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Hello, I know on earlier Firefox versions it was possible to create new toolbars but on the later versions you can't or I can't find it, is it still possible as I have loads of addons and like to make a toolbar dedicated just for the icons.

Hello, I know on earlier Firefox versions it was possible to create new toolbars but on the later versions you can't or I can't find it, is it still possible as I have loads of addons and like to make a toolbar dedicated just for the icons.
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FredMcD
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Extra toolbars were done by add-ons. But those no longer work with the current browser.

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

Extra toolbars were done by add-ons. But those no longer work with the current browser. Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.
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Thanks for your reply, but don't think what I was requesting can be found on Add-ons page I just know from old browsers you could add extra toolbars via the customise section but it has been taken out.

Thanks for your reply, but don't think what I was requesting can be found on Add-ons page I just know from old browsers you could add extra toolbars via the customise section but it has been taken out.
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jscher2000
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I think Firefox 28 was the last version that had built-in ability to show/hide an Add-ons bar. For Firefox 29-56 there were add-ons, as Fred mentioned. Currently, add-ons are not allowed to make structural changes to the toolbar area.

If you have too many buttons, another option is to drag them to another built-in bar, such as the Menu bar (optional on Windows) or Bookmarks Toolbar (optional).

I can't rule out the possibility of a custom style rule solution using a userChrome.css file. A good place to ask about adventurous hacks like that is the following subreddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/

I think Firefox 28 was the last version that had built-in ability to show/hide an Add-ons bar. For Firefox 29-56 there were add-ons, as Fred mentioned. Currently, add-ons are not allowed to make structural changes to the toolbar area. If you have too many buttons, another option is to drag them to another built-in bar, such as the Menu bar (optional on Windows) or Bookmarks Toolbar (optional). I can't rule out the possibility of a custom style rule solution using a userChrome.css file. A good place to ask about adventurous hacks like that is the following subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/
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cor-el
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You can place icons on each of the other toolbars (Menu bar, Bookmarks Toolbar, Tab bar) if you want to have them visible all the time instead of having some in the overflow area (>>).

It is not possible to create extra toolbars like was possible a long time ago.

You can place icons on each of the other toolbars (Menu bar, Bookmarks Toolbar, Tab bar) if you want to have them visible all the time instead of having some in the overflow area (>>). It is not possible to create extra toolbars like was possible a long time ago.
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the-edmeister
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There is an Overflow Menu for the Location Bar, which can be accessed via the contextual menu for the Location Bar. When the Overflow Menu is engaged the symbol >> appears on a toolbar button and on-hover tooltip More tools... shows.

That >> may appear when the browser window is at less that full screen width and will appear when the user purposely elects to Pin to Overflow Menu via the contextual menu. Also, the Customize Toolbars feature has an Overflow Menu 'box' in the upper-right corner for dragging toolbar buttons to the Overflow Menu. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars#w_customize-the-overflow-menu-or-the-toolbar

I use that Overflow Menu for the toolbar buttons that don't fit on the Navigation Toolbar for extension toolbar buttons that I use infrequently. That 'menu' drop-down has far more 'room' than adding an additional toolbar did years ago; like 3 or 4 times worth the number of toolbar buttons per toolbar back then.

There is an '''Overflow Menu''' for the Location Bar, which can be accessed via the contextual menu for the Location Bar. When the '''Overflow Menu''' is engaged the symbol '''>>''' appears on a toolbar button and on-hover tooltip '''''More tools...''''' shows. That '''>>''' may appear when the browser window is at less that full screen width and will appear when the user purposely elects to '''Pin to Overflow Menu''' via the contextual menu. Also, the '''Customize Toolbars''' feature has an Overflow Menu 'box' in the upper-right corner for dragging toolbar buttons to the Overflow Menu. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars#w_customize-the-overflow-menu-or-the-toolbar I use that Overflow Menu for the toolbar buttons that don't fit on the Navigation Toolbar for extension toolbar buttons that I use infrequently. That 'menu' drop-down has far more 'room' than adding an additional toolbar did years ago; like 3 or 4 times worth the number of toolbar buttons per toolbar back then.
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