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How do I remove a loading/spinning icon in a tab which is loading the page?




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Jeremy Eramian 2 solutions 17 answers

Usually when you go to the tab and where the refresh button usually is there will be an [x] hit that and it will more than likely stop the annoying spinning. Hope this helps, Jeremy Eramian

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i used to be able to disable/completely remove it from the tabs, but i cant seem to find a key to do it now. bump someone help me up please!

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Discovered a solution, add this piece of code to userChrome.css file within a chrome directory in your firefox profile*:

/* Firefox userChrome.css */

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

.tab-throbber {

 list-style-image: url("chrome://mozapps/skin/places/defaultFavicon.png") !important;


/*if you have not got a chrome folder create manually both the folder and the file with exact names*/