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How do I get rid of tabs bar in Firefox?

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  • Paskiausią atsakymą parašė jscher2000

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With safari, it only shows up when used. It's wasting space. I don't need the tabs bar. I only want the web address bar and bookmarks bar. This will shrink the top of the Firefox browser and leave more space to view web pages. Thanks, Frank

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Hi, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/search/?platform=mac&q=hide+tabs Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

Modified by Shadow110

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Please see updated previous post as URL was for windows.

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I don't think an add-on can hide the entire tab bar yet. You can do it with custom style rules. You would apply them to Firefox's toolbar area using a userChrome.css file. (Most likely those terms are unfamiliar. See https://www.userchrome.org/.)

But I don't know if it's possible to only hide the bar when there is one tab, and make it visible when there is more than one tab. If you don't find a solution for that, I can think of two possible workarounds:

(1) Use an add-on to prevent multiple tabs per window. Each tab would get its own window. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/i-hate-tabs-sdi-for-firefox/

Then you would never need the tab bar, except to use the controls that appear on a tab, such as the "mute" button.

(2) Instead of completely hiding the tab bar, use rules that squash it down to a short bar, and then show the full bar when you hover the mouse over a tab.

Example custom style recipe: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1199921#answer-1065379

Or you could combine #1 and #2.