Feb 28 2012
Jan 28 2012
I knew Chris Bliss as an amazing joggler to the tune of the Beatle’s “Golden Slumber”. Apparently, he’s deeper than there.
Jul 21 2010
After installing Google Toolbar on my Firefox (version 3.6), the Firefox search tab mysteriously disappeared. I was amazed (cannot find a better word) that the search tab cannot be found in the Firefox “Customize Toolbar”. Now the only search tab I can use is the Google Toolbar tab.
Well, admittedly Google Toolbar has a nice functions, such as Sidewiki and “Search sites you already visited”. With “Menu bar”, “Navigation toolbar”, “Bookmark toolbar” and “Google toolbar” stacking up on the top of Firefox, I’ve lost about 20% viewable space. I would rather hide the “Google toolbar” and only display it when I need to use its features.
After some googling, I found the solution. If you run into a similar problem, you need to do the following.
- Type about:config in the Firefox location bar.
- Type search in the filter.
- You need to double click “Browser.search.openintab” and set the value to “true”, see image below.
- Close and restart Firefox
- After restarting, right-click “Menu bar”, select “Customize”. In the “Customizing Toolbar” window you’ll see the “Search” tab.
- Then you can drag “Search” tab to where you want it to be.
I installed Google Toolbar for Firefox on a different computer and the problem didn’t show. So I’m very puzzled and wouldn’t speculate any conspiracy theory.
Let me know if you have similar experience.