Multi-row Bookmarks Toolbar

Mozilla Firefox users, who like to put many bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar, sometimes get to the point where the number of bookmarks is too much to fit on the screen; so Firefox gives a drop-down menu at the end of the Bookmarks Toolbar, to access bookmarks not displayed on the toolbar.

Some users have used some simple methods of fitting more bookmarks on the Bookmarks Toolbar. These include renaming bookmarks [Right-click -> Properties], to give them shorter names. If a bookmark has its own unique favicon, removing the entire bookmark name will work.

I recently came across a neat little userChrome.css script that will cause the Bookmarks Toolbar to start another row, if the current one cannot fit all bookmarks.

Just add the following script to your userChrome.css file:
#bookmarks-ptf {display:block !important;}
#bookmarks-ptf toolbarseparator {display:inline !important;}

11 Responses

  1. David Naylor May 18, 2006 / 6:07 am

    Thanks for the tip man, I’ve gotta try that.

  2. john mcdermott May 18, 2006 / 3:45 pm

    Or use the Stylish extension and this style Multiple row Bookmarks Tool
    for instant apply; no restart needed.

  3. Zach September 7, 2006 / 12:39 am

    Is there a Multi-row Bookmarks Menu for the bookmarks menu up at the top?

  4. Kahsoon November 6, 2006 / 11:56 pm

    I tried it as well but kinda buggy when you try to drag around the bookmarks.

  5. Leo Ong February 21, 2007 / 7:01 pm

    How do you remove the entire bookmarks tool bar?

  6. Lindsay Barrett February 21, 2007 / 10:01 pm

    What I wish for is the ability to store a Bookmark FOLDER on the toolbar menu, – something that would look just like LiveBookmarks, but with static content you could edit yourself.

    For example, you could set up your bookmark toolbar with a “Shopping” bookmark, and clicking would drop down a menu where you had added links to Amazon and your other favorite online stores…

  7. John March 8, 2007 / 12:31 pm

    The multiple row bookmarks “almost” works… you CAN add folders to it, HOWEVER resizing the window causes the bookmarks toolbar to go back to SINGLE ROW more often than not… I WISH the guys at Mozilla would fix this…

  8. ED March 9, 2007 / 10:45 pm

    I don’t want to waste the vertical space on the Firefox window. I remove the bookmark toolbar (BT) by unchecking in view, toolbar, bookmarks toolbar. However, every time I reboot Firefox, the BT comes back. Is there a way of letting me control it and not the reboot process.

  9. adin February 26, 2008 / 7:57 pm

    Any updates for FF3?

  10. sam February 22, 2009 / 3:31 am

    We just released an add-on that makes it so you don’t have to use multiple rows because you can organize bookmarks into topics so you can fit many more bookmarks on the bar. Lots of other cool features too:

    – Show More Bookmarks by Using Favicons Only
    – Search within any Bookmarked Websites
    – Read their RSS feeds
    – Interact with Digg, Reddit, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Facebook, LinkedIn, TinyURL and more
    – Backup and Synchronize your Bookmarks Toolbar with other computers.

    Feel free to give it a try!

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