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Making moves
Status: New idea

This is something Chrome can do that I found pretty useful and convenient. If your toolbar is on top, swipe scroll down to reveal it and then swipe down on the toolbar to reveal open tabs. Likewise if your toolbar is on the bottom swipe up to reveal and up again on the toolbar to reveal the tabs.

Considering the dismissal gesture for the tab window is already a swipe towards the toolbar edge, this seems like a natural extension of that movement.

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Status changed to: New idea
Jon
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levlies
Strollin' around

I'd really like to see this feature implemented. Currently on my old browser (Brave), it takes one swipe from the top of the screen to access the tabs view. On firefox mobile for android, to get to the equivalent screen you must

1. Swipe down to reveal toolbar

2. Tap on the tabs button.

This might not seem like a big difference but there's a big issue that I have with it. Tapping a specific button is a Targeted move rather than a Flow move. On my old mobile browser, reaching the Tabs window is a Flow move: no matter where on the screen I am, as long as the first thing I touch is the search bar, the move works. This means that I don't need to be nearly as precise because from any position my hands might be in, the action still works. On Firefox, meanwhile, there is a higher level of effort required because by nature, Targeted moves require higher accuracy. Not inherently a bad thing, especially for actions that are less common and shouldn't be too easy (eg opening a new tab or opening the search bar), but visiting the tabs window should be more accessible and take less time. I switch tabs quite often and this is something that would be really helpful.