Neat Firefox 5 feature

My favourite Firefox 5 feature so far: the handling of tab resizing when you’re closing tabs. It doesn’t resize the remaining tabs until you move the mouse out of the tab bar – so if you’re just closing a bunch of tabs sequentially, the X doesn’t move out from under your cursor when the tabs resize, unless you signal that you’re done by moving the mouse away. Awesome!

6 Responses

  1. dave.given
    dave.given June 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm | | Reply

    Yep I love firefox too, but I think this feature was in Firefox 4 already, so it isn’t new to FF5.

    Can’t wait for FF10… double figures! Dizzy heights πŸ™‚

    But things will start getting ridiculous somewhere around FF20, where the numbers start to lose their meaning. Though I suppose that is probably what Mozilla wants, as opposed to everyone flaming over Firefox 5 not having enough features to warrant a shiny new number.

  2. dave.given
    dave.given June 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm | | Reply

    I’m pretty sure it was in FF4. Anyway, keep up the blogging and all the great work you do in Fedora and open source πŸ™‚

  3. robyn
    robyn June 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm | | Reply

    This is one of my pet peeves in Thunderbird. πŸ™‚

  4. david
    david June 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm | | Reply

    This is actually originally a Chrome feature from way back. Good to know it’s made it to Firefox as well.

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