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Tabs bar and location bar changed locations. How to restore it?

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I am using Firefox for linux mint (97.0.1 (64-bit)). I previously had the location bar right below the menu bar, and below it the tabs. However all of the sudden the tabs are now above the location bar. How do I restore it to how it was before?

I tried View - Toolbars - Customize Toolbar, but the new screen it brings up does not allow me to drag what I want to move. If I try to drag the tabs, it drags the entire window. On what I am calling the location bar (the back, forward, home, address bar, add-on buttons), each thing on it is dragged individually, and when I try to drag the address bar, I cannot drop it anywhere above where it already is. Pressing the restore to default button on the customize toolbar does not change it to what is was before.

I think I hit a wrong button on the keyboard accidentally when all this began, are there some keyboard buttons to restore the previous layout?

Any help is appreciated.

I am using Firefox for linux mint (97.0.1 (64-bit)). I previously had the location bar right below the menu bar, and below it the tabs. However all of the sudden the tabs are now above the location bar. How do I restore it to how it was before? I tried View - Toolbars - Customize Toolbar, but the new screen it brings up does not allow me to drag what I want to move. If I try to drag the tabs, it drags the entire window. On what I am calling the location bar (the back, forward, home, address bar, add-on buttons), each thing on it is dragged individually, and when I try to drag the address bar, I cannot drop it anywhere above where it already is. Pressing the restore to default button on the customize toolbar does not change it to what is was before. I think I hit a wrong button on the keyboard accidentally when all this began, are there some keyboard buttons to restore the previous layout? Any help is appreciated.

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The built-in preference to place the tabs below the main toolbar was removed in Firefox 29. Have you been using a userChrome.css file to rearrange the bars in recent years? That method can still work.

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I have not tried/used a userChrome.css file. I will try to find instructions.

So what you are saying is that the tabs are supposed to be located directly underneath the menu bar now, and there isn't a standard way to change that?

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Right, starting in Firefox 4, tabs moved from just above the content (web page) to the top of the toolbar area. The built-in preference to switch between the Firefox 1-3.6 and Firefox 4+ designs was removed in Firefox 29.

Were you using a customized version of Firefox? I'm not sure what your distro might have been modifying in recent years. Perhaps the Mint forums would have more information.

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See this forum response for CSS code in userChrome.css for Firefox 89+ to move the tabs to below the Navigation Toolbar: