The extensions listed here are no longer supported, these pages are just maintained for historical reasons!
This is the extension for those that are finding the bookmark and search options on the toolbar a little limited. With this installed you can add as many search bars as you like. As many bookmark folders as you like. You can even add individual bookmarks wherever you like on your toolbars.
Once installed, just go to View – Toolbars – Customize and drag any of the four items beneath the normal list onto your toolbars. When you drop one a set of options may be displayed to configure that particular item.
You can add each item as many times as you like, just keep going till you run out of space!
Whenever the customize dialog is displayed many of your added items have an extra button next to them that when clicked will display the item’s options.
If you drag the items away from the toolbars you will be give the option to either delete the item, or keep it in the toolbar palette, retaining any options you have already set on the item.
You get to add any of four different types of items:
- Bookmark links – Add a single bookmark wherever you like onto your toolbars. Including livemarks and folders which expand as you would expect.
- Bookmark toolbars – Choose any bookmark folder and get it displayed just like the regular bookmarks toolbar.
- Search bars – Just like the standard search bar. Put it wherever you like and choose the search engine you want to use with it. Supports all the standard features like search suggestions and history.
The Toolbar Thinger is currently under active development and as such certain features of the standard bookmark toolbars/menus are not yet fully working in the additional items you can add with this extension. The following lists the features which I currently believe are working.
Due to the new bookmarks code about to land in current nightlies, the bookmarks aspect of this extension may not behave so well in Minefield builds.
The following table shows the current state of features in different versions of Firefox.
|Feature||Firefox 1.5.0.x||Firefox 2|
|Drag and drop||No||No|
|Drag and drop||No||No|
Unfortunately I am no longer planning on updating my extensions. Short of some kind of critical security issue it is unlikely this extension will receive any updates in the future.