Firefox 4 Classic User Interface

Firefox 4 features a newly designed user interface, and it looks more like the Google Chrome browser now. The new design saves a lot of on-screen real estate and is good for a laptop screen. However, you might not like the new design- instead, you want the classic look back. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to revert to the original design. Here are the steps:

  1. Right click on the toolbar to bring up a context menu. We will use this context menu exclusively for our classic UI.
  2. Check Menu Bar to enable it.
  3. Right click on the toolbar and check Bookmarks Toolbar to enable it.
  4. Right click on the toolbar and check Add-on Bar to enable it.
  5. Right click on the toolbar and uncheck Tabs on Top to disable it.
  6. Right click on the toolbar and click on Customize to customize the Navigation Toolbar. You can then select the buttons on the toolbar and rearrange them. I moved the Home, Refresh and Stop buttons to the left side. Click on Done when you are finished.

Here is a screenshot of the original Firefox 4 UI.

Here is a screenshot of the classic UI after customization.

  • FHL

    Thank you! My wife (foolishly) installed FF4 and she hates the design! These tips are great!