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I just installed Firefox 29.01 and the text labels on my toolbar have disappeared and there doesnt seem to be a way to put them back. How do I do this?

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MY QUESTION IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE USER BELOW ASKED (WHICH I HAVE PASTED BELOW), AND HE GOT A STANDARD (AND USELESS) RHETORICAL ANSWER FROM THE SUPPORT STAFF. PLEASE LOOK AT THE SPECIFIC QUESTION ASKED AND DO NOT ANSWER WITH A GENERIC ANSWER LIKE "THIS IS HOW TO ACCESS THE CUSTOMIZATION SCREEN" BECAUSE I FOUND THE CUSTOMIZATION SCREEN WITHOUT HAVING TO ASK AND THAT SCREEN DOES NOT SHOW HOW TO TURN ON THE FEATURE I NEED! DO YOU WONDER WHY I USE ALL CAPS? IF YOU READ THE ACTUAL QUESTION WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN IN LOWER CASE, I WOULDN'T NEED TO USE ALL CAPS!

Last night I updated to Firefox 29.0.1. Now, I don't mind change - and I don't mind redesigns - but I HATE it when options are removed. I want text labels on my buttons (the "Home" button for example"). In the previous version of Firefox you could right-click in the grey space at the top, and select "customise". From there, you could drag and drop which things you wanted to appear in your toolbar or not - and there was a tickbox to selext if you wanted text labels to appear underneath them or not. Now as hard as I look, I can't find this option. It looks like you're now forcing people to ONLY use icons. I hate that. My brain processes the word "Home" a lot faster than it recognises a little picture of a house. You need to understand that people work in different ways - and just because the Firefox developers might not personally use the text labels, that doesn't mean that no-one does!

MY QUESTION IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE USER BELOW ASKED (WHICH I HAVE PASTED BELOW), AND HE GOT A STANDARD (AND USELESS) RHETORICAL ANSWER FROM THE SUPPORT STAFF. PLEASE LOOK AT THE SPECIFIC QUESTION ASKED AND DO NOT ANSWER WITH A GENERIC ANSWER LIKE "THIS IS HOW TO ACCESS THE CUSTOMIZATION SCREEN" BECAUSE I FOUND THE CUSTOMIZATION SCREEN WITHOUT HAVING TO ASK AND THAT SCREEN DOES NOT SHOW HOW TO TURN ON THE FEATURE I NEED! DO YOU WONDER WHY I USE ALL CAPS? IF YOU READ THE ACTUAL QUESTION WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN IN LOWER CASE, I WOULDN'T NEED TO USE ALL CAPS! Last night I updated to Firefox 29.0.1. Now, I don't mind change - and I don't mind redesigns - but I HATE it when options are removed. I want text labels on my buttons (the "Home" button for example"). In the previous version of Firefox you could right-click in the grey space at the top, and select "customise". From there, you could drag and drop which things you wanted to appear in your toolbar or not - and there was a tickbox to selext if you wanted text labels to appear underneath them or not. Now as hard as I look, I can't find this option. It looks like you're now forcing people to ONLY use icons. I hate that. My brain processes the word "Home" a lot faster than it recognises a little picture of a house. You need to understand that people work in different ways - and just because the Firefox developers might not personally use the text labels, that doesn't mean that no-one does!

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Website Logon Plugin
  • WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector
  • NPWLPG
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.6.636

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0

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I found it! It's all the way at the BOTTOM RIGHT of the entire browser window (on the customization screen). There IS a setting to set whether you see icons only, text only, or both on your toolbar. It's just been moved to an obscure location!

I found it! It's all the way at the BOTTOM RIGHT of the entire browser window (on the customization screen). There IS a setting to set whether you see icons only, text only, or both on your toolbar. It's just been moved to an obscure location!

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All I see at the bottom right is a greyed-out "Exit Firefox" button. What am I missing?

All I see at the bottom right is a greyed-out "Exit Firefox" button. What am I missing?
the-edmeister
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whereitis probably installed the Classic Theme Restorer extension, which adds those items back into Firefox 29.

whereitis probably installed the Classic Theme Restorer extension, which adds those items back into Firefox 29.
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I agree with whereitis above, I hate it when options are removed (ex: the Bookmarks side panel (Ctrl-B) button missing) etc.. Firefox's major BOLD one-liner is: CUSTIMAZATION. Now to regain this CUSTIMAZATION freedom, Firefox suggest to solve this by installing the ADDON "Classic Theme Restorer". I don't want to install any ADDON to customize Firefox! I went with Firefox because it was CUSTOMIZABLE, and that is the only reason why I went with this web browser! Now, Firefox is asking me to add an ADDON to CUSTOMIZE it. What is this?!

I agree with whereitis above, I hate it when options are removed (ex: the Bookmarks side panel (Ctrl-B) button missing) etc.. Firefox's major BOLD one-liner is: CUSTIMAZATION. Now to regain this CUSTIMAZATION freedom, Firefox suggest to solve this by installing the ADDON "Classic Theme Restorer". I don't want to install any ADDON to customize Firefox! I went with Firefox because it was CUSTOMIZABLE, and that is the only reason why I went with this web browser! Now, Firefox is asking me to add an ADDON to CUSTOMIZE it. What is this?!
cor-el
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See also:


See "View Bookmarks Sidebar" in the "Show your bookmarks" drop-down list next to the bookmarks star on the Navigation Toolbar.

You can find the option to open the history in the sidebar as "View History Sidebar" in the History button drop-down list.
The History button is by default in the 3-bar Firefox menu button list, but you can click Customize and drag this button on a toolbar for easier access.


  • You can toggle the Bookmarks sidebar off/on via "View > Sidebar > Bookmarks" or "Ctrl+B" (Command+B on Mac)
  • You can toggle the History sidebar off/on via "View > Sidebar > History" or "Ctrl+H" (Command+H on Mac)

Tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu bar or have the menu bar visible all the time via the right-click context menu.

See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-to-make-new-firefox-look-like-old-firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/common-questions-after-updating-to-new-firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/learn-more-about-the-design-of-new-firefox *http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2824649 ----- See "View Bookmarks Sidebar" in the "Show your bookmarks" drop-down list next to the bookmarks star on the Navigation Toolbar. You can find the option to open the history in the sidebar as "View History Sidebar" in the History button drop-down list.<br /> The History button is by default in the 3-bar Firefox menu button list, but you can click Customize and drag this button on a toolbar for easier access. ---- *You can toggle the Bookmarks sidebar off/on via "View > Sidebar > Bookmarks" or "Ctrl+B" (Command+B on Mac) *You can toggle the History sidebar off/on via "View > Sidebar > History" or "Ctrl+H" (Command+H on Mac) Tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu bar or have the menu bar visible all the time via the right-click context menu.
arthurfirestarter 0 solutions 2 answers

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Thank you for your help. Even with all you have suggested, It takes at least 2 (two) steps to get to the Bookmarks side panel to open, whether before the update, it took only 1 (one)! That’s not a performance improvement for me… And I don’t want to install a third party – Mozilla unsupported Addon – to solve this issue! 100% CUSTIMAZATION = Mozilla = those days are over!

Thank you for your help. Even with all you have suggested, It takes at least 2 (two) steps to get to the Bookmarks side panel to open, whether before the update, it took only 1 (one)! That’s not a performance improvement for me… And I don’t want to install a third party – Mozilla unsupported Addon – to solve this issue! 100% CUSTIMAZATION = Mozilla = those days are over!