Firefox Tip: Auto-Hide Your Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar

So if you’re like me, you own a laptop and want as much screen space as possible to view the web. I was thinking of a way to hide my massive bookmark toolbar, yet recall it when I need it. Simply put, I want an auto-hide; kind of like the option available within your operating systems desktop.

Solution? All I had to do was add this two-liner into your profile’s chrome cascading style sheet. What’s that? It’s a file located in your profile directory, on Windows Vista, mine is
%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\k42yexoy.default\chrome

userChrome.css

If the file is not there, rename

userChrome-example.css

Add the two-liner:

/* Pop-up bookmarks toolbar */ #PersonalToolbar {display: none;} #navigator-toolbox:hover > #PersonalToolbar {display: -moz-box;}

Now when you want to view your bookmarks toolbar, just hover your mouse over the area and it appears.

Cheers,

Aaron

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by BossaNesta on October 17, 2008 at 4:48 am

    nice trick ^^

  2. Posted by Manni on July 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    That’s a really good one; congratulaions !

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