Disable tab scrolling in Firefox 2

Apr 19, 2007 - 4 Comments

One of my biggest peeves with Firefox 2 is how the tab system works with the scroll bar. Prior to version 2, tabs would squish in size to accommodate more. Being a tab heavy user I found this to be perfectly adequate and I got used to how it works. Enter Firefox 2; instead of resizing the tabs, after a certain amount fill up your tab bar they start to go off screen and are accessible through a tab scroll bar. Personally, I hate this scroll bar, so here’s how to get rid of it:

Disable tab scrolling in Firefox 2

* In the address bar type: about:config
* Type browser.tabs.tab into the Search form
* Select browser.tabs.tabMinWidth and change the value from 100 to 0

That’s all you have to do, now you won’t have the annoying tab scroll bar!

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Posted by: David Mendez in Firefox, How to, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Peter Rose says:

    nice tips I immediately implemented this

  2. Amy says:

    It’s not “browsers” it’s just browser with no s. otherwise THANKS!

  3. Editor says:

    Thanks for catching the typo Amy!

  4. Ace says:

    Gah, I was so glad to finally find someone who agrees with me on this, but unfortunately, this method no longer works. :-(
    On Mozilla Firefox 30.0.

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