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dantheclamman
Strollin' around
Status: In development

Firefox Fennec had a great tabbed interface on tablets. When Fenix came, we regressed to a stretched out phone UI. After years of stagnation, Android tablets are rising again, thanks to foldables and new initiatives from Google. Firefox is missing out by not including a tabbed interface for Android tablet users, particularly because FF has best in class syncing abilities. Android power users are enthusiastic recommenders of their favorite browsers, so it would be huge advantage over Chromium based competitors!   

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PolyStoly
New member

yes we need proper Tablet version. There is no mouse right click, no open Tabs management, move Tabs, open as new window...etc. we need drog and drop text or photo to another notes app like Samsung Notes or OneNote. Samsung Internet would be browser to copy functionality from.

Kuuh
New member

I'd be more than glad to wireframe and prototype some UI to help with it, and bring some ideas as well. I just can't code it as my coding skills are really basic, and I can't try to learn a ton for this at the moment [I'm a design student struggling financially, so it would be done on my time for personal projects]

ChrisW
New member

Firefox is extremely behind the game with tablet support. Chromium based browsers have had significantly better tablet experience for a very long time now. Firefox is borderline unusable on a tablet in this current state. Hopefully they get this updated. 

Rallicat
New member

This desperately needs attention. For Firefox to not have a tab bar available for tablet users is a significant ommission. Other browsers offer a much better experience, and we really need to see Firefox catch up!

FOSSFOSSGO
Strollin' around
drkalo
Strollin' around

@ FOSSFOSSGO

This is great news! Thanks for sharing!

stonemcstoned
Making moves

firefox really needs a tabs bar and reordering and grouping tabs and more custamizations such as fixing the toolbar on scrolling and customizing buttons on it like on the desktop version. it also needs reordering collections and shortcuts. custamization of the menu buttons would also be nice.

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Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Good news...

This is being worked on and the first iteration has landed in Nightly.

Stay tuned for more updates 🙌

dantheclamman
Strollin' around

Very happy to hear that! I downloaded nightly and excited to observe as they're refined, already looking very good!

Kuuh
New member

How can I activate the tabs? I can't find it anywhere :c [nightly, up to date with playstore]

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

@Kuuh and others interested in checking it out...

Since it's still being worked on, it's currently in our secret settings. For secret settings: go to Settings > About Firefox Nightly > Tap a few times on the logo to enable secret settings > Go back > Go to secret settings > Enable tap strip

Hope this helps!

Grrtgfxc
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stonemcstoned
Making moves

@JonI followed your instructions but couldn't find the "enable tap strip" setting or anything related to tabs bar in secret settings

Kuuh
New member

Thanks! Using it, it did change the default zoom scale of websites, even pages saved as "apps", like I do with twitter. For comparison, first is with tab strip activated, second is normal (without). With the strip the content of the saved app is way too tiny :c

 

It should also have no strip, because its a pwa-ish thingy

I know its super beta, but its just some feedback! Thanks for the work y'all

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christantoan
Strollin' around

I hope that the tab strip can be enabled on phone layout as well instead of just tablet like on V*valdi.