We all love using tabs in our browsers and Firefox was the first browser to really let you do more things with them. Sure other browsers have tried to duplicate but few can really do it as well as the Firefox community. Here are four of my favorite and popular tab extensions you can not live without.
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With TabFlip you are able to flip through your tabs with great ease. By right-click dragging on the page you will intuitively flip through your tabs getting a quick glimpse of what is in them.
The Window and Tab Limiter add-on for Firefox will automatically close old windows and tabs. This is so you don’t end up with too many windows or tabs opened up at the same time. This will save you a lot of CPU resources. You can also password protect the add-on so nobody messes with your settings.
With New Tab Pro you can customize the number of the tiles on the New Tab page (about:newtab), right on that page via the buttons at the center of each side of the page. Or use the Options page of this extension to get the same effect.
The fastest (yet safe) add-on to close tab using mouse only! Close any tab by double clicking the tab. Close current tab by triple click anywhere on the page. Optionally middle click or double right click on page to close tab.
Print 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.
Work 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.
A few Firefox versions ago, you used to be able to have your tabs under the location bar rather than on top of it. If anybody is feeling nostalgic or simply preferred this way of browsing in Firefox, it is fairly easy to put tabs back on the bottom (rather than the top) of Firefox.
Firefox comes with the ability to pin tabs to the browser. What exactly does this do? Well, you can keep some websites (like Facebook or Twitter) a click away. This makes it a lot easier to prevent accidentally closing them and they will also start when you start the browser up.
Is Firefox acting a little slow? There are several little tweaks and fixes you can do to speed the browser up or to change the behavior of the browser so things seem faster. One of these that many people don’t know about is the option to not load up tabs until they are selected.