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Change or Disable Tab Overflow

It seems like with Firefox’s tab overflow features that were released in Firefox 2, people either love it, hate it or want to change it. Now I have had several E-mails sent to me looking for the best way to get at least two of those done of those done. (Not really sure if I could help you love it.) Luckily for you and me I have found a guide that will help you do just that.

Some folks, including myself do not like the tab overflow feature that was added to Firefox 2. For those of you who are not familiar with this feature when the width (in pixels) of the tabs becomes less than set amount (default is 100 pixels) Firefox will add scroll buttons to each end of the tab bar (see sample here). The purpose of this feature was so that all the tabs open will have a minimum width of 100 pixels. At 100 pixels the tabs are still relatively readable.

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Restore Your Tabs

Since the release of Firefox 2, I have not used the session restore that is built into Firefox that much. In fact, I had nearly forgotten about it till I read this post over at Kyle’s Cove talking about how to get it setup.

There are some new features in Firefox 2.0 that haven’t received much mention yet. One of these is the new session restore feature. In the past, people have used Google Browser Sync or Tab Mix Plus to restore their Firefox tabs. Now, Firefox 2.0 allows you to do this without an extension (which I always find to be a good thing, as to many extensions can slow down your browser). Here is how to do it.

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Close the Current Tab

Want to close the current tab in Firefox 2? Well here is a simple – yet easy way to get that done. All you need to do is hit the keyboard combination of Ctrl+W. That will close the current tab you are viewing and allow you to quickly get out of there.

Now this might be handy if you have folks looking over you shoulder, or if you boss quickly comes in the room and you don’t want them to see you are listening to the Web Hosting Show podcast.

Tab Previews

I am secure enough in my own manhood to say that I like pretty things. When it comes to something I have to look at for many hours of my day, I want it to look nice as well. The Ctrl Tab Preview extension for Firefox makes scrolling through tabs a better looking experience.

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Scrollbar For Your Tabs

I like the idea of having so many tabs open they start to stack up. While I am writing here, I always have multiple things going on at the same time. Now when it comes to switching between twenty or so tabs, you start to find using the default methods of navigating through them aggravating. If you find yourself in this type of pickle, then you need the Tab Overflow Scrollbar extension.

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Drag Links to Tab Bar

Need another way to open your links? Sure you could left click on them or right click on them via your mouse. You can even middle click on them to open them in a new tab. Did you know though that you can left click on them – hold down the mouse button and release it on the tab bar? This will open the new link up there as well. Give it a shot next time you need to open up a link.

A Deep Look at Colored Tabs

The Mozilla Labs Blog has a nice in-depth look at the world of coloring your tabs. Yeah, something that sounds about as interesting as watching your laundry get hot in your dryer is actually interesting.

Today we are featuring a Firefox extension that Justin Dolske just whipped up called Chromatabs. It colorizes each browser tab to provide a strong visual indication of which site is loaded.

Hey, Mozilla Labs guys and gals, give me more of this type of content. Nice all around.

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FaviconizeTab

Now I have been using just favicons on my bookmark toolbar for a while now. To face the facts, it does make my browsing a little faster and a little less cluttered. What if you could do the same thing with your tabs though? The FaviconizeTab extension takes away the text on your tabs and replaces it with just the favicon from the Website in question.

Now my only question would be, what do you do when you visit a lot of Web sites that are the same? What do you do when you visit Web sites that have no favicon? This is a neat idea, but for long term use – it might need some tweaking.

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Firefox Tab Enhancements

One of the best extensions to give your tabs a little more juice has just been updated for Firefox 2. The Tab Mix Plus extension has been one of my favorites since the first day I laid eyes on it. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more.

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