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Move Firefox’s Tab Bar to the Top

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Would you prefer to have Firefox’s Tab Bar located at the top of the browser instead of its’ default location? See how easy it is to move the Tab Bar back and forth between the top and current positions “flip switch style” with the Tabs On Top extension.

Note: Tabs On Top extension supports multi-row feature in TabMixPlus.


You can see the “Tab Bar” in its’ default location here in our test browser…not bad but what if you prefer having it located at the top of the browser?



As soon as you have installed the extension and restarted Firefox the “Tab Bar” will have automatically moved to the top of the browser. You will most likely notice a slight decrease in tab height as well (which occurred during our tests).


To move the “Tab Bar” back and forth between the top and default locations just select/deselect “Tab Bar on top” in the “Toolbars Context Menu”.


You can quickly reduce the size of the upper UI after hiding some of the other toolbars and go even further if you like using extensions that will hide the “Title Bar”. This is definitely a good UI matching extension for anyone using a Chrome based theme in Firefox.



If you are unhappy with default location for Firefox’s “Tab Bar” then this extension will certainly provide an alternative option for you.


Download the Tabs On Top extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

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 03/25/10

Comments (5)

  1. Djblois

    But you do not gain the full advantage that you would with Chrome – where the tab bar takes over the title bar – giving you more screen real estate.

  2. Titan Boo-Boo
  3. daphtpunk

    @Djblois: I was thinking the same thing, & google (for the bazillionth time) came to my rescue.
    The Hide Captions addon will do the for you… Get it here –>

  4. daphtpunk

    That ones much better. Nice!!

  5. kaskus

    OMG , this is cool & super geek

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