Removing ‘Go’ Button

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2006 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Tips & Tweaks

Firefox 3 Users: This tweak does not work with Firefox 3 as the Go Button has been removed now.

With the new default theme for Firefox 2 there is not a ‘simple’ way to remove the ‘Go’ Button from the navigation toolbar. I never used the go button since I simply press enter after I type in address. This will make your address box a little bigger as well. There a couple ways you can remove the Go Button either via about:config or modifying your userChrome.css file.

about:config method

  1. Open a new tab and type about:config in the address bar OR if you are using the about:config extension, click the about:config button
  2. In the filter box type (or paste) browser.urlbar.hideGoButton
  3. The default settings is FALSE — double click anywhere on the entry to change it to TRUE
  4. Changes are effective immediately

userChrome.css file method
note: to use this method you need the ChromEdit Plus extension

  1. From Firefox tools menu select ChromEdit Plus and then select ChromEdit from the sub menu
  2. ChromEdit will open in a new window (or tab). Go to the bottom of the document and paste:
    #go-button-stack, .search-go-button-stack {
    display: none !important;
    }
  3. Click the ‘Restart Firefox’ button in ChromEdit
  4. Changes are effective after Firefox restarts

Note: This DOES NOT work with Firefox 3, the developers have release a patch which removes of the ‘Go Button’.

Comments
  1. Cookiemonster says:

    Nice tip, but how about the search button? The one to the right of the search field that is. How do I remove that one?

  2. activetrash says:

    How to remove the search button:

    Add this to your userChrome.css using ChromEdit:

    .search-go-button-stack { display: none !important }

    If you are want the search box truly lean and mean, you can get rid of the engine button by adding this to your userChrome.css:

    .searchbar-engine-button { display: none !important }

  3. […] Cookiemonster asked in the Firefox 2: How To Remove ‘Go’ Button post how to remove the search button (magnifying glass) from the search bar. I didn’t understand that question as I didn’t have a magnifying glass. Then tonight a member on Go Firefox! asked me the same question. What I didn’t realize was the tip I posted for removing the ‘Go’ Button was the about:config tweak. However, the way I removed the ‘Go’ Button was via an entry in my userChrome.css file. While I was looking more into this matter I got an e-mail notification of a new comment. The comment from activetrash, just happen to be an answer to this very question. Turns out this can be done by adding a new entry into the userChrome.css file. […]

  4. TotalWimp(Moderator) says:

    Thank you SO MUCH!
    Really disliked that ugly go button,

  5. halllp says:

    can anybody tell me how to *add* a go button next to the search bar in FF 1.5? I’d really like it

  6. mocup says:

    Go To this website http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/ and download the Search Button extension

  7. Abel says:

    Help me please…
    I just installed Firefox 2.0, and all of a sudden, my username/password isn't being inserted in the signon window (it always was before). I tried the usual suspects–I did not mistakenly tell FF not to remember the password for this site; and I also tried the remember password bookmarklet, but all to no avail–FF will not ask me to remember this password. What do I need to do to get around this?

  8. Davion says:

    Please add firefox cookies/bad web sites immunization in next version!
    Firefox 2 cannot reject third party cookies!!!!!!!!

  9. Hello, great site, I found a lot of useful information here, thanks a lot for Your work!
    With the best regards!
    David

  10. Barry Andrews says:

    I agree with halllp that there should be a way to put back the Go icon, so i can move it to the LEFT of the search field which seems natural to me.

    Why? because all the other important buttons are to the left of the search field. I have been accustomed in v1.5 to clicking in the LH corner of the search field, pasting in the URL, then moving the cursor to the Go button and clicking it.

    The tiny little green Go arrow to the right of the search field is so useless I would remove it if I had a standard Go button on the left.

  11. Selvan says:

    How I change it’s size or image?

  12. Sumant says:

    How do I add more functionality to the go button e.g. running a JAVA program along with the usual functionality ??

  13. the last tip works in FF3.0 (pre alpha 5)… just tried it…

  14. starlitewishes says:

    thanks for the useful info about removing the go button. I have a question, though. If anyone uses the google search bar, if you place the cursor in the search bar, but do not type anything, simply press enter, I always get a “firefox start” page with yet another google search bar. I would like it to take me directly to google home. Is there a way I can eliminate the firefox start part of this?

  15. sarah says:

    Hi
    How can I remove the Search Box in top RIGHT corner of the FF2.0.0.4 competlely. or atleast reposition it to LEFT side.

    I use googe tool bar and which has search box the LEFT side and I am addicted to use the searh box on the LEFT side.
    At the moment I have TWO serch boxes and I do not want the one on the topRIGHTside.

    Thanks
    Sarah

  16. @Sarah – You should be able to remove/reposition the search box by right-clicking in an empty area on the toolbar and selecting ‘Customize…’. You can move it around or if you want to completely remove it, just drag it into the customize toolbar windows that comes up.

  17. Sarah says:

    Oh Thanks GOD for that.
    It just worked fine. I just just did not know that it would be that easy. and stuck with it since the FF 2 upgrade.

    Thanks

  18. […] 1.5.0.X , Mozilla Firefox I had a very good comment.question from Sarah today about the Firefox 2.0: Removing ‘Go’ Button entry: How can I remove the Search Box in top RIGHT corner of the FF2.0.0.4 competlely. or atleast […]

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  20. […] (Gran Paradiso) , Mozilla Firefox , Tips & Tweaks Tags: Live Feed Button Along with the ‘Go’ Button and the Bookmark ‘Star’ (Fx 3) buttons there is also a ‘Live Feed’ button […]

  21. **Juanito** says:

    You can remove the “Go” Button on FF3 with this userchrome tweak:

    #go-button {
    display: none !important;
    }

    Greetings

  22. The Guru says:

    @**Juanito** I have that exact line in my userChrome.css and I still not get rid of that go button. Open a new tab and there it is… They did make it though so that it only appears when there is no an address in the bar or you are typing an address in.

  23. pissedoffguy says:

    Here is my added portion to userChrome.css:

    /* Screw you, developers who think you know better than your users */
    /* Remove the Bookmark star */
    #star-button {
    display: none !important; }
    /* Remove the livemark-button (RSS) from the status bar */
    #feed-button { display: none !important; }
    /* Remove the go button from the status bar */
    #go-button { display: none !important; }

    Why am I pissed off? I think we should have the ability to click and drag to get rid of those, or left-click, or configure them in about:config or something so that we can just configure things to be normal.

    IN OTHER WORDS, I hate the attitude developers have that wanting to customize your application is immoral.

  24. The Guru says:

    @pissedoffguy LOL! Great stuff! I couldn’t agree more and apparently many other people as well, especially when it comes to that bookmark star.

  25. Body34 says:

    Отличный сайт,я добавил его уже в закладки!!

  26. Going back to 1.5 says:

    I have the same problem as Starlitewishes. How can I get rid of the Firefox Start page when I click on an empty search bar? I also agree with Pissedoffguy. I though an open source product would be less like Microsoft.

  27. hidsinatt says:

    Извините, что не в тему, но тюнингом кто-то занимается?

  28. Спасибо. было познавательно.

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