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Gecko
Strollin' around
Status: In development

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.

264 Comments
Alk
New member

I also want native tabs. I would also like to have nested tabs like with sideberry. Important features also include pinned tabs optionally with no label, tab groups that can be switched between, and highly customizeable keybinds and visual functions. (Also for those saying it's impossible to disable the top bar, it is, but suggesting about:config changes or editing userchrome.css is usually discouraged here) Example:

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bussdriver
Strollin' around

No! Native tabs means they will probably not empower extensions customization!

Firefox USED to be the most customizable browser and now they force UI experiments onto users that are sideways at best.  It's more likely they kill the sidebar in pursuit of catching up with a clone of what MS Edge is doing instead of allowing for community solutions to evolve best of class solutions for multiple user groups's preferences.

MOST popular extensions should become default installs for new users and Mozilla experiments should be extensions instead of forced upon users with a temporary config disable.

qwryu
Strollin' around
Andrej_Feher
New member

Vertical tabs are available in the latest Firefox Nightly Larch version: 

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/latest-larch/firefox-127.0a1.multi.win64.installer.msix

avijayr
Making moves

Can someone please share the link to the full folder? only sharing for windows doesn't help others on other OSes

VeganFox
Making moves
dcaravana
Making moves
kxra
Making moves

I wish there were official flatpaks for nightly + developer edition so that I could actually get to use this! I will cry tears of joy if it makes it to stable (and tears of despair if it is abandoned)

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/firefox-developer-edition-flatpak/idi-p/2465

DeanFromThe8
New member

Add vertical Tabs please

asafko
Employee
Employee

Hi folks,

Sidebar team's PM here.

We are actively working on vertical tabs right now and will start sharing progress and demos once the feature is a little less rough around the edges. Be sure to subscribe to this thread to follow the updates. 

Also, here's another thread from the Firefox team noting other exciting updates coming soon.

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Excited to update the status of this feature to 'In development' — check out @asafko's recent comment in the thread for more info.

As always, feel free to keep the conversation going and stay tuned for more updates 🙌

Allo1
Strollin' around

Great news!!! @asafko , the first link ("thread to follow the updates") does not seem to work. Page not found.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for the catch @Allo1 it should be working now.

tehm
New member

2 years later and we're soon getting it natively. At least according to the recend blog post: https://blog.mozilla.org/en/mozilla/heres-what-were-working-on-in-firefox/

The part about PDF editing in-browser just happened (an update dropped in recent days), so natvie vertical tabs are close. 🙂

Kazper
New member

This is literally the one feature keeping me from using Firefox daily, so I'm excited to hear it's finally on the way. Once you've gone vertical there's no going back, and the extensions have just not been stable or good enough. So a native implementation will be wonderful.