X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

How to place the "add a new tab" button directly to the right of the last tab?

Posted

In Firefox 19.0.2, and in Firefox 20beta4, I have an issue that my "add a new tab" button keeps disappearing when I customize toolbars.

No problem, I can just do a customize, find the new tab button, and drop it right next to the last tab, right? Wrong. It doesn't allow you to drop it there, only all the way to the right.

This leads to a situation where the "+" appears when I am customizing toolbars, but is not visible once I finish customizing.

I can restore it by doing "restore default set." But then I have to start over on my customizations.

When it is all the way to the right, it is supposed to pin to the right of the last tab, right? But dropping it there creates a situation where the "+" simply doesn't appear in the regular interface.

Again, "restore default set" fixes the issue, but how can you drop it next to the last tab, or have it not disappear if you drop it all the way to the right of the tabs?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.15.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.4"
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.6
  • Google Update
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft Lync
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • VMware Remote Console and Client Integration Plug-in
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0

More Information

{
"application": {
"name": "Firefox",
"version": "20.0",
"userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0",
"supportURL": "http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/20.0/WINNT/en-US/"
},
"modifiedPreferences": {
"accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar": 0,
"browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run": false,
"browser.cache.disk.capacity": 1048576,
"browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value": 829440,
"browser.history_expire_days.mirror": 180,
"browser.places.updateRecentTagsUri": false,
"browser.places.migratePostDataAnnotations": false,
"browser.places.importBookmarksHTML": false,
"browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion": 4,
"browser.places.importDefaults": false,
"browser.places.leftPaneFolderId": -1,
"browser.privatebrowsing.dont_prompt_on_enter": true,
"browser.search.param.yahoo-fr": "chr-greentree_ff&type=302398",
"browser.search.useDBForOrder": true,
"browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone": "20.0",
"browser.startup.homepage": "http://www.google.com",
"browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID": "20130307075451",
"browser.tabs.loadInBackground": false,
"dom.max_script_run_time": 30,
"dom.popup_maximum": 200,
"dom.w3c_touch_events.expose": false,
"dom.mozApps.used": true,
"extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0": false,
"extensions.lastAppVersion": "20.0",
"font.name.serif.x-western": "Arial",
"font.internaluseonly.changed": false,
"gfx.direct3d.checkDX10": false,
"layout.css.dpi": 0,
"network.cookie.prefsMigrated": true,
"places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages": 104858,
"places.last_vacuum": 1283846253,
"places.database.lastMaintenance": 1362770617,
"places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size": 167772160,
"plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types": "application/pdf,application/vnd.adobe.xfdf,application/vnd.fdf,application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml",
top": 0,
"privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage": false,
"privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs": true,
"privacy.donottrackheader.enabled": true,
"security.warn_viewing_mixed": false
},
"graphics": {
"numTotalWindows": 1,
"numAcceleratedWindows": 1,
"windowLayerManagerType": "Direct3D 10",
"adapterDescription": "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT ",
"adapterVendorID": "0x10de",
"adapterDeviceID": "0x0605",
"adapterRAM": "512",
"adapterDrivers": "nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um",
"driverVersion": "9.18.13.697",
"driverDate": "10-2-2012",
"adapterDescription2": "",
"adapterVendorID2": "",
"adapterDeviceID2": "",
"adapterRAM2": "",
"adapterDrivers2": "",
"driverVersion2": "",
"driverDate2": "",
"isGPU2Active": false,
"direct2DEnabled": true,
"directWriteEnabled": true,
"directWriteVersion": "6.2.9200.16433",
"clearTypeParameters": "Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 50 Enhanced Contrast: 400 ",
"webglRenderer": "Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT )",
"info": {
"AzureCanvasBackend": "direct2d",
"AzureFallbackCanvasBackend": "cairo",
"AzureContentBackend": "direct2d"
}
},
"javaScript": {
"incrementalGCEnabled": true
},
"accessibility": {
"isActive": false,
"forceDisabled": 0
},
"libraryVersions": {
"NSPR": {
"minVersion": "4.9.5",
"version": "4.9.5"
},
"NSS": {
"minVersion": "3.14.2.0 Basic ECC",
"version": "3.14.2.0 Basic ECC"
},
"NSSUTIL": {
"minVersion": "3.14.2.0",
"version": "3.14.2.0"
},
"NSSSSL": {
"minVersion": "3.14.2.0 Basic ECC",
"version": "3.14.2.0 Basic ECC"
},
"NSSSMIME": {
"minVersion": "3.14.2.0 Basic ECC",
"version": "3.14.2.0 Basic ECC"
}
},
"userJS": {
"exists": false
},
"extensions": [
{
"name": "Adblock Plus",
"version": "2.2.3",
"isActive": true,
"id": "{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}"
},
{
"name": "AlertCheck",
"version": "1.1",
"isActive": true,
"id": "alertcheck@mike.conley"
},
{
"name": "Autofill Forms",
"version": "0.9.9.0",
"isActive": true,
"id": "autofillForms@blueimp.net"
},
{
"name": "BugMeNot",
"version": "2.2",
"isActive": true,
"id": "{987311C6-B504-4aa2-90BF-60CC49808D42}"
},
{
"name": "Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus",
"version": "1.2.3",
"isActive": true,
"id": "elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org"
},
{
"name": "Firebug",
"version": "1.11.2",
"isActive": true,
"id": "firebug@software.joehewitt.com"
},
{
"name": "Flash Video Downloader - Youtube Downloader",
"version": "3.8.7",
"isActive": true,
"id": "artur.dubovoy@gmail.com"
},
{
"name": "FlashGot",
"version": "1.5.4.3",
"isActive": true,
"id": "{19503e42-ca3c-4c27-b1e2-9cdb2170ee34}"
},
{
"name": "Launchy",
"version": "4.4.0",
"isActive": true,
"id": "launchy@gemal.dk"
},
{
"name": "NextPlease",
"version": "0.9.2",
"isActive": true,
"id": "{57B65ABB-F4E3-4358-8472-15AEE0833E11}"
},
{
"name": "Searchbar Autosizer",
"version": "2.0.14",
"isActive": true,
"id": "{655397ca-4766-496b-b7a8-3a5b176ee4c2}"
},
{
"name": "Troubleshooter",
"version": "1.0a",
"isActive": true,
"id": "troubleshooter@mozilla.org"
},
{
"name": "User Agent Switcher",
"version": "0.7.3",
"isActive": true,
"id": "{e968fc70-8f95-4ab9-9e79-304de2a71ee1}"
},
{
"name": "Yet Another Smooth Scrolling",
"version": "3.1.2",
"isActive": true,
"id": "yetanothersmoothscrolling@kataho"
},
{
"name": "Free Download Manager plugin",
"version": "1.5.7.7",
"isActive": false,
"id": "fdm_ffext@freedownloadmanager.org"
}
]
}

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
2344 solutions 20793 answers

Helpful Reply

Although the + appears at the far right end of the tab bar during the Customize process, it should snug up to the tabs once you click Done. Is your staying at the end??

(When you drop it any closer to the existing tabs, it goes all the way to the beginning of the bar, which for a right-handed person, is not convenient.)

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10737 solutions 96600 answers

Note that Firefox has two new tab buttons in the DOM.
One directly after the last tab and the toolbar version that appears at the far right if there are enough tabs open to make scroll buttons appear.

If you only have one tab open and you drop the new tab + icon in the area between the first tab and the list all tabs button then the new tab button.
If it work with a toolbar reset then easiest is to do this.
That way you may also get new buttons that possibly have been added in new Firefox versions.

Question owner

Thanks for the suggestion. Indeed, when it is working, the tab button appears at the end while customizing, and to the right of the last tab, when not customizing.

My problem is, the + button will disappear, and when I go into customize, it is there at the right, but when I go out of customize, it is gone. I can drag it anywhere else and it works as expected (i.e., if I drag it to the left of the tabs, it will show up to the left).

But, if I drag to the far right, it will never show up. The only way to get it to show up is to reset the toolbars--which is confusing, since after resetting, the button shows up in the same place during customize, but now is available in regular mode.

Question owner

The toolbar reset does work. However, every time I customize my toolbars, there is a possibility that the new tab button disappears again. Then I have to reset, and start from the beginning.

I'm trying to figure out how to put the new tab button back where I want it (i.e., the default location), without resetting all my customizations.

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
2344 solutions 20793 answers

Are you adding any controls to your tab bar that aren't there by default? Just wondering whether their style rules or behaviors might be incompatible with the new tab button.

Question owner

The only weird thing I have is search bar autoresizer. But the tab button is not even placed on that toolbar, but on the tab bar. I suppose it could be causing an issue, though.

eva88 0 solutions 5 answers

My problem is in firefox 21 and there is no new + tab on the end of each tab or bar. The black tab button with a cross that is available can only be dragged into a toolbar or next to the help button. In customization there is no + button to move between the tabs as suggested above.

Modified by eva88

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
2344 solutions 20793 answers

Hi eva88, by default, there should a small tab with a + on it after the regular tabs. Did you never have that, or did it disappear recently?

Do you use the "Default 21.0" theme or a different theme? You can double-check here:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Appearance category

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10737 solutions 96600 answers

Helpful Reply

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.