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How to get bookmarks and top tool-bar back after the Mozilla Refresh operation.

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I did the Mozilla Refresh, the recommendation for which popped up today on my browser. It promised that I would get my bookmarks back - but they AND the top Toolbar are now gone. Tried Mozilla Help but can't see any detailed help on restoring the bookmarks and the top of the window browser tool-bar. (found notes on restoring bookmarks, but without the tool-bar they are not accessible). Need to get those back.

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Could you try the toolbars list. This is available in a few different places:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar, or the "+" button on the tab bar
  • tap the Alt key to display the classic Menu Bar temporarily
  • click the "3-bar" menu button > Customize > "Show/Hide Toolbars"

Can you get your Menu Bar and Bookmarks Toolbar displayed again?

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Could you try the toolbars list. This is available in a few different places:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar, or the "+" button on the tab bar
  • tap the Alt key to display the classic Menu Bar temporarily
  • click the "3-bar" menu button > Customize > "Show/Hide Toolbars"

Can you get your Menu Bar and Bookmarks Toolbar displayed again?

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Also check that "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is on the Bookmarks Toolbar

Open the Customize window and set which toolbar items to display.

  • "3-bar" Firefox menu button > Customize
  • if "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is not on the Bookmarks Toolbar then drag it back from the Customize palette into the Customize window to the Bookmarks Toolbar
  • if missing items are in the Customize palette then drag them back from the Customize window on the toolbar
  • if you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the Customize palette then click the Restore Defaults button to restore the default toolbar setup

You can toggle the title bar on/off via the "Title Bar" button at the bottom left in the Customize palette window. You can have the Menu Bar visible via the right-click context menu of a toolbar to have menus like the File menu with Print (Ctrl+P) and Print Preview and the Bookmarks and History and Tools menus.

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Thanks jscher2000. The third item did the trick: Clicked on the 3 lines (upper right of window) - then "+Customize" (at bottom of pull down menu) then "Show/Hide Toolbars" and checked "Menu Bar". finally the top tool-bar re-appeared and showed the bookmarks (which I already had restored) as well as the other browser tools.

Thanks for the hints - saved me a lot of 'poking around'.

(maybe Mozilla could have made that easier with an option at the end of Refresh...) - Jchem