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Learn how to open, switch, share and close tabs on Firefox for Android. We've included features like "Switch to tab", "Private Browsing" and sharing tabs Firefox Sync.
Learn how to open, switch, share and close tabs on Firefox for Android. We've included features like "Switch to tab", "Private Browsing" and sharing tabs Firefox Sync.

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Firefox for Android lets you easily create and manage multiple tabs. This article will show you how it's done. __TOC__ =Where are my tabs?= To view your tabs in Firefox for Android: # The numeric tab icon on the upper right corner of your screen shows you how many tabs you have open. Tap on it to view all your open tabs. #:{for not m57}[[Image:Android Numeric Tab Icon phone 480 2]]{/for}{for m57}[[Image:tab number android 57]]{/for} #Firefox displays your open tabs as thumbnails (for tablets, this list will be on top for portrait and on the left side for landscape). Visit any tab by tapping on it. #To close a tab, tap on the {button X} next to it. {note}For '''Firefox on a tablet''', see [[Getting started with the Firefox for Android tablet browser]].{/note} {for m23} =="Switch to tab" using search== Tap the title bar and start entering text. If you type something that matches one of your open tabs, Firefox will display the "Switch to tab" option in the auto-suggestions. Tapping "Switch to tab" will take you to your existing tab instead of opening a new tab. {/for} {for m55} =Rearrange my tabs= Firefox lets you rearrange your tabs so you have a better view. To do this, tap and hold on the tab and drag it to your preferred spot. {/for} =How do I open a tab?= ==Open a blank tab== #Tap the tab icon to display the panels. #:{for not m57}[[Image:numeric tab]]{/for}{for m57}[[Image:tab number android 57]]{/for} #Tap the {button +} (the plus sign) at the top right corner of the screen (bottom left corner on tablets in landscape mode) to open a new tab. #:{for not m57}[[Image:m36 new tab]]{/for}{for m57}[[Image:open tab android 57]]{/for} #The new tab will load the Awesome Screen and a list of your Top Sites, Bookmarks and History. You can choose from these home screen options or type in a new search or URL. {note}For '''Firefox on a tablet''', see [[Getting started with the Firefox for Android tablet browser]].{/note} ==Open a link in a new tab== {for m57} #To open a link in a new tab, do a long-tap on the link to open the contextual menu. #On the contextual menu, tap {menu Open Link in New Tab}, or {menu Open Link in Private Tab} if you don't want Firefox to save that site in your history. #To quickly switch to your new tab, tap on the '''Switch''' option that appears immediately after you open a new tab. #:[[Image:switch tab 33]] {/for} {for not m57} #To open a link in a new tab, do a long-tap on the link to open the contextual menu. #On the contextual menu, tap {menu Open Link in New Tab}, or {menu Open Link in Private Tab} if you don't want Firefox to save that site in your history. #:[[Image:opentab m36]] #To quickly switch to your new tab, tap on the '''Switch''' option that appears immediately after you open a new tab. #:[[Image:switch tab 33]] {/for} ==Private Tabs== Switch to ''Private browsing'' mode if you don't want Firefox to remember your browsing or search history. Tap the tab icon at the top of your screen, then tap the mask icon. :{for m57}[[Image:private tab list android 57]]{/for}{for not m57}[[Image:m36 private browsing]]{/for} From here, you can view a list of tabs you've opened in ''Private browsing'' mode, or open a new, private tab by tapping the plus icon. {note}For '''Firefox on a tablet''', see [[Getting started with the Firefox for Android tablet browser]].{/note} =How do I share my tabs?= [[How do I set up Firefox Sync? | Firefox Sync]] lets you share tabs with your other devices. ==Retrieving synchronized tabs on your Android device== If you have tabs open on another device, access them on your home screen: #Tap on the address bar to bring up your home screen. #Scroll to the ''History'' panel to see your ''Synced Tabs'': {for fx38}{note}'''Android tablets:''' Your synced tabs will be grouped in the left sidebar.{/note}{/for} {for m31}{note}'''Tip:''' Pull down on the Sync screen to manually refresh any synchronized tabs.{/note}{/for} ==Send a tab from your Android device== If you have a tab open on your Android device, you can use the ''Send to other devices'' feature to open that tab on another computer: #Tap the menu button [[Template:AndroidMenuLocation]] and then the share button [[Image:android share]] [[Template:AndroidMore]]. #Choose {menu Send to other devices} in the drop down menu. #Select the device you want to send that page to, and then tap {button Send}. #The tab will load on your other device after it syncs (usually within a minute). If you've sent the tab to a desktop or laptop computer and want the tab to load sooner, go to the {menu Tools} menu and choose {menu Sync Now}. {note}You must be signed in to your Firefox Account in order to use this feature.{/note} =How do I close tabs?= [[#w_where-are-my-tabs|View your tab list]] and tap {button X} next to the tab you want to close. {note}For '''Firefox on a tablet''', see [[Getting started with the Firefox for Android tablet browser]].{/note} {for m33} If you've closed a tab by mistake, don't worry! You can recover that last tab by quickly tapping the ''Undo'' option that appears for a short time after you close a tab. :{for not m57}[[Image:44 close tab]]{/for}{for m57}[[Image:undo close tab 57]]{/for} ==Close all open tabs== To close all your open tabs, tap on the tab list icon, then tap the menu button [[Template:androidmenulocation]], then {menu Close All Tabs}. ;{for not m36}[[Image:close all tabs android]]{/for}{for m36}[[Image:m36 close all tabs]]{/for} *If the menu button doesn't appear as shown, tap on the [[Firefox menu icon is missing on Android - how to access the menu | hardware menu button]] on your device instead. =View and reopen previously closed tabs= {for not m50} To see a list of tabs you've recently closed, return to the Awesome Screen (if you're not already on it, tap on the URL bar) and swipe to the right until you see the ''Recent Tabs'' panel. From here, you can view and reopen individual tabs or an entire session: ;[[Image:recent tabs android]] {/for} {for m50} To see a list of tabs you've recently closed, return to the Awesome Screen (if you're not already on it, tap on the URL bar) and swipe until you see the ''History'' panel. From here, you can view and reopen individual tabs or an entire session: ;{for not m57}[[Image:recently closed tabs 50 android]]{/for}{for m57}[[Image:recently closed android 57]]{/for} {/for}
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