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Can I Customize Firefox’s Toolbars?

Sick with that default way your icons look and you want to change things around a ‘bit? It is easy enough to do if you know where to look. Heck you could pretty much remove everything above your tab bar if you wanted to. The easiest way to customize your toolbar space would be to right-click on it and then click on the “Customize…” menu option.

From there everything is pretty easy to figure out. You can drag things into the box that pops up to remove them, and then click an drag things out of the box and into the menu to add them to the toolbar. On the bottom of that popup box you see a few other options as well.

The drop down box gives you the option to show just the icons, icons and text descriptions or just the text. If you don’t like the pretty icons, go hardcore and use the text only options. Personally I am an “icons only” kind of guy.

I don’t use the space and flexable space very much. They will help you push some of your icons around to the far left or far right if you need them to be there. The seperator will help you put little bars between your icons and toolbar spaces so things look nice and neat.

All the other icons you see there should be fairly familiar. If you have installed a few extensions, you might also see buttons for them there that you can drag over to your toolbar space.

Next thing you see if a check box option for using small icons. I have this one checked as well, because by doing so it shrinks my buttons down and gives me more toolbar space to work with. That’s more room for adding other neat buttons and options up there. It also helps to give you a little more viewing space where your Web sites are displayed too.

There is a button to add a new toolbar too. Use this if you need a new spot to expand all your buttons and options to. The last option you see here is for the folks that try to customize but end up messing things up and they don’t know how to go back.

Just hit the “Restore Default” button and everything will go back to the way it looked when you first installed Firefox (well, toolbar and icon positions anyways).

Get More Toolbar Space in Firefox

FirefoxI think I have a pretty optimized Firefox setup. Personally I don’t think anybody needs more than two toolbars in Firefox at all times. How can you cut down on the clutter and keep everything accessible with just a few clicks here and there?

1. Shrink Your Main Menu Bar!

Install the Tiny Menu extension to shrink your main menu navigation. This extension replace the standard menu bar with a tiny menu popup.

2. Toss Out the Firefox Throbber!

Ditch the throbber in the upper right hand corner. Each tab has a built in throbber to let you know when a Web page is loading, this main one is not needed anymore. Get rid of it and give yourself some more space.

3. Use Small Icons to Save Space!

Use small icons on your toolbars. To do that, you can right click on the navigation toolbar and click “Customize”. At the bottom of that popup you should see a check mark box for “Use Small Icons”. While you are there you can drag away or add any items you think you might need or never use at all. Personally, I have back, forward, refresh, stop, home, and downloads there.

Any other suggestions for a more organized and clutter free toolbar?

Merge MySpace and Firefox

Do you want to bring together the best of MySpace and Firefox? Sure Firefox is sleek and nice and MySpace is about as pretty as that Hungarian transfer student that wanted to take you to your prom. That doesn’t mean they can not get along though. The best tool to gain access to MySpace that I have ever found is the unofficial MySpace Toolbar.

Automatically login to Myspace, instantly access your messages, view hidden comments, create styled comments/bulletins and more with this intuitive and customizable toolbar!

One new feature they have added is notifications when important things happen. You know, like when that friend of yours posts the 101 reasons why you shouldn’t use your toes to pick your nose.. or something to that effect.

+ Download and Install the Unofficial MySpace Toolbar for Firefox!

Trim Down Firefox

By default, Firefox’s toolbar layout is a little bulky. Time to take it to the gym and get it turned into a sleek mean browsing machine!

Everyone loves Firefox, it’s the browser of browsers. I need not explain why, one would think the reasons for switching were obvious. However, the default interface for it is rather, lets say, bulky. I’m a minimalistic person; I like everything on my computer to be organized and simple. My desktop consists of three icons, my music is located in one folder. In fact, you could say my whole hard drive is like a carefully sorted filing cabinet. It’s not OCD, I hope, I just like it that way.

+ Learn How to Minimize the Firefox Toolbar Space!

DragNDrop Toolbars

You have to face the facts, some toolbars out there just do not play nice with other toolbars. Do I really need a whole row of my browser wasted, when I only use about half of a toolbar’s features? The DragNDrop Toolbars extension lets you reclaim some browsing space by making the browsing elements a little easier to manage.

+ Download and Learn More About DragNDrop Toolbars!

Shrink Your Toolbar Area

Want to have more room for browsing, and less for all those extensions and toolbars you have been installing for Firefox? Here is a good start at getting your browser a little neater.

You’re a power web surfer, so of course you use Firefox. But while the Firefox team has done a great job of creating an interface that accommodates most web surfers, you’re not most surfers. There are bunch of unnecessary buttons, menus and doodads in the Firefox control area (the “chrome”) that you don’t need, taking up space you could be using to see and do more with your web pages and tabs.

+ Read More About Consolidating Firefox’s Chrome!

Hide Bar

If you are one of those people who has the bad habit of installing every extension I mention, you might run into a few screen real estate problems. The basic rule you have to remember is you should at least be able to see the Web page you are at. Toolbars and addons via the toolbars shouldn’t get in your way, they should help you. To clean up the mess – download the Hide Bar extension.

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Unofficial Myspace Toolbar

Social networking is what the world is all about these days. If you launch anything that doesn’t have a social networking aspect to it, you are so back in 1999. Myspace.com is one of the industry leaders in the social networking revolution. With that said, wouldn’t you like a Firefox extension that would help you use Myspace.com a little better?

[Learn More About the Unofficial Myspace Toolbar!]

Have it Your Way with Firefox!

I need another top Firefox extensions list like I need another hole in my head, but they keep coming anyways.

Firefox extensions are small add-on programs that add a new piece of functionality to the browser. These extensions can range from adding a new toolbar button to adding a completely new feature. The great thing about these extensions is that you can choose which extensions you want to add. This allows Firefox to stay small in size and run efficiently. The following is a list of the 25 of the best extensions for Firefox.

+ Get Firefox Your Way!