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The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

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The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

I don't want to download an app. I would rather add a new string in about config or just change of the ones in there to false. It's making my work life rather difficult, to be forced to go all the way back to the end of my list after moving one tab just to have to do it again. I mean it's to the point where I might consider changing browsers if they had tab scroll bars.

Edit: At this point I will download any app. Please make this stupid feature stop.

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Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

I downloaded the beta version and it stopped. Thank you all for trying to help me anyway. I probably didn't explain my problem very well in the first place, but you tried to help. Thank you.

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Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

Hello OracleLiz, see: New Tab Page – show, hide and customize top sites

thank you

New Contributor

Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

Sorry if I was confusing, I meant the scroll bar of tabs at the top of my page. I open many tabs and dragging them has now become very annoying. I don't use the new tab page or the pins. Both of which I'm sure are very nice but not helpful to me.

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Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

If you would like to prevent the tab bar from scrolling, I can tell you how to do that. I found tab scrolling to be a nuisance, and now my tabs do not scroll at all. You need a userChrome.css file in a chrome subdirectory of the Firefox profile, and you put this code into it:

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

.tabbrowser-tab[fadein]:not([pinned]) {
  min-width: 16px !important;
  max-width: 320px !important;
}

You do not need the extra blank lines after "tabbrowser-tab" and before the end brace. The site itself puts those in.

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Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

Before I do this will this will it remove my scroll bar and just have the tabs decrease width as I open more? It's not the scroll bar I have a problem with. It's the fact that I have like 20 open and when I move one into a new spot it tries to recenter my focus back to the start of the tab list. I miss the old tab behavior. Where if I move one it just does that, move.

I like being able to scroll through my tabs while being able to read them. I just want Firefox to stop saying "Hey, I noticed you moved that tab you were reading, how about I focus you on these tabs you opened first?"

All Star Contributor

Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

The result of setting up that code will do exactly as you described: the tabs will be crowded together. I had not noticed any change in behaviour of Firefox with tabs because all the tabs are crowded together, so they cannot scroll, and I very seldom move tabs.

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Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

Well thank you anyway but if I wanted tabs in that manner, I would go to chrome or IE. I would have gone already if they had a scroll feature. I just want the tabs to stop re-centering when I move a tab. Is that too much to ask?

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Re: The new tab behavior is driving me nuts. It keeps re-centering on tabs nearest the start of the list when I move a tab. How do I change this?

I downloaded the beta version and it stopped. Thank you all for trying to help me anyway. I probably didn't explain my problem very well in the first place, but you tried to help. Thank you.