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My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

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My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

I am running Firefox 20.0.1 with Windows 7 on my laptop. The puzzle piece shaped button that displays my add ons has disappeared from my nav bar. How can I get it back? I've tried going through the "customize" button the on toolbar drop down menu but the icon isn't there. Also, some of the other add ons I've downloaded don't show up anywhere, even on my add-on bar.

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

You can also right-click on the navigation toolbar and click "Add-on bar" from the context menu.

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

You were using MR Tech Toolkit, right? That extension provides an extensions button that looks like a green puzzle piece. Your extensions are not displayed properly?

Try this:
Exit Firefox and delete the following files from the profile:
extensions.ini
extensions.sqlite
compatibility.ini

Restart Firefox and see if the problem is fixed. If not, you might have to reinstall the problem extensions.

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

Key into the addressbar about:addons that will take you where you want.

Then bookmark it onto the bookmark toolbar by manually adding that address as a bookmark and ensure that the toolbar is displayed.

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

I tried removing the files and it didn't work. I also went through the Help pages and did the safe restart as well as disabling all extensions without luck. Any other suggestions?

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

It worked like a charm! I'm so happy to have my button back!!!

THANKS!

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

Glad you sorted it out. Thanks for posting back.

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

I also have Firefox 22 and cannot get my Add-on Toolbar to display and no longer have the puzzle icon. I tried the bookmark solution but only get a page that displays the add-ons. I am not using MR Tech Toolkit. I have downloaded and previously used DownloadHelper as a seperate add-on but now cannot find it after updating to Firefox 22.  ?????

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

Bookmarking or using about:addons is merely a shortcut or alternative method of getting to the addons page.

The addons toolbar at the bottom edge of the page can be turned on and off from a menu or by keyboard shortcuts, but probably not many add-ons actually make use of it.

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

I have just tried download helper. That shows up in my Tools menu. I have the menu toolbar displaying. If you need to display the menu toolbar temporarily try pressing the Alt key. Presumably the options also appear in the FirefoxButton in one of its menus.

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Re: My button to display add ons had disappeared from my nav bar. It was shapped like a puzzle piece. How can I get it back?

You can also right-click on the navigation toolbar and click "Add-on bar" from the context menu.