Tiny Menu Firefox Extension

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 25, 2007
Updated • Jun 17, 2013
Firefox, Firefox add-ons

I'm always looking for ways to reduce the toolbars and menus in the web browser to have more space for websites. I have already reviewed extensions such as Hide Menubar or the Firefox UI Tweaker that let you change the appearance of Firefox significantly.

The Tiny Menu Extension is another great add-on that you can add to this list. What it does is compress all entries from the Menu Toolbar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools and Help) into one entry or menu. You can click on the menu to display all the toolbar menu items as sub-menus that open all menu items that were previously displayed in the menu toolbar.

You only need to hover over the menus here to display their options in the context menu so that you click twice just like you do when you select items from the regular menu toolbar.

Take a look at the screenshot to get an impression of how this looks like.

As you can see you can actually save one complete toolbar by joining the Menu Toolbar in Firefox with the Navigation Toolbar. Instead of using the Hide Menu Extension you can simply use this one to get the same effect but keep all options in reach. It takes some time to get used to the new look but it works fine after a few hours.

Update: Mozilla Firefox is now displayed a single menu item of its own in the upper left corner of the browser window. This button displays some but not all of the menu items that the menu toolbar displays, which means that you may still want to use the Tiny Menu add-on to save space but do not lose any functionality in the progress.

You can disable the menu button so that the regular menu toolbar is displayed instead in the browser.

Another helpful tip that you may want to consider is tapping on the Alt-key on the keyboard to display the menu bar temporarily in the browser.


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  1. P. Huesken said on April 27, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Hi Martin,

    Again let me start with telling you that you´ve got a great site, with very usefull tips.

    This particular tip however looks a bit to similar to your post of Nov. 8th 2006 ;-)


  2. Martin said on April 25, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I forgot to mention that you have to customize the menu. To do this right-click the toolbar and select Customize.

    You can then drag and drop all elements from the navigation bar to the bar above with the Menu entry..

  3. M3dL@r said on April 25, 2007 at 11:38 am

    i’ve installed this Tiny Menu, but the Menu-button is still on the same line as all the options were before. I thought the Menu-button would be located next to that arrows (back/forward) as in your example-picture.

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