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The add-on created by Jay Baldwin doesn't work. I've got Win7 and FF 57.

The add-on created by Jay Baldwin doesn't work. I've got Win7 and FF 57.

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  • Shockwave Flash 27.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0

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Pkshadow 1072 solutions 14836 answers

Please consider turning on send info to Mozilla before posting a question. This helps us help you.

There are a couple here : https://www.google.ca/search?q=firefox+disable+new+to+Firefox,+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=rf8EWv3GC8mojwOb9pagDQ Make sure what ever is compatible with Firefox 57+

Note : Firefox 57 Quantum release date Nov 14th https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/quantum/ Note : Legacy Extensions will be disabled and or removed.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

Please consider turning on send info to Mozilla before posting a question. This helps us help you. There are a couple here : https://www.google.ca/search?q=firefox+disable+new+to+Firefox,+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=rf8EWv3GC8mojwOb9pagDQ Make sure what ever is compatible with Firefox 57+ Note : Firefox 57 Quantum release date Nov 14th https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/quantum/ Note : Legacy Extensions will be disabled and or removed. Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
jscher2000
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Sorry, I don't think it's possible for an extension compatible with Firefox 57 to show/hide a toolbar. The developers are working on a Toolbar API for a future release of Firefox so it might become possible next year.

Sorry, I don't think it's possible for an extension compatible with Firefox 57 to show/hide a toolbar. The developers are working on a Toolbar API for a future release of Firefox so it might become possible next year.

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Pkshadow - The list you sent is for disabling, not hiding. Thanks anyway.

jscher2000 - That's what I was afraid of: it's simply not available.

In earlier versions of FF it was available under View, but not anymore.

I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!

Pkshadow - The list you sent is for disabling, not hiding. Thanks anyway. jscher2000 - That's what I was afraid of: it's simply not available. In earlier versions of FF it was available under View, but not anymore. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!
Pkshadow 1072 solutions 14836 answers

DreaSpirit said

Pkshadow - The list you sent is for disabling, not hiding. Thanks anyway. jscher2000 - That's what I was afraid of: it's simply not available. In earlier versions of FF it was available under View, but not anymore. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!

Ooops...Sorry.

''DreaSpirit [[#answer-1026344|said]]'' <blockquote> Pkshadow - The list you sent is for disabling, not hiding. Thanks anyway. jscher2000 - That's what I was afraid of: it's simply not available. In earlier versions of FF it was available under View, but not anymore. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed! </blockquote> Ooops...Sorry.
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DreaSpirit said

In earlier versions of FF it was available under View, but not anymore.

I think before Firefox 29. If you had it since then, it was because add-ons could do pretty much anything they wanted. ;-)

Some users create custom style rules to hide some or all toolbars until you hover your mouse over the toolbar area. However, I don't know if that would work for you because you want a keyboard solution.

In Firefox 56, if you turn on full screen (F11), Firefox will show the address bar if you move the cursor to it using Ctrl+L or F6. But that also causes the bar to stay displayed even if you shift focus back to the document. I don't know if those same behaviors occur in Firefox 57, or whether you are interested in a full screen display.

''DreaSpirit [[#answer-1026344|said]]'' <blockquote> In earlier versions of FF it was available under View, but not anymore. </blockquote> I think before Firefox 29. If you had it since then, it was because add-ons could do pretty much anything they wanted. ;-) Some users create custom style rules to hide some or all toolbars until you hover your mouse over the toolbar area. However, I don't know if that would work for you because you want a keyboard solution. In Firefox 56, if you turn on full screen (F11), Firefox will show the address bar if you move the cursor to it using Ctrl+L or F6. But that also causes the bar to stay displayed even if you shift focus back to the document. I don't know if those same behaviors occur in Firefox 57, or whether you are interested in a full screen display.

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jscher2000 - Thanks for all the info; BTW, I was wrong, I actually have FF 56 (not 57); I was getting ahead of myself. Yes, I've had FF since before the Australis debacle...ergo my fears over the upcoming Quantum leap...

jscher2000 - Thanks for all the info; BTW, I was wrong, I actually have FF 56 (not 57); I was getting ahead of myself. Yes, I've had FF since before the Australis debacle...ergo my fears over the upcoming Quantum leap...
Pkshadow 1072 solutions 14836 answers
might find useful https://arewewebextensionsyet.com/
cor-el
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In Firefox 56 you can still use Classic Theme Restorer (it is a Legacy extension) to hide the Navigation Toolbar via the right-click context menu, but I don't know of a way to do this via a keyboard shortcut.

In Firefox 56 you can still use Classic Theme Restorer (it is a Legacy extension) to hide the Navigation Toolbar via the right-click context menu, but I don't know of a way to do this via a keyboard shortcut. *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/

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Hi cor-el, I already have the Classic Theme Restorer but haven't had any luck finding this. Is it under General UI?? Many Thanks!

Hi cor-el, I already have the Classic Theme Restorer but haven't had any luck finding this. Is it under General UI?? Many Thanks!
Pkshadow 1072 solutions 14836 answers

DreaSpirit said

Hi cor-el, I already have the Classic Theme Restorer but haven't had any luck finding this. Is it under General UI?? Many Thanks!

Support site for Classic Theme. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=2827985 Note : this add-on is not going to be updated for Firefox 57

''DreaSpirit [[#answer-1026699|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi cor-el, I already have the Classic Theme Restorer but haven't had any luck finding this. Is it under General UI?? Many Thanks! </blockquote> Support site for Classic Theme. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=2827985 Note : this add-on is not going to be updated for Firefox 57

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Hi cor-el, I realize that this is all moot due to the upcoming Leap. For me it's a matter of understanding the thinking behind it. Upon reflection, I realize that, if I'm not mistaken, "the right-click context menu" only works when the cursor is at the tool bar area. This requires me to use the mouse to get there, defeating my desire to not use the mouse...just the keyboard. I hope that the Quantum leap is an easier change than Australis was! I've got many legacy add-ons. Thanks, Andre'a

Hi cor-el, I realize that this is all moot due to the upcoming Leap. For me it's a matter of understanding the thinking behind it. Upon reflection, I realize that, if I'm not mistaken, "the right-click context menu" only works when the cursor is at the tool bar area. This requires me to use the mouse to get there, defeating my desire to not use the mouse...just the keyboard. I hope that the Quantum leap is an easier change than Australis was! I've got many legacy add-ons. Thanks, Andre'a
Pkshadow 1072 solutions 14836 answers

When you decide to search I have found that this terminology has worked well : firefox 57 hide show the navigation bar comparable also try with out 57.

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3020724/firefox-quantum-everything-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-next-weeks-release

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/10/open_source_insider_firefox_57/

I would start searching for a comparable Extension now so are ready. Most say they are Compatible with FF 57.

When you decide to search I have found that this terminology has worked well : firefox 57 hide show the navigation bar comparable also try with out 57. https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3020724/firefox-quantum-everything-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-next-weeks-release https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/10/open_source_insider_firefox_57/ I would start searching for a comparable Extension now so are ready. Most say they are Compatible with FF 57.
Pkshadow 1072 solutions 14836 answers

If your wanting to stay with your old extensions why not run the Extended Release Version 52.4.1 which gets security updates only. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ this then keeps all you love. Download the Developer Edition of Firefox (man is it fast) and can run both versions with no issues as it asks you if want to run both and does a compatibility thing. So can get the new and still have the old. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/ is still beta till the 14th.

Is just a thought.

If your wanting to stay with your old extensions why not run the Extended Release Version 52.4.1 which gets security updates only. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ this then keeps all you love. Download the Developer Edition of Firefox (man is it fast) and can run both versions with no issues as it asks you if want to run both and does a compatibility thing. So can get the new and still have the old. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/ is still beta till the 14th. Is just a thought.

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Hi Pkshadow, I've finally gotten around to trying out the ESR (v52.7.1) and love that everything looks as it did w/v56. Unfortunately all my history is gone. That makes sense, but I'm hoping there'a a way to get it back? Also, how can I verify that it's getting security updates? I like your suggestion to run Quantum also. I'll give it try soon! Thanks for all you help, Andre'a

Hi Pkshadow, I've finally gotten around to trying out the ESR (v52.7.1) and love that everything looks as it did w/v56. Unfortunately all my history is gone. That makes sense, but I'm hoping there'a a way to get it back? Also, how can I verify that it's getting security updates? I like your suggestion to run Quantum also. I'll give it try soon! Thanks for all you help, Andre'a