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Hovering on tabs in fullscreen opens the Mac menu bar

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When I'm using Firefox for Mac in full screen, it happens often that I hover the mouse cursor on one of the tabs, and the Mac menu bar opens and covers the entire tab area (see the screenshot). So I can't choose the tab anymore, and have to move the cursor away from the tab area so the Mac menu hides again.

This is a quite inconvenient issue with Firefox on Mac.

For example, in Chrome for Mac, there is a small vertical gap on top of the tabs to avoid that effect (see the screenshot). Or in Safari, tabs are located below the address bar.

Is there any solution to this issue?

When I'm using Firefox for Mac in full screen, it happens often that I hover the mouse cursor on one of the tabs, and the Mac menu bar opens and covers the entire tab area (see the screenshot). So I can't choose the tab anymore, and have to move the cursor away from the tab area so the Mac menu hides again. This is a quite inconvenient issue with Firefox on Mac. For example, in Chrome for Mac, there is a small vertical gap on top of the tabs to avoid that effect (see the screenshot). Or in Safari, tabs are located below the address bar. Is there any solution to this issue?
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I found some discussion here on Bugzilla.

Some comments further down mention code for userChrome.css that you can try

  • Bug 1016361 - [UX] Design for a toolbar-less fullscreen mode on Mac

(please do not comment in bug reports
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html
)

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I found some discussion here on Bugzilla.

Some comments further down mention code for userChrome.css that you can try

  • Bug 1016361 - [UX] Design for a toolbar-less fullscreen mode on Mac

(please do not comment in bug reports
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html
)

I found some discussion here on Bugzilla. Some comments further down mention code for userChrome.css that you can try *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=740148#c86 Bug 740148#c86] - [10.7] Allow hiding toolbars for presentations *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1016361 Bug 1016361] - [UX] Design for a toolbar-less fullscreen mode on Mac (<i>please do not comment in bug reports<br>https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html</i>)
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