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I am using 3.6. How can I get the update to look just like this version? I truly don't want to use IE or MSN but if that is all I have, then let me know. Thanks

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I am using 3.6 because I like how it spreads out my toolbars instead of just giving me the bookmarks in the corner and the lonesome firefox in the opposite corner. I know I can open the bookmark toolbar but it is not the same. I want the file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools, help toolbar across. How can I get the new firefox to do that

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This should duplicate the image that you posted as your preferred appearance for Firefox 5 in the above (request to be LOCKED) duplicate thread.

Menu Bar

  • right-click empty space at the end of the Tab Bar, click "Menu Bar" to place a checkmark
  • Menu Bar checked = Menu Bar on; Firefox button off
  • Menu Bar un-checked = Menu Bar off; Firefox button on
  • Other methods of doing the same:
    • click Firefox button > Options, click Menu Bar
    • Quick toggle Menu Bar on/off: ALT+V+T+M

Tabs on Top

  • right-click empty space at the end of the Tab Bar, click "Tabs on Top" to remove the checkmark
  • Tabs on Top checked = Tabs above toolbars
  • Tabs on Top un-checked = Tabs below toolbars
  • Other methods of doing the same:
    • click Firefox button > Options, click Tabs on Top
    • Quick toggle Tabs on Top on/off: ALT+V+T+T

Separate Reload / Stop buttons and position of Home button

  • Open the Customize window; do one of the following:
    • right-click the empty space at the end of the Tab bar, choose "Customize"
    • click Firefox button > Options > Toolbar Layout
    • if using the Menu Bar, click View > Toobars, click Customize
    • Quick open Customize window: ATL+V+T+C
  • the Reload and Stop buttons will be shown separate between the URL/Location bar and the Search Bar. While the Customize window is open, do one of the following, to keep the buttons separate:
    • drag the Stop button to the left of the Reload button
    • drag a "Space" between the Reload and Stop buttons
    • drag one or both buttons anywhere on the Navigation bar separated by a "Space" or another icon or reverse the order to Stop-Reload to keep them separate
  • drag the Home button to the right of the Search Bar
  • click "Done" at the bottom right of the Customize window when finished.

Color Back/Forward, Home, Stop and Reload buttons


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Not related to your question, but...

You need to update some plug-ins:

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using 3.6 to avoid unwanted Firefox 5.0 changes to the toolbar user interface

You can make Firefox 5.0 look like Firefox 3.6.19, see numbered items 1-10 in the following topic Fix Firefox 4.0 toolbar user interface, problems (Make Firefox 5.0, or 4.0.1, look like 3.6). Whether or not you make changes, you should be aware of what has changed and what you have to do to use changed or missing features.

There is a lot more beyond those first 10 steps listed, if you want to make Firefox more functional.

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See Original Poster's image in the requested to be LOCKED duplicate thread https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/862052#answer-231345

Modified by SafeBrowser

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Chosen Solution

This should duplicate the image that you posted as your preferred appearance for Firefox 5 in the above (request to be LOCKED) duplicate thread.

Menu Bar

  • right-click empty space at the end of the Tab Bar, click "Menu Bar" to place a checkmark
  • Menu Bar checked = Menu Bar on; Firefox button off
  • Menu Bar un-checked = Menu Bar off; Firefox button on
  • Other methods of doing the same:
    • click Firefox button > Options, click Menu Bar
    • Quick toggle Menu Bar on/off: ALT+V+T+M

Tabs on Top

  • right-click empty space at the end of the Tab Bar, click "Tabs on Top" to remove the checkmark
  • Tabs on Top checked = Tabs above toolbars
  • Tabs on Top un-checked = Tabs below toolbars
  • Other methods of doing the same:
    • click Firefox button > Options, click Tabs on Top
    • Quick toggle Tabs on Top on/off: ALT+V+T+T

Separate Reload / Stop buttons and position of Home button

  • Open the Customize window; do one of the following:
    • right-click the empty space at the end of the Tab bar, choose "Customize"
    • click Firefox button > Options > Toolbar Layout
    • if using the Menu Bar, click View > Toobars, click Customize
    • Quick open Customize window: ATL+V+T+C
  • the Reload and Stop buttons will be shown separate between the URL/Location bar and the Search Bar. While the Customize window is open, do one of the following, to keep the buttons separate:
    • drag the Stop button to the left of the Reload button
    • drag a "Space" between the Reload and Stop buttons
    • drag one or both buttons anywhere on the Navigation bar separated by a "Space" or another icon or reverse the order to Stop-Reload to keep them separate
  • drag the Home button to the right of the Search Bar
  • click "Done" at the bottom right of the Customize window when finished.

Color Back/Forward, Home, Stop and Reload buttons


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Not related to your question, but...

You need to update some plug-ins:

Modified by SafeBrowser

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Thank you SafeBrowser. Problem fixed. Thanks for the bonus information. Didn't know that feature existed. I'm kinda old fashioned, yet love to keep up with new technology, and no, that's not an oxymoron :). Mahalo from the lovely state of Hawaii

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You are welcome.

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  • click on "Solved It" next to my FIRST reply ABOVE.
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Thanks