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Ellipsis in tabs, instead of text fade, is it possible ?

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I've tried everything I could find , to add to my userChrome.css or to change about_config, but to no avail .

Bookmarks in Firefox use ellipsis , is there any way to use them in tabs as well ?

I've tried everything I could find , to add to my userChrome.css or to change about_config, but to no avail . Bookmarks in Firefox use ellipsis , is there any way to use them in tabs as well ?

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Thanks for your reply, much appreciated .

It's a shame ellipsis don't seem to be doable in tabs anymore , I really don't like the fadeout ... I've adjusted the gradient a little, but it just never works right for most tab titles .

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Actually this used to be an ellipsis, but was changed to fading text in Firefox 53.

  • 658467 - Fade out tab label on overflow instead of ellipsis

Setting the text-overflow via .tab-label-container {text-overflow: <clip|ellipsis> !important} doesn't have effect for me.

Maybe ask this at the Firefox CSS subreddit forum.

Note that the ellipsis takes space, so you lose the last two letters and if the tab gets smaller when you open a lot then you might only see the ellipsis.

You can possibly disable the text fading via userChrome.css.

.tab-label-container[textoverflow]:not([pinned]) {
  mask-image: unset !important;
}

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Thanks for your reply, much appreciated .

It's a shame ellipsis don't seem to be doable in tabs anymore , I really don't like the fadeout ... I've adjusted the gradient a little, but it just never works right for most tab titles .