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Best of Firefox Facts for 2007

Best of 2007Looking back at 2007 there were a lot of great “facts” shared here on FirefoxFacts.com – and all in all we have had a good year for both Mozilla maniacs and fans of this site too.

Going by RSS subscription numbers we have gone from 598 in December of 2006 to 2,785 today.

Yes, the next big goal is to reach 3,000 subscribers. Month by month here are my picks for the best facts shared with all of you.

January – Super Mario Bros 3 Firefox Theme

February – Quicker Searching in Firefox

March – Five Star Firefox Wallpaper

April – Add Google Notebook to Sidebar

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2 Tab About:Config Tips

About:Config TipsDo you like it or hate it when Firefox decides to give you the left and right scroll buttons up on your tab bar to navigate through a long list of tabs?

Minimum Tab Width

One way of fixing this would be going into your about:config file and bumping down the minimum tab width so that more tabs fit in the bar before the scroll scroll feature starts. Your default limit is 100 pixels but you can set it to what you need.

Open up about:config (by typing the phrase into your address bar) and search for this string in the search box provided at the top:

browser.tabs.tabMinWidth

Change the default to whatever you might want it to be. If you set it to 0, it will disable tab scrolling.

Delete the “Close” Button on the Tabs

Now while we are saving space, why not get rid of the close buttons that appear on each tab? To get this done search the about:config page for:

browser.tabs.closeButtons

Set the value to “2” and ditch the close button all together. A value of “0” only displays the close button on the active tab, “1” (the default) shows it on all tabs. Now you have a little more power over your Firefox tabs.

Fancy Numbered Tabs

Numbered Tabs in FirefoxNow here is a new tab extension that got overlooked the other day with our roundup of the best of the best tab tweaks. Fancy Numbered Tabs lets you replace the red X that you see on your tabs (for closing) with numbers.

Now, why numbers? Well – and old keyboard shortcut guru once told me many moons ago that if you hit the Ctrl key plus one of the numbers on your keyboard you can quickly surf between the tabs you might have open.

If you like the shortcut, but hate remembering how to execute it the Fancy Numbered Tabs extension is an addon that can’t be missed.

This puts a prettier interface on that same idea so that you don’t have to sit and count up the tabs before you use the shortcut. I mean – come on, if you have to count up the tabs, then try to think of the keyboard shortcut then do it your not really saving time.

20 Tips to Tweak Your Tabs

You owe a lot to your tabs in Firefox. Without them you would have a desktop filled with clutter. So why not do something nice for your tabs and give them a few tweaks?

Firefox Addons Coloring Your Tabs

ChromaTabs – A neat addition that will tints browser tabs with a color specific to the website loaded.

Aging Tabs – The tabs will change colors with this extension depending on how long it has been since you last looked at them.

ColorfulTabs – Add some flavor (and some colors) to all of your tabs to help tell one from the other.

Firefox Addons Tab Interface Tweaks

Open Image In New Tab – Open that image your looking at in a new tab, to get a closer look.

Downloads in Tab – Opens your downloads in a tab instead of a popup window.

Tab Mix Plus – An extension with tons of tab tweaking options and setting to play with.

New Tab Button on Tab Bar – If I have to tell you what this extension does you don’t deserve to use Firefox.

Hide Tab Bar – If none of these tweaks have been for you – how about just hiding the tab toolbar all together?

Undo Closed Tabs Button – Tab tool that will allows you to undo closed tabs via a toolbar button, right-click context menu or even a shortcut (Alt+Z).

Duplicate Tab – Make a copy of that open tab with a quick to access toolbar button.

Firefox Addons Favicons and Tabs

HashColouredTabs+ – Improves tab identification by providing a small colored icon for any site which doesn’t have its own ‘site icon’ (aka favicon).

FaviconizeTab – This extension adds a new “FaviconizeTab” option to the context menu of the tab. When it is clicked, The width of the tab becomes small up to the size of favicon.

Firefox Addons View Your Tabs in a New Way

Viamatic foXpose – Another alternative way to view all your tabs. Click on the icon in the status bar to view all the browser windows with a single click.

Ctrl Tab Preview – Another extension that changes the way you browse through your open tabs in Firefox.

Tab Scope – Shows a popup on tabs and enables you to preview and navigate tab contents through popup.

Firefox Showcase – Manage your Firefox tabs and windows by showing them as thumbnails in a single window, tab or sidebar.

FishEyeTabs – New view for tabs. User can zoom tab labels by moving the mouse cursor over them.

Firefox Addons Misc Tab Tools and Tips

TabRenamizer – A tab tweak that lets you rename your tabs to anything you want or need. Perfect for hiding things!

PermaTabs – Make a an open tab in a series permanent so you don’t accidentally close something important.

Tab URL Copier – Copies the URLs of all open tabs. Puts ‘Copy Tab URLs’ item in right click menu of tabs and Edit main menu.

Keep That Tab Open – PermaTabs

I’ve touched on the PermaTabs extension before, but I think I failed at passing the message that this is a very excellent tool as far as getting the important things seen through the day.

PermaTabsFrom sun up to sun down, I keep Firefox open pretty much all the time – and I always have one or two web sites I want to keep open. PermaTabs does the best job at doing that for me – even if I have to restart Firefox from time to time. (yes, it does happen!)

If you haven’t picked up on it already this extension adds the ability to turn tabs of your choice into permanent tabs. PermaTabs can’t be closed accidentally (even when closing multiple tabs at once), and will stick around between sessions. No more lost link syndrome!

Want to save that link, but you need to restart the browser real quick? Just set it as a permanent tab for a few and when you come back it will still be there – waiting for you and your eventual return.

OpenBox

Right now there are not many options when it comes to opening Web sites in Firefox. The OpenBox Firefox extension gives you a few more options when opening up a new Web site. You can choose to open it in the current tab, a new tab or a new window.

[Learn More About OpenBox!]