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So I went and upgraded to Firefox 4... and immediately wanted to change back to the old familiar theme. I was actually using the FF2 theme for FF3, but unfortunately that's not compatible with Firefox 4. So I had to settle for another theme add-on called Firefox 3 Theme for Firefox 4 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/firefox-3-theme-for-firefox/). Not FF2, but oh well. After installing that add-on I played around with Firefox's own toolbar customizer and you can see the result in the first attached image. I especially wanted to separate the refresh and stop buttons, so as you can see I'm happy with what I got.

Next, I downloaded Menu Editor (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/menu-editor/) to reverse the positions of the "Open Link in New Window" and "Open Link in New Tab" buttons in the right-click context menu. Over the years I've always moved the cursor to the 2nd button in that menu to open in a new tab, so I got a rude surprise when the link opened in a new window instead. Actually, most of the time I just click the middle mouse button (scroll wheel) but I still right-click when I'm stuck with a trackpad.

Lastly, I installed an add-on called Status-4-Evar (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/) to bring back the status bar at the bottom. Basically what you do is enable the add-on bar, and the Status-4-Evar add-on will add the elements of the old status bar (including progress bar, download status, etc) onto that bar. Works like a charm.

So with all that put together, the second attached image is what I see as I'm posting this thread. I do hope they come out with a Firefox 2 theme add-on though.

Enjoy!
 

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Thanks for that but I like the new layout, it looks nice, the major drawback is that there is only one button - firefox and you need to press that every time you want to do something, but after a few times your hand automatically clicks on it like a reflex action so it's cool :)
 

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Hmm it really is to each his own but the main problem I had was that the refresh and stop buttons were combined, and placed to the right of the address bar. Haven't had a chance to try out the Firefox button but I don't think it's too dissimilar to the Office button in the new MS Office, except Office still allows you to show quick access toolbars.
 
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