How to Find the Tool Bars on Firefox

By Nick Peers

Discover how you can display the Menu and Bookmarks toolbars and the title bar in Mozilla Firefox, as well as change the theme and reposition the buttons.

The menu toolbar, bookmarks toolbar and title bar are all hidden by default in Mozilla Firefox. You can display these bars by customizing Firefox's user interface. In Customize mode, you can also change the position of the buttons, such as Home, Downloads and Bookmark.


Display the Menu toolbar temporarily by pressing Alt. The toolbar disappears if you click anywhere else.

Step 1

Open Mozilla Firefox, click the Firefox menu button — it has three horizontal lines — and click Customize to switch to Customize mode.

Step 2

Displaying the Menu and Bookmarks toolboxes.

Click the Show/Hide Toolbars button and select Menu Bar to display the Menu bar at the top of the browser. To also display the Bookmarks toolbar, select Bookmarks from the drop-down menu.


  • Drag any of the buttons — Home, Downloads or Bookmarks, for example — to a different place on the top toolbar to reposition them.
  • To customize the Firefox menu, drag the icons to a different spot in the right pane to reposition them.
  • Selecting the Menu Bar or Bookmarks option from the Show/Hide Toolbars box while the toolbar is displayed hides it.
  • You can change the theme in Customize mode by clicking the Themes button and selecting a different theme.
  • To restore all settings to default values, click the Restore Defaults button. The default toolbar settings are applied, the default theme is selected and all buttons are returned to their original positions.
  • You can't change the position of the Address bar, but you can reposition the Search bar — changing the default search provider is not possible in Customize mode.

Step 3

Displaying the title bar at the top of the browser.

Click the Title Bar button to display the title bar at the top of the browser. Clicking the button again hides the title bar.

Step 4

Exit the Customize settings.

Click the Exit Customize button to save the changes and switch to Normal mode. If you are not satisfied with the result, switch to Customize mode again and make any additional changes.