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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You can use Hide BookmarksBar extension

  • +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).
    – user109256
    Jun 8, 2016 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.
    – user109256
    Jun 8, 2016 at 16:49
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    This used to be a great option. However, with the phasing out of "legacy" extensions, it no longer works, and I feel it's unlikely to be updated as a WebExtension. Please vote for this Firefox bug on Bugzilla.
    – Kevin E
    Feb 21, 2018 at 22:39

Alt + V, T, B

Open "View" menu > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar

  • For the German Fx: Alt+A+Y+L
    – guerda
    Dec 1, 2009 at 9:30
  • couldn't get it to work. should i press v+t+b together or one after the other? Dec 1, 2009 at 11:36
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    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... Dec 1, 2009 at 11:38

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

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

  • No longer an option with mainstream versions of Firefox; if you wanted to keep using Keyconfig (or this updated version) you would need the ESR release or a third-party fork of Firefox. Even ESR will drop support for the "legacy" extensions later this year. A better long-term solution is to just get the keyboard shortcut added to Firefox itself; see comments above for the relevant Bugzilla bug.
    – Kevin E
    Feb 21, 2018 at 23:25

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