If you're into a sleek and minimal aesthetic when it comes to Linux, removing the title bar in Mozilla Firefox can help you accomplish that feel. The title bar isn't really necessary anyway, since it just contains information that's already available in the title of the tabs.

In this guide, we'll show you the step by step instructions to remove the title bar in Firefox. These same steps can also be used to toggle it back on.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to remove Firefox title bar on Linux
Firefox with title bar disabled on a Linux system
Firefox with title bar disabled on a Linux system
Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Any Linux distro
Software Mozilla Firefox
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Remove Firefox title bar

The following instructions should work across any Linux distro and Firefox installation. In case you don't know what exactly the title bar is, check out the screenshot below. That's what we'll be removing.

The red box indicates where the title bar is on a Firefox window
The red box indicates where the title bar is on a Firefox window

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  1. Start by opening Firefox, clicking the menu icon (three stacked lines in the upper right corner), and selecting Customize.

    Open the Customize menu in Firefox
    Open the Customize menu in Firefox
  2. At the bottom of this menu, you'll see a checkbox for title bar. By default, the box should be checked. To disable the title bar, simply uncheck it.

    Uncheck the Title Bar box in order to disable it
    Uncheck the Title Bar box in order to disable it
  3. You'll notice the change immediately, so there's no need to restart Firefox or anything like that. To toggle the title bar back on, just check the box again. Also take note of the "Drag Space" option right next to it. By enabling drag space, it gives you a little area above the tabs that you can click on to drag the Firefox window around. Whether you should enable this or not is just personal preference.

    Check drag space to enable the area indicated by the red box in this image
    Check drag space to enable the area indicated by the red box in this image

That's all there is to it. And one last tip: you can always drag the Firefox window via the little spot to the left of all the tabs. Therefore, the "drag space" option is never strictly necessary, but some users may find it convenient.

Use this area to drag and reposition your Firefox window when the title bar is disabled
Use this area to drag and reposition your Firefox window when the title bar is disabled

Conclusion

In this guide, we saw how to toggle the Firefox title bar on or off in a Linux system. Controlling your web browser's interface is a nice feature that can allow you to achieve a more minimal or more robust feel. Ready to customize the look even more? Check out our guide on enabling dark mode in Firefox.

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