option to hide menu bar in firefox 3.6?

Bug #506131 reported by Bernhard on 2010-01-11
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

The "hide menubar" add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4762 is no longer developed for Fx 3.6 because it has become obsolete due to this being hardcoded into Fx 3.6. But the option "view/hide menubar" is currently not available in 3.6 of the mozilla daily build ppa.

This was done for Windows in bug 456535. There used to be an extension for Linux users, but development stopped once it was in for Windows.
Here's a link to the stats for that Extension:

Seems to have 5k-10k daily users on Linux so it seems to be a popular feature.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software.
I'm going to mark it as Triaged and wait for upstream to work on this. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better! Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
In , Dao (dao) wrote :

The problem with this that Alt normally doesn't activate the menu bar on Linux like it does on Windows. Currently, if this option was activated, you'd have to hit Alt+[some letter], e.g. Alt+F, to show the menu bar.

Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Motin (motin) wrote :

This plug-in hides the title bar supposedly and works for 3.0->3.7: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13505/

Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist

*** Bug 866709 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

This was implemented in bug 896887 for Linux.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 896887 ***

Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Upstream bug is a duplicate of #896887
which is showing "RESOLVED FIXED" on 2013-11-18
Tested ok Firefox 63.0.3
Marking "Fix Released" to close

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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