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Tabs dissappearing at the right

Updated to version 2.0.0.4

   
9:53 pm on Jul 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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 2.0.0.4, 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)

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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)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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"

Jim

10:11 pm on Jul 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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)

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Have you had any luck with Firefox 2.0.0.5?
9:30 am on Jul 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Type
about:config
in the address bar

then type
tabMinWidth
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)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member penders is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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.