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Add Thumbnails to Your Bookmarks

Visual ThumbnailsWith the new Visual Bookmarks Firefox extension you have a quick and painless way of adding thumbnail images to your bookmarks.

The extension lets you capture a part of a web page as an image, then add labels and tags to make a visual bookmark. You can then turn around and arrange them by that label or tag you added. Now if this comes in handy anywhere – it is for when you bookmark videos or image galleries that you want to come back to later.

It should also be noted that this uses a separate system from the existing Firefox bookmarks setup. Hopefully in future releases they will figure out a way to tie it in better.

I really like the look and feel of Visual Bookmarks. Not sure if it is helping me browse any faster, but it is nice to see those pages in one way, shape or form instead of having to say.. “Yeah, I think that was the one I wanted to click on”.

Firefox Themes Directory

Need to find a new Firefox theme, but don’t want a new way to browse through them all? There is no doubt that there are a lot of themes out there to pick from – and the folks at Learn Firefox have put together a really nice way for you to navigate through them.

Welcome to Firefox Themes presented by Learn Firefox! Here you will find screenshots of all themes that are compatible with Firefox 2.0. The link located above each screenshot will take you to the download page on the Official Firefox Addons site.

The new theme directory on the Web site gives you screenshots of each theme and a link to get to the Firefox Addons page about that said theme. This takes a really simple idea and just makes it that much better. Browse through the selections yourself and be sure to let them know you appreciate the time it took to get this all put together!

ThumbStrips – New Way to Tab

ThumbStripsEver think of your browsing as a movie? Instead of getting big explosions are awesome fight sequences, you get pictures of web sites as your staring roll. Ok, nobody said your browsing would ever make an exciting movie.

ThumbStrips is an extension that lets you view your history in the form of a filmstrip of screenshots. You can save and share filmstrips on innovation.intuit.com as well.

This is a really neat and new way to look at your browsing habits. Give it a shot, and let me know what you think.

Turn Off Snap Thumbnail Previews

Often mistaken as ads, Snap’s obnoxious link previews are quickly becoming something you either really love or really hate. Well now you have the option to opt in or opt out of having them on the Web sites you visit.

All you need to do is visit this section of their FAQ and click a link. Disabling this on your own browser places a cookie on your system, but if you want a quick fix – this will do nicely. No extensions needed.

Really this should work – no matter what browser you are running. Since it is a nice tip though, I figured all the Firefox Facts fans should know about it.

Google Thumbnails

Now this is nothing new and I have seen it before, but the GooglePreview extension for Firefox might do it the best. What am I talking about? Well, first let me ask you a question. Wouldn’t it be nice to see thumbnails next to your search results in Google? I think it would be nice – and that is what this extension will do for you.

Inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites and Amazon products into the Google and Yahoo search results pages. When you use GooglePreview and click on an Amazon link within the search results, you support me and the further development of the extension and back end if you actually purchase a product.

+ Download and Install the GooglePreview Extension for Firefox!

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!

Firefox Showcase

We have seen thumbnails for tabs before, that is not exactly new. The Firefox Showcase extension does a little more than just adding thumbnails though. It gives you several ways to check out those preview pictures and does so with style and class.

[Learn More About Firefox Showcase!]

Floating Link Preview

I like any tool that can help me see where I am going. You wouldn’t walk into a haunted house without a flash light, right? Well, think of the Internet as your haunted house, and Floating Link Preview as your flash light. This Greasemonkey script gives you a nice thumbnail image whenever you hover over any link to let you know what is behind that link.

[Learn More About Floating Link Preview!]

Add Thumbnail Previews to Digg

Want to see what you are digging before you digg it?

DiggThumbs, a Firefox plugin, adds website screenshot thumbnails to each and every digg listing. Know what you are clicking on before you click it. Screenshots dynamically generated by WebShotsPro.com

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Preview Your Links

I like getting a hint on what I might be seeing when I click that next link. Sure, there are a couple of different thumbnail preview tools out there, but the Thumbnail Link Preview Browser Tool might be my favorite.

Daily when you are surfing the web, you find lot of links on your favorite search engines and web directories. Then you try some of these links by reading the title or description about the link. Here comes the role of Link Preview to help you find what you want in faster and cooler way.

This helpful tool is available as both a bookmarklet and a Greasemonkey script. To pick up either one of those, make sure you check out Thumbnail Link Preview’s Web site.