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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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.
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.
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.
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.