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How to Disable Tabs on Top Feature in Firefox 4


How to Disable Tabs on Top Feature in Firefox 4

With the release of Firefox version 4, tabs have been moved to top position similar to Google Chrome. But if you have been a Firefox user for long time, there might be some difficultly adjusting to the new layout of tabs which are now moved to top position above the navigational bar. But in case you want to disable the tabs on top feature and want it in the same position as previous versions of Firefox, then you can do it in simple step.

Firefox 4

To disable the tabs from the top position, click on the Firefox button on the top left corner. From the menu, click Customize-> Tabs on top. Uncheck the box against “Tabs on top”.

Tabs on top

Now you can see tabs moved to the bottom position.

Tabs below

If you want to restore the tabs to the top position, just check the option in the step mentioned above.

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  2. marvin nubwaxer

    August 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

    i have my pc on 7/24 and have done so for the last 5 years. i just do not get tabs at all. why? i open firefox multiple times and minimize and maximize the page i need. i guess i am not geek enough to understand why tabs are to die for. i’m not much on keyboard shortcuts either–in fact not at all. so, it fills me with only dread that firefox 4 may be geeked out to the point that i can’t even use it at all.

  3. Ed

    May 18, 2011 at 8:35 am

    How about disabling tabs altogether? All they do is take up space on the desktop. If people got used to looking at the bottom ‘status bar’ where the ‘tabs’ were already as a new window it saves space on the desktop. TABS SUCK!

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