Firefox 4.0: Browser Tabs on Top or Bottom?

On top or bottom?

While Firefox 3.7 will bring with it some really cool hardware acceleration features, the next big, big build will be Firefox 4.0. Right now the designers are debating whether to keep the tabs on the bottom of the address bar, like it's done for Internet Explorer and Safari, or move tabs on top of the address bar, like Chrome and Opera do it.

Check out all the points for and against it in the video below. It's fascinating stuff if you spend as much of your day in the browser as we do.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
    When in doubt take both.
    Make it up to end-user to choose where to have tab. Problem solved.

    Perhaps I want mine on the left.
  • blasterth
    I want to put it in the left or in the right side!
    With the displays that become wider and wider, I'll love to have the tabs steal some horizontal space instead of the rare vertical space.
  • Looks like they've made up their minds.
  • mauller07
    That's the brilliant thing about Firefox is personal choice for the end user.

    Sir's, i salute you!
  • urlsen
    I salute firefox chick....why i always read firefox news :)
  • gtvr
    urlsenI salute firefox chick....why i always read firefox news
    Note the caption - "on top or on bottom".

    I see what they did there.
  • kikireeki
    Keep it where it is, I am still suffering with Chrome odd tab bar position!
  • footsoldier
    lol @ the "on top or bottom" tag on the firefox chick pic. Well, i guess i can have my face on top and aherm...
  • iqvl
    Make it up to end-user +1
  • TunaSoda
    Get rid of the tab feature completely