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In Firefox 3.6, I was using the Autohide extension to enable the menu bar and bookmarks toolbar in full screen mode. But Autohide is not compatible with Firefox 4, and even its home page appears to be gone. (Here's an old copy on the Wayback Machine.)

In Firefox 4's full-screen mode, when I move the mouse to the top of the screen, only the navigation toolbar and the tab list appear. I want to see the menu bar and bookmarks toolbar as well. I also want to be able to use Alt keys to open the menu (e.g. Alt-V to open the View menu.)

Is there an extension compatible with Firefox 4 that can do this?

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A bit late in the game, but... have you tried Add-on Compatibility Reporter https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/?src=api and Nightly Testers Tool to override compatibility issues?

I'm running Firefox 5 with this and the dozen addons i have work just fine.

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I guess I'll have to try that, but as I mentioned, the Autohide extension is no longer available, so even if it works with 4.0.1, eventually something will break it. So, I'm still looking for a supported solution. –  cjm May 23 '11 at 18:00
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After a month without any answers here, I posted this question to the Firefox Help forum and got a solution in half an hour.

cor-el wrote:

Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

You can use the ChromEdit Plus extension to have easier access to the customization files.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#toolbar-menubar[moz-collapsed="true"] { visibility: visible !important; }
#PersonalToolbar[moz-collapsed="true"] { visibility: visible !important; }
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