Close Tab Icon/Button on the Left in Firefox

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Tag: browser

As a good and loyal Mac user, I know that the little button to close a tab (or window or modal dialog, etc.) should be on the left, not the right. Here’s how you can make Firefox a little less ugly.

Safari tab
Safari. So pretty.
Firefox tab
Firefox. Now a little prettier
  1. Go to about:support.

  2. Click on “Show in Finder” next to “Profile Folder.”

  3. Create a folder inside that folder called chrome.

  4. Create a file called userChrome.css in that new folder.

  5. Paste the following code into that new file:

    .tabbrowser-tab .tab-throbber,
    .tabbrowser-tab .tab-icon-image,
    .tabbrowser-tab .tab-sharing-icon-overlay,
    .tabbrowser-tab .tab-icon-overlay,
    .tabbrowser-tab .tab-label-container,
    .tabbrowser-tab .tab-icon-sound
    -moz-box-ordinal-group: 2 !important;
    .tabbrowser-tab .tab-close-button {
    margin-left: -2px !important;
    margin-right: 4px !important;
  6. Go to about:config

  7. Search for userprof

  8. Double-click that entry to change it from false to true.

  9. Restart Firefox