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Quick Firefox UI Tweaks

Are you looking for way to combine your Reload & Stop Buttons or perhaps you would like to alter the New Tab Button on the Tab Bar? Then you might want to take a look at these two quick and easy UI tweaks for your Firefox Browser.

Combine the Reload & Stop Buttons

Normally the “Reload & Stop Buttons” are separate in Firefox, but what if you could combine the two buttons into one? That is something that is very easy to do with the Combine Stop-Reload Buttons extension. Simply install the extension and get instant satisfaction.

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Here you can see the new combined button at rest and while a webpage is loading…only what you need when you need it.

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Expand the Width of the New Tab Button on the Tab Bar

Perhaps the particular theme that you are using has made your “New Tab Button” smaller than usual or you feel it would just be easier to use the entire “empty” part of the “Tab Bar” to activate a new tab. Once again, something that is easy to fix.

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Simply install the Big New Tab Button extension and you are ready for easy click activation of new tabs.

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Conclusion

While these tweaks may not be for everyone, they can be very nice for people who have a specific UI need or style that they prefer for their Firefox Browser.

Links

Download the Combine Stop-Reload Buttons extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the Combine Stop-Reload Buttons extension (Extension Homepage)

Download the Big New Tab Button extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the Big New Tab Button extension (Extension Homepage)

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/16/09

Comments (4)

  1. Jaws4theRevenge

    They were both very useful. Thank you for this little article. :)

  2. sam

    how many extensions do you have on your firefox install?! I mean they got to be slowing down that install A LOT.

    I know you can get the combined stop/reload using userchrome.css, just add these to lines to your userchrome file:

    #stop-button[disabled] { display: none;}
    #stop-button:not([disabled]) + #reload-button {display: none;}

  3. 1fastbullet

    What I’d prefer is to eliminate the new tab button. altogether. I seem to remember an about:config mod that did the trick, but I can’t seem to pull it from the cobwebs of my mind.

    Any suggestions?

  4. Asian Angel

    @1fastbullet – I think that there is a user-chrome hack for that, but this extension would be the quickest and easiest way to remove it. ^__^

    Remove the New Tab Button in Firefox
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4637/remove-the-new-tab-button-in-firefox/

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