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

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

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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cor-el
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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.

You can set the pref <b>browser.tabs.animate</b> to false on the <b>about:config</b> page. To open the <i>about:config</i> page, type <b>about:config</b> in the location (address) bar and press the "<i>Enter</i>" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.<br /> If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.<br /> * http://kb.mozillazine.org/about%3Aconfig

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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.

Thanks cor-el. I've already tried that setting. It only prevents animation of the tabs themselves, not animation ON the tabs.
ugot2love 0 solutions 1 answers

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?

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?
cor-el
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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:

Add code to [http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css userChrome.css] below the @namespace line.<br /> See: * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ .tab-throbber { display: none !important } </nowiki></pre> You can also use this extension: * ChromEdit Plus: http://webdesigns.ms11.net/chromeditp.html

Question owner

Thanks Cor-el! That did it.

Thanks Cor-el! That did it.
John Law 0 solutions 4 answers

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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.

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.