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Add a Scrollable Multi-Row Bookmarks Toolbar to Firefox

If you keep a lot of bookmarks available in your Bookmarks Toolbar then you know that accessing some of them is not as easy as you would like. Now you can simplify the access process with the Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox.

Before

As you can see it has not taken long to fill up our “Bookmarks Toolbar” and use of the drop-down list is required. If you do not keep too many bookmarks in the “Bookmarks Toolbar” then that may not be a bad thing but what if you have a very large number of bookmarks there?

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Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar in Action

As soon as you have installed the extension and restarted Firefox you will see the default three rows display. If you are not worried about UI space then you are good to go. Those of you who like keeping the UI space to a minimum will want to have a look at this next part…

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You are not locked into a “three rows setup” with this extension. If you are ok with two rows then you can select for that in the “Options” and and enjoy a mini scrollbar on the right side. For our example we still had easy access to all three rows.

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Two rows still too much? Not a problem. Set the number of rows for one only in the “Options” and still enjoy that scrolling goodness. If you do select for one row only do not panic when you do not see a scrollbar…it is still there. Hold your mouse over where the scrollbar is shown in the image above and use your middle mouse button to scroll through the multiple rows. You can see the transition between the second and third rows on our browser here… Nice, huh?

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Options

The “Options” are extremely easy to work with…just enable/disable the extension here and set the number of rows that you want visible.

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Conclusion

While the Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar extension may not seem like much at first glance it does provide some nice flexibility for your “Bookmarks Toolbar”. You can save space and access your bookmarks easily without those drop-down lists.

If you are looking for another great way to make the best use of the space available in your “Bookmarks Toolbar” then be sure to read our article on the Smart Bookmarks Bar extension for Firefox here.

Links

Download the Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/2/10

Comments (4)

  1. Ron M. Nichols

    You can create folders in the bookmarks toolbar to organize your bookmarks into. Simply go to “Organize Bookmarks” under the bookmarks tab and find the bookmarks toolbar entry and u can create new folders just like in explorer. Handy tip for ya. ;)

  2. Michael Bannon

    Better yet – use the Multirow extention along with the Bookmark Toolbar Hover from Stylish and you get the best of both worlds. They should work together. I haven’t tried it yet.

  3. Michael Bannon

    “extension”

  4. Phillip

    Needs to be a left/right Multitouch scroll, with smaller or shorter text.

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