Open the about window. Useful for checking exactly what version you have installed.
Lists all the "about" pages so that they can be opened.
Open about:cache to view cached documents or images.
Open about:cache Disk to view cached documents or images saved to your hard drive.
Open about:cache Memory to view cached documents or images in Memory.
Open about:config to change hidden settings that cannot be edited from the Options window.
All Mozilla based programs have settings that can not be changed in the options window. These hidden settings are all reveled in the about:config where anything can be changed or reset.
Open about:permissions to check and manage what are the security settings for the websites you use.
Open about:plugins to view installed plug-ins.
Displays a submenu that allows you to open the option window for any add-on that has one.
Opens the Add-ons window to perform tasks on your installed Extensions, Themes, Plug-ins and Language packs.
The Add-on's window allows the installation and management of all your extensions and themes. If you need an update, change a setting, swap themes or enable/disable an add-on the Add-ons' window is the place to go. Being able to access this quickly is a necessity for anyone that uses even a handful of add-ons.
The button also contains a drop down menu that allows you to install add-ons, open the add-ons window to the extension or themes tab, or set which websites can install addons.
Open Dialog for Add-ons Allowed Installation Sites
Stop annoying animated GIF's, and some blinking or scrolling text.
Go Back. A replacement for the default Back button that can be put anywhere.
Bookmark all the currently open tabs. The new bookmarks will be placed in a new folder of your choice.
Open the bookmark manager to edit, deleted or tidy up your bookmarks.
Anyone who bookmarks lots of page will soon find they need to sort them into some kind of order. The bookmark manager button allows quick access to the bookmark manager window where bookmarks can be moved, edited or deleted.
The Bookmark Menu made with an icon, uses less toolbar space and looks much nicer.
Bookmark the current page. This should really be one of the default buttons in Firefox since it must be clicked a million times.
Bookmarks are the heart of the web browser, remembering where the great page your saw the other day can be quite hard, so you bookmark it. Having a convenient button to quicken the process just makes so much sense.
Toggles the display of the Bookmarks sidebar.
Show/Hide to Bookmark Toolbar.
Show the contents of the Bookmarks Toolbar in a drop down menu.
This compresses the bookmark menu into one button that you can put on any toolbar you want to.
Go to the very bottom of the current page.
Open the Browser Console to view error messages.
Change the case of the currently selected text.
Change the currently in use Dictionary to a different one with a simple drop down menu.
Change Your Home Page
Change the text direction from left to right or right to left.
Clears the browser cache and other selected storage.
Open the clear private data window.
Clear and focus on the search bar.
Open about:blank, which effectively just clears the contents of the current tab.
Clear and focus on the urlbar.
Open a link you have copied to the clip board.
Close all the the currently open tabs.
Close all the currently open tabs except the currently open one.
Close the currently open tab, or is there are not tabs open the window.
Opens various pages of the Codefisher.org website.
Opens a color picker dialog window, to chose and work with colors.
Open the cookie exceptions dialog.
Opens the cookie manager for the current web page. On middle click opens in a new tab.
Copy selected text.
Makes a copy of teh current tab
Create a new profile.
Show only the currently selected frame.
Open the customize toolbar window to add or remove items from your toolbar.
The customize Toolbar window is where every button from this extension and others like it get placed for you to then move to your toolbar. Creating the perfect set up is always a moving target that is never quite achieved, but this will make it a little quicker to get there.
Cut selected text.
Converts Files to their base64 equivalent
Open the Web Tools at the Debugger tab.
Decreases the width of the searchbar by 10 pixles
Delete the currently selected item(s) or text.
Deletes all browser cookies.
Deletes all the cookies from the current session.
Toggles the Developer Toolbar
Open the DOM (Document Object Model) Inspector to view and manipulate the DOM tree.
Open the default download folder.
Go to the eBay web site.
Show the edit menu.
Send Page Link in an Email.
Open the error console to view errors caused by scripts.
If the error console is disabled, this button will, depending on its setting, open the "Web Console" or "Browser Console" which now serve the same function.
This button not only closes the current window, but every one that the current application may have open. It is a lot quicker than finding all windows and closing them one at a time.
Finished browsing or reading all your emails, left lots of windows open? Don't want to have to shut them all one at a time? This little button can close them all, with out you having to do it all.
Open the Extensions Manager to install, uninstall or do any other needed tasks to any of your extensions.
Enable the Eyedropper. The colour of the point selected with be copied the the clip board
Open a page of your choice from a toolbar button. You can set the link from the options window
Show the file menu.
Open the find bar to find a word in the current page.
Find the next bit of text that matches your search.
Find the previous bit of text that matches your search.
Stop Flash from annoying you.
Go Forward. A replacement for the default Forward button.
Free unused memory that Firefox is currently using.
Toggle the window to full screen mode, so you can view as much of the current page as possible.
Open addons.mozilla.org on the page to get more Thunderbird extensions. Link can be change using about:config if you prefer another site.
Open addons.mozilla.org on the page to download more Firefox extensions, link can be changed in about:config if your prefer to use another site.
Open the Themes Manager to change your theme or install a new one. Only works in Firefox 1.5. Firefox 2 users should use the Add-ons Button.
Visit the addons.mozilla.org page for downloading more Firefox themes. Link can be changes using about:config if you prefer to use another site.
Open Gmail to read your new message. Link can be set in about:config.
Gmail, Google's massively popular web based email. Checking if you have a new email becomes an often repeated task. This button serves as a second "home page" button, bring you to your email quicker and will less hassle.
Go to the current url in the address bar
Goes to the first tab, or if the first tab is sellected, the last tab.
Open the Google home page. The link can be changed using about:config.
Open the application help documentation.
Show the Help Menu
Hide all image in the currently open web page.
Toggle the visibility of all toolbar, other then the main toolbar.
Hide the text of the url bar, so the link is no longer visiable.
Show the history menu.
Toggles the display of the History sidebar.
Open the Hotmail home page to view you mail.
Stop iframes from loading and the ads they often contain
Import settings and data from another application.
Increases the width of the searchbar by 10 pixles
Open the Web Tools at the Inspector tab.
Install an extension or theme file you have downloaded and stored on your hard drive. Middle clicking the button will open the window to control which sites can install extensions.
Installing Extensions and particularly themes that you have downloaded can be quite a trick. This button makes the process simple and hassle free.
Open the Language Manager to enable or disable or do any other needed tasks to any of your language packs.
Show all the menus in a single menu.
Minimize the current window.
I hate popups that don't show the minimize button on the window itself. This has been my solution. Also when I use full screen mode, and then want to minimize the window, this again this comes in useful.
Set a minimum font size that web sites can use. Prevents a web site using a font that is smaller than what you are able to read.
Moves the current tab to a new window.
Stop movies from loading.
Open the Web Tools at the Network Monitor tab.
Open Thunderbird's compose window to write a new email.
Create a new empty tab
Open a new browser window.
Change the currently focused tab to the next one.
Open a file stored on your local hard drive. Can be used to install extensions or themes.
Opens the Options window so you can change settings easily.
Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird all have a huge number of settings. Often you will find a need to change one. About to visit your banking site, so you want pop ups enabled, or what ever your current need might be. The button brings the option window to you quicker.
Toggles between using the default colors (that tend to be easily readable) and the colors set by the web pages author.
Scroll one page down
Toggle between the use of the fonts used by the site and those that are set as the default.
Open the Page Info window to find out extra information about the current web page.
Show the page info window with the media tab open.
Define margins, orientation, and set up how the page is printed.
Scroll one page up
Opens the password manager to view saved passwords
Go to the PayPal web site.
Open the Web Tools at the Performance tab.
Toggle if the current tab is pinned or not.
Open the Plugin Manager to enable or disable or do any other needed tasks to any of your plugins.
Toggle the popup blocker, so it can easily be deactivated as needed. Middle click opens the popup exceptions window.
Change the currently focused tab to the one before the one you a viewing now.
Print the current page.
Open the Print Preview to view a page before printing it.
Paper costs money (and trees) so it is worth checking what the page looks like before you print it. Though it has always amazed me just how much the button gets downloaded.
View your profile folder to find files (such as you bookmarks) to back them up.
Finding your profile folder can be a slow and annoying process. So this button does it for you in a flash, no more digging though all your folders.
Bookmark the current page with out that allowing popup asking where you want it put, The top level bookmark folder is fine thanks!
Launch your default Email program from within Firefox.
Launch your default News program from within Firefox.
Open a list of the recently closed tabs.
Redo the late change.
Reload the current page/tab.
Reload the currently in use proxy.
Reload page without using content stored in the browser cache to make sure you get any updates.
Reload all open tabs.
Remove the label and icon from the current tab.
Remove the labels from all of the currently open tabs.
Rename the Currently Selected Tab.
Reset Text Size to the default setting.
Resizes the width of the searchbar
Opens the Responsive Design View, to show how the web pages might appear on a mobile device.
Restart the current application after installing a new extension, theme or plug-in.
There is a number of reasons you may want to restart the program your using. Though having installed an extension is the most common. This button take all the hassle and work out of it.
Restarts the application with all the installed add-ons disabled.
Runs an external application
Save the currently open document, or image to a file.
Saving a page or email for later viewing or to send to a friend is a much needed functionality, so much so that there really should be a toolbar button for it.
Save a frame from the current document.
A separate button for doing a web search from the search toolbar.
Select all the text in the current text box, web page, etc.
Toggle the send referrer setting between the default, sending it for all links and images, to sending it just for links, to off.
Open the Services Manager to enable or disable or do any other needed tasks to any of your services.
Share the current page on one of several social media platforms
Open the window showing all your browsing history.
Toggle the open sidebars, such as the history and bookmark sidebars.
Go back to the very first page that was opened in the current tab.
View the page or message source code.
Toggle the status bar from hidden to shown. Hide it to get the most out of your screen space, and show it when it really needed.
Stops the current page from continuing to load.
Stop all tabs from loading when you have mass opened tabs and found the one you really wanted.
Open the Web Tools at the Style Editor tab.
Switch the Profile that you are currently using.
When you have lots of tabs open, it is good to have another way of selecting one.
Open the themes manager to change you theme or install a new one.
Changes the cookie setting between: allow, 3rd party disabled, all disabled. On middle click opens the cookie exception window, and the drop down menu had other options.
Stop movies, Flash, Java or any other plug-ins from loading their content.
Enable or disabled if images load or not. This option can also be changed in the options window. The states are: load all images, do not load images, and do not load 3rd party images. If you middle click the button it will open the window for specifying what websites can load images.
Toggle Java between enabled and disabled.
Toggle the menu bar. Don't put this button on the menu bar!
Toggle the Pipeline setting.
Toggles the Proxy between on and off for quick changing of networks.
Toggle pages styles between showing the site's default and the browser defaults.
Toggle the main toolbar from showing to hidden. Don't place it on the main toolbar, it is disabled then and will not work.
Show or Hide the Web Tools panel
Set the toolbar icon size as either large or small, and the button display mode between icons, icons and text, or text only.
Show and hide toolbars quickly and easily.
Toolbars use up valuable screen real estate, removing them frees this up to show more web page or email depending on what your doing.
Show the tools menu.
Scroll the page to the very top.
Translate current page to your preferred language using the Google Translation service.
Open the Twitter website. The link can be changed using about:config.
Undo last change/action.
Reopen the last closed tab. Really nice when a tab is closed by mistake, or you decided you did not really want to close it moments too late.
Go up one directory. This effectively removes ever non forward slash character after the last one.
Check for updates to the currently open application.
Allows the browser's user agent string to be changed to any of a number of predefined, or user set strings.
Show the view menu.
Open the Web Tools at the Web Console tab.
Opens the Web Developer Menu to access tools like the Web Console and Developer Toolbar
Search the web with your default Search Engine. Only useful if you don't have the search bar visible.
Open the WebIDE to manage your apps.
Open Wikipedia home page to find and edit articles. about:config can be used to edit what page this opens at.
Toggle Work Offline and Work Online.
Open the Yahoo Mail page to check your email.
Yahoo Mail, the massively popular web based email from Yahoo. Checking if you have a new email becomes an often repeated task. This button serves as a second "home page" button, bring you to your email quicker and will less hassle.
Enlarge the text size on sites that makes the text so small you can't read it.
Reduce the text size so it is not so big.
Toggle between text and page zoom.
* These buttons are not in the official release, but will be
added if they are popular here.
People who used the buttons you picked, also used these
Normally the buttons would just be added to the "Customise
Toolbar" window. But we can also run a script when the
extension is first installed to add them into the main
toolbar for you. After you can still customise where they
placed as before.
Normally extensions get installed into Firefox, but if you
to install the created extension into Thunderbird etc. check
and you will be prompted to download the extension instead.
If enabled a suitable number of toolbars will be created to
fit your selection of buttons.
Then your selection will be added onto these toolbars
(unless you have selected to have them added to the main
A menu of all the selected buttons can be created and placed
in the Tools menu.
This feature is experimental and some buttons may fail to
If you should like to share the the extension you have created, you
can use the above link.