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How do I move my tabs to the bottom? browser.tabs.onTop is already set to "false"

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I followed the instructions in the help article on this, but when I got to browser.tabs.onTop, it was already set to "false". So I tried to set it to true, but there was no change. Returning there, it was again set to false, but my tabs are still on top. Please help--this is a work issue for me!

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If you miss the add-on bar and the tabs on bottom option, you can certainly do that with extensions!

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If you miss the add-on bar and the tabs on bottom option, you can certainly do that with extensions!

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Okay, thank you. I'll try that after work, but why aren't they already on the bottom if browser.tabs.onTop is set to "false" as described in the Firefox help article?

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That, I'm not sure of, so I'm not going to answer pretending I know the answer when I don't. Perhaps another contributor can let you know soon. This is the 2nd day of the Launch week for us and there's a lot of contributors roaming around answering questions, so you'll be sure to get an answer if you need it.

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The browser.tabs.onTop pref is no longer supported in Firefox 29 and later.
You can reset this pref on the about:config page via the right-click context menu to have it removed on the next Firefox start.

You can also use code in userChrome.css to have the Tab bar in the lower position.

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The extension worked like a charm! I used the second one. Thank you!

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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.

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