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Missing "+" tabs to open new tab.

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Just installed FF 4RC1 on Win 7; nice, and seems much faster. One minor thing has me a bit perplexed: I'm missing the small "+" tabs at the end of each tab that are used to open a new tab. I just have the "new tab" icon on the toolbar. I installed also on my wife's Win 7 computer and the small "+" tabs are shown on hers. Can't seem to find an option that would control this. Anyone know the answer to this little puzzle?

Mack

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Drag the new tab button into the tab bar. Firefox 4 has a much more customizable interface, but also streamlined so that there is only button for elements such as new tab now. If you want both there might be an extension that will allow for that setup.

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iowaman 10 solutions 75 answers

If there is no "+" at the right end of your row of open tabs, you should find a "+" at the very far right of the tab row to "Open New Tab"'

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Yes, I misspoke. I do not have the "+" at all. However, my wife's install does indeed have the "+" at the far right. I do have a "new tab" icon, consisting of a tab image with a "+" on it. She does not have that icon, nor is it available in the toolbar customization. Weird.

Mack

kbrosnan
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Drag the new tab button into the tab bar. Firefox 4 has a much more customizable interface, but also streamlined so that there is only button for elements such as new tab now. If you want both there might be an extension that will allow for that setup.

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That worked. Thanks! I just personally prefer the little "+" tab.

firescapesunrise 0 solutions 1 answers

Where do I find the 'new tab' button to drag onto my toolbar? I have the 'new tab' + when I have more than one tab open; that's great. But if I've only one tab open, I don't have a button at all--and no theme I've used yet for 4 has that button available in the 'customize toolbar' menu. Help and thanks in advance--

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Tools > Options > Tabs = Always show the tab bar

rob.stow@hotmail.com 0 solutions 4 answers

Where do I go to find the missing new tab button so that I can drag it to where I want it? It is not on any of the toolbars. It is not on the menubar. It is not on the tab bar. If I click on a toolbar or the menubar and select "customise" it is not there. And that should be a bug fix: the word is spelled "customize".

A new profile with no extensions installed has the same problem. Four days ago I got a brand new computer that had never had Mozilla on it before: same problem with a fresh Mozilla 4.0 install and no extensions.

rob.stow@hotmail.com 0 solutions 4 answers

Figured out how to get the new tab button back:

1.) Uninstall Moz 4.0

2.) Install Moz 3.6.3

3.) Customize the menubars and toolbars - including putting the new tab button where you want it.

4.) Install/upgrade to Moz 4.0

Modified by rob.stow@hotmail.com

Skitz00 1 solutions 4 answers

Thank you. That did it for me.

To others with the same issue I would also add that double-clicking on any empty space in the Tab Bar also opens a new, blank tab.

MyUsernameHere 0 solutions 18 answers

I don't want to use the new "new tab" button that (for some reason) looks like a little camera to me. I want the old new-tab "+" next to the rightmost tab. Ergonomically, that seems more efficient.

Oddly enough, it seems to come and go for me. Sometimes it appears and sometimes it doesn't, and I don't know what the difference is.

I don't feel it's worth the effort to uninstall, reinstall, then upgrade again.

Luckily, double-clicking does work, and I might get used to that.

Modified by MyUsernameHere

MyUsernameHere 0 solutions 18 answers

There is yet another problem... if you don't have the "+" up on the tab line and if you don't want to use the "new tab" tool, then double-clicking does not open a new tab when the window is maximized (in MS Windows), because double-clicking restores the window rather than creating a new tab.

However, you can use the middle mouse button to open a new tab when the window is maximized.

Modified by MyUsernameHere

MyUsernameHere 0 solutions 18 answers

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Okay, I found the solution.

You go into customize mode (right-click on tab/toolbar area and select "Customize...").

You pick up the New Tab button (the one that looks like a little camera to me). It might be on the toolbar already or in the window that shows available buttons.

You drop the New Tab button to the right of the rightmost tab.

Click "Done" and, voila!

Ninetjer 0 solutions 1 answers

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Here's a trick which very closely re-creates the tab button functionality as it was before Firefox 4.

1. Right click somewhere on the toolbar area and go to customize.

2. Add flexible space to the far right side of the tabs toolbar

3. Add the "new tab" button to the left of the flexible space.

It will look like the + is far from the opened tabs, but after you close the customize menu, it will move over beside them.

bolharr2250 0 solutions 2 answers

That worked tough its a bit slow, any idea to get it faster? P.S. i run firefox 6 i think.

DenverDave 0 solutions 8 answers

I have the same issue and now I do see the + at the extreme far right of the browser on the tab bar. How do we get it back to next to the last tab where it is much easier to find? The change may be do to adding the Google Contacts icon to the tab bar.

Hate it when things I use every day change for no apparent reason.

Obviously, I use FF a lot.

= = =

OK did a little fiddling and it was for me the act of adding the google contacts icon to the tabs bar. In fact just bringing up the view toolbars and customize window, without doing anything, shifts the + icon to the right for while the window is open. My solution was to move the google contacts icon from the tabs bar to the menu bar. Not sure if I prefer it there or not, but at least I now have my + next to the last tab where I can find it.

Thanks for this help site !

Modified by DenverDave