Want to tweak on your tabs? No I am not talking about doing anything filthy with your browser, I just want to share with you a great guide I found on and out getting the most out of customizing your tabs inside of Firefox 2.
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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.
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.
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.
Have you upgraded to Firefox 2 yet? Some people have contacted me asking how they get the “new tab” button back after they make the leap to the newer version. I have not found a hack to do it, but I have found an extension. The New Tab Button on Tab Bar extension gives you back that little button you know and love from Firefox 1.5.
Firefox 2 handles closing tabs a little differently than the old 1.5 version of Firefox does. With Firefox 2 you are given a close “x” on each tab – instead of having it all the way over at the right hand side of the browser. If this really bugs you or you want to edit around with it – I have found the perfect tweak for you.
Ever wanted a drop-down menu of all your open tabs? The Tabs Menu Firefox extension does just that. This was not one of my must have features in Firefox, but now that I have tried it – it isn’t that bad at all.
The menu lists all the tabs contained in the current window so that it’s easier to see the full titles of tabs and switch between them when the tab’s title becomes too small to read or the tabs have disappeared off the right-hand side.
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.
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.