Whenever I disable the Add-on Bar, it returns after I restart Firefox. Is there any way to make it hidden by default? The only button in it for me is Firebug, and its already got a toolbar button and a keyboard shortcut. Thanks!
Maybe Firebug is causing that Add-on bar to appear or it is because the Add-on bar isn't empty.
You can check:
If that's the case, it seems like this is a bug that should be fixed--what's the point of even letting people hide the add-on bar if it will always appear on startup if any installed add-on has a button? Can someone else verify that I'm not just missing something stupidly obvious (entirely possible)?
Do you have Xmarks installed?
I was having the same issue as you. Try going to about:config and changing "extensions.xmarks.forceAddonbar" from 1 to 0. Then restart Firefox and Xmarks should ask you if you want to enable the addon bar, and click no.
Hopefully that helps.
Thanks for the suggestion. Firebug doesn't seem to have a similar option, but I tracked down a bug report on their tracker that indicates (I think?) that Firebug is what's forcing the Add-on Bar to display at start-up, and that it will be fixed very shortly.
Hi, all! I was experiencing the same issue. With version 3.9.5, after resetting the "extensions.xmarks.forceAddonbar" parameter, upon next start of Firefox, Xmarks would ask if i'd like to show the Addon bar AND whether i clicked OK or Cancel, it was still showing it!
Guess, the issue is soleley with Xmarks. Now, using v3.9.8 the problem is gone.
The problem, as Grant states, is not that there are add-ons that expect the a Add-on Bar to be present. We already know that there are developers who have lost the plot but whose add-ons still work and which we users find very useful. Mikes Kaszman's AutoContext is a case in point. The point is that we can Customise the toolbar to place the icons for these on the toolbar, alongside the Address Bar. Having done so we no longer need to see the Add-on Bar, whether or not the icons for these add-ons still appear there. However, FF insists on launching it every time it restarts. How do we stop it?