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FF 22, no reload button anywhere. Where can I find it?


I right click the toolbar , click customize. There is no reload button in the customize window. Also no start/stop button. Where have they been hidden?

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Current Firefox versions use a combined Stop/Reload/Go button that is positioned at the right end of the location bar.

  • During the page load process it shows as a Stop button and after the loading has finished the button is changed to a Reload button.
  • If you type in the location bar then that button becomes a Go button.
  • Middle-click or hold the Ctrl key and left-click the Reload button to duplicate the current tab to a new tab.

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.

  • if missing items are in the toolbar palette then drag them back from the Customize window on the toolbar
  • if you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the toolbar palette then click the "Restore Default Set" button to restore the default toolbar setup

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file if "Restore Default Set" didn't work.

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Attached is a screenshot of FF22 with customize window.. I've "Restored Default Set"


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Since Firefox 4.0 the Stop and reload buttons have been combined at the right end of the URL/Address bar.

  • You can move the Stop/Reload button out of the location bar and put them wherever you want on the toolbar.
  • You can also make them appear as separate buttons on the toolbar while the Customize window is open.
    1. click Firefox button > Options > Toolbar Layout (or right-click on the toolbar, choose Customize)
      • if using the Menu Bar: click View > Toolbars > Customize (or right-click on the toolbar, choose Customize)
    2. Drag them to their previous position at the left of the location bar.
    3. If the order is "Reload - Stop" to the right of the URL/Address bar you will get a combined "Reload/Stop" button. Drag one button to switch the order to have separate buttons to the right of the URL/Address bar.
    4. Separate them otherwise to get two distinct buttons (drag a separator, space, or flexible space from the Customize window between the two buttons).

You can also use the F5 or CTRL+F5 keyboard shortcuts to reload the page.

  • F5 - reload from cache
  • CTRL+F5 - reload bypassing the cache.

Modified by TheOldFox