Last Updated on October 1, 2010 by Dave Farquhar
Web browsers take entirely too much room on the screen. I’ve seen tips for putting Firefox on a diet, but nothing that frees up as much space as my bag-o-tricks.
So let’s go.
First, go to View, Toolbars, and Customize. Drag the address bar and search bar up to the top, next to the File/Edit/View/History/Bookmarks menus. Drag the arrows up there too, if you want them. Click OK. Now to back to View, Toolbars, and uncheck the navigation and bookmarks toolbars.
Now do a Google search for "classic compact Firefox theme." Install it.
You’ll have significantly more screen real estate.
David Farquhar is a computer security professional, entrepreneur, and author. He started his career as a part-time computer technician in 1994, worked his way up to system administrator by 1997, and has specialized in vulnerability management since 2013. He invests in real estate on the side and his hobbies include O gauge trains, baseball cards, and retro computers and video games. A University of Missouri graduate, he holds CISSP and Security+ certifications. He lives in St. Louis with his family.