Removing 'Go' Button

Firefox 3 Users: This tweak does not work with Firefox 3 as the Go Button has been removed now.

With the new default theme for Firefox 2 there is not a ‘simple’ way to remove the ‘Go’ Button from the navigation toolbar. I never used the go button since I simply press enter after I type in address. This will make your address box a little bigger as well. There a couple ways you can remove the Go Button either via about:config or modifying your userChrome.css file.

about:config method

  1. Open a new tab and type about:config in the address bar OR if you are using the about:config extension, click the about:config button
  2. In the filter box type (or paste) browser.urlbar.hideGoButton
  3. The default settings is FALSE — double click anywhere on the entry to change it to TRUE
  4. Changes are effective immediately

userChrome.css file method
note: to use this method you need the ChromEdit Plus extension

  1. From Firefox tools menu select ChromEdit Plus and then select ChromEdit from the sub menu
  2. ChromEdit will open in a new window (or tab). Go to the bottom of the document and paste:
    #go-button-stack, .search-go-button-stack {
    display: none !important;
  3. Click the ‘Restart Firefox’ button in ChromEdit
  4. Changes are effective after Firefox restarts

Note: This DOES NOT work with Firefox 3, the developers have release a patch which removes of the ‘Go Button’.