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Disable Detachable Tabs Feature in Firefox 74



If you are using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, you will notice that tabs are easily dragged outside their window. It is often helpful for some people but not all users are happy to pull their tabs away. This feature is called Detachable Tabs.

What is Detachable Tabs or Tab Detaching/Tab Tearing in Firefox?

Detachable Tabs is a Firefox feature that enables users to create a new window using your existing tabs. All you have to do is to click on the tab and drag and drop it outside the current window. You do not have to leave your current window while doing this. Users can organize their tabs in different windows.

However, users are complaining of the Firefox bug. Some users accidentally click on a tab when moving their mouse button around so it instantly creates a new window, even if they did not intend to.

How to Disable Detachable Tabs in Mozilla Firefox 74

Now, with Firefox 74, users are able to disable the detachable tabs feature. To find out how, follow the steps below:

Disable detachable Tabs Firefox
  • Open your Firefox browser.
  • On the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
  • Click Accept the Risk and Continue.
  • Next, type this command in the search box: browser.tabs.allowTabDetach
  • Double click the value TRUE to change it to FALSE.
  • Then, restart your browser to save the changes.


Following the method above will disable the detachable tabs feature in Firefox browser and will allow you to move around without accidentally stripping a tab off a window. If you want to create a new window, simply go to File on top of your browser and click New Window.

Do you enjoy the Detachable Tabs Feature or not? Let us know if you want to disable or enable your Detachable Tabs in the comments below.



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