I like nice clean interfaces. Firefox’s search box has always bothered me. It’s always there, cluttering up your view with your last entered search terms. It’s too small and fights with the url box for space. I always have it disabled.
So as practice for another XUL project I’ve been working on, here is my solution:
It goes away when it’s not needed. It shares space with the url bar. Just hit the search button to enter/leave search mode.Â Have a look at the screenshots.