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.
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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.
Here is an easy fix to an easy problem. Do you need a better way to reload that Web page you are looking at? You could go all the way up to the reload button – or you could install the Reload Tab On Double-Click extension for Firefox. The choice is yours!
I found this little jewel via Lifehacker:
The one Firefox 2 feature that hasn’t grown on me is tab scrolling – left and right arrow buttons that appear at either end of the tab bar when you’ve opened up too many tabs to view at once.
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?
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.