Bookmarks Toolbar - view no longer compact following Firefox update
Firefox has just updated to version 89.0. The Bookmarks Toolbar is no longer compact so I'm having to scroll up and down lots, which is irritating!
How do I change the Bookmarks toolbar menu back to a compact list of bookmarks, please?
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Unfortunately, there is no built-in feature specifically to modify the spacing between buttons on the Bookmarks Toolbar, or between items on drop-down menus.
For the toolbars:
There is still a "Compact" density option that tightens up the entire toolbar area. You could try that and compare to see whether it suits you better. More info in the following article: Compact mode workaround in Firefox.
For the drop-down menu spacing:
I can give you a quick short-term workaround, but a more durable solution will require more work.
For testing purposes, there is a preference to switch between new style and old style menus. It helps with the spacing, but might be a tad bit glitchy:
(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.
(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled and pause while the list is filtered
(3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new style) and false (old style)
Note: You might need to do a regular exit/restart of Firefox to complete the change.
Longer Term Community Workaround
This involves setting up a userChrome.css file. The full instructions are in the following thread: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1337841
Thank you. I don't want a glitchy solution and wouldn't be too confident about the more advanced route - sorry!
I hope Firefox picks up this feedback and addresses this in future updates by giving a more compact toolbar (bookmarks) view. (And I wish their user testing would, in future, pick this sort of feedback up in advance of releases and make it a more user friendly drop down view.)
Modified by AshGra
Well, these options are easy to "undo" if they don't help, so if it really gets to you, at least you have options.