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How do I customize the tab text displayed on bookmarked sites?

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I often use "open all as tabs" for a bookmark folder of weather.com "5 day forecast" sites covering the towns in a geographical region where I plan to go hiking.

One Firefox browser with six tabs for six towns in my state. "5 day forecast for Gorham," "5 day forecast for Jackson," "5 day forecast for Lincoln," etc.

The problem is the tab displays only some of the first few words of the site description: "5 day forcas," "5 day forcas," "5 day forcas," etc.

I'd like to display only the end of that sentence, which is the name of the town. This way I would have a list of towns across the top of the browser for direct reference.

I changed the "name" property of each bookmark, but that only affects the name in the bookmark collection list, not the display name of a tab in use.

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That's part of the page source, i.e. how the page is delivered from weather.com. E.g. like <TITLE>5 Day Weather Forecast for San Francisco - weather.com</TITLE>

I don't think there's anything you can do about that.

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1. With all due respect for your attempt to help; Of course it's part of the page source! That's a given.

2. Again, with all due respect for you bothering; Letting me know that you don't think a thing is doable is not helpful, it's just chat.

Thanks anyway, for your time.

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My instinct is that of course there is something that could be done, it's a computer, every bit of it is adjustable.

Some browser function grabs the title-tag text for display. It could just as well be redirected by a script (is that the right term?) to grab text held in a list in the bookmark for that page. Let's hear from someone on this idea, please.

The point is, why have titles on tabs if it is junk information? Best use of the small tab text display area would be an abbreviation!

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Maybe Tab Mix Plus provides such a feature.