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my firefox toolbar disappeared and I can't do what the solutions say because I don't have a back arrow, file button, tool button, bookmark button, help button, or navagation bar, so how do I get my toolbar back?


How do I restore my firefox toolbar? It was my main toolbar. My other one is google. And then another site tried to install a toolbar that I did not want. When I unchecked to get rid of it, apparently I unchecked the firefox toolbar by accident. I don't know if that's what happened for sure, but I'm guessing that's what happened.

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This happened

Just once or twice

This started when...

when I was trying to disable an add on toolbar that was not enabled but appeared with no other choices but to enable ... even though I did not click on enable

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  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_14 for Mozilla browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101026 BTRS86395 Firefox/3.6.12 GTB7.1

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Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers

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Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help) , see:

  • Press F10, Menu bar will appear, click View, click Toolbars, click Menu bar
  • Press ALT, the Menu bar will appear, click View, click Toolbars, click Menu bar
  • Hold down the ALT button while pressing V+T+M

Navigation Toolbar (Back/forward, Refresh...Home, URL/Location Bar, Search Bar): Do one of the following

  1. click View > Toolbars, click on "Navigation Toolbar" to place a check mark, OR#right-click the Menu Bar, click "Navigation Toolbar" to place a check mark. See:

Bookmarks Toolbar: Same procedure as Navigation Bar except click "Bookmarks Toolbar".
Status Bar: click View, click Status Bar to place a check mark
Full Screen Mode: If you have no Toolbars or Tab Bar: Press F11 (F11 is an on/off toggle). See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Netbooks#Full_screen

Also see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization_-_Firefox#Restoring_missing_menu_or_other_toolbars

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johnmalotky 0 solutions 1 answers

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Don't forget the Magic 'ALT' key - that restores the menu line if you blew that away too. This is where you will find the 'File' 'Edit' 'View,' etc. Tabs that will get you started. Then pick the 'View' button and a drop down list will get your tool bars back. Hope this helps.

javachiller 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you so much for this solution to use the 'ALT ' key. I appreciate that you took the time to post here! This fixed my problem!

Loops 0 solutions 1 answers

Brilliant. Thank you! Sorted immediately. I tried out Yahoo toolbar and couldn't uninstall it. Yahoo help totally unhelpful. Finally deleted via Firefox help. But no toolbar. Reinstalled my toolbar via you!!

ectoplast 0 solutions 3 answers

I had the same problem. Here is what I did: Put cursor on top of the page, right click, uncheck "Hide the toolbar", check "Exit full-screen".

Modified by ectoplast