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How can I display the URL bar and bookmarks bar when I have the addons page opened?

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It seems counter-intuitive to me that the Firefox addons page does not have the same toolbars that other tabs have, and I have not found an option to add them back in (or an addon to fix it). Instead of being able to enter a URL directly from the addons page or click a bookmark, I must navigate away from the tab before I can go anywhere else. Additionally, it graphically looks out of place when I shift through tabs and most of the toolbars disappear for a second as I move over the addons tab.

Some other utilities that use their own pages manage to preserve the toolbar customization without removing it completely, so I'm wondering if there's a way for the addons page to do it as well.

An example of another utility that has its own page without removing the toolbars is the Download Manager Tweak addon. One of its options allows the user to open their download page as a tab, which also contains the toolbar customization of normal, browser tabs.

Thanks in advance!

Modified by aktai

Chosen solution

If you enter one of the following in the Firefox location bar (address bar) does that show the Add-ons Manager they way you want it to appear?

chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.xul

See also: http://superuser.com/questions/264113/show-toolbars-the-add-ons-manager-tab-is-open

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cor-el
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Are you opening that page in the sidebar via an extension that supports this feature?

Can you attach a screenshot?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.

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AliceWyman
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If you enter one of the following in the Firefox location bar (address bar) does that show the Add-ons Manager they way you want it to appear?

chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.xul

See also: http://superuser.com/questions/264113/show-toolbars-the-add-ons-manager-tab-is-open

Modified by AliceWyman

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Thanks Alice!

The URL you've provided does indeed display the Addons Manager the way I prefer. I followed the advice of the thread you linked and pressing alt+D solved it.

Thanks!

cor-el
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Apparently this only happens if the tabs are on top.
I have the tab bar below the toolbar and then it doesn't happen, so I've never experienced this.

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Just for reference:

The solution to press a hotkey to move the text focus to a hidden navigation item (e.g. the URL bar or the search bar) was only a temporary fix, and only worked for Ctrl+K (search bar, maybe ctrl+E too but I didn't test it).

The problem didn't really bug me all too much until tonight, so I installed the Stylish script from the StackOverflow link above and the problem is solved now.