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On occassion all - and i mean all - of the menu bars and other things at the top disappear.
This happens after I have moved the tool bar, the web site and the search box onto the same line.
When it happens there is nothing at the top; only the page on display at the time and no way to restore any of the top menu bars.
The only solution I can figure out to do is to completely uninstall Firefox - including deleting all of my personal settings, including bookmarks - and fully reinstall again.
If I only uninstall without deleting personal settings, the same problem occurs after I reinstall.
QUESTION: When everything disappears from the top, is there any other solution to this problem?
Note: The reason that I wanted to go down to only 3 lines (or less) at the top was to maximize the display area.
My display setup is: line 1 - firefox symbol line 2 -menu bar plus the search bar & web address bar line 3 - tabs
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"F11" toggles in/out of Full Screen mode, no toolbar (normally)
- "Ctrl+L" will show Location bar and place cursor in it
- "Ctrl+K" will show Search Bar and place cursor in it
- "Alt" will show at least the Menu Bar
- In Full Screen mode you can move cursor up to top of screen to see toolbars.
From the View menu > Toolbars you can turn toolbars on and off, and you can customize your toolbars from there as well.
I have 5 rows including the titlebar includes 44 buttons (include bookmarks), and 24 bookmark folders, I include both the location bar and search bar..
You have not described anything beyond customization, no restart, no reinstall, no extensions really needed. I use the "Stylish" extension and Styles to make changes to the appearance of the toolbars. Nothing requires reinstalling or rebuilding Firefox for what you have done (Full Screen) nor in what you want to do.
- How do I customize the toolbars? | How to | Firefox Help
- Toolbar customization - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
You can make Firefox 8.0 look like Firefox 3.6.*, see numbered items 1-10 in the following topic Fix Firefox 4.0 toolbar user interface, problems (Make Firefox 4.0 thru 8.0, 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.
Please mark "Solved" one answer that will best help others with a similar problem -- hope this was it.
Modified by David McRitchie