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Always show tabs, always show close tab (x)

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Hi there, I am coming back to Firefox after about 10 years. I would really like to customise how TABS work because I find the default behaviour disorientating.

Can you help me with the following? 1) I would like the tab bar to ALWAYS be shown, even if there is only one tab. 2) I would like the (x) to close tabs to always be shown, not just when you hover over them with the mouse. I find this confusing because I don't know where the close button is until i mouse over the tab; since the size of the tabs is always different & the border between tabs is hard to see. or if there was some way to keep tabs to a standard width that would be welcome too.

Are these things possible?

Hi there, I am coming back to Firefox after about 10 years. I would really like to customise how TABS work because I find the default behaviour disorientating. Can you help me with the following? 1) I would like the tab bar to ALWAYS be shown, even if there is only one tab. 2) I would like the (x) to close tabs to always be shown, not just when you hover over them with the mouse. I find this confusing because I don't know where the close button is until i mouse over the tab; since the size of the tabs is always different & the border between tabs is hard to see. or if there was some way to keep tabs to a standard width that would be welcome too. Are these things possible?

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I don't know what the issue was but I removed & reinstalled Firefox & now the whole app looks different. The tabs are shown just as I wanted & the tab bar it as the top now. Its odd... The version is still v91.0 Firefox was included with the OS, so this re-install is my first actual requested install.

if you compare the screenshots, there's a dramatic difference, the icons are different & everything. oh well, I don't need to worry about it anymore, but very odd why that happened.

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In a new tab enter about:config in the url bar, accept the risk, find the following preference and change it to false. browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab

For close buttons, this answer may help. I have banned them. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1341968

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See also these prefs:

  • browser.tabs.tabClipWidth
  • browser.tabs.tabMinWidth
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Thanks Terry. I am fine with CSS so I should be able to figure out the close button as I require. Thank for pointing me in the right direction.

The about:config setting didn't appear to have any effect however, the tab bar is still not visible unless I have 2+ tabs

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Perhaps I see the tab bar because of css I am using. The tab bar is present with one tab if I open a new window. The width preferences may make a difference. Can you show a screenshot?

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TerryN21 said

Can you show a screenshot?

Yes of course. Here are screenshots with 1 tab, & then 2 tabs. (Firefox v.91.0, Manjaro Linux v21.1) As you can see, no tab/tab bar is visible when only one tab is open, but with two tabs it shows both.

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Thanks. I hope someone can help. There used to be a preference in Preferences (now Settings) but it has gone. Again, css may be the answer.

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I don't know what the issue was but I removed & reinstalled Firefox & now the whole app looks different. The tabs are shown just as I wanted & the tab bar it as the top now. Its odd... The version is still v91.0 Firefox was included with the OS, so this re-install is my first actual requested install.

if you compare the screenshots, there's a dramatic difference, the icons are different & everything. oh well, I don't need to worry about it anymore, but very odd why that happened.