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I want to force new tabs to always show the bookmarks bar, even if I toggle it on other tabs. How can I do this?

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I am aware that Firefox has three options for bookmarks: Always Show, Only Show on New Tab, and Never Show.

Either through a setting, an extension, or magic... I want the new tabs to always show the bookmarks BUT I want the other tabs to allow me to toggle showing and hiding the bookmarks (without affecting the new tab at all). How can I achieve this? Is there a deep setting I am missing?

Are there workarounds too? I would settle for a homepage that showed bookmarks (right now I have the option to toggle 'shortcuts', I wish I could also toggle bookmarks there). I'd even settle for an AHK script to force show the bookmarks on new tab (if hidden).

Any help is appreciated!

I am aware that Firefox has three options for bookmarks: Always Show, Only Show on New Tab, and Never Show. Either through a setting, an extension, or magic... I want the new tabs to always show the bookmarks BUT I want the other tabs to allow me to toggle showing and hiding the bookmarks (without affecting the new tab at all). How can I achieve this? Is there a deep setting I am missing? Are there workarounds too? I would settle for a homepage that showed bookmarks (right now I have the option to toggle 'shortcuts', I wish I could also toggle bookmarks there). I'd even settle for an AHK script to force show the bookmarks on new tab (if hidden). Any help is appreciated!

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There is no workaround like you describe possible. You could temporarily toggle the Bookmarks Toolbar via "Ctrl+Shift+B" or use the bookmarks sidebar (Ctrl+B) as an alternative.

Note that 'New Tab' refers to the about:home and about:newtab pages (Firefox Home), so if you open one of these in the current tab then you get the Bookmarks Toolbar with the 'New Tab' choice.

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