Firefox: Tabs instead of windows in the system tray

This attitude can cause confusion. For example, when Firefox does not show the window previews when you hover over its system tray icon, but lists all open tabs.

You drive over with the mouse FirefoxIcon in the system tray. Actually, you expect at most a handful of preview thumbnails of the existing Firefox windows to pop up now. Instead, Firefox serves you a long list of all your open websites or tabs, regardless of which window they are in. That may or may not be a desired effect.

How to switch

Contrary to what was assumed, this setting is not in the Windows 10 taskbar options, but in Firefox itself FirefoxMenu at the top right to the settings. Right in the section Generally find the area Tabs. Deactivate the option Show tab previews in the Windows system tray.

Switch off the bottom of these tab options so that you can see the window previews instead of the tab lists again


Close the settings tab again. If you now hover over the Firefox icon with the mouse, the separate window thumbnails will appear again. If you hover over one of these with the mouse, the associated window will appear in full size in the background.

The mouseover thumbnails in the taskbar and the active window in the background

Here we go over the middle of the three window thumbnails, whereupon the corresponding window appears in the background


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