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Google Chrome has a keyboard shortcut that I really like, command + shift + B. It hides and shows the bookmarks toolbar so I can use a new tab extension without worrying where my bookmarks are going to be when I need them.

I want some equivalent in Firefox, but the keyboard shortcuts menu in System Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts doesn't work because there are two exact instances of Bookmarks Toolbar in the Firefox menu bar: one under View>Toolbars>Bookmarks Toolbar and another one under Bookmarks>Bookmarks Toolbar.

Even though the one under Bookmarks>Bookmarks Toolbar isn't a selection, the custom command only begins to work when I go into File>View>Bookmarks Toolbar and select the option I'm trying to get a shortcut for in the first place.

I found an inkling on this thread about renaming the file from the mainmenu.nib file, but the idea about doing that for Firefox was shot down in the same line it was suggested:

some apps, like Firefox, won't have one at all.

...And so now I'm here, looking for some help. Does anyone know if Firefox has a .nib file equivalent for its' menu bar? Is there somewhere I could go in about:config?

Someone out there has the magic solution that I'm overlooking. I just need help finding it.

  • @Allan It seems someone needs to review the Help Center themselves. Please read the following line in Asking - Topics: "third-party hardware, services and software when associated for use with Apple products". This question is perfectly valid, by the writing at least. – Rushil Srivastava Jun 12 '18 at 18:38
  • @RushilSrivastava - this question is essentially about changing Firefox to meet the needs of a particular user. It's a Firefox issue; macOS is merely the current operating environment. The same menus exist in the Windows and BSD/Linux versions as well. – Allan Jun 12 '18 at 19:01
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    @Allan This question is about software running on macOS, so it's perfectly on-topic here. It's probably also on-topic on other sites (including the Firefox/Mozilla Community site) but I don't see a reason to close it here. If you want to discuss a change of the Help Center guidelines please raise it on Meta. – nohillside Jun 13 '18 at 6:03

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