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Gecko
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Status: Exploring more

From this post on Crowdcity:

I would like to see vertical tabs baked in. MS Edge now has it out of the box!

I currently use addons for this - but there's no way to disable the top tab bar, which duplicates the tabs and takes up space.

Vertical tabs (with top bar disabled) would free up more space for web content, which is (usually) vertical. Most screens are widescreen (RIP ThinkPad 4:3 ratios), so the less browser UI at the top/bottom, the more content we can view.

vertical-tabs-edge

The original post received 154 votes and as such was the 3rd highest voted post in the "General" category.

42 Comments
ItemeQ
New member

Could you add vertical tabs (like in Microsoft Edge)? That’s a pretty useful feature.

Elle
Strollin' around

Currently I use Tree Style Tabs and I really need to hide original tab strip from browser.

Status changed to: Exploring more
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all,

Back with an exciting update...

This idea has been reviewed by our product team and we want to explore it further. This means that we plan to continue researching and collecting data to help determine the best way to move forward with improving tab management.

Please continue the conversation here (the more details to support your case, the better) and stay tuned for updates.

Thanks!

-The Community Team

Smowheer
New member

I like the tree-style of the tree-style tab extension, but I really also want to hide the tab bar on top and to auto hide/show the vertical tab bar on hovering (like in the edge browser). If firefox could natively combine those things without me having to install add-ons (which can be more problematic at my workplace) then this would put firefox back on top for me (currently it is edge for the vertical tab reasons)

Noahela
Strollin' around

I think the main purpose of vert. tabs is the saved screen estate and the higher flexibility in tab arrangement.
- to save screen estate the now-tab bar has to go bye bye or its pointless.
- very useful would be to make them folder-file-like with the ability to group multiple into a folder (with drag and drop?) and also expand and collapse the so created parent tab-folder.

TonyN_
New member

Can you provide a vertical list of open tabs, so we can see the entire website name when we have many tabs open?

Xanatos89
New member

I'm waiting for this feature so I can go back to Firefox on Windows. I love vertical tabs too much, and I don't like the third party add-ons. I want native support.

Xanatos89
New member

Edge converted me to vertical tabs, I hope Firefox does it too so I can go back to on Windows. I want native support I don't like the third-party add-ons that do the same thing.

KERR
Making moves

Probably already mentioned, but a search bar at the top of the tab tree/list would be ace! Like this Tab Center Reborn addon:

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Container tabs has some good ideas with categories, like shopping, banking, personal. Perhaps tabs could be grouped (voluntarily) by use, eg ebay and amazon sites/domains could be automatically "tagged" as Shopping, and organised into a folder (if people didn't want the standard tab "tree" heirachy). This would allow people to "minimise" or collapse all their shopping related tabs.

A colour (again like container tabs) is also handy to identify tab types - this is a work related site setup in a container:

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Jaysius
New member

We really need NATIVE SUPPORT for Vertical Tabs, every other browser has it now in 2022.

It's probably easy to add it as an option for people that want it, and people that don't then they're fine too.

YOU NEED to make sure the TITLE BAR is removable with vertical tabs to do it CORRECTLY.