Accessing the Toolbar Customization Feature
By default in Mozilla Firefox you will have three toolbars in the browser:
- Menu Bar
- Navigation Toolbar
- Bookmarks Toolbar
Each of these can be enabled and disabled, just as any custom toolbar that you create can.
Let’s take a look at what each of these toolbars does.
The Menu Bar is the portion of the browser window that displays the File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools and Help menus. In normal circumstances these are functions that you would access at least once a day, but possibly no more; for instance, if you accidentally closed a web page you could use History > Recently closed tabs to restore it.
Other uses of this toolbar may be limited by comparison, although the Tools menu provides access to add-ons, configuration options (useful for adjusting security settings, for example) and provides notifications on the status of any current downloads. As such, enabling or disabling this toolbar could have an adverse effect on your enjoyment of Firefox.
Meanwhile, the Navigation Toolbar is the collection of tools that by default are positioned directly below the Menu Bar. These begin with the Back button on the left and a search box on the right, although any add-ons that you have installed might also add buttons to this area. Many of the functions of the Navigation Toolbar are also available via the context menu (for instance Back and Forwards can also be found by right-clicking the mouse), although the Address Bar, the area where you type the URL of the website you wish to visit, can only be accessed here.
Finally, the Bookmarks Toolbar appears below the Navigation Toolbar, and by default features a selection of links that Mozilla assume you might want to visit. Fortunately, these links can be removed and your own added; otherwise, you might prefer to drop the Navigation Toolbar altogether.