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Reduce Your Bookmarks Toolbar to a Toolbar Button

So you have reduced your UI in Firefox to regain more screen real-estate but have a lot of bookmarks in your Bookmarks Toolbar that you use every day. Learn how to reduce that toolbar to an extremely convenient toolbar button using the Bookmarks Menu extension.


Here is our example browser with a somewhat minimalized UI…not too bad but it could certainly be reduced further. Before you install the extension you should go ahead and hide your “Bookmarks Toolbar”.



As soon as you have installed the extension and restarted Firefox you will see the following message window. Click “OK” to get that wonderful button added to your “Navigation Toolbar”.


Now that is definitely looking better…all of that bookmark goodness in one little button!



The options for the extension are easy to sort through…decide how you would like to handle searches, middle clicking on bookmarks, and the “Open All in tabs” option.



If you have been looking for a way to further reduce your UI in Firefox and yet retain easy access to all your bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar, then the Bookmarks Menu extension will be a perfect fit for you.


Download the Bookmarks Menu extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the Bookmarks Menu extension (Extension Homepage)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/19/09

Comments (5)

  1. dave

    What about instead of adding another memhogging extension and just add all the bookmarkst to one folder, then move the bookmarks toolbar to one of the above toolbars?

    just my $.02

  2. Kafka

    Yeah, I do that with two folders, with 2-character-long names, which I put next to the search box.


    Nice topic.. Thanks ..

  4. DB

    Gotta agree with dave and Kafka. I just create folders on my bookmark toolbar. I don’t need another extension dragging down my browser when a little common sense will do. Thanks for the effort, but FAIL for this one.

  5. john

    thanks mr. geek.
    or should it be saint geek?
    you have made my cyber existence sooooo much more ergonomic, less stressful and thus much more enjoyable.
    keep up your good work!
    john from australia

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