Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

Date: November 8th, 2010
Author: Mark Kolin

This tutorial is about how to create a custom toolbar in Firefox.

By default the Firefox toolbar include the most used browser options – back, forward, refresh, stop, home, etc.:

Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

For most of the users these options are enough, but many users use features like browsing history, bookmark, print, etc. Lucky for them Firefox toolbar can be modified – you can create your very own toolbar.

Open Firefox. Choose View > Toolbars > Customize:

Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

A new “Customize Toolbar ” window will appear:

Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

You may also notice that while the Customize Toolbar window is open the view of the bookmark toolbar changes from:

Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

To new looking toolbar:

Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

Now let’s continue with the creation of our toolbar. Press the Add New Toolbar in the Customize Toolbar window. A new window will appear. Enter a name for your toolbar and press OK:

You should see a blank toolbar appearing right under the standard toolbar and the bookmark toolbar:

Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

Now all we have to do is populate it. Drag items from the Customize Toolbar window and drop them on the blank toolbar. We will add Cut, Copy and Paste to our new toolbar.
It is also possible to drag and drop items on the standard toolbar as well. We will add the New Tab and the New Window buttons right before the Refresh button.
We will also place the Activity Indicator before the Bookmarks Toolbar Items:

Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

Note: You can restore the default toolbar by pressing Restore Default Set in the Customize Toolbar window.

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