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Last time I used Firefox I have both a Norton Search Bar and a Google Search Bar, now the Google search bar is missing. I did a search and can't find where to reinstall it.

Thank you!

Jo

Last time I used Firefox I have both a Norton Search Bar and a Google Search Bar, now the Google search bar is missing. I did a search and can't find where to reinstall it. Thank you! Jo

Chosen solution

Most toolbars are created by extensions, and it look as though you have those extensions enabled. You can confirm on the following tab:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

To select which toolbars are displayed, you can toggle them on and off using either of these:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar
  • tap the Alt key > View > Toolbars

If the entire toolbar area is missing, Firefox may be in full screen mode. Use the F11 function key to switch between full screen and normal views.

Any luck?

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jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
3260 solutions 29723 answers

Chosen Solution

Most toolbars are created by extensions, and it look as though you have those extensions enabled. You can confirm on the following tab:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

To select which toolbars are displayed, you can toggle them on and off using either of these:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar
  • tap the Alt key > View > Toolbars

If the entire toolbar area is missing, Firefox may be in full screen mode. Use the F11 function key to switch between full screen and normal views.

Any luck?

Most toolbars are created by extensions, and it look as though you have those extensions enabled. You can confirm on the following tab: orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category To select which toolbars are displayed, you can toggle them on and off using either of these: * right-click a blank area of the tab bar * tap the Alt key > View > Toolbars If the entire toolbar area is missing, Firefox may be in full screen mode. Use the F11 function key to switch between full screen and normal views. Any luck?
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
3260 solutions 29723 answers

If you're missing the search box that normally sits on the right end of the Navigation Toolbar after the URL bar, it might be available to add back in the Customize dialog. To access that you can use either of these:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Customize
  • tap the Alt key > View > Toolbars > Customize

If you find it in the dialog of unused controls, drag it back to the bar.

Occasionally controls will become wrongly sized. In that case, try the "Restore Default Set" button in the Customize dialog to see whether that helps.

If you're missing the search box that normally sits on the right end of the Navigation Toolbar after the URL bar, it might be available to add back in the Customize dialog. To access that you can use either of these: * right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Customize * tap the Alt key > View > Toolbars > Customize If you find it in the dialog of unused controls, drag it back to the bar. Occasionally controls will become wrongly sized. In that case, try the "Restore Default Set" button in the Customize dialog to see whether that helps.