I have to admit that I do not really like the Firefox button that Mozilla at some point in development added to the browser. Thankfully though the developers decided to hide the old menu bar and make it available on demand so that users who prefer to work with the old menu bar can activate it again if they prefer it over the single button menu.
I have two issues with the Firefox button. First, some features are not as easily accessible as they were before, and second, it sits there alone in the address bar with no option to move it to another location in the browser. I'm not sure why Mozilla locked the button in its place but there are at least 23923 users who would love to move the button to one of the browser toolbars instead.
Moveable Firefox Button is an extension for the web browser that enables you to do just that. Once you have installed and restarted the browser, you will notice that the Firefox button has been moved from its title bar location to the first visible toolbar of the browser instead.
You can now use the customize feature of Firefox to move the Firefox button to another location in the browser. This is either done by clicking on the button and selection Options > Toolbar Layout, or by right-clicking on a blank spot on one of the toolbars and selecting customize from the context menu there.
The size and layout of the button depends largely on the selections you make in the customize menu. The smallest size becomes available when you check the use small icons parameter and select icons under show in the customize menu.
You can move the Firefox button to any browser toolbar and location, including to the browser's add-on bar. What you may notice now is that the title bar looks awfully empty, which can mostly be attributed to Mozilla's decision to move page titles away from it as well. An add-on like Aero Window Title adds titles to the titlebar again so that the space gets filled out with useful information.
It may take some time to get used to the new position and smaller size of the Firefox button.Advertisement
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