From:  mm <>
Date:  04 Sep 2010 22:42:24 Hong Kong Time

Re: Problem with Firefox tabs

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On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 19:05:40 GMT, (Jeffery Small) wrote:

>Firefox 3.6.8 on SPARC Solaris 10:
>There is a very annoying problem with tabs.  When I have enough tabs open
>to span across the Firefox frame and I then want to close the right-most
>tab, I move the mouse up towards the [X] on that tab.  However, just as I
>am about to select it, the tab moves to the left and an unnecessary right
>arrows appears which is maybe supposed to scroll over for hidden tabs,
>of which there are none.  The problem is that now, instead of clicking on
>the [X] to dismiss the tab, I'm clicking on the arrow which does nothing.
>Can anyone please explain how to permanently disable this annoying right
>arrow so that it never appears.  Thanks.

C.J's idea is good.    I havent' changed anything like that on mine
and I have 3.6.8 on WinXP, but with prior versions too, I always have
that little box.  When the right-most tab is showing, there is nothing
in the box, and when it's not, there is a dim-grey arrow in it.  It
doesn't appear and disappear.  There are two other boxes the same
size, one that makes a new tab and one that displays a list of the
tab.   And on the left end of the tab bar is a matching box with a
left arrow. 

I like the arrow that makes the tabs scroll.

Well, there is one change I made, in options/tabs, unless it was the
default.  That is, Always show the tab bar.     Maybe if you change
that it will somehow make a difference.