Currently the GNOME browser has the functionality expected from a phone browser in that there’s a button with a count of the number of tabs which you click on to see a list of open tabs.
The Firefox and Chromium browsers behave in the same way as they do on the desktop with a series of tabs in the title bar which doesn’t work well on a phone.
Is there a way of configuring Firefox and/or Chromium to look like they do on Android?
As an aside my eventual aim is for convergence so I would like browsers to change between the Android UI and the phone UI based on the physical size of the screen that is being used. But that’s a later issue, currently just making it usable on a phone screen is the challenge.
There are a number of Firefox extensions that allow tabs to be displayed vertically, in a sidebar. This is not something I have tried, but it might be possible to use one of these extensions, with a button added to the toolbar to activate or hide its tab listing, to get some of the way to a more “mobile style” UI in Firefox.
Thanks, I’ve commented on that advocating for a design that allows the layout to change in accordance with the display characteristics of the moment.
The current situation is that Firefox on a Huawei Mate 10 pro looks bad when connected to a USB-C monitor and the regular Linux build of Firefox looks bad when run on a phone or other similarly small device.