Is there a setting or code to increase the default Ctrl_Tab stack before "show all 386 tabs", (which do NOT show in order visited)? Only 5 tabs are available. (Note- if you close the 5 tabs listed in the FF switch tabs dialog, it shows the 5 previous to those. So it is "hardwired" to record, it seems, ALL previous tabs activation order.) FF ctrl+tab window

When you are looking around for a tab, the 5 gets used up very quickly, then you've lost your original tab!

Like Windows Alt+Tab which shows 35 then scrolls down through ALL open windows... win alt+tab window


(Also posted at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219054)

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Workaround (not an answer. please don't mark down!):

Answered at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219054

Switch-to-previous-active-tab - Firefox addon. Button creates a clickable drop-down list of last 30 tabs in order visited, jumps to the tab (no previews but good functionality with options for current window and all windows, time visited etc.)

Switch-to-previous-active-tab screenshots


  • All Tabs Helper has it too, no apparent limit, but like the previous addon it must be running to record the recents. The curious thing is, if you delete recent tabs, Firefox itself will throw up the next 5 most recent... even from before the session was started. So FIREFOX DOES remember the visited order for ALL tabs, apparently!!! When I get time I will check all the addons to see if any of them retrieve the recents order directly from the FF storage.
    – Piecevcake
    Oct 7, 2019 at 21:03

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