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FF 4 - Is there any way to disable the connecting/loading animation on the tabs?

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  • Last reply by John Law

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It makes me dizzy when the arrow spins counterclockwise while connecting and then clockwise while loading the page!!

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Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.
See:

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

.tab-throbber { display: none !important }

You can also use this extension:

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You can set the pref browser.tabs.animate to false on the about:config page.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

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Thanks cor-el. I've already tried that setting. It only prevents animation of the tabs themselves, not animation ON the tabs.

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to get an alternative to the animation google the following: disable throbber in firefox

my request to you: instead of thank you please remove one of your threads cause you have duplicate questions if you google the following: FF 4 - Is there any way to disable the connecting/loading animation on the tabs?

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Chosen Solution

Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.
See:

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

.tab-throbber { display: none !important }

You can also use this extension:

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Thanks Cor-el! That did it.

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Please developers include an option in about:config to turn the throbber off, at least the reversal of direction. Put cor-el's patch in the code.