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I only need a couple of bookmark buttons (and would prefer small favicon-only buttons without text) and don't want to add a whole long bookmark bar. Is there a way to add a button to the main toolbar itself?

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Custom Buttons is an add-on that allows you to add buttons that can execute custom code and do lots of other interesting things.

See the CB forum for sample buttons made by other users (you can even share your custom buttons on websites using the custombutton protocol). This thread provides the basic template for a link button. You can add it to your browser, then edit the URL, modify the icon etc. as per your needs.

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Seems to be a great extension I need for many purposes. If only they had any reasonable documentation... – Ivan Jul 7 '13 at 22:39
Yeah, but the forum is helpful so at least there's that. – Karan Jul 7 '13 at 22:40

Yes, actually there is a way without installing any add-ons. Just drag the website to the bookmarks bar, and then right-click and select "Properties" and delete the name of the website. You'll just be left with the favicon :).

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To customize your layout, go to View -> Toolbars -> Customize, then drag your bookmark items to the location bar.

To further reduce the bookmark items to buttons, you can simply remove the title of the bookmark (as others have suggested) or use a suitable addon (such as Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar)

If you want your bookmarks in drop-down button on main toolbar

Disable your bookmarks bar, and a button should automatically appear in the main toolbar.

You can disable your bookmarks bar from View -> Toolbars -> Bookmarks Bar or by right clicking in the toolbar area.

If a button doesn't appear, you can go to Customize from the same menu and drag it into place.

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I think he wants separate link buttons and not the Bookmarks drop-down menu button. – Karan Jul 6 '13 at 3:48
Yeah, I wasn't quite sure what he meant by "add a button to the main toolbar" – peanut_butter Jul 6 '13 at 4:59
Edited it to better reflect the question. – peanut_butter Jul 6 '13 at 5:07
Sounds nice but looks and behaves ugly :-( – Ivan Jul 7 '13 at 22:37

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