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Can tabs still be place under the address bar? i used the browser.tabs.onTop fix

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I use fox for work and like the tabs below the address bar. In the past i used browser.tabs.onTop to fix this problem, but it does not seem to work with firefox aurora version 29.0a2 (2014-02-07).

I use fox for work and like the tabs below the address bar. In the past i used browser.tabs.onTop to fix this problem, but it does not seem to work with firefox aurora version 29.0a2 (2014-02-07).

Chosen solution

You can look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension to restore some functionality that was lost with the arrival of the Australis style in Firefox 29.

  • You can check the settings of the CTR extension via its Options/Preferences button on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" page.
  • You can find extra toolbar buttons in the Customize palette (3-bar Firefox menu button > Customize)

See also:


Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


Another possibility is to add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

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

#TabsToolbar{-moz-box-ordinal-group:10000!important}

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

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Application

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Javascript

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Modified Preferences

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  • browser.tabs.onTop: False
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
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Misc

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FredMcD
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I don't know if this works on aurora but the normal is;

Open a new tab or window. In the address bar type; about:config If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. This is where Firefox finds information it needs to run. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Enter browser.tabs and press enter. This is as far as I can take you. If you want to change anything, write down the changes so you can change it back.

I don't know if this works on aurora but the normal is;<BR><BR> Open a new tab or window. In the address bar type; '''about:config''' If a warning screen comes up, press the '''''Be Careful''''' button. This is where Firefox finds information it needs to run. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Enter '''''browser.tabs''''' and press enter. This is as far as I can take you. If you want to change anything, write down the changes so you can change it back.

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I tried the browser.tabs.onTop fix, but that did not work. I if you know of another setting in the browser.tab list pleas let me know.

I tried the browser.tabs.onTop fix, but that did not work. I if you know of another setting in the browser.tab list pleas let me know.
cor-el
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That code has been removed and the pref is no longer working.

You can look at this extension:

That code has been removed and the pref is no longer working. You can look at this extension: *Classic Theme Restorer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/

Modified by cor-el

Diego Victor 658 solutions 4175 answers

Try customize your toolbars:

When you go to rearrange the toolbars drag the navigation bar above the tabs then drop

Try customize your toolbars: *[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars#w_how-do-i-customize-or-rearrange-toolbar-items How do I customize or rearrange toolbar items?] When you go to rearrange the toolbars drag the navigation bar above the tabs then drop
cor-el
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Note that the current Aurora builds have the Australis interface that functions quite different than the user interface in the current Firefox release.

Note that the current Aurora builds have the Australis interface that functions quite different than the user interface in the current Firefox release. *http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0a2/auroranotes/ *https://blog.mozilla.org/ux/2013/11/australis-is-landing-in-firefox-nightly/ *http://www.ghacks.net/2014/01/31/mozilla-decides-uplift-australis-firefox-aurora/

Modified by cor-el

Crick 0 solutions 4 answers

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Having to move my mouse that extra inch to the top of the screen and back every time I want to switch tabs is a ridiculous waste.

Why remove the ability to control tab-bar position natively? I've tried tabs on top - My eyes have to move farther and so does my mouse. What possible benefit could there be>?

Seems like Mozilla just wants to be like Chrome. If that's the goal, problem solved. I've got Chrome.

And no - I don't want to subject my browser to a third-party developer for something as fundamental as tab-bar position. Nor do I want to futz with CSS (as some suggest is "easy").

Please provide native control over the tab-bar position.

Having to move my mouse that extra inch to the top of the screen and back every time I want to switch tabs is a ridiculous waste. Why remove the ability to control tab-bar position natively? I've tried tabs on top - My eyes have to move farther and so does my mouse. What possible benefit could there be>? Seems like Mozilla just wants to be like Chrome. If that's the goal, problem solved. I've got Chrome. And no - I don't want to subject my browser to a third-party developer for something as fundamental as tab-bar position. Nor do I want to futz with CSS (as some suggest is "easy"). Please provide native control over the tab-bar position.
janvonquaeldich 0 solutions 1 answers

I do not have a solution to this problem, but I want to agree with Crick that this change is absolutely daunting.

I was always loyal to mozilla and I think, as a developer, its still the best tool. Still you could lose me to chrome if this will stay non-configurable.

I even registered to SUMO to post this (I don't know if I had to).

But how ridiculous is this? I had to google for the register link. I can't change the avatar as I have no and I dont want to open up a wordpress account for this. Cmon guys, I really respect your work, I know of the efforts, but where does this lead to currently?

I do not have a solution to this problem, but I want to agree with Crick that this change is absolutely daunting. I was always loyal to mozilla and I think, as a developer, its still the best tool. Still you could lose me to chrome if this will stay non-configurable. I even registered to SUMO to post this (I don't know if I had to). But how ridiculous is this? I had to google for the register link. I can't change the avatar as I have no and I dont want to open up a wordpress account for this. Cmon guys, I really respect your work, I know of the efforts, but where does this lead to currently?
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension to restore some functionality that was lost with the arrival of the Australis style in Firefox 29.

  • You can check the settings of the CTR extension via its Options/Preferences button on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" page.
  • You can find extra toolbar buttons in the Customize palette (3-bar Firefox menu button > Customize)

See also:


Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


Another possibility is to add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

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

#TabsToolbar{-moz-box-ordinal-group:10000!important}

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

You can look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension to restore some functionality that was lost with the arrival of the Australis style in Firefox 29. *Classic Theme Restorer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/ *You can check the settings of the CTR extension via its Options/Preferences button on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" page. *You can find extra toolbar buttons in the Customize palette (3-bar Firefox menu button > Customize) ---- See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-to-make-new-firefox-look-like-old-firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/common-questions-after-updating-to-new-firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/learn-more-about-the-design-of-new-firefox *http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2824649 ---- Add code to the <b>userChrome.css</b> file below the default @namespace line. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css ---- Another possibility is to add code to the <b>userChrome.css</b> file below the default @namespace line. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ #TabsToolbar{-moz-box-ordinal-group:10000!important} </nowiki></pre> ---- The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the <b>chrome</b> folder in the Firefox profile folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration

Modified by cor-el

Landis 0 solutions 5 answers

this addition to the userChrome.css works. [ #TabsToolbar{-moz-box-ordinal-group:10000!important} ] it is shorter, less code and worked better than my old css that worked until Australis changed back / forward entries in context menu to icons.

what I'm saying is This 'fix' works with Aurora.Australis 32...

  • note to ff dev team: Tabs Should be Associated with the Page, Not the window. With all 'my' tabs open, there is little to NO need for the Address (location) bar! That is way we have shortcut keys like Alt+D to enter an address if needed.

Thanks! Landis.

this addition to the userChrome.css works. [ #TabsToolbar{-moz-box-ordinal-group:10000!important} ] it is shorter, less code and worked better than my old css that worked until Australis changed back / forward entries in context menu to icons. what I'm saying is This 'fix' works with Aurora.Australis 32... *note to ff dev team: Tabs Should be Associated with the Page, Not the window. With all 'my' tabs open, there is little to NO need for the Address (location) bar! That is way we have shortcut keys like Alt+D to enter an address if needed. Thanks! Landis.

Modified by Landis

the-edmeister
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closing this thread, it has served its purpose

''closing this thread, it has served its purpose''