Getting started with the Firefox for Android tablet browser
This article describes how to get started with Firefox for Android on tablets by describing the differences between the tablet and phone user experience (also known as UX). The Firefox for Android tablet user experience displays more controls in the top bar in order to take advantage of the larger screen size on tablets.
The following image shows the Firefox for Android tablet interface in portrait mode.
The following image shows the Firefox for Android tablet interface in portrait mode for seven inch tablets:
The navigation and menus are across the top of the screen, from left to right, as shown in the above screenshots:
- Tabs icon - Displays the number of open tabs, tap to show tabs in the sidebar. To hide the tabs in landscape mode, swipe left across the black tab margin. To hide the tabs in portrait mode, swipe up on the current web page.
- Location bar - Tap the location bar to access your history and bookmarks. Or type an address or search term, then press Enter on the soft keyboard to go.
- Reload page - Tap to reload the page.
- Bookmark page - Tap the star to add a page to your bookmarks list. On seven inch tablets, the star is displayed in the menu instead of the top of the screen to save screen space.
- Main Menu - Tap this to access the Firefox for Android menu (seven inch tablets display the bookmark star in the menu instead of in the top bar).
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