Fun With Firefox Tab Add Ons

January 10th, 2011 by aditia rahman / No Comments  


One of the key of firefox success is great availability addons, this time I just want to play around with my firefox tabs to make something different in my browsing experience, I think these addons will change our browsing habit like, switching tab, restoring tab, previewing tab, etc. Well not all of these addons I use but it still great to know it.

Tab Grouping, Style and Position

1. Tab Kit

Tab grouping, each group equipped with unique color, it can be viewed as vertical tab tree which great thing for widescreen monitor, multi-rows, and various tweaks for power users.

2. Chroma Tab Plus

ChromaTabs Plus makes tabs more readily identifiable by tinting each tab a different color depending on the website loaded. Just coloring the tab do not have tree style tab.

3. Tab On Top

Moving tabs that actually reach the top of window, tabs like Chrome browser, but without any undesired extras.

4. Hide Caption Titlebar Plus (Smart)

Maximize your screen space by controlling the presence of Firefox window Title-bar (Caption) & borders, to be like Chrome Browser. Combined with “TabOnTop” will just look a like Chrome Browser, but the bad thing I don’t know how to drag the firefox windows, just using maximize and minimize icons.

5. Tab Group Manager

TabGroups Manager helps to classify and organize tabs by dividing them into Groups. Because tabs become easier to manage, you can never have too many. TabGroups Manager is ideal for tab power users.

6. Alpha Tab

This addons is more like TabOnTop and HideCaptionTitleBar combined, but i think this is greater because unlike TabOnTop, this addons enabling you to drag the firefox window, and the menu is located on the right, just like Chrome Browser.

Tab History

7. New Tab King

New Tab King brings the most personalized launchpad to the sites you use the most, recently closed tabs, suggested sites and more, there is no more blank tab in startup, some kind like Opera feature, and it have some fancy themes too.

8. Tab Mix Plus

Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.

9. Tab History Menu

When click on the selected tab, a history menu corresponding to it will display, cause each tab have it own history, really great more like and advanced back button.

10. Super Tab Mode

SuperTabMode was a firefox enhancement tool which mainly focused on tab browsing capabilities. It can also block web content, hide firefox window and move firefox hard disk cache position.

Tab Viewing, Sneak Peak

11. FoxTab

3D in your browser! FoxTab brings innovative 3D functionality to your Firefox. You can switch between tab like in the Windows Aero Effect.

12. Showcase

Showcase provides a new way to manage your Firefox tabs and windows by showing them as thumbnails in a single window, tab or sidebar. Includes a find bar that will filter the thumbnails, and the capability to select the thumbnails in the same way you would select files in your system.

13. Tab Catalog

This shows contents of all of tabs as a thumbnail-style list.

Shows thumbnail-style catalog of tabs.  When you press “F8″ key (you can change this hotkey as you like) it shows popup like image gallery for viewing open tabs. Thumbnails can be select with dragging or ctrl-click. You can close multiple tabs, related to selected thumbnails, at a time.

14. New Jump Start

When you open a new tab get immediate access to your most frequently used sites, bookmarks, closed tabs, history search. Similar to Google’s Chrome new tab feature. Chrome and Opera Like Start Pages.

15. Tile Tabs

Allows tabs to be tiled within the Firefox browser. Tiles can be arranged horizontally, vertically or in a grid. Tiles can be re-sized by dragging splitter bars. Links can be dragged to open in other tiles. Scrolling of tiles can be synchronized.

16. All-In-One-Sidebar

AiOS lets you open various windows as sidebar panels, and quickly switch between them. So it put an end to the window chaos! In addition to bookmarks and history it opens dialogues such as downloads, add-ons and more in the sidebar.

17. Tab Popup

Mouse over the tabs to see the page contents inside them.

18. Tab Sidebar

Displays previews of your tabs in your sidebar. More like Show Case Addons. The tab sidebar extension, if you haven’t heard of it already, provides a sidebar in the browser that can act as a replacement to the main tab bar, complete with always visible preview thumbnails and in tab navigation buttons.

Tab Filtering

19. Tab Filter / Tab Search

Hides all tabs that not match your search criteria.

20. Search Tab

This addon helps searching among the opened tabs.

Tab Memory

21. Save Memory

SaveMemory can reduce Firefox’s memory and CPU use by more than 80%. If you browse with multiple tabs, you need SaveMemory. It lets you pause unused tabs to free up memory and end unnecessary processor usage. It makes Firefox faster and snappier!

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