Xmarks and star ratings!


The latest version of Xmarks for Firefox has added a new feature where, in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window, there are 5 stars, allowing you to easily rate websites that you visit. Unfortunately, they’re a bit of an “estate” hog and can only be turned off along with the Xmarks icon (which is useful for quick synchronisation). However, there is a way to turn off just the rating stars…

  1. Enter about:config in the Firefox address bar
  2. Right click in the main screen area
  3. Select New -> Boolean
  4. Type extensions.xmarks.hideStatusBarStars and press Enter
  5. Select the value true

This will forever banish the stars. If you want to bring them back…

  1. Enter about:config in the Firefox address bar
  2. Find the value extensions.xmarks.hideStatusBarStars
  3. Set it to false

David Artiss

David is the owner and main author of this website. Working as an IT Professional for 25 years and programming for far longer, he is a self-confessed geek and gadget fan. Overweight, glasses wearing and having a deep interest in science fiction and comic book heroes, he doesn't avoid the stereotype.

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