Rated 3 out of 5 stars

We need description in English.

Hi, the default locale was set to French. I changed it to English (also updated the descriptions). Sorry for the inconvenience.
Note that the add-on is no longer in development (but still partially working).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I already loved this add on but I've now discovered that in combination with Firegestures I can toggle any or all of my toolbars with a quick mouse gesture.

Great stuff : D

I really hope Mozilla don't break this one ; )

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately it's a bit buggy. Hiding the menubar (default: alt+2) hides it and switches to the firefox button, but it doesn't bring it back.

Hiding everything (default: alt+6) only hides the tab bar temporarily, until I open a new tab or close one. Plus you can't hide the tabbar alone

Hi, thank you for the review.

Hiding the menubar is now supported by firefox without any add-on : just press alt once and it will show ( the shortcut was in Quicktoolbars before it was supported by firefox, and I haven't updated the add-on for a long time ).

You can add a shortcut to hide the tabbar in the "Other toolbars" tab in Quicktoolbars options window :
- ctrl + shift + a : bring the add-on tab;
- find Quicktoolbars in the list and click on "Options";
- "Other toolbars" tab;
- change settings for "TabsToolbar";
- don't forget to press "Save toolbar";
- restart firefox.

I hope it helps.

Note that I haven't time to work on the add-on any more.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the great addon. It would be better yet, if you could allow us to place two buttons(or more) which each opens a different set of toolbars. I like to open the location bar and the bookmark bar together. If there were another button, I would open the Tabgroups bar(installed by Tabgroups manager), and the Googlebar Lite together.

Also, allowing us to open all toolbars using the button's dropdown menu would be great.

You could also consider allowing different toolbars to open with Ctrl+L click, Alt+R click, Shift click, etc... on the button.

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Thank you for the review. Unfortunately I don't have time to work on the add-on any more.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

After a lot of painful searching, I feel lucky to have finally found Quick Toolbars. I tried R-kiosk 0.9.0 (broken), FF Fullscreen 7 (buggy to the point of being unusable), Hide Navigation Bar (very jittery and only a partial solution), and Hide BookmarksBar (clunky, only partial solution). QuickToolbars is WAY better, but there are a couple issues. There's no way to keep the tabs toolbar visible while hiding everything else. There's no place to put the toggle button which won't potentially vanish. This means it's necessary to use the hotkey shortcuts. Modification of these in the QuickToolbars preferences is buggy in OSX. Changing any hotkey to work with an "alt" key combination, for example, will not work. All said, however, QuickToolbars provides fantastic functionality.

Thank you for the review. Here are some things that may help you get the behaviour you want with the add-on.

You can keep the tabs toolbar visible by using the "selection" feature : in the first tab of the options select toolbars you want to toggle but don't use 'All', in the "Other toolbars" tab check the "selection" check-box for the bars you want ( don't forget to save each toolbars ) but don't check "selection" for "TabsToolbar". Save. Now when using the selection shortcut ( default : alt + 1 ) or click on the quicktoolbar icon, the tabs toolbar should stay visible.

If you always keep the tabs toolbar visible, you can put the Quicktoolbars button at its sides.

For shortcut modifications, I don't have access to a Mac so I can't test it. The add-on hasn't changed since Firefox 4 and I think it was working at that time. It may be possible to change them in 'about:config' but it's not user friendly. I don't have time any more to work on the add-on so don't expect any change soon ( but maybe one day ).

If you need more info you can contact me be e-mail : quicktoolbars@gmail.com

works well Rated 4 out of 5 stars

update. ok, got it working. Thanks to developer for instructions. seems to work, except cannot toggle hide/show for menu bar. worth keeping though.prior comment removed.

update: looking at this again hoping it's been fixed, but still does not toggle , for example the menubar. so basically I click the button to hide the menubar which is all the addon seems to do, it won't reshow the bar again. using FF25.

You have to add it in the toolbar you want. To do that go to view > toolbars > customize and drag one of the buttons ( Quitoolbars, or Quitoolbars menu ) to the desired toolbar. You can also right click on an empty space in a toolbars and select customize.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is perfect for simulating chrome-behavior of bookmarks toolbar (disappears after clicking the link) and for bringing it up by a keyboard shortcut.

Also, big thanks for the update!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is exactly what I was looking for, yet it was a little hard to find searching through FF's list of addons. You should really get this addon featured by Mozilla for all the help it provides power-users in maximizing viewing space using shortcuts!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Feature Request(s) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the addon, almost exactly what I was looking for. What I wanted was to be able to enter a keyboard shortcut to bring up the toolbar I need (in my case the bookmarks bar or the navigation bar), and for it to auto-hide when I was done with it. This works exactly how I wanted it to with bookmarks - I love that the toolbars will autohide when you select a bookmark. I wish it would do the same with the navigation toolbar. In other words, when you select an item in the awesome bar or enter a search term in the search bar, that would also trigger the auto-hiding procedure. Also, it would be nice if the shortcut to bring up the navigation toolbar would also select it. Right now I'm using AutoHotkey to detect if a firefox window is active and send a combination of shortcuts when Alt-D is detected (sending a shortcut to bring up the navigation toolbar, then sending Alt-D a moment later to select it). Had to do another AutoHotkey workaround to get the shortcut Control B working with the bookmarks bar. Not a big deal but it would also be nice if you could over-ride the default shortcuts without having to do a workaround. That seems like a lot of complaints, but I love the addon - thanks for sharing!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

another bug Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Just another bug: I can not leave the 'print preview' tab, when certain toolbars are off.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is BRILLIANT! It allows me to hide/unhide the ugly Roboform toolbar with only one click. THANK YOU DEVELOPER

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

There is a bug that makes this unusable for me in the new Firefox 4.0

Whenever I open firefox, the bookmark items on the bookmark toolbar are gone. The toolbar itself is there, and I can hide/unhide the bar at will with the alt hot-keys, but none of the bookmarks themselves appear. The only way to fix it is to hide/unhide the toolbar manually (right click, uncheck and check the bookmarks toolbar ) at which point the bookmarks reappear.

I enjoy the minimalist look that hiding my toolbars allows, and before the update, this addon had served that purpose, but I will have to look for an alternative in the meantime.

Edit: Linebreaks seem to suck in reviews.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2.1-signed). 

That bug is known. Firefox 4 uses a new way to display the Bookmark toolbar, and I haven't find how to make it works right yet.
I'll try to fix that, but I'm very busy for the moment.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this! Instructions and menus could be simplified, but this should be a default add-on with firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

dead simple to use, hit a key to hide what you want, press it again and it's undone. also has other useful features that work in combination with bookmarks and such, very convenient. absolutely essential to save screen realestate, for those who like to view streaming sites and such that use pop out windows for video and chat.

only thing that needs improvement imo is hotkey assignment, and app behaviour for the 'hide all' function. certain combinations of hotkeys don't work sometimes for no apparent reason, but they're reliable when you find ones that do. the 'hide all' function does not remember what toolbars you had visible before hiding them, this would be nice to have, so that there is a quick toggle between custom/no toolbar view.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.7). 

Useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful but shortcut keys are buggy on Mac OS X. (Leopard and Snow Leopard). And bookmarks toolbar is named personal toolbar in the options dialog which may be confusing to people.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on. Is working for me. Makes it so much simpler to get the toolbar open and closed. Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

cool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

woriking great on firefox 4 please report it as a rocking compatiable addon

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.6). 

quicktoolbars disappointing Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This could be very useful if it worked. Once you hide the toolbars, it is difficult to retrieve them-regardless, of the instructions provided. The quicktoolbars icon should be placed elsewhere, so it always remains visible.Suggest a tweak or two. If you're interested in this add-on, try it out; however, it might be difficult to uninstall. Looking forward to the improved version. Skynet keep us posted.Jim

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

We were a little unsure of downloading this add on but it worked like we wanted it to.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.6). 

can't unhide toolbars Rated 2 out of 5 stars

If you use QuickToolbars to hide all toolbars (including the menu bar) there doesn't seem to be any way to get them back again except by restarting Firefox. I'm using Firefox 3.6.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7.6). 

Unhide using shortcuts

If you hide all toolbars you must use shortcuts to get them back. The default shortcuts are Alt + 1 => Alt + 6. You can change them in the option window.