Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

Can I customize Firefox 9 (or 10) to look like 3.xx in XP?


I just want the menu bar, icon toolbar/address bar and tab bar at the top of my window. Can I turn off everything else?

Chosen solution

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.2
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_29 for Mozilla browsers
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20120128 Firefox/3.6.26

More Information

Vivek 310 solutions 2084 answers


You can enable the menu bar and put the tab bar on top via View (Alt + V) > Toolbars and by clicking Customize in the same menu, you would be able to relocate the location (address) bar and the icons. Customizing (see also the second pic).

Latest Firefox

Modified by Vivek

  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10751 solutions 96752 answers

See also:

  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
3195 solutions 24398 answers

Chosen Solution


Firefox 3 Theme for Firefox 4 - 12:

Add color home, back/forward and other buttons (like Firefox 3) to the Navigation Toolbar in place of the gray buttons in Firefox 4+:

Question owner

Thanks to everyone that replied! I'm going to try and install 9.xx and see if I can get it to look like 3.6x...but first I'm going to set a restore point :-) JIC !


  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10751 solutions 96752 answers

Helpful Reply

Don't use system restore to restore a previous Firefox version.
It doesn't work properly and can lead a corrupted Firefox installation and dataloss.

Question owner

Thanks - maybe the best thing to do is back up the HD on USB. I think I have the original install file for Firefox 3.6.x..if I do, I'll uninstall it and then install the new one. But, a back-up seems to be the way to go :-)

I appreciate the input!


  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10751 solutions 96752 answers

You can find the latest Firefox release in all languages and for all Operating Systems here:

alan_r 58 solutions 753 answers

When 3.6 finishes(I know everyone won't leave straight away) there will be a shambles. Maybe Mozilla should consider a "Classic" version of Fx13 to make switching less painful. Otherwise there will be blood on the screens in this Forum.