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Firefox tablet mode not working on Android tablet

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Hi, I'd like to use Firefox on my Android tablet in landscape mode. The "tablet mode" should list the open tabs on the top of the screen. This is not showing.

Supposedly setting the screen size (dpi) in Android developer options to a high value should help. I've tried this but it doesn't make a difference. I've tried both Firefox and Firefox Nightly.

Several screenshot are attached. One of them is of Chrome with a row of tabs on the top of the screen.

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The tablet mode is not ready yet. You can follow this issue.

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The tablet mode is not ready yet. You can follow this issue.

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When will Firefox re-enable tablet mode? The new firefox for android is made for use in celulars and it is a regresion in terms of usability, the tab management is worse than the previous one, this "list mode" for the tabs in a tablet wastes a lot of space, the previous tab management in "icon mode" is more useful because you don't use a tablet with one hand, and this new firefox is made to use in a celular with one hand.

I don't understand why I can't have the icons of "previous and next page", "refresh", "bookmarks" etc... in the interface, it is very silly to have to do two "clicks" on screen when you have a lot of unused space on the screen and you can use this space to put the icons and the tab management.

The new firefox is a regresion in terms of usability especially for tablet users, is a beta version and it was lauched too soon, unfortunately because of this firefox will lose a lot of users.