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My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

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My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

I am using Windows 8 and Firefox 19.0.1....I do not have the awesome bar at the top of the screen....Are there any suggestions for restoring this feature?

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Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

Hi Lew100

Are you in full screen mode (press F11 to toggle)?

Do you see the Navigation Toolbar?

  • Firefox menu button > Options
  • View > Toolbars (press F10 to display the menu bar)
  • Right-click empty toolbar area

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.

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Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

Goto Firefox Menu - View > Toolbars > Menu (Uncheck it)

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Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

How do you (uncheck it ) ....I have clicked on both the check and menu but the check remains on....what am I doing wrong

Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

just click the "Menu bar" box

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Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

I have clicked on the menu bar box ... the drop down box disappears nothing happens ...I go back to the menu bar and it is still checked.... I have closed firefox and reopened and still no awesome bar??????????

Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • You can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or open the Help menu and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.

Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode"

If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

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Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

Save mode works the awesome bar is displayed ...I will do the trouble shooting and let you know....


Thanks for the help

Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

check with your addons.

remove unwanted addons/extensions and themes

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Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

I disabled all addons and extensions and removed all that I added, but still have the same problem.. yesterday I downloaded the latest version of firefox but no help to my problem. Any more suggestions?

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Re: My firefox does not have the awesome bar.... how do I get the awesome bar?

Make sure that toolbars like the "Navigation Toolbar" and the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible:

  • Firefox > Options
  • "View > Toolbars" (press F10 to display a hidden menu bar)

Open the Customize window to set which toolbar items to display:

  • Firefox > Options > Toolbar Layout
  • View > Toolbars > Customize
  • Check that "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is on the Bookmarks Toolbar
  • If the "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is not on the Bookmarks Toolbar then drag it back from the toolbar palette in the customize window to the Bookmarks Toolbar
  • If missing items are in the toolbar palette then drag them back from the Customize window on the toolbar
  • If you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the toolbar palette then click the "Restore Default Set" button to restore the default toolbar set up