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Don’t Load Tabs Until Selected

Don't Load TabsIs 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. 

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Add Tabs to the Title Bar

Tabs in Titlebar

Need more space in your Firefox toolbars and menus? If you want to eliminate some dead space in the browser, then you need the Tabs Always in Titlebar add-on for Firefox. This extension for Firefox will bump your tabs up a level – giving yourself a little more minimalistic view of your default Firefox GUI.

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Make Your Active Tab Bigger

Wider Active Tab in FirefoxOne thing that sort of bugs me about Firefox is there is no real way to tell the difference between your active tab and your non-active tabs, other than a slight change in the background color.  The User Style, FF3+ Increase active tab minimum width, will allow you to increase the minimum width of the active tab to make it stand out a little more.

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Customize the Tab Width in Firefox

Custom Tab WidthNeed to customize how many tabs you see in your Firefox window? Custom Tab Width is a really neat add-on for Firefox that makes doing this task really easy. It lets you customize the minimum and maximum tab width.  Once installed, you simply need to go into the options for the add-on itself and then set the min number for the minimum size in pixels and the max number as the maximum number of pixels.

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List All Open Tabs in Awesome Bar

imageNeed a quick way to open up all the tabs you have open in Firefox? As you may have already noticed – Firefox 4 has a pretty nifty "Switch to Tab" function that allows you to switch to an open tab, rather than re-launching the same website twice.  What if you could open up all the open tabs in the Awesome bar?

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Firefox 4 UI Fixer

Firefox 4 UI FixerIf yesterday I showed you a small fix to a small problem in Firefox 4, today I am just throwing the kitchen sink at you.  The Firefox 4 UI Fixer is a pretty self explanatory add-on for Firefox.  It allows you to tweak various setting that have been changed between Firefox 3.5 to Firefox 4. 

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Disable Tab Switching in Firefox 4

One feature of Firefox 4 that I do find annoying is the "Switch to Tab" feature.  I have found a way to disable the default interaction though, so I wanted to share this little tip with all of you out there that may have already switched to Firefox 4 as your default browser.

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Colorful Firefox Tabs

Colorful Firefox Tabs

Need help distinguishing which tab is which in Firefox? OK, maybe telling where one tab ends and another begins really is not that hard.  However, it would help if each tab was colored.  ColorfulTabs, one of my favorite add-ons for the Firefox browser – does that with style. 

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Ten Terrific Tab Tweaking Tips

Best Firefox Tab Tips

Tabs are a feature in Firefox we all take for granted some times.  It has become so normal for us to uses them, they just don’t seem that exciting anymore.  Well, if you feel like your tab bar has lost some of it’s specialness – be sure to check out these ten terrific tab tweaking tips.

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