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I have a whole bar of all the toolbar items next to my search window. How do I get rid of this?

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I have a whole bar of all the toolbar items next to my search window. How do I get rid of this?

When Firefox updated to 8.0.1 a toolbar of toolbar items appeared. I can't access the items and I can't get rid of the toolbar. It's big and annoying. How can I get rid of it.

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Re: I have a whole bar of all the toolbar items next to my search window. How do I get rid of this?

Try the Firefox SafeMode to see how it works there.
A troubleshooting mode, which disables most Add-ons.
(If you're not using it, switch to the Default Theme.)

  • You can open the Firefox 4.0+ SafeMode by holding the Shft key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or use the Help menu item, click on Restart with Add-ons Disabled... while Firefox is running.

Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."

To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shft key) to open it again.

If it is good in the Firefox SafeMode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

When you figure out what is causing that, please let us know. It might help other user's who have that problem.

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Support Forum Moderator

Re: I have a whole bar of all the toolbar items next to my search window. How do I get rid of this?

Try the Firefox SafeMode to see how it works there.
A troubleshooting mode, which disables most Add-ons.
(If you're not using it, switch to the Default Theme.)

  • You can open the Firefox 4.0+ SafeMode by holding the Shft key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or use the Help menu item, click on Restart with Add-ons Disabled... while Firefox is running.

Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."

To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shft key) to open it again.

If it is good in the Firefox SafeMode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

When you figure out what is causing that, please let us know. It might help other user's who have that problem.

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Re: I have a whole bar of all the toolbar items next to my search window. How do I get rid of this?

It was the the Flash and Video Downloader 1.01 that was causing the problem. I disabled it and it's gone. I hope you can get the bug fixed. Thanks for the help.