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Recently updated to firefox Quantum 64 and now my tabs are so small I can't read enough of the title to know what they are.

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I have a couple hundred tabs opened, but in my previous version (FF28 which I loved) I could read enough of the tab titles (web page titles) to tell what they were and therefore could switch easily to every tab. Now, I can't read enough of the title to know what they are. I can see an icon then about 3 letters. This is extremely frustrating! If I can't get a solution to this I will probably have to switch to another browser that will allow this, leaving FF behind for good . I have too much work that depends on my ability to switch to various tabs, so I really hope I can get some help here.

Another related issue I am having with FF 64 is the inability to reopen the most recently closed tab by right clicking the tab bar, selecting reopen closed tab. I know I can go to History > recently closed tabs, but this makes it more time consuming. I can not for the life of me understand why this changed was made. Maybe something in my profile preferences was corrupted somehow? I just want to be able to quickly reopen my last closed tab like before without having to go to the freakin' menu or use an add-on. Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a couple hundred tabs opened, but in my previous version (FF28 which I loved) I could read enough of the tab titles (web page titles) to tell what they were and therefore could switch easily to every tab. Now, I can't read enough of the title to know what they are. I can see an icon then about 3 letters. This is extremely frustrating! If I can't get a solution to this I will probably have to switch to another browser that will allow this, leaving FF behind for good . I have too much work that depends on my ability to switch to various tabs, so I really hope I can get some help here. Another related issue I am having with FF 64 is the inability to reopen the most recently closed tab by right clicking the tab bar, selecting reopen closed tab. I know I can go to History > recently closed tabs, but this makes it more time consuming. I can not for the life of me understand why this changed was made. Maybe something in my profile preferences was corrupted somehow? I just want to be able to quickly reopen my last closed tab like before without having to go to the freakin' menu or use an add-on. Thanks in advance for your help! ''edited to correct 67 to 64''

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I don't remember Firefox 28... In Firefox 29-56, tabs couldn't shrink to less than 100 pixels wide as more tabs are added, before scroll buttons appear. Starting in Firefox 57, they can shrink to 76 pixels wide.

To restore the 100 pixel minimum width, or to set a higher value if you like, here's what you do:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste tabm and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.tabs.tabMinWidth preference to display a dialog where you can enter the desired width in pixels, then click OK

I use 100, but what is most suitable for you will depend on the sites you visit.

Success?

Edit: It isn't relevant to you, but for anyone else reading, values below 50 are treated as though you entered 50; this setting won't make tabs narrower than 50 pixels wide.

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My mistake.... I am running FF Quantum 64, NOT FF 67. I should have checked that before typing! #sryboutthat

My mistake.... I am running FF Quantum 64, NOT FF 67. I should have checked that before typing! #sryboutthat
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Did you create a new Profile when installing Firefox 64?

Quite possibly you have old customizations from Firefox 28 which just don't work in Firefox 57+ (Quantum) versions.

You could create a new Profile to see if that fixes what's wrong. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

Did you create a new Profile when installing Firefox 64? Quite possibly you have old customizations from Firefox 28 which just don't work in Firefox 57+ (Quantum) versions. You could create a new Profile to see if that fixes what's wrong. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles
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OK, I may give that a go. Thank you. The new profile I create, will that have any effect on the tabs I have now? I'd like to keep what I have. Will the sessions manager add-on be any protection?

Btw,,, after viewing the list of recently closed tabs via menu > history, I noticed that the first small set of closed tabs in the queue were before the update. Once I reopened all of those: The most recent closed tabs, (after the update) seem to be in the correct chronological order. So that's all good, hopefully.

Perhaps what I experienced is just a quirk of the big update. (It actually took 4 or 5 updates to get to FF 64.) This still leaves me with the smaller tab issue, though.... TIA for the help!

ps: Can you change the title of my question to FF 64? This may help others and I'd feel less stupid. Cheers.

OK, I may give that a go. Thank you. The new profile I create, will that have any effect on the tabs I have now? I'd like to keep what I have. Will the sessions manager add-on be any protection? Btw,,, after viewing the list of recently closed tabs via menu > history, I noticed that the first small set of closed tabs in the queue were ''before'' the update. Once I reopened all of those: The most recent closed tabs, (after the update) seem to be in the correct chronological order. So that's all good, hopefully. Perhaps what I experienced is just a quirk of the big update. (It actually took 4 or 5 updates to get to FF 64.) This still leaves me with the smaller tab issue, though.... TIA for the help! ''ps: Can you change the title of my question to FF 64? This may help others and I'd feel less stupid. Cheers.''

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I may be able to help with the smaller tab issue. I really like this tab feature: See All of your Tabs - this will work with the default theme for Firefox.

It does sound like you have a customization or add on that customized your view for all the tabs. I am sorry I am not much help with the order of tab restoration from the update.

I may be able to help with the smaller tab issue. I really like this tab feature: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tabs-organize-websites-single-window#w_see-all-of-your-tabs See All of your Tabs] - this will work with the default theme for Firefox. It does sound like you have a customization or add on that customized your view for all the tabs. I am sorry I am not much help with the order of tab restoration from the update.
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I don't remember Firefox 28... In Firefox 29-56, tabs couldn't shrink to less than 100 pixels wide as more tabs are added, before scroll buttons appear. Starting in Firefox 57, they can shrink to 76 pixels wide.

To restore the 100 pixel minimum width, or to set a higher value if you like, here's what you do:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste tabm and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.tabs.tabMinWidth preference to display a dialog where you can enter the desired width in pixels, then click OK

I use 100, but what is most suitable for you will depend on the sites you visit.

Success?

Edit: It isn't relevant to you, but for anyone else reading, values below 50 are treated as though you entered 50; this setting won't make tabs narrower than 50 pixels wide.

I don't remember Firefox 28... In Firefox 29-56, tabs couldn't shrink to less than 100 pixels wide as more tabs are added, before scroll buttons appear. Starting in Firefox 57, they can shrink to 76 pixels wide. To restore the 100 pixel minimum width, or to set a higher value if you like, here's what you do: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''tabm''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.tabs.tabMinWidth''' preference to display a dialog where you can enter the desired width in pixels, then click OK ''I use 100, but what is most suitable for you will depend on the sites you visit.'' Success? ''Edit: It isn't relevant to you, but for anyone else reading, values below 50 are treated as though you entered 50; this setting won't make tabs narrower than 50 pixels wide.''

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@jscher2000 Perfect solution! Thank you so much. I modified the value to 110px and it's better than before. Cheers.

@jscher2000 Perfect solution! Thank you so much. I modified the value to 110px and it's better than before. Cheers.
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