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Firefox button missing on imac with os x 10.9

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I just installed Firefox 26.0 on an imac with OS X 10.9. The intro video discussed the uses of the Firefox button and such a button does not appear. I have restarted Firefox and the button still does not appear.

I just installed Firefox 26.0 on an imac with OS X 10.9. The intro video discussed the uses of the Firefox button and such a button does not appear. I have restarted Firefox and the button still does not appear.

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from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/display-firefox-button-menu-instead-menu-toolbar

The Firefox button isn't available on Mac, because the Menu Bar is part of the Mac operating system.


The orange Firefox button is only on Windows and Linux does have a not coloured Firefox button if menu bar is hidden.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.9; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0

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Curtis Parfitt-Ford 33 solutions 363 answers

Hi,

Most toolbars can be shown or hidden depending on your needs. To show or hide the Firefox button, right-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip and check or uncheck Menu Bar in the pop-up menu.

Hope this helps!

Curtis

Hi, Most toolbars can be shown or hidden depending on your needs. To show or hide the Firefox button, right-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip and check or uncheck Menu Bar in the pop-up menu. Hope this helps! Curtis

Question owner

Curtis,

Thanks for your post. I tried that but Menu Bar did not show up on the pop up menu. Rather I got Navigation Tool Bar (checked), Bookmarks Toolbar (also checked), Add-On Bar (not checked but I checked it and nothing seemed to happen) and Customize (which produced a menu that did not contain anything that seemed useful).

Have I done something wrong/

Thanks again,

Barry

Curtis, Thanks for your post. I tried that but Menu Bar did not show up on the pop up menu. Rather I got Navigation Tool Bar (checked), Bookmarks Toolbar (also checked), Add-On Bar (not checked but I checked it and nothing seemed to happen) and Customize (which produced a menu that did not contain anything that seemed useful). Have I done something wrong/ Thanks again, Barry
Curtis Parfitt-Ford 33 solutions 363 answers

Hi,

Try unchecking Navigation Toolbar.

Curtis

Hi, Try unchecking Navigation Toolbar. Curtis

Question owner

Nada. Tied it and only the Navigation bar disappeared. Nothing else happened.

Nada. Tied it and only the Navigation bar disappeared. Nothing else happened.
James
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from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/display-firefox-button-menu-instead-menu-toolbar

The Firefox button isn't available on Mac, because the Menu Bar is part of the Mac operating system.


The orange Firefox button is only on Windows and Linux does have a not coloured Firefox button if menu bar is hidden.

from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/display-firefox-button-menu-instead-menu-toolbar '''''The Firefox button isn't available on Mac, because the Menu Bar is part of the Mac operating system'''''. The orange Firefox button is only on Windows and Linux does have a not coloured Firefox button if menu bar is hidden.

Question owner

Thanks a lot. Strange that Firefox didn't mention that in their intro to version 26.0

Thanks a lot. Strange that Firefox didn't mention that in their intro to version 26.0