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I am new using android. Tabs have a field above the URL showing the title of the page. I seem to remember, these were not there days ago. The manual talks about Compact Tabs under settings > general but I do not find that switch. And my tabs are framed blue and not orange. What am I missing? I would dearly like to get rid of the extra field above the URL because it is a waste of precious space on handheld devices ... Many thanks in advance. PS: Firefox on Nokia 8 running Android 9.

I am new using android. Tabs have a field above the URL showing the title of the page. I seem to remember, these were not there days ago. The manual talks about Compact Tabs under settings > general but I do not find that switch. And my tabs are framed blue and not orange. What am I missing? I would dearly like to get rid of the extra field above the URL because it is a waste of precious space on handheld devices ... Many thanks in advance. PS: Firefox on Nokia 8 running Android 9.
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The tablet experience applies to devices with a screen size above 7" (or above 480dpi). You can use Android's developer options to specify a custom value, like 479dpi.

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The tablet experience applies to devices with a screen size above 7" (or above 480dpi). You can use Android's developer options to specify a custom value, like 479dpi.

The tablet experience applies to devices with a screen size above 7" (or above 480dpi). You can use Android's developer options to specify a custom value, like 479dpi.
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Thanks for the reply! The size of the display is 5.3". But nevertheless the resolution too fine? ... Did not spot Android's developer options either, so I must be new to android, indeed. But your hint did help! I remembered changing Display -> Advanced -> Display Size to "small" and reverting that to default and starting firefox anew showed that this triggers the additional "feature" above the tabs.

my 2c to developers: Maybe change the criterion on this extra line above tabs not on resolution but indeed on screen size?

So again: Thanks indeed for the helpful answer!

Thanks for the reply! The size of the display is 5.3". But nevertheless the resolution too fine? ... Did not spot Android's developer options either, so I must be new to android, indeed. But your hint did help! I remembered changing Display -> Advanced -> Display Size to "small" and reverting that to default and starting firefox anew showed that this triggers the additional "feature" above the tabs. my 2c to developers: Maybe change the criterion on this extra line above tabs not on resolution but indeed on screen size? So again: Thanks indeed for the helpful answer!
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