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calalilly
Strollin' around
Status: New idea

It'd be helpful to have a new tab button next to the address bar on mobile for easy access.

Currently, opening a new tab requires two clicks - one to open the tab window, and another on the "+" button to open the new tab. This also requires interaction with two different parts of the screen that are far apart from each other (top right vs bottom right), which is hard to do one-handed or in a hurry, especially on larger phones.

 

I'm a heavy tab user, and the option to have a "+" button directly next to the address bar would make it easier to open a new tab quickly.

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Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
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Jon
Community Manager
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Similar idea here: New tab with Ctrl+t in android 

levlies
Strollin' around

This would be a really nice feature

drkalo
Strollin' around

A really desired feature that could be activated in settings. On a large tablet I use another browser and the only reason I avoid Firefox is the crippled tab management. A tab bar with a plus (add new tab) button would be a much much appreciated feature. This is present in all other major browsers - Opera, Chrome, Vivaldi, DuckDuckGo, Edge, etc.

prax_is
New member

It's crazy to me that I have to click twice to open a tab, none of the other mobile browsers require this. Please consider adding this feature!

MultiKoopa
New member

Just switched to Firefox on Android today. I am shocked this isn't a feature. Please add it!

HeikkiLevanto
Strollin' around

This is my main gripe with Firefox on Android. The "Home" button is totally useless for me, I do all my browsing in new tabs. I would be really glad if there was an option to swap that to a "New Tab" button.

All in all, I love the configurability of Firefox on my desktop Linux, and miss it on my phone.

madrian
New member

Navigation is so bad on FF on Android. Really, we need to tap twice to open a new tab?

connel
New member

I think the problem with relying on upvotes to prioritise work like this, is that people will just move browsers.

I know this only has around 30 votes atm but it will be impacting way more people than that. It's an awful UI.

Estournet
New member

This definitely deserves an upvote. We could replace that Home button with a "New tab" button with a setting (or even an about:config setting if you don't feel too confident with it)