Merge Firefox's Bookmark, Navigation Toolbars To Save Space

We already know Firefox isn't the most pixel-friendly browser, and bookmark bars make it even worse. Lifehacker reader Marand shows us an easy way to save space without losing quick access to your bookmarks.

We've already shown you how to save space in your bookmarks bar by deleting the bookmark labels and leaving only the favicons (the small icons that show up next to the URL in the address bar). However, this doesn't help the issue of vertical space, which on certain screens (like netbooks) can be very important.

If you don't want to lose access to your bookmarks, you can actually set them up as favicon-only bookmarks, then move them to the navigation bar. Just go to View > Toolbars and hit customise. Then drag the bookmarks toolbar up to the navigation bar. Go back to View > Toolbars and uncheck Bookmarks Toolbar, and you'll see you get a few more pixels of vertical space, but you can still get to your bookmarks easily. Check out the video for a demonstration. Note also that Mac users will have to do a bit of tweaking to get favicons in their bookmark bar.

Got any of your own pixel-saving tips? Share them in the comments.


Comments

    I always had my bookmarks in the same row as the File / Tools / Help menu bar. Now in firefox 4, i press alt to show that i get bookmarks as well (with the userchrome.css file modified to allow room for the min/restore/close buttons)

    To save vertical space I use an addon called personal menu that can hide all your file thru help menus into buttons on the navigation toolbar. It will hide the menu bar which can be shown temporairily by pressing the ALT key.
    Screenshot.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1918083/personal_menu.jpg
    Personal Menu addon
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3895/

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