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Opening a open new tab by double clicking on tab bar no longer works since v16.0.1

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According to your help page, this problem has been solved, however, it is not solved for me! When I double click on the tab bar the site I am on disappears and I have to reopen Firefox.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think that feature may have been removed because the title bar (on Windows at least) has been merged into the addon bar. Therefore, double clicking the addon bar will minimize the Firefox window on Windows, as per the operating system's behavior. Unfortunately, I don't have a Mac, so I don't know what the regular behavior for double clicking the title bar is. However, most changes to Firefox on Windows also apply to Mac. Therefore, if Windows needs the double clicking functionality changed, then I believe it changes on the Mac.

You should be able to click the tab bar using the middle mouse button to open a new tab now.

Alternatively, you should be able to use the Tab Mix Plus addon to set the behavior for double clicking the tab bar.

Can you please share the link to where you read that it was solved? I can see multiple bug reports about the issue, but none of them are marked as solved.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think that feature may have been removed because the title bar (on Windows at least) has been merged into the addon bar. Therefore, double clicking the addon bar will minimize the Firefox window on Windows, as per the operating system's behavior. Unfortunately, I don't have a Mac, so I don't know what the regular behavior for double clicking the title bar is. However, most changes to Firefox on Windows also apply to Mac. Therefore, if Windows needs the double clicking functionality changed, then I believe it changes on the Mac.

You should be able to click the tab bar using the middle mouse button to open a new tab now.

Alternatively, you should be able to use the Tab Mix Plus addon to set the behavior for double clicking the tab bar.

Can you please share the link to where you read that it was solved? I can see multiple bug reports about the issue, but none of them are marked as solved.

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Thank you so much, it works, you've solved my problem! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!

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No problem. Glad I could help. Thanks for contacting the Mozilla support team. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well.

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Try to set browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar to false on the about:config page to disable displaying the tabs in the title bar.