Extension Watch: Personal menu

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Nov 28, 2008 GMT
Dmitri Popov

If you are using a netbook to stay productive on the move, a tool that can squeeze a few extra pixels from the limited screen space is undoubtedly a welcome addition to your software arsenal. Meet Personal Menu, an extension for Firefox which allows you to replace the entire Menu toolbar with a single button. This not only frees up a good chunk of screen space, but also lets you put all the essential commands right at your fingertips.

Once installed, Personal Menu adds three buttons to the Navigation bar: Bookmarks, History, and Menu. The latter contains by default only the Edit This Menu command, which you can use to add desired menu items to the button using the Options dialog window. Here, you will also find a slew of other options you can tweak to make the Personal menu extension behave the way you want it. When you have configured Personal Menu to your liking, you can hide the Menus toolbar. To do this, right-click on the toolbar and disable the Menus Toolbar item.

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