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[SOLVED] How can I increase the height of tabs?

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I was using a theme which increased the height of tabs. Unfortunately, the theme conflicted with tab menu setting using the TabMixPlus extension. I am stuck with the default theme or others which do not increase the tab height. I have tried a variety of codes in userChrome.css to no avail. I am presently using the default theme with Firefox 20.0.1 (a Linux operating system).

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You should be able to do this via this code in userChrome.css

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#TabsToolbar { height: 35px !important; }

The customization files userChrome.css (interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

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You should be able to do this via this code in userChrome.css

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#TabsToolbar { height: 35px !important; }

The customization files userChrome.css (interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

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Thank you. I have had a userChrome.css file for several years. The name-space line is correct. 35px seemed to make no difference so I kept increasing it and now it reads:

/* height of tab bar */

  1. TabsToolbar { height: 100px; }

There is no difference in height. Could something be interfering with the code?

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Did you try to use the !important; flag?

#TabsToolbar { height: 100px !important; }

That flag is necessary to override a current height setting for the tab bar.


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.
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It took me an hour but I found a way to increase the height of the tabs without the need to increase the font size. You can also increase the font size of the tabs without increasing other font sizes.

Open "C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[RANDOM STRING].default" and create a new folder called "Chrome", next open Notepad and paste the following code into it.

Code: @namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);

.tabbrowser-tabs *|tab {

   font-size: 12px !important;
   height:    50px !important;
   min-width: 8px !important  }

Save this in the new folder "Chrome" as "userChrome.css".

You can see the height is set to 50px which is probably bigger than you want so you can change the values to what you like but you'll need to restart Firefox each time you make a change.
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Thanks. cor-el, I forgot to use '!important'.

GeekInside, thanks also, I have tried code like that.

I will try starting in safe mode with various codes. Tomorrow though.

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Note that the name of the folder is chrome (case sensitive).

Did you check if the code works with all extensions disabled?

(Safe Mode disable userChrome.css)

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Thank you both very much for your help. Disabling all add-ons made no difference. However, removing certain code in userChrome.css relating to the add-on bar fixed the problem.

Both answers worked. I am unable for some reason to mark GeekInside's answer as helpful.

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After several more experiments I have established that the tab bar code is compatible with the code for the add-on bar.

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