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Gecko
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From the previous post on Crowdicity:

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.

246 Comments
SignalAffairs
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@bjesus

Thanks for exposing me to Tab Center Reborn. Looking at the history of that extension, it was a continuation of Tab Center Redux per the developer but based on a Test Pilot experiment called TabCenter by Mozilla. If I understand that right. I wasn't aware Firefox experimented with its own vertical tabs extension in the past.

If the extension already exists I don't see why they can't add their own code back into the browser or at least bring their own extension back to life?

dcaravana
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Just replied to this tweet:

https://twitter.com/firefox/status/1740820986058990069

by listing the top tab-management ideas here on Connect:

https://twitter.com/dcaravana/status/1741835801174966365

https://twitter.com/dcaravana/status/1741837180975059416

You guys could do the same maybe.

soc
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@hacklschorsch This feature request has outlived Crowdicity, it will probably outlive Connect too.
When the next "customer engagement" tool arrives, this topic will crop up again, and we get another cycle of it being ignored. (But don't point it out! The overpaid people who (mis-)managed Firefox' marketshare below 3% will be very offended!)

qwryu
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I have over 3000 tabs, and third-party add-ons make Firefox very slow.

MrMichaelangelo
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That, @qwryu, is a big problem in and of itself 😂

BKLronin
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Those are rookie numbers, I have 30000 tabs open! Twice!

thelancastrian
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You have opened the internet. Please close some of the internet. 

thelancastrian
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You have opened the internet. Please close the internet once done. 

BKLronin
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Ok, I can easily cut myself down to 10 tabs than we have enough internet for all! 🙂 

incipient
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This is the make-or-break browser feature for me. Vertical tabs is the ONLY reason that I use Edge as my default browser. I keep Firefox open for a smaller niche of sites that I visit, but for my default daily use, the lack of built-in vertical tabs is a dealbreaker when Edge has it baked in and it's so good. I want to use Firefox, not Edge! And I don't want to rely on extensions for the vertical tabs and hacky CSS overrides to hide the horizontal tab bar.