Make Your Active Tab Bigger

Wider Active Tab in FirefoxOne thing that sort of bugs me about Firefox is there is no real way to tell the difference between your active tab and your non-active tabs, other than a slight change in the background color.  The User Style, FF3+ Increase active tab minimum width, will allow you to increase the minimum width of the active tab to make it stand out a little more.

To get started, make sure you have the Stylish extension installed for Firefox, and then head on over to the userstyles.org website.  You can choose from these four sizes when installing.

  • 60px
  • 80px
  • 120px
  • 150px

Once you select the minimum width you want your active tab to be (for reference, the default size is 100px) hit the button labeled, "Install with Stylish" and follow the on screen instructions.

Sometimes it is the little tweaks that are the most impressive.  You can pick up FF3+ Increase active tab minimum width from the userstyles.org website.

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2 Responses to Make Your Active Tab Bigger

  1. Glenn May/24 at 11:42 am #

    Mine’s not bigger, just bolder–looks just like the Firefox button; it’s also the only one that’s not mostly transparent (thanks to a persona making the others that way [“the better to see you with”]). User styles have been doing that for many years–some of the most popular early styles were for tab mods. :D

  2. Anonymous Jun/21 at 6:17 am #

    Looks a little Haiku OS-like (once commercial BeOS improved and open source). Except with this extension only the active tab is widened according to the length of the title while in Haiku it is the window “tab” at the top of the window that is as long as as the title and that applies to all windows, with the active window “tab” being a light-yellow and solid-yellow gradient, and the inactive window “tabs” being a white-gray gradient.