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Is is possible to reduce the address bar size AND also remove the google search bar at the same time?

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i basically want to remove the google search bar as i do not need it. but when i do the address bar becomes too long. From there i want to reduce the size of the address bar but i am not sure how, does anyone know how to do this?

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If you want unusable space: Right-click at the right end of the address bar. Click Customize. Drag the "Space" icon to where you want space. Repeat as many times as needed. (To undo, drag the spaces back to where they came from.)

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Urls can be very long, how can the location bar be too long? What do you want to see empty toolbar space?

The location bar will adjust to fit the space available not used by your toolbar icons within the width allocated by adjustment of the window width. What did you expect to see in it's place?

Both the location bar and the builtin Firefox search bar expand to fit available space, so it is in my mind a conflict to have them both on the same toolbar, as I want them both to be very wide. I hope you did not install "Google's search bar" -- that certainly doesn't belong and is not supported by Google.



I display menu bars and place the search bar to the right of the menus and then a few toolbar icons. I find the search bar very useful, both for searching, and as a small note area.

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thank you for your reply

what i am after is empty space, that is once i can shorted the addess bar i do not want the address bar to expand to fi the available space.

the search bar is the one that came with the default installation, is what i meant

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Add code to userChrome.css in the chrome folder below the @namespace line.

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

Adjust the max-width to your needs.


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

#urlbar-container { max-width:400px!important; }
#search-container { max-width:200px!important; }
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im sorry but your instructions are quite technical, iam sorry im not a computer savy person. could you explain it again?

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If you want unusable space: Right-click at the right end of the address bar. Click Customize. Drag the "Space" icon to where you want space. Repeat as many times as needed. (To undo, drag the spaces back to where they came from.)