Firefox users can configure their tabbed browsing experience by loading the about:config page in the browser that is displaying advanced configuration options. An easier way of changing tab-related settings in Firefox is to use an extension that makes them available in an easier to use interface in Firefox.
The extension Tabbrowser Preferences adds the menu entry Tabbed Browsing (Tabs in new versions of the browser) to the Firefox options. The extension can alter the appearance and behavior in Firefox directly and displays four tabs to do so: Links, User Interface, Features, Display Options and Tab Focus.
Update: The developer has removed the display options tab from the most recent version of the extension. Its options have been moved into the other tabs.
You can use the extra menu in the Firefox options to change the way tabs are handled and displayed in the web browser. The extension has been updated throughout all the years and is as a consequence still compatible with the most recent version of the Firefox web browser.
The majority of features that it makes available in the Tabbed Browsing menu are also available in Firefox's advanced configuration dialog. The main benefit of using the extension is that it is easier to change features and parameters.Advertisement
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