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How do I restore the bar at the bottom of my screen that displays add-on icons?

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Previously, the icons for add-ons (e.g., noscript, the weather, or reminders) were displayed at the bottom of my screen, and I could click on them to perform the relevant function. Now they are not displayed, and I don't know how to get them back. I'm particularly interested in getting back noscript, as I almost always use it, but I regularly accessed a lot of add-ons from the now-missing information bar. I don't even know what this information/icon bar/display is called.

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It is possible that the screen is too high and that the status bar and scroll bar fall off at the bottom.

Open the system menu via Alt+Space and see if you can resize that window. If that works then close Firefox to save that setting.

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resizing_oversize_window --- See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Corrupt_localstore.rdf

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I don't know how to do this.

TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

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Click "View" in the Menu Bar at the top of your Firefox window, if there is no check mark next to "Status Bar", click on "Status Bar" to place a check mark. Did that solve your problem?

Can't see the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help)? Turning the Menu Bar on and off is a new feature in version 3.6. (Linux & OSX see: What happened to the File, Edit, and View menus? ) Windows Method 1. Hold down the key and press the following letters in this exact order: V T M Windows Method 2. Press and release the key. The Menu Bar will be displayed; then choose ~~red:V~~iew > ~~red:T~~oolbars and click on ~~red:M~~enu Bar. The Menu Bar should now be displayed permanently, unless you turn it off again using View > Toolbars. Check mark = displayed, NO check mark = not displayed. See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Menu+bar+is+missing

Navigation Toolbar, Bookmarks Toolbar and other Toolbars under View > Toolbars. Clicking on one of them will place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed).

To display the Status Bar, View, then click Status bar to place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed).

Full Screen mode http://kb.mozillazine.org/Netbooks#Full_screen

Also see: Back and forward or other toolbar buttons are missing Customize navigation buttons like back, home, bookmarks and reload

Question owner

I posted the first question. I want to add that view/status bar is checked, and always has been, and that did not solve my problem. Also, I found it hard to look up if there are already posted answers to my problem, because I don't know the proper name of the information bar that went missing, so I could not search effectively. Where can I get a visual dictionary/glossary of the various parts of the Firefox screen?

cor-el
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It is possible that the screen is too high and that the status bar and scroll bar fall off at the bottom.

Open the system menu via Alt+Space and see if you can resize that window. If that works then close Firefox to save that setting.

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resizing_oversize_window --- See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Corrupt_localstore.rdf

Question owner

Hello cor-el, You diagnosed the exact problem. I followed your suggestion and easily resolved my problem. Never in a million, billion years would I have resolved this arcane and esoteric (for me) problem on my own. Thank you very much.

cor-el
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You're welcome

lindsays4568 0 solutions 1 answers

This suggestion worked...somehow it must have become unticked.

befman 0 solutions 1 answers

Hi,

I have 3.6.15 installed and my add-ons are not showing after the update. I tried all the suggestions above but still my add-ons dont show up not above nor below. Is there an other way to access them? thx in advance

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Delete the files extensions.* (extensions.rdf, extensions.cache, extensions.ini, extensions.sqlite) and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder to reset the extensions registry. New files will be created when required.

See "Corrupt extension files": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions

If you see disabled, not compatible, extensions in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" then click the "Find Updates" button (Firefox 4: click the Tools button at the left side of the Search Bar) to do a compatibility check.

racheljlc 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you so much!! It makes such a difference to have that.