I think I had labeled options under the navigation bar, toward the left, until today. After an interruption reboot (power off), it came back without
those choices (I used to be able to click "bookmarks" and get a drop-down list of recently bookmarked items, for example. Or, I could click on the
word "history" and get a list of choices, to show history for today, or through yesterday, or through the past week, etc..
I can still get to these things by other means, but I am more word-oriented than icon-oriented in my thinking-processes.
Is there an easy way to restore the former appearance?
Do you mean the Home, History &c. icons? Before the mishap, were you using a custom theme? If that theme has been replaced by the default, it may
have blown the text.
You have to configure that, after installing, on Page 1 of "Toolbars".
Firefox is becoming Chrome, more and more...
ETA: I THINK that, if you right-click on the bar and select "Customise", you get the option you want, at the bottom. But, the addon I mentioned might've added that.
PS PaleMoon is a much better version of Firefox than Firefox is. It has x64 and x86 versions, too.
My firefox is customised and I use "Firefox Synch" for my settings to ensure that it is identical across all of my devices. The only item that Synch does not seem to cover is Speed Dial, which gets it's profile backed up to my server, regularly, anyway.
I've mostly given Firefox the flick, now. Main browser is still Opera v12, but I'm using Vivaldi more. Apparently, Vivaldi is regarded in tech circles as a "Power browser", whatever the heck that means...
I had the good fortune of finding that I could get the bars appearance to come back by clicking on an open space around the navigation bar and
choosing to put checkmarks beside each kind of bar I wanted to see.
The bar I was missing actually appeared above the tabs. It lists File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help (with the underlines that indicate they can be accessed with keyboard instead of mouse if you wish).
I am an old keyboard guy from way back. Even at KF, I have the texts for various smilies memorized so that I don't have to open the More smilies window to get them into my posts.