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Changing the Tab Bar position

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Changing the Tab Bar position

After upgrading to Firefox 12, my Tab Bar has reverted back to being on top of the address bar.

How do I make it go back below the address bar and quick links?

All of the information that I have found seems to be out-of-date.

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Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

You can change this preference manually until someone figures out where it has moved in the UI.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the filter box, type or paste tabs and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click browser.tabs.onTop to switch it from true to false to move the tabs below the toolbars.

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Senior User

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Hi,

I'm sorry you were unable to find this information, to change the tabs back to below the location bar, you can either right-click or control+click an empty area of the tab strip and then uncheck Tabs on Top in the menu that appears. (If you have more than a dozen tabs open you can find this menu under Firefox > View > Toolbars).

This article has screenshots and detailed steps : Common questions after upgrading from Firefox 3.6

Let me know if you need more help.

Thanks, Michelle

New User

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Unfortunately this does not work as the switch cannot be found upon right clicks on menu and other toolbars; using Firefox 15.0 beta.

TIA everyone.

Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

You can change this preference manually until someone figures out where it has moved in the UI.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the filter box, type or paste tabs and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click browser.tabs.onTop to switch it from true to false to move the tabs below the toolbars.

New User

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Success, thanks and I voted !

Site Moderator

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Firefox 15+ versions only show "Tabs on Top" in the (context) menu if the tabs are not in the default position on top.
If the tabs are on top then you can only move them down by toggling the above mentioned browser.tabs.onTop pref on the about:config

New User

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Thanks for the (same) answers that work.

Might Mozilla make this a toggle perhaps ?

New User

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Thanks. It just worked for me also. Damn, you know a lot.

New User

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Is there a similar trick for Thunderbird?

I can't see how you'd do an "about:config" and there's nothing in prefs.js for Thunderbird that mentions tabs

Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: Changing the Tab Bar position

Hi Andy_P, I don't use Thunderbird, but they have a separate support forum where you could ask: http://support.mozillamessaging.com/