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How can I move the tabs to below the bookmarks toolbar?

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Running Windows 7 HP 64 bit. Just updated FF to 44.0 and the tabs are now located above the URL bar. How can I move them to below the bookmarks toolbar where they were in the previous FF version?

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How soon we forget! You're right, I was using the Tabs on Bottom extension. About:addons showed it was still enabled but it wasn't working. I installed the Tabs on Bottom (Australis) extension and that works!

Thanks for your quick response!

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That hasn't been an option in Firefox since the Firefox 29 version was released!

I suspect that you were using an add-on that 'restored' the old 'tabs on bottom' feature; and now that add-on is disabled. Check your Add-ons Manager > Extensions tab to see if you have a "not verified" message.

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How soon we forget! You're right, I was using the Tabs on Bottom extension. About:addons showed it was still enabled but it wasn't working. I installed the Tabs on Bottom (Australis) extension and that works!

Thanks for your quick response!

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Great, just great, someone tells us what works but doesn't give us the HOW or WHERE to get this autralis thing!!!!!!

Does anyone know where to find it??????????????????????????

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Note that you can also achieve this without using an extension with code in userChrome.css.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* tabs on bottom */
#navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
#TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000!important}

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

  • create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window
  • make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • Make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.
    otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt file

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder: