Add Scrollbars to Long Menus in Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox for Easy Navigation

by Jawwad in Firefox, Software, Tips&Tricks | 3 comments


By default Firefox bookmark menus behave much like any other normal menus in Windows and you usually navigate to the desired item and click it to load in a tab. This simple mechanism is pretty functional but in some circumstances particularly for the users that have a long list of bookmark items in some folder placed on bookmarks toolbar, they will have to auto scroll through the long list before reaching the desired item in the menu (say if the required item somehow happens to be towards the end of a long list of bookmarks in the menu) by either rolling the trackball of a mouse or hovering over the dropdown arrow at the bottom of the menu.

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image9 | Add Scrollbars to Long Menus in Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox for Easy Navigation

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image10 | Add Scrollbars to Long Menus in Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox for Easy Navigation

This problem can be easily avoided if we use a visual style named Scrollbar Menu. Scrollbar Menu basically adds a scrollbar to any menus that are generated from the folders placed on the bookmarks toolbar so that you can easily navigate the long list of bookmarks without any problem by just quickly dragging the scrollbar that appears on the right side of the menu. Take a look at the illustration figures above and you will see what I mean! Note that scrollbar will only appear if the menu items cannot be fit all at once on screen. To use any of the visual styles including this one you first need to install the Stylish extension for Firefox. After installation of the Stylish an option to install the Scrollbar Menu will become enabled once you visit the above mentioned link. In fact there is an extension available on the Firefox extensions repository that I used long time go but now I am forgetting its name. In any case using a visual style is the preferred way if you already have Stylish installed in Firefox. as these visual styles are extremely lightweight.

I have another nice tip regarding the menu navigation and using that together with the one that I mentioned today which makes bookmarks navigation really a breeze in Firefox! But lets save it for tomorrow!

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  • http://www.mycooktube.com/Baumeler/ Baumeler

    I have a problem with the overall premise of your article but I still think its really informative. I really like your other posts. Keep up the great work. If you can add more video and pictures can be much better. Because they help much clear understanding. :) thanks Baumeler.

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  • Nemu

    i got it going in userchrome. but it does not seem to preserve drag scroll? ><

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