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The "Display your bookmarks" icon disappears when the menu bar is showing. How can I see both?

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I accidentally dragged my mouse over the bookmarks link on the right-hand side of the Bookmarks Toolbar and it disappeared. I restarted the browser in safe mode and the bookmark link was back but the Menu Bar was not visible. When I make the Menu Bar visible, the bookmarks link disappears again, even though the rest of the bookmarks are visible. How can I have both the bookmarks link and the menu bar visible at the same time?

I accidentally dragged my mouse over the bookmarks link on the right-hand side of the Bookmarks Toolbar and it disappeared. I restarted the browser in safe mode and the bookmark link was back but the Menu Bar was not visible. When I make the Menu Bar visible, the bookmarks link disappears again, even though the rest of the bookmarks are visible. How can I have both the bookmarks link and the menu bar visible at the same time?

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Right click a blank space on a toolbar, and you will get the customize option. You will get a pane with icons that may be dragged on to the toolbar. The list tabs icon is the one I think you have dragged off. Alternatively use the reset option [restore default set]

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Right click a blank space on a toolbar, and you will get the customize option. You will get a pane with icons that may be dragged on to the toolbar. The list tabs icon is the one I think you have dragged off. Alternatively use the reset option [restore default set]

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I think it might be possible. Firefox allows you to override certain toolbar behaviors by creating a style sheet file named userChrome.css (or you can use the Stylish add-on). If I get a chance to test this later today I will post a specific suggestion.


The rule you would need to override is this one:


#toolbar-menubar:not([autohide="true"]) ~ #nav-bar > #bookmarks-menu-button-container, #toolbar-menubar:not([autohide="true"]) ~ toolbar > #personal-bookmarks > #bookmarks-menu-button, #toolbar-menubar:not([autohide="true"]) > #personal-bookmarks > #bookmarks-menu-button { display: none; }

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Modified by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer

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You can move the Bookmarks Menu button with the drop marker to another toolbar (i.e. not the Navigation Toolbar) to have it visible when the menu bar is enabled.
I place that button on the left hand side of the tab bar.
On Linux, the Firefox button is located on the Tab bar, so I have both buttons next to each other if the menu bar is hidden.

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Thanks, John99. Your response helped me to see the bookmarks icon where it had landed in the Navigation toolbar and I was able to drag it back into position. Thanks to all for your great suggestions.

Modified by mrpresto

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Thanks for posting back, glad we helped with your problem.

I probably misunderstood the question slightly.

As this thread is about bookmarks it may also be worth noting that Firefox will display bookmarks in the bookmarks library/manager and in a sidebar. Both of these are accessible by using keyboard shortcuts,which may vary slightly on different OS s. In Windows the sidebar is Crl B and the Library is Ctrl Shift B. In Linux the library is Ctrl Shift O.