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How do I turn off tab animations?

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I'm using FF 5.0 on WinXP SP3. When I select to "Open link in a new tab", the new tab slides into view, kind of like the windows animations that I have turned off. How can I get the old behavior back of the tab simply appearing, without the time- and cpu-wasting animations? Ideally, FF would use the same prefs I have set for windows display setting.

Chosen solution

Change the preference:

  1. type about:config in the URL/Location bar and press Enter
  2. accept the warning message and continue (promise to be careful)
  3. in Filter type browser.tabs.animate
  4. on that pref in lower panel, double-click to make the value false
  5. close the about:config tab
  6. if behavior does not change immediately, restart Firefox and test.

See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config


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Not related to your question, but...

You need to update some plug-ins:

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Installed Plug-ins

  • IE Tab 2 Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Mycamera Plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0

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Chosen Solution

Change the preference:

  1. type about:config in the URL/Location bar and press Enter
  2. accept the warning message and continue (promise to be careful)
  3. in Filter type browser.tabs.animate
  4. on that pref in lower panel, double-click to make the value false
  5. close the about:config tab
  6. if behavior does not change immediately, restart Firefox and test.

See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config


If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when signed-in to the forum.



Not related to your question, but...

You need to update some plug-ins:

Modified by SafeBrowser

Question owner

That did the trick; thanks!