Saturday, January 8th 2011

Firefox 4 Nightlies Have Tabs in Title Bar

Firefox’s Bug 572160 has been fixed. That means that if you choose to have “Tabs on Top” checked the tabs will move all the way up in the title bar if you are in a maximized window. Like this:

Screenshot of Firefox 4 beta with tabs in the title bar

That means there is no need for hacks like this one any more.

Bug 465086 is also well under way, which will make it easier to close several tabs with the mouse. Tabs will automatically re-size so when you’ve closed one tab, the close button on the next tab will end up directly under the pointer. So to close three tabs, you just go click click click without moving the mouse!

2 Responses to this post:

  1. Hitchcock says:

    It seems odd to me that everyone is satisfied with having tabs in the title bar while maximized. Is having a browser NOT maximized that rare? I generally run my browser at 2/3 the width of my screen and I still desire the convience of tabs in the title bar – especially on a netbook.

  2. David Naylor says:

    Before they fixed this I had a CSS hack that put the tabs in the title bar independent of the window size. So I’m sure it is possible to do with a new userstyle CSS hack. Or if you wait a bit, someone will make an extension that does this.