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How Do You Move/Keep Newest Active Tab Kept The Left?

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Every time I open a new website, no matter if I have other/older tabs going , and when I start a New Tab, I want all new tabs when open to stay LEFT and NOT slide to the right each time I open a new tab. Essentially I want the new tab to do the opposite of what does now by default. Any fix or extension/app for this? Thanks for your help.

Every time I open a new website, no matter if I have other/older tabs going , and when I start a New Tab, I want all new tabs when open to stay LEFT and NOT slide to the right each time I open a new tab. Essentially I want the new tab to do the opposite of what does now by default. Any fix or extension/app for this? Thanks for your help.

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WestEnd
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This is a default setting of firefox and if you want to change this. Your required to use "userChrome.css" edits to makes those changes.

This is a default setting of firefox and if you want to change this. Your required to use "userChrome.css" edits to makes those changes.
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Chris Ilias
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Hi Steve, I'm not 100% sure what the behaviour you want is, but could you try the following add-on, and tell us if this creates the behaviour you want:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/move-active-tab-left/

Hi Steve, I'm not 100% sure what the behaviour you want is, but could you try the following add-on, and tell us if this creates the behaviour you want: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/move-active-tab-left/
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cor-el
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There are two prefs available on the about:config page that specify where to open a new tab that you can check.

  • browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent
  • browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

There are two prefs available on the <b>about:config</b> page that specify where to open a new tab that you can check. * browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent * browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox
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jscher2000
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Hi StevenB, if I understand your question:

When you open a new tab, Firefox scrolls the tab bar to make sure the new tab is visible on the bar.

You want Firefox not to do that, and just leave the bar positioned as you had it.

I don't know whether an add-on could do that.

Hi StevenB, if I understand your question: When you open a new tab, Firefox scrolls the tab bar to make sure the new tab is visible on the bar. You want Firefox not to do that, and just leave the bar positioned as you had it. I don't know whether an add-on could do that.
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Thank you for your reply. I just simply want the new tab that is open to stay to the left and not slide to the right every time I open a new website.

Thank you for your reply. I just simply want the new tab that is open to stay to the left and not slide to the right every time I open a new website.
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That's what I think you mean is correct. Basically every time I open a new website I want the new website tab to stay to the left and the old website moves to the right I always want the new website tab to remain to the left every time I open a new website, and all the other websites or tabs move to the right. I do not want tab a slide to the right I wanted to remain static to the left. There used to be an app for this a while ago before Firefox had a big makeover and changed a lot of things were apps we no longer work anymore. Thank you very much.

That's what I think you mean is correct. Basically every time I open a new website I want the new website tab to stay to the left and the old website moves to the right I always want the new website tab to remain to the left every time I open a new website, and all the other websites or tabs move to the right. I do not want tab a slide to the right I wanted to remain static to the left. There used to be an app for this a while ago before Firefox had a big makeover and changed a lot of things were apps we no longer work anymore. Thank you very much.
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jscher2000
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StevenB said

I just simply want the new tab that is open to stay to the left and not slide to the right every time I open a new website.

Let's discuss it in more concrete examples.

Let's say you are viewing tab #1 on the bar and you open a new tab using Ctrl+T. Where should the new tab open?

  • immediately to the right of tab #1, before tab #2 if a tab #2 is open
  • immediately to the left of tab #1, moving tab #1 to the #2 position
  • to the right of all existing tabs (default behavior)
  • somewhere else

Second example, you Ctrl+click a link in tab #1 to direct it to open in a new tab. Where should the new tab open?

  • immediately to the right of tab #1, before tab #2 if a tab #2 is open (default behavior
  • immediately to the left of tab #1, moving tab #1 to the #2 position
  • to the right of all existing tabs
  • somewhere else

Or maybe the problem is that you don't want Firefox to switch tabs when you direct a link to a new tab, but instead stay on the same page until you are reading to look at those tabs. Is that the problem?

Note: I use a "left to right" language and new things open to the right. Possibly if you use a "right to left" language new things open on the left.

''StevenB [[#answer-1252376|said]]'' <blockquote> I just simply want the new tab that is open to stay to the left and not slide to the right every time I open a new website. </blockquote> Let's discuss it in more concrete examples. Let's say you are viewing tab #1 on the bar and you open a new tab using Ctrl+T. Where should the new tab open? * immediately to the right of tab #1, before tab #2 if a tab #2 is open * immediately to the left of tab #1, moving tab #1 to the #2 position * to the right of all existing tabs (default behavior) * somewhere else Second example, you Ctrl+click a link in tab #1 to direct it to open in a new tab. Where should the new tab open? * immediately to the right of tab #1, before tab #2 if a tab #2 is open (default behavior * immediately to the left of tab #1, moving tab #1 to the #2 position * to the right of all existing tabs * somewhere else Or maybe the problem is that you don't want Firefox to switch tabs when you direct a link to a new tab, but instead stay on the same page until you are reading to look at those tabs. Is that the problem? ''Note: I use a "left to right" language and new things open to the right. Possibly if you use a "right to left" language new things open on the left.''
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cor-el
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You can pin a tab to make it stay steady at the left end. In Firefox 69 you can find pin tab item in the three-dot page action drop-down list and you can add this button via the right-click context menu to the location bar in the related page actions container.

You can pin a tab to make it stay steady at the left end. In Firefox 69 you can find pin tab item in the three-dot page action drop-down list and you can add this button via the right-click context menu to the location bar in the related page actions container.
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