Firefox view-source tab-width

<img src=”/assets/articles/firefox.png />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:

  1. Enter about:config in the url bar.
  2. Filter the list (using the search box at the top) by typing view_source.
  3. If you already have an option for view_source.tab_size then simply change its integer value and you’re done.
  4. If you don’t have an option for view_source.tab_size then continue.
  5. Right click in the window and select New > Integer from the flyout menu.
  6. Name the field view_source.tab_size and give a value appropriate to your needs, for me that was the common default of 4.
  7. Rejoice!

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.

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