Firefox Showcase is a Firefox add-on that enables you to navigate open tabs as thumbnail views of the actual Web site. It can run as a sidebar or in a special Showcase tab. You can configure it in various ways, view zoomed versions of the thumbnails on mouse over, close or activate a tab by clicking on the thumbnail, and quickly switch between Web pages.
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Don’t you hate it when you close the wrong tab? They all look the same, how were you suppose to know you closed the one you needed – right? Well, to get a tab back that you just closed out all you need to do is hit the Ctrl + Shift+ T keyboard combination. After that, it pops right back up and you can get back to work.
Some of the best tools out there you can use are the ones that are the most simple. Sure, you can download an extension that does ten things well, or you can download one extension that does one job better than the rest. That is the idea that comes into play when you see Tab URL Copier.
Here is an easy fix to an easy problem. Do you need a better way to reload that Web page you are looking at? You could go all the way up to the reload button – or you could install the Reload Tab On Double-Click extension for Firefox. The choice is yours!
I found this little jewel via Lifehacker:
The one Firefox 2 feature that hasn’t grown on me is tab scrolling – left and right arrow buttons that appear at either end of the tab bar when you’ve opened up too many tabs to view at once.
Need to open a new tab in a hurry? Sure, you could do it a number of ways. I have one that will get you there faster than all the rest. This is all you need to do:
double-click any empty spots on the tab bar
Now wasn’t that easy?
Need to go back home, but you do not want to leave the Web page you are on? Use this simple trick to browse the way you want to browse.
middle-click (or ctrl + left click) on the homepage button to open your homepage in a new tab
Now you can go back to your homepage anytime you need to without disrupting your current browsing situation.
Yeah, another top 10 list. Pretty soon we will have a top 10 list of the best top 10 lists. This one I found pretty interesting though, because it had a few extensions even I haven’t gotten around to playing with yet.
Last week we covered 10 Firefox extensions that would keep your information private and make your browsing experience as safe as possible. Going beyond the security we need to also think about what cool (and sometimes productive) extensions we can install that will make Firefox even better. Let’s target tab browsing this time…
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.
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.