Tired of Firefox’s new tab page reveling what you are looking at? With the holiday season upon us and with more and more people shopping online, that is reasonable. You can disable this feature though. That way you can keep your browsing history a secret!
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In the year 2025, when we are looking back at what Google Chrome really brought to the web browsing world and we are all being chased around by robots, I think the one thing we will remember the most is the speed dial feature. Here is another add-on that gives you that ability named Sugestron Speed Dial.
Tired of right-clicking to get a link to open in a new Firefox tab? Well, with the DblClicker installed – that will be a thing of the past. This simple add-on for Firefox adds double clicking to the list of things you can do in your browser to bring up new links.
New Tab Homepage is a very simple and lightweight add-on for Firefox. When you open a new tab in Firefox, it will open your default homepage – rather than an empty tab. While I am using Firefox, I frequently go back to my homepage to check my mail or the latest updates in my RSS reader – so this extension seems like a very obvious evolution of the opening a new tab process.
With Firefox 4 coming soon, we will be finding a lot of new hacks, interface customizations and more we can do to make Firefox more personalized to our own needs. So, with that said, I thought it might be fun to look back at some of the most popular hacks for Firefox 3.5 and up to give you all one last chance to try them out before Firefox 4 changes the game again.
New to Firefox 3.6, when you are on a page, and you want to open a link in a new tab – rather than opening the link in the far right of the tab bar, Firefox will now open the link right next to the tab you are in. Now, while this might be convenient for some, it is a feature I don’t really need. So here is how you can disable the new “Insert Related Tab After Current” tweak in Firefox 3.6.
It has been a while since I checked out the New Tab King add-on for Firefox, and I have to say I am impressed with the progression of the Firefox extension. For those of you who don’t know, New Tab King replaces your blank new tab with a much more functional page of tools.
You get instant access to recently closed tabs, personalized suggested sites and even shortcuts to your desktop applications.
The most recent release also comes with 7 built in themes, so you have a few more ways to customize it to suit your needs.
There is no reason why, these days, your new tab should be empty and bland. With the New Tab King add-on for Firefox, you can make the new tab page and the Firefox browser even more functional than it was before.
Some people may find the fact that Firefox opens a new tab on the far right of your tab toolbar a blessing and some might find it a curse. It really has to do with how many tabs you are look at, in one single browser. For those who are cursed today, I have your solution. The Tabs Open Relative extension changes how new tabs open up, which means no more tab surfing for you.
Once installed, the Tabs Open Relative add-on for Firefox will make all new tabs open to the right of the current tab, rather than the far right of the tab bar. Of course, this only applies when you are clicking links on a page. In the case where several new tabs are opened in a row without switching tabs, each subsequent tab will be opened to the right of the previous one, so as to keep them in order.
So if this sounds like the solution to the tab navigating curse you’ve been living under, be sure to pick up this extension via the Firefox Add-ons site. It is an easy way to fix this tabbed browser nuisance.
Firefox 3.5’s new tab button has already been established as a feature some people like and some people could do without. However, what if you could tweak it visually to meet your needs? That is what some people have done, and here are the eight most popular new tab button hacks out there today.
Please Note: To use any of these, you will need to have the Firefox add-on Stylish installed.
No Icon Image Until Click – New tab button icon does not appear until you CLICK on it instead of when you hover because there is another style that produces that effect.
Tiny + 3D(Special Effects) – New Tab Button on the tab bar is tiny and when you click on it, it changes.
Left Side New Tab Button – Move the new tab button to the left of the tab bar, instead of the far right of the tab bar.
When your only looking at one single page in Firefox 3.5, for some reason – they still show you the tab bar. If you would like to disable this feature, it is an easy thing to do.
Via the contact page, I got asked an interesting question. How can you make Firefox hide the tab bar in Firefox 3.5 when you only have one page open? From within Firefox, go to Tools, and then Options. Now, got to the Tabs menu, and un-check the “Always show the tab bar” selection, and hit the OK button.
By default, Firefox 3.5 has this feature turned on – however if you want to have it go back to hiding the tab bar each time you only have one tab open, now you have an easy way to fix it.