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firefox 23, homepage opens in a tab

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I just upgraded to firefox 23.

When I start firefox, it loads my homepage, but it loads it in a tab.

In the past, it would just load the homepage, without the tab.

Is there a way to go back?

Thank you.

Chosen solution

The options have changed on the Options > Tab panel. The check-box item for hiding the tab bar when only one tab is open has been removed by the developers (See first and last "Changed" items on the release notes page for the check-box items removed from the Options panels in Firefox 23.0 - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/23.0/releasenotes/ ). A workaround for hiding the tab bar when only one tab is open is to install the following add-on:

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frans tenggara 0 solutions 10 answers

may be you got wrong Mozilla modifications, try set to default Mozilla again.

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

Chosen Solution

The options have changed on the Options > Tab panel. The check-box item for hiding the tab bar when only one tab is open has been removed by the developers (See first and last "Changed" items on the release notes page for the check-box items removed from the Options panels in Firefox 23.0 - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/23.0/releasenotes/ ). A workaround for hiding the tab bar when only one tab is open is to install the following add-on:

Modified by TheOldFox

VaFFUser 0 solutions 1 answers

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Thank you for posting this information. I am so tired of developers assuming that users want tabs. If Mozilla developers are reading this, please stop forcing tabs down users' throats.

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

VaFFUser:

The changes and the reasons for them are discussed in the following from March 2013 - http://limi.net/checkboxes-that-kill/

You can submit a very brief comment to developers by using Help > Submit Feedback on the Firefox menu.