X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

shorten address bar search bar doesn't fit

Posted

i just installed Firefox on a new computer and the address bar is so long that the search bar doesn't fit. I have to click the >> to use it, highly annoying, how do i shorten space address bar takes up?

i just installed Firefox on a new computer and the address bar is so long that the search bar doesn't fit. I have to click the >> to use it, highly annoying, how do i shorten space address bar takes up?

Chosen solution

Ha! Not sure what I did exactly, but fooled around moving things and now the web address bar is adjustable and all is good! I think there was a "flexible space" installed on default which caused me problems.

Thanks!!!

Read this answer in context 0
Quote

Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:71.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/71.0

More Information

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17768 solutions 160708 answers

Can you attach a screenshot?

You can place the mouse pointer between the location bar and the search bar in normal mode (i.e. not in customize mode) to get a resize pointer that you can drag left or right to change the relative width of both bars (the total length doesn't change). This only works if the two bar are positioned next to each other with no other elements in between them.

If this doesn't work then try to click Restore Defaults on the Customize palette page.

Can you attach a screenshot? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot You can place the mouse pointer between the location bar and the search bar in normal mode (i.e. not in customize mode) to get a resize pointer that you can drag left or right to change the relative width of both bars (the total length doesn't change). This only works if the two bar are positioned next to each other with no other elements in between them. If this doesn't work then try to click <u>Restore Defaults</u> on the Customize palette page.
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote

Question owner

Thanks! There is no resize pointer. The resize works just fine on my other laptop. I restored to defaults, but still no resize. Search is moved to >>

Thanks! There is no resize pointer. The resize works just fine on my other laptop. I restored to defaults, but still no resize. Search is moved to >>
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote
McCoy
  • Top 10 Contributor
590 solutions 5620 answers

GLENNCZ said

how do i shorten space address bar takes up?

Hello GLENNCZ,

When you add the search bar to the toolbar, the address bar will automatically be shortened.

See : Options => Search => "Add search bar in toolbar"

Instead of using the search bar you can also search the web right from the address bar - would that be an option for you ?

See: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox

''GLENNCZ [[#question-1276026|said]]'' <blockquote> how do i shorten space address bar takes up? </blockquote> Hello GLENNCZ, When you add the search bar to the toolbar, the address bar will automatically be shortened. See : Options => Search => "Add search bar in toolbar" Instead of using the search bar you can also search the web right from the address bar - would that be an option for you ? See: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote

Chosen Solution

Ha! Not sure what I did exactly, but fooled around moving things and now the web address bar is adjustable and all is good! I think there was a "flexible space" installed on default which caused me problems.

Thanks!!!

Ha! Not sure what I did exactly, but fooled around moving things and now the web address bar is adjustable and all is good! I think there was a "flexible space" installed on default which caused me problems. Thanks!!!
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote
Seburo
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
902 solutions 6707 answers

Hello,

I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

Hello, I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution. Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17768 solutions 160708 answers

Note that you need to place the search bar right next to the location bar to make add the resizer (#urlbar-search-splitter) in between them and to make it possible to adjust their relative sizes.

It works both ways ("search bar <-> location bar" and "location bar <-> search bar"):

 var ibefore = null;
 if (urlbar && searchbar) {
   if (urlbar.nextElementSibling == searchbar) {
     ibefore = searchbar;
   } else if (searchbar.nextElementSibling == urlbar) {
     ibefore = urlbar;
   }
 }
Note that you need to place the search bar right next to the location bar to make add the resizer (#urlbar-search-splitter) in between them and to make it possible to adjust their relative sizes. It works both ways ("search bar <-> location bar" and "location bar <-> search bar"): *https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-release/source/browser/base/content/browser.js#3444 var ibefore = null; if (urlbar && searchbar) { if (urlbar.nextElementSibling == searchbar) { ibefore = searchbar; } else if (searchbar.nextElementSibling == urlbar) { ibefore = urlbar; } }

Modified by cor-el

Was this helpful to you? 1
Quote
gyaltnnh 0 solutions 25 answers

I have a similar problem -- the address seems to be set to occupy almost the entire toolbar, covering useful tools. I am trying to find a way to define its length so I can have access to the tools I use often. See screenshots. How can I limit its length?

I have a similar problem -- the address seems to be set to occupy almost the entire toolbar, covering useful tools. I am trying to find a way to define its length so I can have access to the tools I use often. See screenshots. How can I limit its length?
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8880 solutions 72665 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi gyaltnnh, it appears you are using rules in a userChrome.css file to modify the main toolbar. (Perhaps an evolution of the rules from https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1184828?) Possibly that is contributing to the overflow problem if Firefox computes sizes before those changes take effect.

So you will need an additional rules for the length of the address bar, perhaps setting the maximum width (max-width). Since that is very different from the original topic of this thread, could you start a new one, and share your system info there. This link will get you started:

https://support.mozilla.org/questions/new/desktop/customize

As you go through the process, scroll down past suggested articles and forum threads to continue with the form.

Hi gyaltnnh, it appears you are using rules in a userChrome.css file to modify the main toolbar. (Perhaps an evolution of the rules from [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1184828]?) Possibly that is contributing to the overflow problem if Firefox computes sizes before those changes take effect. So you will need an additional rules for the length of the address bar, perhaps setting the maximum width (<code>max-width</code>). Since that is very different from the original topic of this thread, could you start a new one, and share your system info there. This link will get you started: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/new/desktop/customize As you go through the process, scroll down past suggested articles and forum threads to continue with the form.
Was this helpful to you? 1
Quote
gyaltnnh 0 solutions 25 answers

I started the new thread as you asked, but now I can't find it to read the replies. I've searched for address bar topics, my user name, but it remains elusive. ??

I started the new thread as you asked, but now I can't find it to read the replies. I've searched for address bar topics, my user name, but it remains elusive. ??
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
McCoy
  • Top 10 Contributor
590 solutions 5620 answers

Helpful Reply

gyaltnnh said

I started the new thread as you asked, but now I can't find it to read the replies. I've searched for address bar topics, my user name, but it remains elusive. ??

Hello gyaltnnh,

This may be the thread :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279259

When you click on your display name or avatar, it will take you to your profile - under "contributions" you'll see "4 questions"; click on them and you'll see the threads you started.

''gyaltnnh [[#answer-1288210|said]]'' <blockquote> I started the new thread as you asked, but now I can't find it to read the replies. I've searched for address bar topics, my user name, but it remains elusive. ?? </blockquote> Hello gyaltnnh, This may be the thread : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279259 When you click on your display name or avatar, it will take you to your profile - under "contributions" you'll see "4 questions"; click on them and you'll see the threads you started.
Was this helpful to you? 1
Quote
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17768 solutions 160708 answers

@ gyaltnnh

You can also hover your logged in name and avatar at the top of a SUMO forum page and click "My Questions" in the drop-down list.

@ gyaltnnh You can also hover your logged in name and avatar at the top of a SUMO forum page and click "My Questions" in the drop-down list.
Was this helpful to you? 1
Quote
McCoy
  • Top 10 Contributor
590 solutions 5620 answers

@ GLENNCZ  :

I noticed that you marked my post, directed at "gyaltnnh", as Chosen Solution, which must have happened inadvertently ....

You can rectify it by clicking on the "Undo" button to the right of that post.

(and then mark the post that actually did solve the problem)

@ GLENNCZ : I noticed that you marked my post, directed at "gyaltnnh", as Chosen Solution, which must have happened inadvertently .... You can rectify it by clicking on the "Undo" button to the right of that post. (and then mark the post that actually did solve the problem)
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.