Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/184709/bring-back-the-add-on-bar-in-mozilla-firefox-australis-ui-builds/
The Australis UI is working its way closer to the stable builds channel of Firefox, but one of the useful features from the regular UI is now missing…the Add-on Bar at the bottom of the browser. If you are one of the individuals who found this the perfect place to tuck toolbar icons out of the way, then you will definitely want to install ‘The Addon Bar (restored)’ extension for Firefox!
If you are a bit dismayed about what is happening to Firefox you could have a look at Pale Moon, an interesting fork that values the Add-ons bar and much else and won't be going the Australis route.
Browser wars seem to have calmed down in recent times but those who haven't looked at Firefox in recent times are missing out.
Ugh, I really don't want such a space waster of a browser.
I have the top bar tucked full with useful buttons and links, multi-row bookmarks bar, etc. Its the fastest way to work with a browser. I want the most space for my browsing area, and use the browser bar on top with the smallest amount of screen space with the most functionality together. I rather not waste so much time on having to work around a UI that is useless.... I don't use the addon/status bar on bottom. But space wasting is not useful to me.
image of how I have it currently, downsampled...
I will be looking into the pale moon version if its going thru to that.
it isn't really necessary.. you can put your add on buttons inside the new "menu" button, it wasn't available in previous UI. And it will really help to keep the interface clutter-free and minimal, and your add-on's will be within one click reach,
Same thing in occurs in chrome when you try move the "omnibox" larger...
if you keep the bookmarks bar "shown" you can also put the "readily required" add-on there on bookmarks bar
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