Break These Bars!
April 29, 2010 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Firefox users: Can I get out from behind these bars?

Is there an add-on for Firefox that would make all the bars (tab,bookmark,search,menu) vanish at will, and come back when I need them (an icon at the bottom for each perhaps)? On my laptop that's a lot of room that I'd rather have for the actual room. (I have looked but I'm not sure how to even phrase a search, and there a lot of themes.)

If there isn't, could someone build one for me, please?

related: What is your favorite bookmark organizing tool?
posted by Some1 to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
F11
posted by royalsong at 12:42 PM on April 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


on your keyboard*

Also you can get there from View -> Full Screen Mode
posted by royalsong at 12:42 PM on April 29, 2010


What is your favorite bookmark organizing tool?

Serious answer: the firefox type-ahead address bar and, on rare occasions, Google search. I haven't used a bookmark in ages.
posted by mbatch at 12:43 PM on April 29, 2010


helpful link
posted by radiosilents at 12:43 PM on April 29, 2010


If you don't want to make the leap all the way to full-screen mode, although I think that's a good option, here is a good list of recommended Firefox addons for netbooks, the first several of which are about maximizing usable screen real estate. The site's abut Ubuntu, but the extensions work regardless of OS.
posted by Partial Law at 12:47 PM on April 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Besides fullscreen mode, Compact Menu and Tiny Menu are two FF extensions I've used on my netbook.

And, in answer to your second question, del.icio.us.
posted by box at 12:52 PM on April 29, 2010


I use XMarks for my bookmark "managing" which for me means just keeping them synced across my various machines.
posted by chairface at 12:52 PM on April 29, 2010


Also, you can drag the url bar & navigation stuff & whatever else you want onto the main menu bar, and disable the bookmark & navigation bars.
posted by duckstab at 12:55 PM on April 29, 2010


such a better way to work! thanks for this question!
posted by parmanparman at 1:02 PM on April 29, 2010


del.icio.us is now the much simpler delicious.com
posted by yclipse at 1:08 PM on April 29, 2010


The Firefox extension Hide Menubar works for this.
posted by limeonaire at 1:09 PM on April 29, 2010


Great!! I had a feeling this had to be there somewhere, and easy for those how know something about what they're doing (which I don't, I just hit keys.) The F11 is kind of in your face, but just what I need a lot of times, going to start working through the others.

Many thanks all.
posted by Some1 at 1:16 PM on April 29, 2010


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