Minimal Firefox

Used Hide Caption by Ji Shiping, to hide the title bar. Cons: have to aim below the window control buttons to move the window; need a Mozilla Add-ons account to download.

Fission by Zeniko, adds a progress bar to the location bar so you can hide the status bar. Cons: no room for extensions’ status bar icons or download status.

Compact Menu 2 by Milly C., to reduce the menu bar to a blue button next to the location bar. Cons: an additional click for menu only actions.

Searching with keywords only, hence, no search bar. Stop and reload buttons combined via CSS. No global throbber.

Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Minimal Firefox”

  1. Thanks for this. I posted this about browsing on a Home Theater PC
    http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.platforms.mobile/browse_thread/thread/2f33a88112f60910/d96e39478dafffc6#d96e39478dafffc6.

    If I could take the minimal FOX and make the Awesome Bar 30 to 40 pts high and set the default Zoom level to persist across pages, I think I would be done. I asked a couple of themers about doing this, with no luck.

    The techniques used in Minimal Firefox certainly look easier to start with than customizing

    mozillabrowserbasecontentbrowser.xul

  2. Hi there.
    Thanks for this information.
    I have a question: How much is a risk it to install an experimental add-on like “hide caption”?
    I keep it working but I am a little bit afraid of this add-on to contain any kind of spyware, since I am a firefox new user.

    1. Dear F
      I have used the hide caption addon for a few days now. I have made a cursory examination of the file HideCaptions.js, which contains the executable code for this extension. I do not feel that I am at any risk from this extension in its current state. I would feel more comfortable if I their was some sort of contact information for the author or a website devoted to it, but many people have legitimate reasons for not including contact information, like protecting their privacy and time. I think the person who did this extension has a high skill level in both Firefox and in programming.

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