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tabs in title bar


I have tabs on top selected in Firefox version 4. Originally, the tabs were in the title bar (between the orange Firefox button and the minimize, maximize, close buttons) but after I removed the open bookmark button from the navigation bar, the tabs are now below the title bar and I cannot get them back up on the title bar. Putting the open bookmark button back on the navigation bar did not do it. How do I get them back there?

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You can check the pref browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar 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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browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar was set to true. I tried changing it to false restarting firefox and back to true restarting firefox but no change.

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I resolved it. Firefox took up the entire screen but was not maximized. When I maximized Firefox, the tabs were in the titlebar. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction (I Googled drawInTitlebar).

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yochananmarqos 0 solutions 1 answers

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Instead of showing off, why don't you tell us how you got the tabs in the titlebar?

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If you maximize the Firefox window then you can get the Tabs in the title bar if you set the above mentioned pref browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar to true.

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wascallywabbit 0 solutions 2 answers

Thanks for finding that cor-el!! I have tested it on FF6b3 and it works on it as well!!

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You're welcome

Firefox 6b3 is old, you should update to 6b5 (Help > About)

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