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Close a Tab in Firefox

Want to quickly close a tab in everybody’s favorite browser? You could move your mouse all the way up to the tab bar and then right-click and then select “Close Tab”. If you in a hurry though, here is a method of getting it done that is a little faster.

move up to the tab in question, then middle click (or ctrl + left click) it.

Now you don’t have to worry about that person about to come in the room and find out you were reading about midgets.

Rename Tabs

Maybe it has and maybe it has not happened to you. You are surfing along at a Web site and somebody walks into the room. Instead of turning around and trying to shove them out, you can just rename that open tab. How are you suppose to do that? Well first, you need to pick up the RenameTabs Firefox extension.

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Firefox 2.0 Beta Fixes Tab Overflow

What the heck is tab overflow? I was confused as well:

By this point I think most people know the frustration that I had with how Mozilla handled the scrolling tab-bar in Firefox but it looks like they have found a good solution. By default I can now have a much more reasonable number of tabs open, in the area of 20-30, before the tabs start to scroll. Thank you Mozilla!

[Learn More About Firefox's Tab Overflow Fix!]

NewTabURL

This is a handy extension to have. The NewTabURL Firefox extension allows you to set how your new tabs open. You can have it open the home page of the browser, a blank Web page or a copy of the current Web page you are viewing. Other extensions out there do this and more, but if you just want this feature and nothing else.. well, here you go!

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Tab to Window

Want more control over your tabs? The Tab to Window Firefox extension will allow you to have a few more options when you have a tab open. You can move a tab to a new window or you can copy a tab to a new window. For those folks out there that like multiple windows and tabs open when they are browsing, this is for them.

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Duplicate Tab

Cloning might be a hot button topic in the world today, but as far as I know it is still safe to do within your browser. Have you ever wanted to duplicate one of your Firefox tabs? We all navigate through the Web in different ways, and the Duplicate Tab extension tosses one more into the mix. This extension allows you to clone a tab along with its history.

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PermaTabs

The problem is that you need to have one or two Web sites open in Firefox all of the time. There just isn’t a way of getting this done by default. What is the solution? You need to download and install the PermaTabs Firefox extension. It allows you to turn any tab of your choosing into a “permanent” tab that can not be closed.

[Learn More About PermaTabs!]

Open a New Tab in Firefox

Want to open up a new tab in Firefox? Well, all you have to do is double click on the tab bar to do so. Don’t want to mess around with your mouse? If that is the case, then hit the Ctrl key plus T key on the keyboard. Want another solution? Go up to File, then select “New Tab”. As you can see there are multiple ways of getting the same thing done. All you have to do is pick your favorite!

Duplicate Tabs

Tag cloning doesn’t sound like it would be too much fun. Sometimes you do need to have two tabs open showing the same Web site. You could launch the Web site twice. You could navigate to the Web site twice. Why do all that work? All you need to do is get Duplicate Tabs.

[Learn More About Duplicate Tabs!]