2 Ways to Arrange Firefox Tabs Vertically

2 Ways to Arrange Firefox Tabs Vertically

Using tabs has made browsing more efficient. A power user knows that managing browser tabs boosts productivity. Firefox was late to the tabbed browsing scene, but quickly learned. The Tab Groups feature is the default way to manage multiple Firefox tabs. Firefox add-ons cover what isn’t included by default.

Here are two add-ons that allow you to arrange your Firefox tabs vertically. Whether this enhances your browsing experience depends on personal preference, but give it a try and see for yourself.

2 Ways to Arrange Firefox Tabs Vertically

Side Tabs is a restart-less Firefox add-on that has been reviewed by Mozilla. It’s nice if you have a widescreen monitor because you can move your tabs to the side and take advantage of all that screen estate. It gives you options to configure. For example, you can set the desired width for the vertical Side Tab (drag the double-headed arrow on the edge), and choose to place it on the right or left of the screen. You can open a new tab by clicking on the ‘+’ sign or double-clicking on the side tab.

Side Tabs has a simple design and function. No extra colors or themes for visual appeal. After some use, I quickly got used to side-tabbed browsing.

2 Ways to Arrange Firefox Tabs Vertically

This Firefox add-on places horizontally arranged tabs vertically. Compared to Side Tabs, Tab Sidebar Reloaded is more visually appealing. After installation, click on View -> Tab Sidebar to bring up the vertical tabs on the left. The open tabs are loaded on the side with thumbnails that provide active previews of their content. By default, the top tab is invisible when the vertical tab opens. You can customize these settings in the options.

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2 Ways to Arrange Firefox Tabs Vertically

You can adjust the width of the vertical tab area by dragging it. Change the order of the tabs by dragging them. To close a tab, click the cross, and to open a new tab, double-click. The thumbnails have navigation buttons such as history, stop, and reload. This extension is compatible with other tab managers for power users.

With these two add-ons, you have the option to go for simplicity or a more complete feature-set. We’d love to hear which one you prefer.

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