Steps to Delete New Tab Button from Firefox

The new Firefox web browser features a way to open new tab by clicking on “+” sign, which is located at the end of open tab bar. Users simply open the new tab by clicking the “+”sign. However, some users don’t find it useful and effective, as they feel comfortable in opening new tab via traditional method. Previously users used to click on the tab bar, Ctrl +T, and other ways to open new tab in web browser. There are many of users who are still today feel convenient to open new tab via traditional way and find new features of Firefox or IE 78 completely irrelevant for them.

It means they want to use new browser for maximum speed of browsing, but without the feature of opening new tab by clinking on “+” sign at the end of tab bar. In this situation users must apply a simple trick to delete the “+” sign from the Firefox web browser easily.

In order to delete “+” sign, you have to edit userChrome.css file and windows operating system will store this file to another location. Follow the given steps to edit this file.

  • Windows 2000/XP users navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile.default]\chrome. Windows Vista/7 users, navigate to C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile.default]\chrome.      
  • Since application data considered to be hidden, so you will not be able to see it. Therefore, you need to navigate to windows explorer and click on Tools>> Folder Options>>View>> look for Hidden Files & Folders and enable Show hidden files and folders option. There is another way to open application data file directly, you just open command prompt or Run and type this given syntax %APPDATA% and press Ok.
  • Create a new file named with “userChrome.css” here. If you have customized your Firefox earlier then there would be a folder named with userChrome.css.
  • Open this file in notepad and add the below given strings. If you already have created userChrome.css file then simply add this string at the bottom of file and save – .tabs-newtab-button {display: none ;}
  • Finally, you are done. Just restart the Firefox in order to apply changes properly. Next time when Firefox will start you will not find “+” sign.


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