How to add 70+ useful buttons to your Firefox Toolbar

by Ross McKillop on April 1, 2008

Firefox

Using the very helpful Toolbar Buttons Firefox plugin, you can add more than 70 ‘new’ buttons to your Firefox Toolbar.

customized firefox toolbar

  1. To get started, install Toolbar Buttons as you would any other Firefox plugin. And like all plugins, you’ll need to restart Firefox before you can use it.
  2. Once Firefox has restarted, select View -> Toolbars -> Customize..

    customize the firefox toolbar menu
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  3. From here you can drag any of the 70+ buttons to your Toolbar. For a full description of what each button does, see this page.
  4. customize the firefox toolbar menu
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  5. As shown in the screenshot below, some of my favorite buttons are Reload skip cache (which reloads the current page without using the cache – easier to click this button than hold down shift and click the normal reload), Quick Bookmark (self-explanatory) and Reopen the last closed tab – because I accidentally close tabs at least 20 times a day.

    customized firefox toolbar

  6. When you’re done adding buttons, just close the Customize Toolbar window.