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Universal Tab [X] is gone!

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twigxp
 
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Post Posted November 15th, 2006, 9:23 pm

I am VERY disappointed that the [X] on the far right of the Tab Bar, that closed the current tab like in v1.5, is gone! and replaced with the drop-down of currently open tabs. I LOVED that feature and used it all the time... Is there a way the get this feature back???

Thanks in advance

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Post Posted November 15th, 2006, 10:04 pm

Type about:config in the location bar, paste <em>browser.tabs.closeButtons</em> into the filter box, right-click on the preference, choose modify, and set the value to 3. You might have to open a new window for the new setting to take effect.

twigxp
 
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Post Posted November 16th, 2006, 3:45 am

casey1992 wrote:Type about:config in the location bar, paste <em>browser.tabs.closeButtons</em> into the filter box, right-click on the preference, choose modify, and set the value to 3. You might have to open a new window for the new setting to take effect.


Very Cool! thanks!
... is there a way to keep the [X]'s on the tabs as well as the universal one?

skwij

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Post Posted November 18th, 2006, 10:18 pm

Yes, via installing Tab Mix Plus extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122/
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jdlugosz
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 4:16 pm

Thanks for posting that casey. I hate the new tab buttons.

paroxysm
 
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Post Posted November 21st, 2006, 11:43 pm

I love the new [x] per tab.

jdlugosz
 
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Post Posted November 22nd, 2006, 1:10 pm

What is the appeal, paroxysm?

Chauncey_Freak
 
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Post Posted November 22nd, 2006, 1:24 pm

An X on the tab means tou don't have to right click => close tab. Gets annoying when you open dozens of tabs like me..

An X on every tab should be in the main version!!

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2006, 2:09 pm

Chauncey_Freak wrote:An X on the tab means tou don't have to right click => close tab. Gets annoying when you open dozens of tabs like me..

An X on every tab should be in the main version!!


Uh, it is built-in to the 2.0 version. 2.0 got rid of the universal X at the end of the row, though, but that can be added back either via about:config or TabMixPlus extension.
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fostertom
 
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Post Posted November 25th, 2006, 12:26 pm

Thanks for these 2 tips. Loss of the universal x is my only disappointment with 2.0 so far.
I only discovered by chance that 2.0 existed. Why wasn't it automatically offered as an update?

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Post Posted November 25th, 2006, 12:31 pm

jdlugosz wrote:What is the appeal, paroxysm?


i used to feel the same way, until i got used to the [x] per tab.
when i used firefox 1.5 the other day, having to move the mouse all the way to the right
regardless of where the active tab was seemed a little strange.

i'd boil it down to personal preference, but i'm pretty satisfied with how it is now.

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Post Posted November 25th, 2006, 12:49 pm

And why don't you middle click?

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Post Posted November 25th, 2006, 8:56 pm

Aitan wrote:And why don't you middle click?


why put an [x] on anything at all?
boils down to preference.

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Post Posted November 25th, 2006, 10:14 pm

Aitan wrote:And why don't you middle click?


Not all of us have a mouse that does that.
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AlfonsoML
 
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Post Posted November 26th, 2006, 1:53 am

skwij wrote:
Aitan wrote:And why don't you middle click?


Not all of us have a mouse that does that.


You don't know what you're missing. If I have to use a mouse without scroll-wheel I feel like I've lost one hand.

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