Firefox and Windows 7 Jumplist Feature

By | May 23, 2009 | 19 Comments


Firefox, Windows 7 JumplistIf you enjoy Interent Explorer 8 on Windows 7 due to all the quick access buttons (Open New Tab, Frequenst Visited Pages, etc.) and would like to have something similar Firefox, then we have a solution for you. Although upcoming 3.5 release won’t support Windows 7 Jumplist feature (maybe in Firefox 3.6..?), you can still “enable” it in your Firefox web browser.

How to do that? It’s actually very simple. Just install Winfox utility and you are almost ready to go.

As author explains: Winfox must be running to update your top fifteen visited sites. Currently has to be killed by using task manager.

The following software works on 32 and 64 bit machines and requires Firefox 3.0 or later.

Download:
Winfox – 32 bit (x86)
Winfox – 64 bit (x64)

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  • tomass

    that’s pretty cool. any idea if Opera is going to support it? what about showing open tabs when hovering the browser icon in bottom panel?

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Eventually, yes. But will it make into Opera 10 release? That’s a tuff one, although Opera 10Beta should add new features, this particular one wasn’t originally planned because Win 7 Beta was released not so long ago.

  • nobody

    i’am going to be extremaly surprised if opera 10 beta introduces ANY new features. and they better polish these features they’ve added – autoupdate does not work at all for considerable ammount of users, there are serious problems with it across platforms, and compared to how well it works in firefox (autoupdating plugins/extensions seamlessly and hasslefree) opera should deliver something similar to be still considered contemporary product.

    btw, opera never was keen on adding features invented and made popular by others, instead theyve pursued their own vision, and released products that were immediately copied by others (and beter implemented) or ideas that nobody couldnt care less (widgets..). as if catering to popular demand wasnt a good thing..

    if theyve allowed extensions, opera would have had these features months ago, but.. they know better.

    btw. many things should have been added to opera years ago (eventually) and world is still waiting. or that 1% is still waiting.. for right-click functionality, for better plugin support, for extensions, for autoupdate THAT WORKS, for autofill, for developer tools that do not suck and are usefull, etc etc. 1% is waiting and what they get? 10 release that has a list of new features containing few points, that STILL does not work with a single one page from top 10 list. so on what are they working on? not site compatibility, nor new features? or they simply ‘are working on’ but are poorly managed and waste lots of effort on stuff that get dropped? just curious. google managed to create a browser that (given current speed of development) in 6 months will surpas opera in functionality (it already is faster and more compatible) in 2 years. cmon opera.. blame global warming.

  • Daniel Hendrycks

    Beta should be very soon!

  • nobody

    no, because they are not stubborn, and theyve decided to use existing technology instead of wasting time to deliver its own – webkit.

    opera wastes lots and lots of resources to develop an engine, that has by now no chance of being recognised by webdevs, so it will never be compatible with web sites. using webkit google saved not only resources on developing rendering engine, but theyve also saved endless money on ‘supporting’ it.

    without compatibility Opera will NEVER be a major browser again. and due to webdevelopers that couldnt be bothered to develop for a browser with 1% of a market with NO tools (compare with what firefox offers..) opera is not going to be compatible (doing it from opera side is impossible) thus is not going to be used. drop your engine opera, bow down, and adopt gecko/webkit. and then show us how innovative you are. each new major release promises better compatibility, and it is never the case. doing lots of work is not a feat, delivering a product is something to brag about. opera is not a deliver.

  • Dan

    Website incompatability isn’t Opera’s fault, its the people who made the sites fault. When there is incompatability with a browser it is because they did not optimize their site for that browser. I do not see how website incompatability is Opera’s fault.

    As a certain browser becomes more popular web designers then make their site compatible with that certain browser.

    Opera would actually not benifit from using webkit because Opera Software develops a version of Opera for desktop then they trim down the code and implement it in their phone browsers. If Opera used webkit as thier engine they could not produce Opera Mini because webkit takes up to much room while presto is very lightwieght. From what I know Webkit is only used on smartphone browsers not standard cellphones.

    Without Opera Mini Opera Software wouldn’t be here.

    I already said Opera has more than 1% market share, it even has more than chrome and safari.

    But Opera does need to implement features that already exsist. They can’t just add their own and ignore other browser’s features

  • ps

    But there is some substance in saying that Opera could have had provided a set of full-featured Developer Tools a long time ago. Firefox is so compatible, because it is (and most importantly _WAS_) easy to develop WITH it and FOR it. Firebug is industry standard, pixelPerfect, liveHttpHeaders and much much more small, but _very_ powerfull tools that any WebDev out there uses each and every day.

    Opera lacks such tools. Dragonfly was hyped to be _oh so magnificent_ and all it got was totally useless ‘proxy’ mode and THE most revolting UI ever. Not mentioning, that it is JavaScript snippet, and as such has very serious limitations.

    Concluding, yes that are the developers who make incompatible pages, but it is Opera, that did not provide them with both tools and incentive to make them work in Opera.

    Strong belief in standards being good != incentive.

    • Daniel Hendrycks

      Yes there we go, great way to explain it. Dragonfly needs work.

  • everybody

    Actually, Firefox isn’t “compatible”. Firefox got all compatibility for free because all web developers know about Netscape, and automatically started coding for the new Netscape, and Firefox used the same engine.

    Like IE, Firefox gets sites designed for it.

  • nobody

    blah blah

    firefox ‘just works’ because most people who make sites these days use tools firefox provides – firebug/pixelPerfect (great tool, thanks) along with specialistic stuff like seo/performance metters.

    and they use these, because these are the best available – easy to use, powerfull, constantly managed and developed.

    opera.. well, no comments.

    ‘ff is like netscape’ is rather VERY poor attempt, as most today’s webdevs are too young to even remember netscape. ff has sites designed for it, because people use ff to design them.

    ff and opera both started from 1% market share (even if you caount netscape in, but that is lame anyway), and somehow ff now has 25%+ and opera is still around statistical error mark. what differed these browsers? extensions and developer tools.

    opera still hasnt got neither of these..

    • Daniel Hendrycks

      Well Opera was listed as ad-ware before while Firefox wasn’t making. This made people not click the download Opera button and making them click the download Firefox button. It became very popular quickly because many people said “hey IE sucks get this.” And they liked it a lot more than IE. Now people won’t give Opera a shot, if they do give it a shot they quickly switch back because of website incompatibility.

      It is not fair to compare Dragonfly and Firebug, Dragonfly is only in alpha 3. Also yes Opera needs an extension support.

    • everybody

      Actually, Firefox isn’t “compatible”. Firefox got all compatibility for free because all web developers know about Netscape, and automatically started coding for the new Netscape, and Firefox used the same engine.

      Like IE, Firefox gets sites designed for it.

      BTW, Opera has 3% market share worldwide and 7+% in Europe.

      Wonder why this nobody guy is obsessing over Opera. His “Opera can’t move” nonsense is typical of his parents-basement ramblings :)

  • nobody

    and i think it is perfectly ok to compare dragonfly and firebug – it was opera’ concious decision to NOT develop webdeveloper tools when the time was right (like 10 yrs ago).

    on a greater scale – it was opera’ concious decision to not outsource webdev tools’ development to 3rd party (extension maker) thus freeing workforce.

    opera is in a trap now. they have a product so massive and big, that pure maintaining it eats major portion of resources. supporting one system costs N. supporting 2nd system costs 2N, 3rd one – 3N..[so 3 systems 1+2+3] it adds up very quickly. opera cant do any big move now, just because it cant support and maintanin it. it is a trap caused by shortsightnes of their staff. they are engineers, not managers, and it is easily visible.. opera cant make any sudden moves because it got too big as a product and insisted to everything ALONE.

    firefox, on the other hand.. is a fairly small product, with all costly systems (each extension is a system on its own) cleverly outsourced to a selfcontained teams. it works and has infinite scalability if done right. opera’ way – isnt, opera reached its max size some time ago and can no longer support its new features. it is a canibalism of sorts. oh my, so many problems just because somebody said ‘no’ to extension api..

  • krrrr

    Why is this nobody guy obsessing over Opera?

    Guess he isn’t doing too well in his parents basement.

    Google managed to create a very basic browser in more than two years. Wow, they sure move fast!

    Firefox hassle-free? Yeah, right.

    Opera has just 1% market share? Yeah, right.

    • Golden Boy

      He doesn’t lie. He says true. He says what you (fanboys) ignore or don’t want to hear.

      • Dan

        We are not picking apart FF so just stop.