had my hopes up that ctrl+l would still work. Alas, no. I have downgraded FF version so that everything stays as it is! I don't understand obsession over navigation bar. I find it quite natural to substitute it w/ hotkey b/c it is irrelevant in many cases. Same thing goes for Opera; I was able to remove it in older versions, but not in "upgraded" ones. I find it silly why developers would deprive us, users, of our rights to customize interface as we see fit.

Thanks a lot for info, I will stick to my downgraded version. For now ;)

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Note that you might be able to collapse the location bar to have it expand of focus.