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Prevent Tab Overflow

Do you enjoy tabbed browsing? Are you annoyed when Firefox is able to display just 7 or 8 tabs (and two scroll arrows) in the tab bar? This simple yet powerful add-on allows your tabs to shrink to a smaller size before going into overflow.

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Universal Print

Universal Print ReviewPrint all the tabs!

The Firefox extension, Universal Print, provides Firefox with four printing modes: print this tab, print all tabs, print select tabs or print preview.  These are definitely options I wish I had with the default Firefox installation. It is nice to know I can now print multiple tabs without having to jump to each one to start the process over again, and again, and again.

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All Tabs Helper

All Tabs Helper ReviewWork with a lot of tabs? Then you have probably seen the All Tabs menu (the menu at the right of the tabs bar) a whole lot. This bar allows you to manipulate tabs – but there isn’t too much you can do by default.  One add-on that changes that is called All Tabs Helper. It gives you much more functionality to this heavily used Firefox feature.

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Mark Important Tabs in Firefox

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Need to mark some tabs as being more important than others? Firefox has the solution for you.  Important Tabs, a great new add-on for Firefox will let you mark some tabs as more important than others.  This can really come in handy when you need to close all your tabs except a few more that you might still need.

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Get Control of Your Tabs with Tabberwocky

Tabberwocky Options

Get more control over your tabbed browsing experience in Firefox with Tabberwocky. This add-on for the browser will give you dozens upon dozens of ways to customize the way you work with tabs. 

Some of the features of this Firefox extension include:

  • Open in new tabs from Bookmarks, History, URL Bar, and/or Search Bar
  • Open Selected Links in New Tabs
  • Retain tab history when opening links in new tabs
  • Show/Hide New Tab button and Close Tab buttons
  • Highlight unread tabs
  • Set minimum/maximum tab width
  • Close tabs by double-clicking on them
  • Tab clicking options

Plus many more.  It would take me four or five posts to go into all the control this Firefox add-on gives to your tabs. You can pick up Tabberwocky over at the Firefox Add-ons web site(kudos to Lifehacker)  It will give you more tabbed browsing controls than you can shake a… well, than you can shake a tab at.

Tell JavaScript What it Can and Can Not Do

Controle de Scripts is an add-on for Firefox that allows you to control what JavaScript on a web site can (or can not) do to your browser.  Here is a little more about the extension from the developer:

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Besides the well-known basic permissions, like hiding toolbars or raise or lower windows, with Controle de Scripts you can set what functions or properties each site can access or modify, thanks to its Security Policies implementation.

Think of it as the regular permissions for JavaScript (setup by going to Tools > Options > Content and then the “Advanced” button next to “Enable JavaScript”) on steroids.  Some say these are the tools Firefox should provide by default – and now you can at least add them on for good measure.

Pickup Controle de Scripts via Mozilla Add-ons Site or the official site for this awesome JavaScript controlling addition to the browser.

Firefox Power Button

The extEMM extension for Firefox is a power button for your browser. No, it will not give you super strength or flying abilities, I’m not talking about those powers. I mean – well, this is how the developer put it.

This extension adds a menu button to Firefox allowing the user to restart or close Firefox and re-open with the current tabs. The session is even saved through a reboot. This is a small extension that uses Firefox’s internal session save features, light and fast.

The button is small, but the functionality behind it is huge.

+ Download and Install the extEMM Extension for Firefox!

Firefox Extension Quality Control

Should there be better quality control for Firefox extensions?

I’m always flipping through the Mozilla forum looking for interesting things to read when I came across one that was called “addons.mozilla.org recent and open issues.” It sounded interesting because I didn’t realize that there were any open issues with Mozilla’s Add-on site.

There are a handful of them there that look like they were made by some “make your toolbar, quick and easy” service. I don’t like this. Why? Well as I have explained before they have a disturbing section on the bottom of these special toolbars that say “we will not spy on you” and more. What does that mean? They probably do. Read more about this issue at CyberNet.