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after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

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after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

i uninstalled and re installed and same thing even used a different install file it installed fine on laptop had to go back to firefox 3.something till someone can tell me whats wrong

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

Firefox 4 uses a combined Stop/Reload/Go button that is positioned at the right end of the location bar. During the page load process it shows as a Stop button and after the loading has finished the button is changed to a Reload button. If you type in the location bar then that button becomes a Go button. You can middle-click that Reload button to duplicate the current tab to a new tab. --- You can find the Home button at the far right end of the Navigation Toolbar.

Open the Customize window via "View > Toolbars > Customize" or via "Firefox > Options > Toolbar Layout"

Drag the Home button from its current position at the right to the previous position at the left of the location bar.

  • Drag the Reload and Stop buttons to their previous position to the left of the location bar.
  • Set the order to "Reload - Stop" to get a combined "Reload/Stop" button.
  • Set the order to "Stop - Reload" or separate them otherwise to get two distinct buttons.
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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

Firefox 4 uses a combined Stop/Reload/Go button that is positioned at the right end of the location bar. During the page load process it shows as a Stop button and after the loading has finished the button is changed to a Reload button. If you type in the location bar then that button becomes a Go button. You can middle-click that Reload button to duplicate the current tab to a new tab. --- You can find the Home button at the far right end of the Navigation Toolbar.

Open the Customize window via "View > Toolbars > Customize" or via "Firefox > Options > Toolbar Layout"

Drag the Home button from its current position at the right to the previous position at the left of the location bar.

  • Drag the Reload and Stop buttons to their previous position to the left of the location bar.
  • Set the order to "Reload - Stop" to get a combined "Reload/Stop" button.
  • Set the order to "Stop - Reload" or separate them otherwise to get two distinct buttons.
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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

thank you

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

Please click the Helpful button next to the answer that solved your Firefox support issue, when you are logged in, so this thread gets marked as Solved.

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

good theory, bad execution. The "combined Stop/Reload/Go button" doesn't exist on my toolbar. I assume the answer is to reload Firefox every few minutes - a bit clumsy.

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

If you are missing toolbar buttons then you may have a problem with the file localstore.rdf.

See:

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

I want my old Refresh button. It is not in listed buttons given when right clicking on Toolbar/Options and scrolling down?????

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

Firefox 4 uses a combined Stop/Reload/Go button that is positioned at the right end of the location bar.
During the page load process it shows as a Stop button and after the loading has finished the button is changed to a Reload button.
If you type in the location bar then that button becomes a Go button.
You can middle-click that Reload button to duplicate the current tab to a new tab.


To move the Stop and Reload buttons to their position to the left of the location bar you can use these steps:

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

Open the Customize window via "View > Toolbars > Customize" or via "Firefox > Options > Toolbar Layout"

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

I see Mozilla is taking the same approach as Micro$oft. If it ain't broke fix it anyway and while your at it hide everything you can from the user. Make your changes so radical that the user has to learn a whole new way of doing things that were accomplished just as easily the old way. Just change everything for change's sake. After over a decade of using and loving Firefox, I'm going to have to look around at the browsers others offer because I just don't like the new look and feel of Firefox.

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Re: after install of firefox 4 no refresh or stop button and home button on the har side of the google search bar under the close page how do i put the buttons back were they belongby the back button?

Thanks for the information. I was having the same problem with the buttons not appearing in the customize menu. So, I want to share how I was able to actually fix it.

Also, when I went to Options... there was not a Toolbar layout option that I could find.

Here is how I fixed it:

1. Right click on the toolbar icon (probably appears as a refresh icon) 2. In the pop-up window: change the view from "icon" to "icon and text." -(this drop down menu is in the bottom-left corner of the pop-up window) 3. NOW you will see the lovely STOP button appear in the toolbar. 4. Not done yet! If you close the window now, the toolbar will reset to the combined button.  Smiley Sad 5. On the toolbar itself: Drag the Stop button icon to the LEFT side of the Refresh button icon. 6. NOW, when you close your customize window- you will see separate stop and refresh icons!

Hope that helps!!