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I can't find back button or delete-tabs in new firefox view.

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Today, out of the blue, Firefox looks different. The main problems are that I can't find the back button and that I can't figure out how to delete tabs. Can I get my old Firefox back, or am I missing something about the new Firefox?

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Can you attach a screenshot?

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


Make sure that toolbars like the "Navigation Toolbar" and the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible.

  • Firefox menu button > Options
  • View > Toolbars (press F10 to display the menu bar)
  • Right-click empty toolbar area

Use Toolbar Layout (Customize) to open the Customize window and set which toolbar items to display.

  • check that "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is on the Bookmarks Toolbar
  • if "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is not on the Bookmarks Toolbar then drag it back from the toolbar palette into the Customize window to the Bookmarks Toolbar

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.

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Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

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It was a very nice reply and I appreciate it. However, I followed the steps and Firefox did just what you said it would...but the top part of the page is still nutty.

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what do you mean by top part of the page is still nutty?

Do you still want to download an older version of Firefox? see here: Install an older version of Firefox

Modified by Amit Kumar Thakur

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Can you attach a screenshot?

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


Make sure that toolbars like the "Navigation Toolbar" and the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible.

  • Firefox menu button > Options
  • View > Toolbars (press F10 to display the menu bar)
  • Right-click empty toolbar area

Use Toolbar Layout (Customize) to open the Customize window and set which toolbar items to display.

  • check that "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is on the Bookmarks Toolbar
  • if "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is not on the Bookmarks Toolbar then drag it back from the toolbar palette into the Customize window to the Bookmarks Toolbar

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.

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Firefox looked fine this morning, but I will save your answers in case something strange happens in the future. And thanks for telling me about how to send a screenshot.