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Windows 7: Increase Height of Firefox Tabs?

09 May 2012   #1
hcour

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Increase Height of Firefox Tabs?

I have googled and googled, searched through about:config, and looked at various add-on's, but I cannot find a way to increase the height of my tabs in FF. Width, no problem, but height I cannot find. My tabs are too darn skinny.


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09 May 2012   #2
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Perhaps because it's totally dependent on system font size?

Are your fonts larger than your tabs?
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10 May 2012   #3
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It took me an hour but I found a way to increase the height of the tabs without the need to increase the font size. You can also increase the font size of the tabs without increasing other font sizes.

Open "C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[RANDOM STRING].default" and create a new folder called "Chrome", next open Notepad and paste the following code into it.
Code:
@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);

.tabbrowser-tabs *|tab {    
    font-size: 12px !important;
    height:    50px !important;
    min-width: 8px !important  }
Save this in the new folder "Chrome" as "userChrome.css".

You can see the height is set to 50px which is probably bigger than you want so you can change the values to what you like but you'll need to restart Firefox each time you make a change.

Code source - Tabs Bar Minimal Size - Themes and Skins for Browser - userstyles.org
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10 May 2012   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Duzzy I use this to make my tabs smaller.
I would like to add just one thing if you are not using the default profile with Firefox you will need to put it in your profile folder that's what I had to do.
Jerry
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10 May 2012   #5
hcour

Windows 7
 
 

Wow, thanks Duzzy. That's going above and beyond the call of duty! Excellent!
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10 May 2012   #6
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was intrested in if it could be done and I'm happy to help.

@Bongo
Thanks for added advice. I use the default profile and don't even know how to create a different profile. Would I be right in saying that the path would be "C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[DIFFERENT PROFILE]" and you still needed too create the Chrome subfolder?

For others any idea where to put it if using a 3rd party theme?
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10 May 2012   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Yes it's C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles then the profile you are using I have 4, 1 is default. And the Chrome subfolder was all ready there.
I am using a 3rd party theme so it would be the same place.
Jerry
Increase Height of Firefox Tabs?-profiles.png


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10 May 2012   #8
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, that will help anybody else using a 3rd party theme or the non default profile.
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