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How do I change the tab sizes in the new version of Firefox?

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Hi,

Thanks for any help in advance.


Of course the new Firefox is messing with me...But I have one specific question...

Facts...

1) I own a iMac...17 inch...So I can open lots and lots of tabs at once.

2) I just rebooted my computer back to brand new.

3) I'm working on finding all my old stuff, but can't seem to find two specific items...

In the previous version, and before I rebooted, I had about 40 tabs (Including Cluster Tabs) opening-up whenever I started a browse session. But now, I can't seem to control the size of the tabs, so they get less narrow as I had them?

I've already downloaded "Vulcanize Tabs" but that's no help...I think it was a specific theme that allowed me to do this, but many of the themes don't work with this new version of Firefox.

I suspect I'll just have to wait until the themes are updated? Or, do you have a better idea?


Also...

I want to get rid of the "X" on each tab and only have a close tab button on the far right of my tabs navigation bar.


Any help?

If so, thanks again!

Ps...Is there a way to reverse my downloading of this newest Firefox version and go back to the previous one until this new one gets many of the bugs worked-out?

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To do what you want, you're going to need to change some advanced settings.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:config into the address bar.
  3. You may see a warning message. Press the I'll be careful, I promise! button to continue.
  4. In the filter textbox, enter browser.tabs.tabMinWidth
  5. In the entry that appears, browser.tabs.tabMinWidth, right click and choose modify, and enter a higher value. You'll need to experiment with this one. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.tabs.tabMinWidth
  6. For the close button, change the filter value to browser.tabs.closeButtons, right click it and choose Modify, then enter 3 for the value. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.tabs.closeButtons

You may need to restart Firefox for these to take effect.


Downgrade: Note at the top of the following link (where you can download Firefox 3.5.9, the latest 3.5.x version), that support for that all 3.5.x versions is scheduled to end in August 2010.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

Also see: Install an older version of Firefox

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Chosen Solution

To do what you want, you're going to need to change some advanced settings.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:config into the address bar.
  3. You may see a warning message. Press the I'll be careful, I promise! button to continue.
  4. In the filter textbox, enter browser.tabs.tabMinWidth
  5. In the entry that appears, browser.tabs.tabMinWidth, right click and choose modify, and enter a higher value. You'll need to experiment with this one. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.tabs.tabMinWidth
  6. For the close button, change the filter value to browser.tabs.closeButtons, right click it and choose Modify, then enter 3 for the value. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.tabs.closeButtons

You may need to restart Firefox for these to take effect.


Downgrade: Note at the top of the following link (where you can download Firefox 3.5.9, the latest 3.5.x version), that support for that all 3.5.x versions is scheduled to end in August 2010.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

Also see: Install an older version of Firefox

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You can also look at Tab Mix Plus. Tab Mix Plus: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1122

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.Hey thank you! I'll check into all of that.


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