How Can I Fix My Disappearing Bookmarks Toolbar?

Dear Lifehacker: I use Firefox and have my bookmarks toolbar on the same "line" as the back/forward buttons and Awesomebar to save space. However, my bookmarks always collapse into a drop-down list. How can I stop this from happening? Signed, Bookmarks Go Bye-bye

Hey there, Bookmarks,

I had the same problem not too long ago. I fixed it by creating a user script for the popular Firefox customisation extension Stylish to set a specific width for the bookmarks toolbar so that it never collapses into a drop-down list. Here's what the script looks like:

@namespace url(; #bookmarksBarContent { width: 55px; }

I set the width to 55 pixels, but you can change the actual width to whatever you need it to be. If you don't have Stylish and/or don't want it, you can take the last two lines above and paste them into Firefox's userChrome.css file. Don't know how to do that? See our previous post on maximising your Firefox 3.5 viewing area for further instructions.

Hugs, Lifehacker


    I used to go crazy over that too.. but then digging through Mozilas dump master I found that there's a bug fix for it. "bug447571.xpi" is an addon that removes the annoyance, and it isn't pixel specific.

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