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Can I get the Stop button back on Firefox?

Asked by Zaku (11739 points ) September 14th, 2011

I tend to use Firefox, and I tend to let it update, so I’ve got the latest version, and it does not seem to have a Stop button. Is there a way for me to get a Stop button to show up.

By Stop button, I mean a button that will stop the browser loading a new page, so that if I accidentally click a link, or for whatever reason, want a page load in progress to stop, it will.

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tlm's avatar

The “reload” button automatically turns into the “stop” button if the page is still being loaded. If you want to have a separate button, though, you need to go to the toolbar customization thing, don’t remember where it was, and drag the button over to your toolbar.

Zaku's avatar

Aha! Thanks very much!

jerv's avatar

If you are old-school though, try Toolbar Buttons

I find this add-on essential, as I have since it first came out. It will allow you to keep separate Stop and Reload buttons if you so desire for whatever reason and SO much more.

dreamwolf's avatar

Try spacebar.

erichw1504's avatar

I just hit the Esc key.

downtide's avatar

Just hit the refresh button again.

erichw1504's avatar

Just hit Alt + F4.

Zaku's avatar

Trying now on Linux, neither the spacebar nor the Esc key stop the page load.
The red X which replaces the reload graphic during page loading works, as does finding the setting to customize the buttons. Alt+F4 closes all of Firefox, which is good to know but isn’t what I wanted.

Thanks for the Toolbar buttons link jerv. Wow, those are a lot of buttons.

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