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after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

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after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

after i upgraded to ff 14, i found that the "open new tab" button moved to the left of the tabs. how do i move the button back to the right of tabs? i've tried the customize, but it won't stay on the right when i hit done.

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Re: after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

Maybe try dumping it into the customize window first, then putting it on the right end.

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Re: after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

Do you mean at the far right end of the tab bar instead of immediately next to the last tab?

You need to drag that button at the far right, after the list all tabs button to make it stay there.

An alternative is to hide that "+" button next to the last tab and make the toolbar button appear. Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

The customization files userChrome.css (interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the user profile folder.


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

.tabs-newtab-button { display:none!important; }
#new-tab-button { visibility:visible !important; }
New User

Re: after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

I am wondering how you would go about making it so that it is back at the end of the last tab like in FF13. Not really liking the plus symbol for it at the far end of the tab bar in FF14.

For now, I see that I can middle-click at the end of the last tab to open a new tab, but man, I had just previously spent almost half an hour just getting the physical layout back to the way I liked it and had it set-up in FF13 *sigh*.

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Re: after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

Try to click the "Restore Default Set" button in the Customize window if you can't move the New Tab button to its default position immediately to the right of the last tab.

You can also check for problems with the localstore.rdf file.

New User

Re: after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

Ah ha! Firstly, A huge, HUGE Thank You! to you cor-el! I just got done following your help and reading over the two links you posted, I am now aware of the localstore.rdf going forward from here when it comes to FF releases, which I didn't know about before so Thanks :)

Secondly, Aktionman I think if you look at cor-els links it might help you just as it did for me. I now have that tab back on the right side at the end of last tab which if I'm not mistaken is what you are asking?

If so, I would try doing what he says about "restoring default" then going from there.

New User

Re: after upgrade to ff14, how do i move "new tab" button from the left to the right?

How to fix "Open a new tab" and move it from the far right of toolbar to just next to the last open tab.

Reading cor-el's post led me to:

  1. Right click to find and open "Customize"
  2. Drag the "Open a new tab" icon(looks like large +) into the "Customize Toolbar"
  3. Now drag it back making sure to re-set it to the left of the triangular drop down icon(looks like V but of course capped at the top).

Doing it this way you can get to your end result without having to "restore defaults". Hope this helps!