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How can I get the book marks bar back to showing all bookmarks?
The recent changes to the bookmarks bar are really annoying.
Previously I could see all the bookmarks, even if they flowed onto two or three lines now I can only see one line and the rest are in a drop down. This makes it slower to access things that I go to on a regular basis.
Also, how do I hide the folders???!!! They take up so much room on the bookmarks bar. It was so much better before the last few upgrades.
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You can make Firefox 4.0.1 and Firefox 5.0 look like Firefox 3.6.17, see numbered items 1-10 in the following topic Fix Firefox 4.0 toolbar user interface, problems (Make Firefox 4.0 look like 3.6)
Perhaps you lost an extension for multiple rows of bookmarks, you might try a style instead, but uncluttering and using keyword shortcuts would make the additional bars unnecessary. Mine don;t scroll left and right, but they may extend into a drop-down marker (those are unimportant ones). I use group separators to keeps groups together. And then I can sort all of my tools bars with the SortPlaces extension (manual only in the options)
There are users styles to expand the bookmarks toolbar into multi rows. But I think a much better solution is to remove all icons from the toolbar and keep names short, just the toolbar not those within the folders on the toolbar.
Bookmarks Toolbar Fx4 Blue/Folders, Red/Bookmarks - Themes and Skins for Browser (hides folder and bookmark icons on the bookmarks toolbar))
Multi Row BookmarksToolbar(Fx3.7a1pre Fx3.6a2pre) - Themes and Skins for Browser
The "K" folder on my bookmarks toolbar contains mostly keyword shortcuts most of which are bookmarklets, along with references to support and mozillazine articles. So I don't really need many bookmarks showing on the toolbar.
Firefox Keyword Shortcuts
You may have been using the old Multirow Bookmarks extension in Firefox 3.6 and earlier versions of Firefox, which wasn't updated for Firefox 4.0 and 5.0. This is a different version of that old extension, which adds a few new features.
- Bookmarks Deiconizer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmarks-deiconizer/
- Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/roomy-bookmarks-toolbar/ (icons)
Thank you so much everyone for your help... I didn't even realise the feature was an add-on!
Why not try one of the styles, you can modify if you don't like something. Use them like building blocks.