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On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

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On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

In my current Firefox, the "new tab" icon/item from the "customize" pop-up window menu of items is placed next to my home, back, forward buttons near the top-left of my header (Button 1 for "new tab"). Then, the tab bar automatically come with a small tab (with a + sign) to the right of your last tab opened (so you click on + and a new tab opens. Button 2 for "new tab"). I like to have this "new tab" button twice (as a + mini tab, and next to my "home icon".

When I upgraded to Firefox 4, I seemed to be only able to "customize" or use the "new tab" in one place. Either as an icon next to home button, or as a "+ minitab", but NOT both.

What can I do to put this button in Firefox 4 on BOTH places???

Your help is really appreciated. I want to upgrade, but I want my buttons on both places...

I upgraded to FF 4, but downgraded again just because this feature... that's just me of coarse :-)

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Re: On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

You can make the + on the tab bar visible with code in userChrome.css

Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* show New Tab button on tab bar*/
.tabs-newtab-button { visibility: visible !important; }

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Re: On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

You can make the + on the tab bar visible with code in userChrome.css

Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* show New Tab button on tab bar*/
.tabs-newtab-button { visibility: visible !important; }

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Re: On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

That above posted solution only works for ONE row of tabs. Once more row are created (I use Tabs Mix Plus 0.3.8.6pre110429a) the new tab button next to the tabs goes away.

So yea this is still a problem.

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Re: On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

The suggested fix doesn't interact well with the arrows (specifically the one on the right) that appear when the tab-bar fills up with tabs. When the "+-button" is added via the normal customization method, it will automatically move to the right of the right-hand arrow and thus always stays visible as more tabs are added. However, when it is forced to appear by editing userChrome.css, it never becomes fixed in place, and continues to float to the right as tabs are added. In this scenario, once the bar fills up with tabs and the arrows appear, adding a new tab will "push" the "+-button" out of view behind the right-hand arrow. Then if you want to add another tab, first the right hand arrow must be pressed in order to show the "+-button," and then it can be pressed to add the tab ... which in turn hides the "+-button" again. All in all, very frustrating. Clearly using the customization method does more than simply setting the visibility style.

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Re: On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

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Re: On Firefox 4, how can I put one "new tab" on the "tab bar" (The + sign) and one next to the "back/forward" buttons (as in FF 3.6)?

This small add on is great, and this way you don't have to edit the Chrome css file! thanks for whomever made this!