Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Firefox extension Hide Find Bar automatically hides the Find toolbar after it hasn't been used in a while, helpful for those of us that constantly forget to close it. Using the extension is as simple as installing it and then heading into the options panel to disable the unnecessary status bar icon and configure your timeout setting—by default, the toolbar will close automatically after you haven't used it for 10 seconds. This also makes the Find bar work similarly to the Find As You Type feature, which deactivates automatically when you are done searching. While the extension won't be for everybody, it's useful for those of us that do a lot of research and end up forgetting to close the find bar, which clutters up the interface and steals a few beloved pixels of screen real estate. For more auto-hide goodness, check out our previous guide on auto-hiding the bookmarks toolbar or just clean up some of the clutter by auto-hiding status bar icons.
Hide Find Bar Auto-Hides Your Inactive Find Toolbar
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