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How can I see menu bar & bookmarks toolbar in Firefox 4 full-screen mode?

cjm
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In Firefox 3.6, I was using the Autohide extension to enable the menu bar and bookmarks toolbar in full screen mode. But Autohide is not compatible with Firefox 4, and even its home page appears to be gone. (Here's an old copy on the Wayback Machine.)

In Firefox 4's full-screen mode, when I move the mouse to the top of the screen, only the navigation toolbar and the tab list appear. I want to see the menu bar and bookmarks toolbar as well. I also want to be able to use Alt keys to open the menu (e.g. Alt-V to open the View menu.)

Is there an extension compatible with Firefox 4 that can do this?

I've also asked this question on SuperUser, if you want to get rep there. Otherwise, I'll cross-post any answer I get.

Chosen solution

Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

You can use the ChromEdit Plus extension to have easier access to the customization files.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#toolbar-menubar[moz-collapsed="true"] { visibility: visible !important; }
#PersonalToolbar[moz-collapsed="true"] { visibility: visible !important; }
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silkphoenix 92 solutions 1250 answers

Please read this thread to see if it helps:


http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/819300

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

You can use the ChromEdit Plus extension to have easier access to the customization files.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#toolbar-menubar[moz-collapsed="true"] { visibility: visible !important; }
#PersonalToolbar[moz-collapsed="true"] { visibility: visible !important; }

Question owner

silkphoenix, not as far as I can tell. I do want the menu bar and bookmarks toolbar to be hidden, but they should appear when I move the mouse to the top of the screen or when I press an Alt key (e.g. Alt+V for the View menu).

cor-el
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If you use my above posted code and make sure that Hide Toolbars in the full screen right-click context toolbar menu is check-marked then it should work and all toolbar should only show if you hover the mouse to the top.

Question owner

Thanks, cor-el. That works, but there's one minor glitch. If I press Alt+V, the View menu opens, but the menu bar doesn't appear. It looks like a right-click menu. But the menu works, which is the main thing.

cor-el
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You're welcome

Yes, I noticed that too when I checked to code, but it didn't look like a big problem as long as it works. Using the cursor left or right keys key to select other menus on the menu bar can be cumbersome though.