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Change Tab Close buttons in Firefox 2

By default, Firefox 2.0 has a Close button on all the tabs that are open. The location of the tab Close buttons can be changed by the you to fit your needs.

Follow the steps given below to modify the location of the Tab Close buttons:

1. Type about:config in the address bar.

2. Look for the preference browser.tabs.closebuttons. If the browser.tabs.closebuttons preference does no exist, create one by right-clicking the page and selecting New >> Integer.

3. Now change the value for browser.tabs.closebuttons to anyone of the following:

0 - Display close buttons only on active tab.
1 - Display close buttons on every tab.
2 - Never display close buttons
3 - Display single close button at the end of tab strip.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Saturday, November 04, 2006


3 Comments:

You own!

Thanks so much, Glad to have the button back,like in 1.5.x

I just hated how the buttons was on 2.0
Comment by Anonymous Nathan on November 14, 2006 at 1:35 AM  
anyway to have them on each tab(like they are by default in 2.0) AND on the very far right side (value 3). so mainly a combination between value 0 and value 3
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 13, 2006 at 4:37 AM  
OMG you saved my life. THANK YOU. i HATED not having my close button on the right!!