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Bookmarks on screen ALL THE TIME!

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This is a moan more than a question. About every six months or so my bookmark sidebar disappears because i have clicked Control and B without meaning to. And that is how to get it back again. Except, I never remember and search all over the page (View, Options etc) without finding how to get it back. So I eventually do a search for how to recover it and find all the archived guides from when other people had the same problem and the same question and ther same frustration. So my moan/quesion is this: why the blankety blank, doesn't Firefox add something into the menu (View or Options or somewhere) that says "Show toolbar permanently". Would save all this frsutration and irritation. The impression I get is that Mozilla thinks we should not want to have the menu on screen all the time. But that is the problem with users! We have our own way of doing things! Please!

This is a moan more than a question. About every six months or so my bookmark sidebar disappears because i have clicked Control and B without meaning to. And that is how to get it back again. Except, I never remember and search all over the page (View, Options etc) without finding how to get it back. So I eventually do a search for how to recover it and find all the archived guides from when other people had the same problem and the same question and ther same frustration. So my moan/quesion is this: why the blankety blank, doesn't Firefox add something into the menu (View or Options or somewhere) that says "Show toolbar permanently". Would save all this frsutration and irritation. The impression I get is that Mozilla thinks we should not want to have the menu on screen all the time. But that is the problem with users! We have our own way of doing things! Please!

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Note that there is a sidebar toolbar button available in the customize palette that you can drag to the Navigation Toolbar. You can also use the View menu (View -> Sidebar).

  • you can tap the Alt key or press the F10 key to show the hidden Menu Bar temporarily
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Beyond a 3rd party Addon extension that does it - I recommend a sticky note and attach to the side of your monitor if Desktop with quick keys to show the key combo to get the menus to show up.

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Note that there is a sidebar toolbar button available in the customize palette that you can drag to the Navigation Toolbar. You can also use the View menu (View -> Sidebar).

  • you can tap the Alt key or press the F10 key to show the hidden Menu Bar temporarily

Modified by cor-el

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Thanlks for the help - the sidebar tool button is what I had been looking for (in vain and for ages!). A sticky note on the side of the monitor would compete with all my reminders. I could always tattoo it to the back of my hand - but Control B sounds like some unpleasant political group! So thanks for the sidebar tool tip.....

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