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How do I get back my AT&T Yahoo Home Page and Tool Bar?

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I am a senior citizen with little computer knowledge. I cannot cope with changes to my home page because I do not have the knowledge/skills to undo the changes your program has installed. AT&T is my Internet Service Provider. Firefox is my browser. Right? When I installed the newer version of Firefox it usurped my AT&T Yahoo Home Page and Task Bar. I want my old home page and task bar back. I used system recovery to go back a couple hrs. prior to when the new Fire Fox was installed and lost Firefox & At&T. Was in a great state of frustration when I couldn't get system recovery up after going to control panel. System recovery finally popped up again and I went forward to after installation of new Fire Fox and have system up again. I am unable to read up on new Fire Fox program now. All I want is my old AT&T Yahoo Home Page back with their Task Bar. I can learn new Fire Fox as time permits. For a non-profit organization I find Fire Fox quite aggressive. That is good when mobilizing us to write or call Congress but not to take over my Home Page. Will have to admit new Fire Fox sure is faster. I do want to commend you for taking a stand against what Congress is trying to do and also for your non-intrusive, not obnoxious way of asking for donations. You help inform us and let us know of your need and anyone that is not a free loader with a conscience, I think, would make a donation according to what one can afford. Keep up the good work and the good fight..........please do help me restore my home page back to AT&T with the old task bar. I appreciate all the help you can give me. Please excuse this long note. Blessings, Helen Added Note: AT&T home page returned. Still need Tool Bar. Troubleshooting information from Firefox help for Tool Bar below. Also info to restore Refresh and Home icon below.

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Hi,

Please check if it is listed in View (Alt + T) > Toolbars and enable (tick) it. Alternatively via View (Alt + V) > Toolbars. If it's still not visible, you may have to Enable it in Tools (Alt + T) > Add-ons, click Extensions on the left. While there you can also check if it has been updated by right-clicking on the toolbar name and Find Updates.

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Firefox instructions to bring back Tool Bar:
Why are the menus (File, Edit, View, etc.) missing?
If you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you now have an orange Firefox button that takes the most common functions and puts them in one menu.
To temporarily show the old style menus, just press the Alt key.
To have them shown all the time, right-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip and check Menu Bar in the pop-up menu.
Menu Bar - Win
The Alt button didn't work for me but checking the Menu Bar did.
I experimented to try to get my Refresh and Home Icons back. To get them visible again, right-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip and check Navigation Bar in the pop-up menu. You might have to right-click several times before the Navigation Bar menu pops up, so persevere, it'll eventually pop up.

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Hi,

Please check if it is listed in View (Alt + T) > Toolbars and enable (tick) it. Alternatively via View (Alt + V) > Toolbars. If it's still not visible, you may have to Enable it in Tools (Alt + T) > Add-ons, click Extensions on the left. While there you can also check if it has been updated by right-clicking on the toolbar name and Find Updates.

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Make sure that you do not run Firefox in full screen mode (press F11 or Fn + F11 to toggle; Mac: command+Shift+F).
If you are in full screen mode then hover the mouse to the top to make the Navigation Toolbar and Tab bar appear.
You can click the Maximize button at the top right to leave full screen mode or right click empty space on a toolbar and use "Exit Full Screen Mode" or press F11.

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This is the answer from Firefox Help to get Tool Bar back up:

Why are the menus (File, Edit, View, etc.) missing?

If you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you now have an orange Firefox button that takes the most common functions and puts them in one menu.

   To temporarily show the old style menus, just press the Alt key.
   To have them shown all the time, right-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip and check Menu Bar in the pop-up menu.
   Menu Bar - Win

Pressing the Alt key didn't work for me but the latter instruction did the trick. Check the Navigation Bar too on the pop-up menu if you want your Refresh and Home Icons to show. It took quite a few right-clicks for me before the pop-up menu I needed came up so keep trying until the right menu comes up.