Configure the Firefox 2 beta 2 tab close button

ร‚ย Just a little note for me if I decide to try the latest beta, from a comment at slashdot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Start Firefox.
  2. In the Address Bar type “about:config” and press Enter.
  3. Right-Click and select New->Integer.
  4. A box requesting the Preference Name will popup and you should enter “browser.tabs.closeButtons” (without the quotes). Press OK to continue.
  5. Now you need to select the type of close button you want:
    0 – display a close button on the active tab only
    1 – display close buttons on all tabs
    2 – don’t display any close buttons
    3 – display a single close button at the end of the tab strip (Firefox 1.x behavior). After entering the value corresponding to your preference press OK again.

2 thoughts on “Configure the Firefox 2 beta 2 tab close button

  1. Which config do you prefer? I have the one close button on the tab as is the default 2.0 behaviour. Also, two frequently overlooked features are the abilities to one-click close non-selected tabs with the third mouse button and to right click the tab-field and choose “undo close tab”….

  2. I mostly close tabs using middle-click so option 2 is my preferred choice, the button just looks so out of place and ugly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    For less advanced users the per-tab close button has a point though since they wouldn’t know how to close tabs if it wasn’t there, and a close button per tab is more intuitive I guess.

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