This post explains how to remove Tabs Search Arrow from Firefox title bar on a Windows 11/10 computer. When you open multiple tabs in the Firefox browser, the width of the tabs reduces to a certain extent to fit the maximum possible tabs in the title bar. This makes it difficult to locate a particular tab. Tab Search is a built-in feature of the Firefox browser that lets you manage open tabs. We have previously covered a similar feature in the Google Chrome browser. In this post, we will talk about the Tabs Search feature in Mozilla Firefox and show how to remove it from the Firefox title bar.
Tab Search can be accessed using a small dropdown arrow icon that appears in the title bar of the Firefox browser, near the minimize/ maximize icons. This icon displays a list of all running tabs and lets you find a tab or switch to a particular tab when you have several tabs opened. The icon remains visible even if you have just one open tab.
How to remove Tabs Search Arrow from Firefox Title Bar
If you don’t work with so many tabs, having an extra icon in the title bar of your browser window can be distracting or annoying. Firefox currently doesn’t offer a GUI-based option to remove the Tabs Search feature. Still, you can remove it through Firefox’s advanced settings or preferences screen.
Here’s how to remove Tabs Search Arrow from Firefox title bar:
- Open a new tab in the Firefox browser window.
- Type about:config in the address bar and press the Enter key.
- You will see a warning message. Click on the Accept the Risk and Continue button.
- On the next screen that appears, click on the Show All link.
- A list of (hidden) advanced settings of the Firefox browser will appear in front of you. Type tabmanager in the search bar on top of the list.
- browser.tabs.tabmanager.enabled setting will appear.
- Click on the toggle icon next to the setting to set its value to false. Alternatively, you can double-click on the setting name to disable it in Firefox.
- Restart Firefox to make the change effective.
Tip: You can restart Firefox without losing the tabs that you’ve opened in your current browsing session.
Hope this helps.
Read: How to remove Firefox View button from Firefox Title Bar
How do I get rid of the search arrows on my tabs?
To remove the Tabs Search arrow in Firefox, open a new tab in your browser window and type about:config. This will take you to the advanced settings page of the Firefox browser. Then type tabmanager in the search bar on top and double-click on the browser.tabs.tabmanager.enabled setting that appears. The Tabs Search arrow will disappear when you relaunch Firefox.
Related: Automatically restore previous browsing session in Firefox on Windows.
How do I get rid of search tab arrows in Chrome?
To remove the Tab Search arrow, open a new tab in your Chrome browser and type chrome://flags/ in the address bar. In the Search flags bar on top, type tab search. Click on the dropdown next to Enable Tab Search option and change it to disabled. Then click on the Relaunch button that appears at the bottom to restart Chrome and make the change effective.
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