Getting rid of the ‘Open in New Tab’ on Firefox 3.5

01 Jul

Previously with Tab Mix Plus, I didn’t have this problem where the ’round round thingy with the + sign’ will plod itself right next to the tabs I’ve opened, it was neater and easy on my eyes.

But since Tab Mix Plus doesn’t work with FF 3.5 (booooooooo) I was stuck with the ’round round thing with the + sign’ and boy was it distracting and fugly.

Therefore off I go to do a search and VOILA! I love the Interwebz.

For those who know how to create a userChrome.css file, just go over to this thread, scroll down to Gingerbread Guy’s post, and follow his instructions.

Alternatively, just enter this in your userchrome.css,

/* Tab bar: hide new tab button */

tabbrowser .tabs-newtab-button { display: none !important }

[All credit goes to Gingerbread Guy on MozillaZine forums]

For those of you who are unsure how to or where this userChrome.css is/created,

Go here

[Once again, thanks to Gingerbread Guy for being so thorough]

For those of you lazy asses who can’t bother to click and read, (WHY NOT! 3.5 is faster!!)

1. Start>Run, Type “%APPDATA%” without the quotes

2. Click on folders, Mozilla>Firefox>Profiles>XXXXXXXX.default(where x’s should be a chain of gibberish)>Chrome

3. Make a new txt document and rename it to userChrome.css (YES CHANGE THE EXT FROM .TXT TO .CSS ALSO!)

4. Copy and paste the above code in the quote(HAHA) and save.

5. Restart Firefox

6. ????


Yay. Much neater. Hopefully Tab Mix Plus gets updated soonish. For now this should work. At least it did for me.

UPDATED: It seems that there are some people with problems creating the files, so here you go: userChrome.css

download it and copy/cut to:

(Do remember to reveal hidden files and folders first, or run>%appdata%)

FOR XP:  C:\Documents and Settings\<your username here>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<chain of gibberish here>.default\chrome

FOR VISTA: No freaking idea. Google is your best friend.



Posted by on July 1, 2009 in Techie Notes


8 responses to “Getting rid of the ‘Open in New Tab’ on Firefox 3.5

  1. marty

    July 4, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    hi i tried it and it didnt work any suggestions?

  2. Khaos

    July 4, 2009 at 1:05 AM

    please elaborate. tell me what you did, step by step.

  3. Brenda

    July 10, 2009 at 5:47 AM

    I followed all the above exactly as said and it didn’t work.

  4. Khaos

    July 10, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    I just reformatted my com and came back to this post to refresh my memory, it STILL worked for me.. so i don’t know why it doesn’t work for you..

    Oh yeah, I’m on XP btw, and the instructions are for XP too.

  5. Hurr

    July 13, 2009 at 10:24 PM

    Works the exact same way in Vista.

    Make you’re you’re putting the userChrome.css into the CHROME folder.

  6. gripe

    July 20, 2009 at 4:35 AM

    Another smartass implication that people don’t know how to search ‘TeH InTeRwEbs”.. man that gets old.

  7. gripe

    July 20, 2009 at 4:37 AM

    It’s usually by people who can barely grasp the english language, yet love to write “tutorials” and leave out key elements so when someone follows the steps it just means the above.

  8. Khaos

    July 20, 2009 at 5:02 AM

    instead of blabbering, why not tell me in which part of my ‘tutorial’ did i ‘leave out key elements’? Better yet, go make one yourself. 🙂

    And seriously, I was not implicating that people don’t know how to search ‘TeH InTeRwEbs’. God knows which old smartass told you I was, but yeah.

    Last but not least, I am not a native speaker of the english language, so… too bad if i made your eyes bleed and your English teacher of a mother cry. ;(


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