I'm a long-time Chrome user, converting to Firefox for group synergy. With Chrome, addons would be accessible from the top tool bar after installation. Firefox seems to make life difficult by hiding my installed addons?

I'm using Firefox 6.0.1; the specific addons I'm referring to include:

From Addons, I can see the following:

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The only way it seems I can access RESTClient is by changing the default layout for Firefox to display the Menu Bar (as opposed to the ribbon layout), such that I can access the Tools menu:

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The Twitter Address Bar Search addon works in respect to searching Twitter, yet, one of the features, specifically the Twitter pinned tab, I cannot get working after closing. How can I re-instate this tab?

How do people manage their addons with Firefox?

  • i click the status bar and they fill up along the bottom - i'm not on firefox 6 but may still work – mic84 Sep 3 '11 at 6:58
  • @mic84 - what status bar do you speak of? – wulfgarpro Sep 3 '11 at 7:08
  • from view menu two down, below toolbar – mic84 Sep 3 '11 at 7:22
  • Not familiar with these addons (god why do ppl use twitter!) Tried Press CTRL + / or view - toolbars - addon bar to bring up the addon tool bar at the bottom? – Zenettii Sep 3 '11 at 10:27
  • @mic84 - looks like right clicking on the top toolbar allows me to access the Customize... option from a context menu. From here I can easily add the icons for the addons I wish to launch (similar to Chrome). Having not shown the Menu Bar toolbar, I would never have found the icon to launch the addon. – wulfgarpro Sep 3 '11 at 12:06

AFAIK Firefox actually has add-on bar, which is on the bottom of the browser. Check: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/what-add-bar

  • yes; I guess coming from Chrome, and having spent some time using FF now, I can comment that the add-on management in Chrome is much more streamlined. – wulfgarpro Oct 4 '11 at 9:56

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