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Tabs dissappearing at the right
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 9:53 pm on Jul 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

I recently installed another FF update. Previously, I could open as many tabs as I liked, and the tabs would just get narrower and narrower - but they would all stay in the current window, all accessible.

After updating to, now the tab width stays the same and excess tabs get stuffed under the tab scroll-widget at the upper right. I have to use it to scroll across the open tabs, which forces the visible ones to scoot under the tab scroll-widget at the left. I HATE this, it is now acting like IE 7. :-)

Is there a setting I'm missing to get my skinny tabs back?

(XP Pro ed)



 10:20 pm on Jul 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

With Tab Mix Plus [download.com] installed...

Tools \ Tab Mix Plus Options \ Display \ Tab Bar: [[When tabs don't fit width <<Multi-row>> ]]


 11:55 pm on Jul 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

I don't see any way to revert this behaviour, but you may want to try adjusting the settings for browser.tabs.tabClipWidth and browser.tabs.tabMinWidth at the URL about:config

The lower these are set, the more tabs will fit in a given browser window size.

You *can* revert the "tab close" (X) buttons back to the single tab close button on the right --which will also save you some space for more tabs-- by setting browser.tabs.closeButtons to "3"



 10:11 pm on Jul 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thank you, still no love. I used to open like . . . 30 tabs . . one for each incoming order . . click across, ctrl-p, ctrl-w, ctrl-p, ctrl-w . . . now I keep finding miltiple printouts of the same order in the printer, oops missed one, the multiple row thing didn't really work the way I wanted. I can't believe they nixed this one.


 7:24 am on Jul 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

Have you had any luck with Firefox


 9:30 am on Jul 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

in the address bar

then type
in the filter input.

Change the value to a lower value. I have it at 20.


 2:44 pm on Jul 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

One thing I have discovered recently is that you can use the mouse-wheel to scroll horizontally through the tabs when you are hovering over the tabs - very handy.

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