Tips for Using the Firefox Toolbar
The Firefox browser comes with a toolbar you can use for Web navigation and managing your
bookmarks. The default settings are adequate for many users. But if you want to customize it,
the process is very simple.
How to Customize the Firefox Toolbar
Open the Firefox browser. If you have not made any changes, the Navigation and Bookmark
toolbars will be displayed. If the toolbar is not visible, close Firefox and restart it. Or you can
just choose it from View, Toolbars.
On the menu bar, choose View. On the drop down menu, highlight Toolbars. The sub menu
will become visible. Choose Customize. The 'Customize Toolbar' will pop up.
Use the tools provided to change and configure the toolbar. You have the option of altering
the toolbar location, delete or add buttons. To avoid confusion, put blank spaces or separators.
Exit the toolbar once you have made all the changes.
It is possible to prevent people from gaining access to your personal data. Choose Options
from the Tools menu. Go to the Privacy tab. Delete all the information.
How to Delete a Customized Firefox Toolbar
Launch the Firefox browser. Go to View, Toolbars and select the toolbar you want to delete.
Right click the toolbar you want to remove. Choose Customize.
Drag the buttons on the toolbar onto the popup window. You have to drag the buttons one at a
time. This step will delete the buttons. Repeat this step for all the buttons you want to delete.
Once you remove all the custom buttons, they will be deleted automatically. Warning: do this
only for the buttons you want to remove. If you delete one by mistake, you will have to add it
These steps are designed for Firefox 2.00.2. If you have a newer or older version, the process
may vary slightly. You have to check the help file to be sure.
Firefox System Requirements
If the toolbar or browser is acting up, your computer may not be meeting the minimum system
requirements. For Windows users, the minimum specs are 50 MB of free space, 64 MB of
RAM and a 233 MHz processor. You must also have Windows 98 or higher.
For Mac users, you will need Mac OS X 10.2.x or up, 75 MB of space, 128 MB of RAM and
PowerPC G3 processor.
For Linux users, the minimum specs are the following: Linux kernel 2.2.14 (with glibc 2.3.2,
XFree86-3.3.6, gtk+2.0, fontconfig/xft and libstdc++5), 50 MB fee space 64MB of RAM and
233 MHz processor.
When customizing a Firefox toolbar, make sure to give it a descriptive name. This way you
won’t have problems remembering the contents.