Do you enjoy tabbed browsing? Are you annoyed when Firefox is able to display just 7 or 8 tabs (and two scroll arrows) in the tab bar? This simple yet powerful add-on allows your tabs to shrink to a smaller size before going into overflow.
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One thing that sort of bugs me about Firefox is there is no real way to tell the difference between your active tab and your non-active tabs, other than a slight change in the background color. The User Style, FF3+ Increase active tab minimum width, will allow you to increase the minimum width of the active tab to make it stand out a little more.
Need to customize how many tabs you see in your Firefox window? Custom Tab Width is a really neat add-on for Firefox that makes doing this task really easy. It lets you customize the minimum and maximum tab width. Once installed, you simply need to go into the options for the add-on itself and then set the min number for the minimum size in pixels and the max number as the maximum number of pixels.
Want to know specific details about an image you are looking at? You can quickly find an image’s width and height with the Image Spider add-on for Firefox.
Now I can not see where this would be useful for your normal day to day Firefox users. I can see where it could serve as an important tool for web site designers. For any image on a website you can pull up details such as the width, height, natural width, natural height, and HTML elements such as the alt, title tag and border tags.
Get more control over your tabbed browsing experience in Firefox with Tabberwocky. This add-on for the browser will give you dozens upon dozens of ways to customize the way you work with tabs.
Some of the features of this Firefox extension include:
- Open in new tabs from Bookmarks, History, URL Bar, and/or Search Bar
- Open Selected Links in New Tabs
- Retain tab history when opening links in new tabs
- Show/Hide New Tab button and Close Tab buttons
- Highlight unread tabs
- Set minimum/maximum tab width
- Close tabs by double-clicking on them
- Tab clicking options
Plus many more. It would take me four or five posts to go into all the control this Firefox add-on gives to your tabs. You can pick up Tabberwocky over at the Firefox Add-ons web site. (kudos to Lifehacker) It will give you more tabbed browsing controls than you can shake a… well, than you can shake a tab at.
Don’t you hate it when you have so many tabs open you can’t see what exactly is open? Well with the FishEyeTab extension for Firefox, you can kiss those days goodbye. This extension auto-expands your tabs when you hover over one with your mouse.
An alternative to scrolling when there are many open tabs, and they become too small to see. User can zoom tab labels by moving the mouse cursor over them. Fisheye zoom is activated only when tabs occupy the whole width of the window. Close button moved to right FF 1.0 – style.
This cool animation makes it quick and easy to see which tab is which. You also don’t sacrifice much tab toolbar space either.
Need to do a little on screen measuring? If you have Firefox then the MeasureIt extension should do the trick.
As you can see it delivers a brain dead simple way of seeing how big that area of your screen is. I could see this tool being really helpful for web developers or anybody else that works with graphics on the Internet.
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