More Bookmarks Toolbar

Updated June 28, 2013 2:53 pm

This is the homepage for the More Bookmarks Toolbar.

Add a second bookmarks toolbar to Firefox, with a separate set of bookmarks.

For example, use it at work for a separate set of bookmarks that only work on the corporate intranet. You can still use the regular bookmarks toolbar for personal sites, and hide and show either or both. (And with Firefox Sync, keep them consistent across my home and work computers.)

Download from addons.mozilla.org.

The source code is on Github.

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  • Token

    Why is my first comment not visible here, and why is the text on the left “0 comment”? – OK, now 1 :-)

    A second question – How can I hide one of the two bookmark toolbars?

  • http://www.marcstober.com Marc

    Hi Token, thanks for trying the add-on. I don’t see your first comment either, I’m sorry…maybe a Disqus issue? Can you try again?

    Anyhow, you can right-click on the toolbars in Firefox to show or hide them. This is a built-in feature of Firefox that should work on any toolbar, including the standard built-in ones and the More Bookmarks Toolbar.

  • Murz

    Thanks, this addon is good idea, but I can’t understand how to use it. After installing on Firefox 25, I see that new toolbar showed with one button, but I can’t add new buttons into it. I try to drag link on it, find items with right button menu, or click on left icon, but find nothing :(
    Can you post some instruction how to use your extension?
    I want to use it for add static bookmarks for corporate intranet, that users cannot change or remove. Maybe I can create some readonly file with bookmarks database?

  • http://www.marcstober.com Marc

    Unfortunately this toolbar doesn’t support drag and drop yet, it’s something I want to add. You need to go into Firefox’s Show All Bookmarks dialog from the Bookmarks menu, and add bookmarks to the folder “More Bookmarks Toolbar” there. Using this for intranet links is what I made this for. This add-on doesn’t have any specific features to prevent users from changing bookmarks, but since they’re just stored as a folder in the Firefox Bookmarks system, if you find a solution to making Firefox Bookmarks read-only in general it should work for this, too. (Or maybe rewrite them on log-in or something?)

  • Murz

    Thanks for the info, way with “Show All Bookmarks” works well. Will be good to add this instruction to addon description.

    Alos maybe you know some script or command line way to quickly import (or rewrite) bookmarks from file?

  • pen

    hi: i dont have the folder you mention above “More Bookmarks Toolbar” under Show All bookmarks. I have restarted. I have the toolbar.

    on latest fx, mavericks osx latest.


    cancel that. its there UNDER Bookmarks menu.

    geez.. i never go there. that is a mess.

    will you be adding drag and drop anytime soon?
    as it looks exactly what i have been looking for.

    Thankyou.

  • pen

    hi: it is not showing folders. Is this correct it can only handle a link, nothing else?

  • http://www.marcstober.com Marc

    At the moment it can only handle a link. I am working on a new version that can handle folders.

  • http://www.marcstober.com Marc

    Yes, I am working on a new version that has drag and drop, icons, folders and is generally more like the built in toolbar. It’s mostly done but needs a little more work before it’s ready.

  • Mix

    This is a great toolbar i discovered after the Yahoo toolbar I was using went completely useless. Please don’t make the same mistake, and make sure you are improving it towards something better and not worse.

    A few suggestions from my point of view would be to have a “drag and drop” option, the possibility of the bookmarks to have their own image on the left (instead of an empty box), the possibility to rearrange the bookmarks by dragging them, the “separator” instead of being an empty box to be a vertical line, and last but not least the ” More Bookmarks Toolbar” could become something smaller? More like an icon, so that to reduce its size.

    Other than those tiny details, it is a great toolbar I am definitely suggesting to others.

  • jagman

    I too had to delete my Yahoo after they deleted my 30 daily bookmarks I need thoughout the day for My bank, My Doctors, My emails, My monitor of solar panels, etc.
    Bookmarks we use throughout the day get lost in the reg toolbar and it is why I need one customizable, FIXED, for daily use. After DRAG and DROP and someway to FIX its location to see it when necessary, this will should replace anyone’s need for Yahoo or the old Google.

    I found the MORE BOOKMARKS folder at the BOTTOM of my bookmarks which is a mess and tried to Drag it closer to the top and it the process, it got lost maybe as a sub-folder, search wouldn’t find it. Any recommenatioin how to find the folder now?
    Any way to keep it close to the top when adding reg other bookmarks shoving it to the bottom again?

  • RocketMan999

    This toolbar made my use of recording internet radio so much simpler. When I am away from home, I use a program that repeats pre-recorded mouse and keyboard inputs (in order to record streaming radio), but when I would accidentally add, remove of resize the name of a bookmark in my toolbar, the mouse pointer would still click on the same spot, no matter what was there. Nothing good came from that.
    With this second toolbar, my different radio station bookmarks are all in a row and never move!
    Also, I just now had to restor Firefox to its defaul setting. When I re-installed this extension, every bookmark was still in its place!
    Thank you sir!

  • http://www.marcstober.com Marc

    You’re welcome!

  • http://www.marcstober.com Marc

    I’d like to add the Drag and Drop option too (more like the built in toolbar) – as it’s an unpaid project I haven’t been able to get to it yet.

  • http://www.marcstober.com Marc

    You might have an easier time finding and dragging the folder in the Show All Bookmarks window. Making the folder stay in place would be a good idea for a future version.