Is it possible somehow to revert back to the old browsing habits, i.e. no tabs in Chrome or Firefox?

I stumbled the web but I cannot find the answer to this question.

  • @terdon when I work I have at most 3 windows opened per desktop (I use Dexpot) and simply the tab bar is occupying too much space taken in the account the taskbar is nearly empty ;-)
    – laika
    Sep 27, 2013 at 14:57
  • So you want to disable the tab bar, not tabbed browsing?
    – terdon
    Sep 27, 2013 at 15:00
  • @techie007 Yes, I have to admit my question is a duplicate.
    – laika
    Sep 27, 2013 at 15:56
  • @laika No worries, that's the way it goes. :) Sep 27, 2013 at 15:58

2 Answers 2


There's no native option in Chrome or Firefox to turn tabs off, but you can find Extensions or addons to have a workaround feature.

Hiding Tab Bar in Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hide-tab-bar-with-one-tab/

A few quick searches didn't turn much up for chrome extensions that has something similar, but it's likely there is something out there.


If what you want is to hide the tab bar, you can do it with the TabMixPlus firefox add-on:

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