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restoring toolbar buttons?

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This is not new question, I just clicked to check on something and lost all my info and could not retrieve it at all so I am starting over with my one major problem so it is not a new question but MY ONE and terribly important question. I believe this first developed when I upgraded to this Firefox version (3.6.13) I lost all of URL-bar! There was just enough space for star and flag(add-ons) but not even 1 mm of space for typing. I read at one spot that it was part of a Windows change that they never told would be an alteration of showing info in FF. I have used blue button for File, Edit, etc toolbar and that is fine just as soon not have that toolbar but went through the safe mode routine not to get menu-bar but would not have taken the action if I knew that my buttons were in danger as I need all my text buttons as well as ALL my toolbar buttons. I have the all text ones, thankfully, but not a one of buttons and I use so very many not one of those is showing anywhere. I have checked to see if they could be at end of any toolbar but they have disappeared completely. My crisis is that now I have URL bar back after doing "Firefox safe mode and reset of toolbars and controls" and now the text buttons are in place but not even one button. I use custom buttons2 and cute buttons SVG but have never used the SVG one as yet _at least I do not recall using that. I am in desperate shape as I simply cannot remain sane without access to my buttons! Please help! As far as next line-I already answered that and I do not want to close down FF for fear that this condition will become permanent.Quite frankly, after typing this 2 times for the first time I was asking and these areas seem redundant to me so I feel that I have explained repeatedly and hope that I have not left out important info this time but I think you have sufficient info to be able to give me some suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Sorry, resetting your Toolbars & Controls in the Firefox SafeMode can not be undone. You will have to re-create your custom buttons.

In case you have problems in the future, it is a good idea to make a backup of your entire Profile - especially when you spend considerable time customizing Firefox. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Backing+up+your+information

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Sorry, resetting your Toolbars & Controls in the Firefox SafeMode can not be undone. You will have to re-create your custom buttons.

In case you have problems in the future, it is a good idea to make a backup of your entire Profile - especially when you spend considerable time customizing Firefox. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Backing+up+your+information

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Unfortunately, thanks for confirming my worst fears. My hope was that there would be some unknown to me solution but no. I just need to set them up again-actually which I have already started because it was just so inconvenient to go even an hour without some of these things. You have solved some issues for me in the past and I thank you for being there. Your advice is always accurate and helpful and I am glad you continue to do that work. Bye, thanks again, S

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to my surprise, as I was attempting to get help on this problem-here I am back at my own problem that I was attempting to solve some time ago. I was also surprised to see that 40 people have this problem and 5 this week. I wonder if it isn't more but is phrased in a slightly different way but all through-none shows that any response was helpful. My being back to resolve this shows that I am still trying to solve me issue. I now have gotten my buttons in place but I do not have the text that goes with those buttons and some just take a place with a block that has no identification at all. Please tell me how I can take each and every one of those buttons to get them back to normal. This is slightly different from my original problem. This is top importance for me. I am up to date with my Firefox 3.6.15 version, use XP64bit Professional, and it has been recommended that I move this to Windows 7-the PC was bought as an XP downgrade from 7 but the Dell tech support person felt that it would be better to do a clean install of 7 after saving my info but since I am having trouble with this loss of usefulness without doing any big change of my PC. So, I need your suggestions on how to fix these buttons and also your tips regarding the jump to 7. I made the decision to get XP after 7 was out because this is business computer and I have my hands full taking care of other new things on my PC and did not want to get used to a new OS at the sane time. I feel that I am still in same situation but if he is right that there must be some sort of malware that I could get rid of by doing this clean install-well, I am trying to talk myself into this and would like to know your thoughts. You have helped me in the past and "the-edmeister" seems to know things that I cannot assess in advance. I don't want to find myself in a place that I wish I had not taken when there is no way back but by same token, it may be the best change to make at this time. Hoping for some new suggestions. I am afraid that you will say that I must reset every button again but whatever is said, I know that I will do whatever it is.

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Can I simply re-install MF 4.0 to reinstall the original toolbars?

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It is best not to post your question in an elderly, already existing, thread, but to create your own thread.

Then you can provide troubleshooting information like your operating system and installed extensions and installed plugins and we will be better able to help you.

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I understand the point of asking a question in its own place to start a thread since it is new problem but cor-el, are you saying I am elderly?!?! I still would like to know what to do to avoid this in the future. As an update, I disabled a couple of add-ons and to my amazement, my toolbar buttons with text-returned! I had given up all hope and thought they had been lost when I did the earlier "resetting Toolbars & Controls in the Firefox SafeMode which I was told was permanent and therefore I gave up all hope that they would ever return in the form that I prefer. Unfortunately when I did that, I did not think about putting the details here to document what made the change take place. When I find my notes from the time, I will add the details regarding how I got the toolbar Buttons back in the way I like to see them on my screen. It is really great to have them back that way-it was usable the other way but upsetting every time I had to use them in that way. I am not the"elderly", that is a strange choice of words to describe this thread but it surely did catch my eye. Have a great day!

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This is partially under this topic although after I started this, I uninstalled some add-ons and my toolbar buttons suddenly went back to how I had been accustomed to having them. Unfortunately, now I need those additions back again! I was in need of adobe support because I had been unable to download an upgrade that I purchased. During a support session that lasted several frustrating hours, the program was partially installed but in doing it, I suffered a complete loss of everything on my computer-not a thing was available. Fortunately, I have a backup which has restored what it could. Unfortunately, it does not restore how I make this computer mine and that has a lot to do with buttons, etc. Also during this support session, she took me to FF4 which I did not want-she said I could go back. Alsom since I am one person who uses this PC I never put my name in it-I was administrator but since she installed her name and also put my name in-now, I cannot go back to administrator which is where my info would be saved if at all.What do you recommend? There are so many variables in this that it has become a major mess. Little by little, each day I am trying to grow this PC into what I had last week. IT is exhausting. Please, I hope you have some miraculous recommendations. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Sorry, I missed that you are the original person who started this thread. Otherwise I wouldn't have suggested to create a new thread.

No, this thread is elderly (from two months ago), so that term doesn't apply to you.
It is always better to create a new thread, otherwise chances are much higher that we miss your message.
There are a lot of posts these days with the release of Firefox 4.


Custom Buttons² and CuteMenus - Crystal SVG are not compatible with Firefx 4, so you won't be able to use these add-on until a compatible version gets released