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move tabs below address bar

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I just updated to firefox 29 and now I cant move my tabs below my address bar like before

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Hello See this help article How to make the new Firefox look like the old Firefox

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Hello See this help article How to make the new Firefox look like the old Firefox

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There is no option to move the tabs under the address bar

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FOUND IT!! THANKS!!

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Hello hogwld65,

Happy to know that you got it. please feel free to ask any further questions, we are here to help you.

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I cannot believe that, as common a request/complaint as tab position is, we have to install an add-on to have the option to drag the tabs back down below. Why is that not just part of the functionality of the customize menu as-is?

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For around 4 years now I have had to train and show many hundreds of people how to make forefox work properly with addon features like Tab mix plus and how to put there tabs below so they could improve there work productivity becouse they just didnt know any better way existed. With over a million people now having downloaded the new classic restore addon in order to get just ONE FEATURE "TABS BELOW"' It defies logic that the Firefox Developers either dont know how to use a browser properly or dont care. They are sheep following Internet explorer and google down a black hole of stupidity.' I use Firefox becouse its different and its able to work the way I like with TABS BELOW. Firefox 29 lasted aproximately 5 minutes before I went back to FF 28. I would happily use FF 29 but ONLY if tabs are below. This should not require an addon. Tabs below should be the standard and it would be the defining feature that makes firefox stand out. The inability to have tabs below is the very reason I Dont use other browsers. If a petition to get tabs below is made just how many signatures do we need to get the developers to listen. What does it take for the developers to listen to its users. I just dont get why this has gone down the path of becomming more and more like crome and internet explorer both of which I utterley hate becouse I cant put tabs below and organise things in the same way I have always been able to do in Firefox. Where has the difference gone. May as well rebadge as "crome clone" or "baby IE". Please listen to your users and fix this issue as some of us do know a better way and its TABS BELOW

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There used to be the option under about:config to make the tabs where they belong permanent. Apparently some idiot programmer wanted to keep people from messing up his "perfect" layout and removed that option.

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You can move the tabs to the lower position just above the browsing area without using an extension with code in userChrome.css as basically you only need to give the Tab bar a higher -moz-box-ordinal-group value (most toolbars have a default -moz-box-ordinal-group:1 to show them in DOM order).


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 use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)

  • Create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist.
  • Use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in this folder (the names are case sensitive).
  • Paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window and make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line.
  • Make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.

Otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt or userContent.css.txt file.

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Wish I could still be in love with Fire Fox. Upgrades are supposed to make life easier - not take away options.

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Have a look at this conversation here as some other alternatives are listed that may be usefull for you all. I live in hope :)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1000634

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This is so lame. This is what I call Chrome layout - tabs on the very top - torn apart from web content plus no classic title bar at all, which I could grab with mouse. I hate it and in my opinion it sucks, but obviously the majority of users likes it because all browsers started mimicing it like monkeys and making it default, even MSIE. I remember times when someone who wanted ff to look like chrome, he/she had to set it up or even install a plugin. Now I need to install extra plugin, if I don't want ff to look like chrome OMG this sucks sooo hard.

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Hi clemopcl, if you want to display the title bar, you can use the Customize panel. The button is in the lower left. See: Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars.

But yes, the easy option to move the tabs below the main toolbar, which was present since tabs moved to the top in Firefox 4 (March 2011), was removed in Firefox 29 (April 2014).