Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

hiding toolbar for all users

  • 5 replies
  • 2 have this problem
  • 214 views
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

I work in the IT dept. I need to deploy firefox to our users and I want to be able to hide the toolbars from the users. I have setup a custom config file. But can't find the proper code to do this.

All Replies (5)

more options

Try with Firefox Profile, create a new profile and make use of that profile.

more options

This article might be relevant: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences

more options

Hmmm, toolbars, well there is a file named localstore.rdf which stores the status of toolbars (e.g., position, icons) as well as other screen stuff. I don't think it's very well documented, and it's fairly easy to reset, so you might need to consider an add-on to do what you want to do.

more options

The problem is, that I tried diving into about:config. There is no setting to hide the toolbar. The only thing I found was to autohide the toolbar if it is full screen. I am using a custom.js in the default/prefs to point to a .cfg file to set things up. But I'm unable to find a actual pref to disable that.

But the thing is, when you click view, toolbars, and then uncheck, menu bar or navigation toolbar it disappears. So some setting must be changing for the program to remember this. I have scoured the internet. I don't want to use the kios program because I need my users to go to different sites.

more options

Note that you can use Ctrl+L to bring up a location bar replacement if this bar is currently not visible.

There is not way to hide toolbars via customization files or via prefs.
Only a kiosk extension may be able to achieve this.

The localstore.rdf file stores persistent data like the toolbars that are visible and the position of toolbar items.