Tag Archives | Tabbed Browsing

Change Tab Close Buttons

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.

+ Change the Tab Close Buttons!

Tabs Menu

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.

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Firefox Showcase

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.

+ Learn More About Firefox Showcase!

Open a Tab You Just Closed

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.

Tab URL Copier

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.

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How to Open a New Blank Tab

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?

Open Your Homepage in a New Tab

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.

Top 10 Extensions for Tabbed Browsing

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…

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