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I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

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I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

I've tried using the "alt" thing, customizing the toolbar (there's no reload button to add), and resetting all toolbars in safe mode. It's still not visible to me. I also have no "stop" button (to stop a page from loading once it's started). the only button that I can see is the Home button. I can add other things to the toolbar, but not these essential buttons.

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Support Forum Moderator

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

The stop/go/reload buttons by default have been combined into one button and will be attached to the right end of the location bar. When you customize the toolbar you should see the reload and stop buttons separated but still to the right of the location bar, you can then move them elsewhere and they will become separate buttons.

New User

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

Thank you. I never would have found these buttons on my own.

Site Moderator

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

Firefox 4.0 has a combined Reload and Stop button that appears at the far right of the location bar.

  • Open the "View > Toolbars > Customize" window to move them out of the location bar.
  • Swap the two buttons or move them to their previous position at the left of the location bar.
  • If the order is "Reload - Stop" to get a combined "Reload/Stop" button.
  • Swap the order to "Stop - Reload" or separate them otherwise to get two distinct buttons.
New User

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

What if I want to have separate reload and stop buttons placed in that order? Is there an about:config or an extension for this?

Site Moderator

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

You can place a space or toolbar separator between the two buttons.

New User

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

The first thing I did was look in the customize. Both buttons were shown in the order Reload, Stop.

However they never seem to show up. This is the full release installed as an upgrade.

Putting the spacer in helped show them both. If I reverse them it shows them both. However the combined button approach as is set up by default seems to show neither.

New User

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

Hi Folks,

I don't see the combined button in my toolbar. Also "View > Toolbars > Customize" does'nt show either button. What does the button look like ? Thanks.

New User

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

I had it working per the View - Toolbars - Customize, placing stop and reload to the left of the url window. I also have the plugin 'download helper'. I then did a Restore Default Set, and then tried again to place separate stop and reload buttons...then the reload button disappeared. I could place into various positions while Customizing, but once I hit Done, it would never appear. I tried placing it right, center, left, within a new add-on bar, etc., with separators/flex spaces on either side, etc.

Just now, I finally removed and replaced the Location bar to the extreme right, leaving all buttons (stop, reload, home, bookmarks and download, in that order, to the left of the location bar). For the first time in hours, I again see separate stop and reload. I'm having a hard time seeing this as intentional operation. (sorry for the long post...I used to break code for a living and want to ensure that any problem actually gets fixed).

- John

New User

Re: I don't have a reload button in Firefox 4.

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