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How can I widen the width of my Tabs in Firefox Quantum?

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Is there a way to fix how tiny (width-wise) the tabs are since the Quantum update? I do not need to increase the font size of the tabs (it didn't fix my issue when I tried it.) I use a lot of tabs for multi-tasking and being able to quickly distinguish between tabs (especially similar ones) is important. So while I know have many tabs up does shrink their size a little bit, they're noticeably smaller since the Quantum update. Currently I'm only able to see 4-6 letters per tab title, and even less than that when the tab is selected. This is a problem since it impairs the usability of having multiple tabs open, and I need to be able to tell them apart quickly without having to click on them.

Previous I was able to see a full word (or just about) in each tab with the same amount of tabs up.

I'm including a screenshot with some of the same tabs in each picture included for comparison, which can be seen here: https://screenshots.firefox.com/VMH44bWx1Xwd8PF6/mg.mail.yahoo.com . The longer one is the Before-Update Tabs and the shorter image is the New Tabs that are not long enough.

Is there a way to fix how tiny (width-wise) the tabs are since the Quantum update? I do not need to increase the font size of the tabs (it didn't fix my issue when I tried it.) I use a lot of tabs for multi-tasking and being able to quickly distinguish between tabs (especially similar ones) is important. So while I know have many tabs up does shrink their size a little bit, they're noticeably smaller since the Quantum update. Currently I'm only able to see 4-6 letters per tab title, and even less than that when the tab is selected. This is a problem since it impairs the usability of having multiple tabs open, and I need to be able to tell them apart quickly without having to click on them. Previous I was able to see a full word (or just about) in each tab with the same amount of tabs up. I'm including a screenshot with some of the same tabs in each picture included for comparison, which can be seen here: https://screenshots.firefox.com/VMH44bWx1Xwd8PF6/mg.mail.yahoo.com . The longer one is the Before-Update Tabs and the shorter image is the New Tabs that are not long enough.

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hi Sinais2, you can change the minimal width of tabs like this: enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.tabs.tabMinWidth. double-click it and change its value to something higher that fits your needs...

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hi Sinais2, you can change the minimal width of tabs like this: enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.tabs.tabMinWidth. double-click it and change its value to something higher that fits your needs...

hi Sinais2, you can change the minimal width of tabs like this: enter '''about:config''' into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named '''browser.tabs.tabMinWidth'''. double-click it and change its value to something higher that fits your needs...

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Thanks! That fixed it.

(For anyone else who has this issue, making the width 90 in "browser.tabs.tabMinWidth"was recommended elsewhere and seems to be a good place to start width-wise. :) )

Thanks! That fixed it. (For anyone else who has this issue, making the width 90 in "browser.tabs.tabMinWidth"was recommended elsewhere and seems to be a good place to start width-wise. :) )