Manage Tabs in Mozilla Firefox in Windows 7
Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Jen M, Anonymous
Welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to manage Mozilla Firefox tabs on a Windows 7 computer.
To get started, open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
To do that, double-click on the icon. Wait for it to load.
Once the browser is fully loaded, go to the Settings.
To go to the settings, first click on the menu icon in the top right-hand corner. A pop-up menu will open.
In this menu, locate and click on "Options".
A new tab will open.
In this tab, click on "General" to open the general section.
Look for a subsection called "Tabs".
You may need to scroll down.
Once you scroll down, there will be several options.
The first one is "Open new Windows in a new tab instead". This means, anything that makes the browser open a new window, will be opened in a new tab instead.
The second one is "Warn me when closing multiple tabs".
For example, there are 2 tabs currently open. A pop-up window will appear when I attempt to close the browser. It says, "You are about to close 2 tabs. Are you sure you want to continue?" The options are to "Close tabs" or "Cancel".
The third one is "Warn me when opening multiple tabs might slow down Firefox".
For example, if a website has a lot of previews of photos and a lot of them are opened, a bunch of new tabs will be open which may slow down the browser or the computer itself. If this option is checked and enabled, the system will give you a warning.
The fourth one is "Don't load tabs until selected".
This means, if a new tab is opened in the background, it won't load until it is opened.
The fifth option is "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately".
For example, right-click on a link and select "Open Link in New Tab". The tab will open, but only in the background. If this option is checked and enabled, it will switch to the tab immediately after it is opened.
The sixth and last option is "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar".
It is currently not checked, so when the mouse is hovered over the Firefox icon in the taskbar, it will only show one tab.
If the option is checked to enable it and you hover the mouse over the icon again, it will show all of the tabs.
Set all of these options according to your preferences.
That concludes the tutorial on how to manage tabs in the Mozilla Firefox web browser on a Windows 7 computer.
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Video: Manage Tabs in Mozilla Firefox in Windows 7
Recent edits by: Jen M, Crystal, Lukward Thomason