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Disable middle click tab bar

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Why is this a feature without the option to disable when none of the other browsers has this feature?

It's really annoying trying to close a tab only to open a new one again because you middle clicked on the empty portion of the tab bar.

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Try:

#tabbrowser-tabs .arrowscrollbox-scrollbox{pointer-events: none}
.tabbrowser-tab,.tabs-newtab-button{pointer-events: auto}

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Screenshot of the problems your referring to?

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Here's a GIF to show what I'm talking about.

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That is how about middle-clicking on the Tab bar works. I'm not aware of a way to disable it or if there is an extension that adds this feature. You could keep that many tabs open that the entire Tab bar is filled with tabs.

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The issue is that there should at least be an option to disable this feature seeing as other browsers such as Chrome, and Edge does not have this.

There was a CSS tweak to disable this, but the recent update caused the tweak to stop working.

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ZetiX said

... There was a CSS tweak to disable this, but the recent update caused the tweak to stop working.

If you would post that CSS tweak here we may learn something.

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  1. tabbrowser-tabs .scrollbox-innerbox{pointer-events: none}

.tabbrowser-tab,.tabs-newtab-button{pointer-events: auto}

Here's the PasteBin link , the forum formats the text.

Modified by ZetiX

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Try:

#tabbrowser-tabs .arrowscrollbox-scrollbox{pointer-events: none}
.tabbrowser-tab,.tabs-newtab-button{pointer-events: auto}

Modified by cor-el

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cor-el said

Try:
#tabbrowser-tabs .arrowscrollbox-scrollbox{pointer-events: none}
.tabbrowser-tab,.tabs-newtab-button{pointer-events: auto}

This worked! Thanks so much!

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You're welcome

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cor-el said

Try:
#tabbrowser-tabs .arrowscrollbox-scrollbox{pointer-events: none}
.tabbrowser-tab,.tabs-newtab-button{pointer-events: auto}

How do I try this? I went into \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

Then I made a folder named 'chrome' and put a userChrome.css in it, with only those two lines in it but I still get a new tab if I MM click the tab bar's empty space.

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You have to create the chrome folder inside the xxxxx.default folder, then create the userChrome.css with those 2 lines.

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Yep, that did it. Thanks kindly, ZetiX.