May 14, 2007

Firefox Duo Add-on: Tab Scope & Faviconize Tab

Posted in Faviconize Tab, Firefox, Firefox Add-ons, Reviews, Softwares, Tab Scope, Tech at 7:01 pm by anonymous

Are you a Mozilla Firefox lover? Well, I am. Today we look at this two firefox extension, Faviconize Tab and Tab Scope! Faviconize tab resizes the tab width to width of a favicon while Tab Scope pop up a small preview window below a tab when mouse cursor hovered over the tab. These two extension make a perfect pair when used together.

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Let’s look at Faviconize Tab:
This extension adds a new “FaviconizeTab” option to the context menu of the tab. When it is clicked, The width of the tab becomes the size of a small Favicon. If you toggle it again, the tab returns to normal width.

Faviconize Tab

  Pros:

  • Saves plenty of space for more tabs
  • Keeps a neat and tidy look

Cons:

  • Close button is removed from the tab
    (you can still close the tab from the context menu)
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Let’s Look at Tab Scope:
This extension adds a preview popup of the tab, when you mouse over the tab.

Tab Scope

  Pros:

  • The preview popup is real-time
  • Navigational buttons are in the popup (Back, Forward, Refresh, Zoom, Close)
  • You can scroll with mouse wheel in the preview popup!
  • You can set the size of preview popup in options
  • Click links directly in preview popup

Cons:

  • Users with slower pc may not like the extra load performance

Note: Tab Scope does not work with Mac OS X.

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Since faviconized tab does not have any description, tab scope come into great use right? As I mentioned that users with may experience lag or delay, however I did not experience any extra lag or delay when i use tab scope. If you are want faviconized bookmarks for toolbars, you can install Smart Bookmarks Bar.
 
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2 Comments »

  1. Sue said,

    Sorry for commenting on such an old post, but I just wanted to say that with faviconize, you can still use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+w to close the tab. I find that much easier than using the context menu.

  2. cococokie said,

    Yah, middle clicking on the tab can close the tab too. ^^


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