Firefox 4: How do I move tabs to bottom or top of address bar?

   Posted June 30, 2010 by David Kirk in Mozilla Firefox

One of the new features in firefox 4 is the ability to place the tabs either below or above the address bar. This tutorial will show you how to toggle between the two areas.

Oh, firefox. I would accept a purple browser and netscape’s user interface if you would just fix your memory leaks and crashes. Instead, I’m describing how to either move tabs above or below the address bar. If you just know where to right-click, it’s pretty simple.

1. Right-click (control-click for OS X) to the right of the address bar.

right-click to the right of the address bar

2. Click Tabs on Top if you want them on top
3. Unclick Tabs on Top if you don’t

Tabs on Top:

example of tabs on top

Tabs on Bottom:

example of tabs on the bottom


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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  • Chris Sokol ☑

    Thank you! Worked liked a charm and a half.

  • Astrauskas Marius

    thank you… so simple to fix, did not even realize that… 😉

  • TM

    Great! Tabs on top may seem like a good idea, but (for me anyway) they’re easier to see and deal with on the bottom… closer to my line of sight, I guess. (Also easier to reach with the mouse if I choose to) Thanks for pointing out the ‘fix’!

  • Jerry Whitmarsh

    wonderful, thanks.. why on earth did they move the tabs away from the tab content in the first place??

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  • Emma

    Thank you! I couldn’t even figure out *where* to click to find the context menu.