This is not a question but rather a statement. I am still holding out with version 24.5.0 on my desktop computer though it is getting increasingly difficult to do so. The…
This is not a question but rather a statement. I am still holding out with version 24.5.0 on my desktop computer though it is getting increasingly difficult to do so. The reason is that I am loathe to give up the convenience of control of the navigation bar. I am using version 52 on my laptops and know what a pain it is to try to turn the navigation bar on or off. Why in the world did they decide to make this difficult? For those of you who weren't using Firefox back when version 24.5 was new, here is what you are missing:
1) In the View menu, there is a “Toolbars” option which lists the “Navigation Toolbar” as one of the things that you can turn on or off the same as the menu bar or bookmarks toolbar. This is THE MOST USEFUL menu option.
2) Ctrl-L brings up a dialogue that says “Open Web Location”. It is essentially the navigation bar but it appears in the middle of the window without having to set the navigation bar on. You can enter the URL but if it is a site recently visited, a letter or two provides a match. I find this much easier than trying to get into the navigation bar with the mouse but I guess that I am keyboard guy. You can also access this dialogue from the File menu.
The convenience of these functions is so useful that I am willing to not be able to access some sites and carry greater risk. I am holding out hope that the control of the navbar will be returned eventually.