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Make Efficient Use of Tab Bar Space by Customizing Tab Width in Firefox

Does your Tab Bar fill up too quickly while browsing with Firefox? Then get ready to make efficient use of Tab Bar space and reduce the amount of tab scrolling with the Custom Tab Width extension for Firefox.

The default settings for the extension are 100/250 and we set ours for 50/100. As you can see in the screenshot above our tabs took up a lot less room with just one quick adjustment.

Simply choose the desired minimum and maximum widths, click OK, and enjoy the extra room on the Tab Bar!

Note: Works with Firefox 4.0b3 – 4.0.*

Install the Custom Tab Width Extension (Mozilla Add-ons) [via Lifehacker]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/23/11

Comments (7)

  1. anon

    If you want really slimfox try this:
    Bookmarks are hidden, but when I move mouse over I can see bookmarks..

  2. Altyer Otoni

    Tab Mix Plus do it and much more. Infortunatelly, not available for Firefox 4 yet..

  3. Ireene

    @Altyer Otoni
    Use it with the Nightly Testing Tool and check “Force Add-On Compatibility.” I tried it and Tab Mix Plus works perfectly fine on Firefox 4 beta.

  4. Hayabusa

    Excellent find, looks so much better!

  5. Matt

    Personally, I prefer to use TreeStyleTab, and use vertical tabs along the side. It allows for many more tabs. Also, I generally have a lot more free space horizontally than I do vertically, so it just makes more sense to have them off to the side.

  6. Xeogin

    I also use Tab Mix Plus and have it set to 125/125 right now, which allows exactly 10 tabs to be in a row & the same size all the time (makes closing them easy) I also have it so it can grow to 3 rows & beyond that it scrolls. I don’t know if anyone else is as big a tab fanatic, but I usually have around 30 open, so it makes sense… I regret to say I’ve gotten up to around 170. Firefox was stable through-out it all, that’s why I stick with it.

  7. Mike

    anon, please tell us how you did this… I love it!

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