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How can I stop tabs from suddenly moving too fast when scrolling through them?
When I scroll through the tabs and I do not wait a bit after the next tab is shown, then often Firefox decides to jump suddenly about 10 tabs. This is really irritating because it requires me every time to search for the tab where I was. I am using Firefox 112.0.2 (64-bit) for Windows.
In my opinion this is a design mistake. Fast jumping can be a nice feature but only when the user specifically requests it. For instance by holding down the control key while clicking on the scroll button. Now it makes scrolling actually very slow since you have to wait after the next tab is shown to avoid the large jump.
This issue was raised a few years ago and a solution was mentioned here:
But this solution appears not to work anymore. Is there a working solution to avoid the large jumps?
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The Tab bar scroll buttons behave differently for a double-click (moves one screen) and a triple-click (first/last tab), so you need to be cautious with clicking too fast. You can move the mouse pointer off the scroll button before clicking the button another time to avoid detecting a double-click. You can hold down the left mouse button to initiate auto-repeat scroll.
- single click to scroll one tab
hold down the mouse button to scroll more tabs or use the mouse scroll wheel on the tab bar
- double-click to scroll a screen width
- triple-click to scroll to the first tab or to the last tab