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Firefox tab close buttons

I have Firefox set up at home to only have the close button at the end of the tab row, and not on each tab. I remember finding a setting for this years ago when the behaviour changed after an upgrade. I thought I'd blogged about it, but Google-says-nooo.

Anyhow, I use the close-on-every-tab default on my work Firefox and finally decided to make peace with close-on-every-tab at home as well. I searched for the setting and found an old article which reminds me that this is a feature change that happened between Firefox 1.x and 2.0. Firefox is already up to 3.6. Sheesh!

Anyhow, for posterity, the setting (in about:config) is browser.tabs.closeButtons and the options (nicked from the article) are:

  • 0 - Display a close button on the active tab only
  • 1 - Display a close button on each tab (default)
  • 2 - Don't display any close buttons
  • 3 - Display a single close button at the end of the tab bar (Firefox 1.x behavior)

{2010.04.03 - 09:28}


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