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How can I minimize Firefox with one click when I have several tabs open?

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I used to be able to minimize Firefox with one click on the taskbar icon, even with several tabs open. Now it won't let me do that. Now when I hover my mouse over the FF icon, a pop-up shows all the tabs that are open and I must find another way to minimize Firefox. I'm missing something here.

I used to be able to minimize Firefox with one click on the taskbar icon, even with several tabs open. Now it won't let me do that. Now when I hover my mouse over the FF icon, a pop-up shows all the tabs that are open and I must find another way to minimize Firefox. I'm missing something here.

Chosen solution

I was right. I unchecked the box in options that says "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar" and everything is working the way I want it now. Thanks again for your help. These things are usually easy to fix but hard to find sometimes.

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FredMcD
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If you click the current Firefox window icon, it will close. Also, you can hold down the <Shift> and right-click the icon.

If you click the current Firefox window icon, it will close. Also, you can hold down the <Shift> and right-click the icon.

Question owner

I don't want to close anything. I want to minimize the screen. I know there are other ways to do that, but I've always been able to click on the taskbar icon to minimize the window. I'm wondering why I can't do that now. Something has changed. It may be solved by simply putting a check mark on something in the setting page. I just don't know. Now, when I click on the Firefox icon on the taskbar, it just pops up with images of all the tabs that are open with no option to minimize the window. Thanks for your reply.

I don't want to close anything. I want to minimize the screen. I know there are other ways to do that, but I've always been able to click on the taskbar icon to minimize the window. I'm wondering why I can't do that now. Something has changed. It may be solved by simply putting a check mark on something in the setting page. I just don't know. Now, when I click on the Firefox icon on the taskbar, it just pops up with images of all the tabs that are open with no option to minimize the window. Thanks for your reply.

Chosen Solution

I was right. I unchecked the box in options that says "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar" and everything is working the way I want it now. Thanks again for your help. These things are usually easy to fix but hard to find sometimes.

I was right. I unchecked the box in options that says "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar" and everything is working the way I want it now. Thanks again for your help. These things are usually easy to fix but hard to find sometimes.
FredMcD
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4269 solutions 59845 answers

That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know.