July 15, 2010 | Computers
Rejoice! There’s a way to set the tab with of the view-source window in Firefox. In March of this year Mozilla finally added an about:config option to control the tab-width in Firefox.
I’m on Firefox 3.6.6 and it works like so:
about:config in the url bar.
- Filter the list (using the search box at the top) by typing
- If you already have an option for
view_source.tab_size then simply change its integer value and you’re done.
- If you don’t have an option for
view_source.tab_size then continue.
- Right click in the window and select
New > Integer from the flyout menu.
- Name the field
view_source.tab_size and give a value appropriate to your needs, for me that was the common default of
For more info there is a full list of
about:config options at Mozillazine.
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[update 2011-12-13]: As noted below by fx this is now named
tab_size in the latest versions of FF.