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Moving webite tabs below bookmarks

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Last time Firefox updated, I managed to find information online about moving the website tabs so they were below the bookmarks instead of at the top of the screen. It was a huge pain-in-the-butt to do.

After a recent re-install, the tabs have moved themselves back to the top of the screen and nothing I do seems to be able to move them back below the bookmarks.

Is there a way I can move the tabs that doesn't involve spending hours hunting through posts on the web, changing hidden Firefox settings, and recoding .css files?

If not, why do you not give the option to move the tabs wherever the user wants? Especially when it makes far more sense to have the website tabs directly above the website being viewed, at least in my opinion?

I'm currently using Firefox 85.0.2 (64-bit).

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Normally when you reinstall Firefox it simply picks up your existing settings. Did Firefox indicate that it couldn't use your existing settings and needed to create a new profile?

I'm asking because:

You already know that you need to use a userChrome.css file for this project. If you still have the files from your old profile, you can just copy/paste the chrome folder from your old profile into your new one, set one preference, and then restart Firefox.

But if you are starting from scratch, it's not going to take hours. Here's how you do it:

(A) Download the style code

There are many possible sources. I have some files here:

https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html#movetabbar

After downloading, use the downloads list on the toolbar to open the downloads folder directly to the new userChrome.css file. (See attached example screenshot)

Minimize that file browser window for later reference.

If you already have a userChrome.css file, the rules in this file can be added to your existing file. If you do not already have a userChrome.css file, please continue.

(B) Create a new chrome folder in your profile folder

The following article has the detailed steps for that (#1, #2, and I recommend #3)

https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html

I have videos for both Windows and Mac in case the text is not clear.

(C) Move the file you downloaded in Step A into the chrome folder you created in Step B

You can drag and drop between the two file browser windows, or use right-click > Copy in the source window and then right-click > Paste a blank area in the destination window.

(D) Rename the file to userChrome.css

Right-click the file and choose Rename. Then delete the -tabs_on_bottom_Fx74-80_WindowsLinux part so the file name ends up being userChrome.css.

(E) Set Firefox to look for userChrome.css at startup -- see step #6 in the above article.

The next time you exit Firefox and start it up again, it should discover that file and apply the rules.

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Normally when you reinstall Firefox it simply picks up your existing settings. Did Firefox indicate that it couldn't use your existing settings and needed to create a new profile?

I'm asking because:

You already know that you need to use a userChrome.css file for this project. If you still have the files from your old profile, you can just copy/paste the chrome folder from your old profile into your new one, set one preference, and then restart Firefox.

But if you are starting from scratch, it's not going to take hours. Here's how you do it:

(A) Download the style code

There are many possible sources. I have some files here:

https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html#movetabbar

After downloading, use the downloads list on the toolbar to open the downloads folder directly to the new userChrome.css file. (See attached example screenshot)

Minimize that file browser window for later reference.

If you already have a userChrome.css file, the rules in this file can be added to your existing file. If you do not already have a userChrome.css file, please continue.

(B) Create a new chrome folder in your profile folder

The following article has the detailed steps for that (#1, #2, and I recommend #3)

https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html

I have videos for both Windows and Mac in case the text is not clear.

(C) Move the file you downloaded in Step A into the chrome folder you created in Step B

You can drag and drop between the two file browser windows, or use right-click > Copy in the source window and then right-click > Paste a blank area in the destination window.

(D) Rename the file to userChrome.css

Right-click the file and choose Rename. Then delete the -tabs_on_bottom_Fx74-80_WindowsLinux part so the file name ends up being userChrome.css.

(E) Set Firefox to look for userChrome.css at startup -- see step #6 in the above article.

The next time you exit Firefox and start it up again, it should discover that file and apply the rules.

Success?

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You can possibly try the code posted in the thread.

You may have to adjust some of the vars that are defined at the start of the code.

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Thank you so much, jscher2000!

Unfortunately, there was file corruption involved, so I couldn't reuse my old profile (in fact, I couldn't even find it). I spent a bunch of time going through suggested solutions, none of which worked. It had been years since the last time I needed to do this and there was a lot of out-dated info out there that just didn't work.

Your solution worked great!

If only every question I asked online was answered in such a timely, accurate, and polite manner.

I really appreciate it. Thank you kindly!

Geändert am von sparrowfox

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Look jasher2000, with all due respect, this is bullshit.

I'm a software developer and not unfamiliar with having to go to such obscure trouble for problems I encounter with IT. But I have better things to do than go to such lengths to simply shift the tabs toolbar below the address bar, where it has always been for me until one of these insane daily updates!

Let's be frank, this is why non-IT people rage against stupid developers who believe they know better than their users. They forget the overriding rule - once users get used to a design, it is a complete turnoff to muck with it because the developers sat around and came up with some fancy modification. Normal people I meet are infuriated with IT developers! They don't care about the way a program works - they just want to use it for their purposes.

Software designers have and ego problem, and they are always trying to draw attention to themselves ("Look what we've designed for you!"). Just get out of the way, and leave things alone, or provide easy options for reversions.

Many software companies refuse to verify Firefox as a compatible browser because of their stupid daily updates. I would shift to Chrome like so many others I know except that the effort of learning yet another browser is more than I care to waste on context. Take a leaf from Apple, who despite annoying security changes, have left the basic navigation design alone for decades. (Personally, I blame it all on young people with too many ideas an insufficient knowledge of functional design, but I know that's just sour agist-grapes.)

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Hi mmaher2, Firefox generally updates about twice a month, not daily, unless you install one of the pre-release test versions (beta, Developer, Nightly). You can check the cadence if normal releases by reviewing the dates on the release notes:

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

As for the question of how the UI should work in Firefox, that's beyond our scope here in support. We can explain features and workarounds, but we don't make the programming decisions.

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HERE IS THE CORRECT ANSWER for Firefox version 9.00 of how to achieve it now edited into my very first question https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1339095

Geändert am von Trevor George, Bristol, UK

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Thanks, Trevor George! The new update broke tabs under the bookmarks and moved them to the bottom of the screen. This fixed it and put them back where I wanted them. Thanks again!

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