Add-Ons & Download Managers in Sidebar

Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 by El Guru in Blogs, Firefox, Fx 2.0, Tips & Tweaks

Note: The below directions apply to Firefox 2 or older. More updated directions canbe found at The Firefox Extension Guru’s Wiki.

Here is a neat little trick to open the Add-Ons and Download Managers into the sidebar instead of a new window:

  1. From the Bookmarks Menu, select Organize Bookmarks
  2. Click the New Bookmark Button
  3. In Name field enter what you want to call this bookmark (Add-Ons or Downloads)
  4. In the Location field copy/paste the appropriate address below:
    • Add-Ons: chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.xul
    • Downloads: chrome://mozapps/content/downloads/downloads.xul
  5. Check the box: Load this bookmark in sidebar
  6. Click OK

To make it even easier to access the Add-Ons & Download Managers, you can drag the bookmarks from the Bookmark Menus onto your Bookmark Toolbar.

Tip Source: Mozilla Links

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  2. Pat Williams says:

    Great tip-thanks!!

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  4. anton says:

    wow amazing tips..thanks brother

  5. Susan says:

    Thank you! Kudos!
    I have so been looking for just this!

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