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I'd like to have a shortcut key that shows/hides the bookmark toolbar (not the sidebar). (Yes, I've got the idea from Chrome). I've been searching for a solution to this particular itch, but found none. Is it possible?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You can use Hide BookmarksBar extension

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+1 because I have tested this add-on version 3.3.1-signed.1-signed and it works for Firefox 46.x (only tested in Linux, untested in Windows). – clearkimura Jun 8 at 15:01
The default hotkey is set to Ctrl+Alt+L but some users i.e. Linux users might disagree because this combination key is used for locking current session. In such case, change the combination key to something like Ctrl+Shift+B. – clearkimura Jun 8 at 16:49

Alt + V + T + B

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Nasty one :) Got a vote up! – Marcin Gil Dec 1 '09 at 8:09
For the German Fx: Alt+A+Y+L – guerda Dec 1 '09 at 9:30
couldn't get it to work. should i press v+t+b together or one after the other? – barraponto Dec 1 '09 at 11:36
oops, got it. you mean, use the menu shortcuts, right? i knew that, but not only i have to type 4 buttons, i'd need the menu to be there in the first place. i usually turn them off... – barraponto Dec 1 '09 at 11:38

You can use the Keyconfig add-on and this script:

var toolbar = document.getElementById("PersonalToolbar");
toolbar.collapsed = !toolbar.collapsed;
document.persist(, "collapsed");

After installing Keyconfig, press Ctrl + Shift + F12 to bring up the key binding interface. Create a new shortcut using the code above, and bind it to any key combination you want. Tested and working in Firefox 3.5.5.

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whoooooa, worked all right, thanks! – barraponto Dec 1 '09 at 11:46

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