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I need the open tabs Thumbnails! It's the primary reason I use FF!?!

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FIREFOX ANDROID Please tell me Mozilla hasn't removed the TAB THUMBNAILS? It's literally the reason I use Firefox!

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no.cache said

FIREFOX ANDROID Please tell me Mozilla hasn't removed the TAB THUMBNAILS? It's literally the reason I use Firefox!

Strange. For thumbnails? Not for web browsing?

You can follow issue #15115.

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Hi TyDraniu . . . You know, when you click the little icon at the upper-right of the screen that shows a number for how many tabs you have open? Example: 17 tabs are open, so you see the number 17 displayed as an icon.

When I click that tab I used to be able to see excellent THUMBNAILS RENDERED for each of my open tabs.

Right now it's little better than Chrome

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In other words . . . I don't want it displayed in LIST VIEW (how Chrome handles it, which is pathetic because there is no VISUAL, only a URL)

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SCREENSHOT OF WHAT I SEE ON MY SMARTPHONE . . .

See how the URL is hogging valuable SPACE? I don't want the URL, I want to see a VISUAL THUMBNAIL.

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Did you see that I've sent you a link?

New layout is there.

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I saw your link but I'm not a programmer TyDraniu

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I believe this is called "GRID VIEW" ?

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Hi

This is something that we are looking at and hope to revisit in a future update.

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Seburo thank you for a frank reply. When Mozilla addresses this issue I forgot one indispensable feature that I pray will be restored: Drag & Drop MANUAL REARRANGING of the tabs and their thumbnails. Omit this tool and you're basically a slightly better Chrome.

This issue of Firefox Tabs is THE issue for me. Before Mozilla made this major version departure I quite literally performed this task multiple times daily and what I found most particularly useful was the speed with which I could make these adjustments ― I could do this on-the-fly, without having to save the arrangement, and it was FAST.

Let's say I'm shopping for something and quite by chance I discover an interesting article in Popular Science ― and right after that, a breaking news development. These three functions have nothing to do with one another, yet my ability to drag the Popular Science article to (eg.) 1st position ― right after that, in 2nd position the Google search for the product I'm shopping; and lastly, the breaking news article ― orders my browsing to allow a quick scan of the news, resume my shopping, and when done, settle in for deep reading of the one remaining tab with my Popular Science article.

I frequently queue up dozens of shopping tabs, they themselves having been rearranged on-the-fly, and incorporating into this arrangement other products I never knew existed. Typically I'll move the Google search into a sub position that marks the different product I just discovered, its merchants arranged by price advantage . . . before purchasing the product(s) and closing down the entire array.

This is nothing less than the intuitive way every human THINKS: It's messy! We change our minds! We're undisciplined and regularly detour from our original objective! And because of this, Firefox has always been the "Thinking Person's Browser". Please don't remove what has always been Firefox's soul: the sheer joy of browsing in Firefox. Obsess if you must about privacy but never at the expense of your first objective: making navigation of the internet as efficient and flexible as it can be. For God's sake don't be an only slightly better Chrome.

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Thank you for your feedback.

I can assure you that the team of developers working on Firefox for Android for focussed on making the browsing experiance better. It already is better in the new update, with a browser that does open pages faster, but we know there is more fine tuning to do. Please keep an eye on future updates.

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Seems to me you stupidly spent many programming hours removing the most functional and helpful feature of Firefox. Didn't you consult a focus group before you adopted Chrome's worthless tab function? I switched to DuckDuckGo. It's at least marginally better than Firefox and Chrome. And removing the re-ordering tabs feature? Big mistake. VERY BIG MISTAKE.

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Thank you, no.cache!!!! I so very much agree and just wanted to say thanks BEFORE I DELETE FIREFOX! I liked my tabs at the top that I could see and move and USE. I've tried using the update, I've tried liking it. Afterall, who doesn't want more security, faster loading? But why ruin what was good? The tradeoff is just not worth it to me. Anyway, time to delete.

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no.cache said

When I click that tab I used to be able to see excellent THUMBNAILS RENDERED for each of my open tabs.

This feature is already finished on Nightly.

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