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Fire Fox tabs problems...

by Maggie6243 / March 16, 2007 2:04 PM PDT

In IE7 I disabled tabs. Can this be done in FF? If not, how do I close a tab without closing all of them?.....Maggie

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You can choose not to use them...
by John.Wilkinson / March 16, 2007 2:17 PM PDT

In Firefox 2.0, when you open more than one tab the tab bar appears under the address bar. Each tab should, by default, have its own red 'X' which you can use to close it. Alternatively, you can right-click each tab and select Close from the menu.

If you don't like tabs, you can simply omit using them altogether and open new links in their own windows. Just go Tools->Options->Tabs and select the option to load all sites in new windows instead of new tabs. You can also use an extension such as Menu Editor to hide the tabbing options from drop-down and right-click menus.

If you want to get rid of tabs completely in Firefox, though, you have to revert back to Firefox, currently maintained for those who wish not to use Firefox 2.0. You would, however, lose the other features offered under 2.0, including spellcheck and session saver. (You would need to install the third-party extensions to regain said functionality.)


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Thanks John,
by Maggie6243 / March 16, 2007 2:48 PM PDT

but it didn't work for me. I must have done something wrong. I tried the open in new window option but when I would close it instead of getting my home page, I would get a blank page!?! So, I uninstalled FF2.o and installed and as soon as it installed it informed me that it updated to 2.0! So I give up. Thanks for your help. I've tried several times to use FF, but it seems like I spend more time trying to figure it out than I do actually doing what I need to be doing. That's why I keep going back to IE. Thanks...Maggie

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