I am getting the orange Firefox button at top left but not using Windows 7?

By macx
Jan 21, 2012
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  1. Have used XP sp3 for quite awhile, and had my Firefox all set up the way I liked it.

    All of a sudden, things changed at the top - basically started disappearing.
    I noticed an orange Firefox button at the top left which, when opened, gives
    the normal commands about bookmarking, history, etc.

    Doing a little digging about other disappearing commands, I found a note that says
    if I have that orange button at the top left instead of the full tool bar that I am now
    using Windows 7.

    That is definitely not the case - and I don't like that arrangement at all.
    Just another menu to open every time I want to use one of those functions.

    So - why did that change all by itself, and how do I get rid of that and go back to
    my good old familiar XP / Firefox toolbar at the top?

    I wish when some geek gets a wild hair to "improve" something (which, IMHO,
    it often just makes it more confusing and more difficult to manipulate) they'd at least
    ask people if they want the "new and better" instead of just slipping it to them.
    Just because THEY think it's better (which often translates to more complicated)
    doesn't mean us average users want to struggle with it!

    Thanks!
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    right click the top bar (not a tab) and select "Menu Bar"
  3. macx

    macx TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 742

    Wow! Thought I had tried all the buttons in there, esp incl anything to do with menu bars.

    Apparently it was too early in the AM and the old hard drive wasn't fully spooled up yet :-/

    Thanks!

    Now I'm back to normal and comfortable - at least until the next forced upgrade.
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    No problem. I actually prefer having it the way you don't like (more screen for browsing), but I guess that's why it's an option.


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