How to Enable Firefox 3.6 Tab Preview?

By | November 1, 2009 | 7 Comments


How to Enable Firefox 3.6 Tab Preview?

Here’s how you can enable tab preview in Firefox 3.6:

Type the following line into your address bar:
about:config

How to Enable Firefox 3.6 Tab Preview?

Look for:
browser.allTabs.previews
browser.ctrlTab.previews

Set both to true.

Use Ctrl + Tab to switch between tabs or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to get a list of opened ones.

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  • Steve

    Is Tab preview in Firefox 3.6 better than Opera one?

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

      With my configs + many tabs, it does not display thumbnails. Not sure if same applies for default installs.

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Someone could please explain to me why Opera Software do nothing when competitors steal them ideas? It’s getting boring… t.t

    • Daniel

      Well what can they do, tell them to stop? They do not patent things because they are not going to damage the web like Apple does, Apple patents everything. >:@

    • Foo

      It’s based on alt+tab switching as introduced somewhere around the times of Windows 3.

      AOL Explorer 1.2 (2005-11) had Tab Switch Preview and Tab Hover Preview before Opera which got it in v.9 (2006-06-20).
      Though it seems that tab preview when switching were turned off by default in Opera, until version 10.10 or something, for no apparent reason, so no one apparently knew about it anyway. Even now it only previews one tab at a time so it’s useless anyway.

      I take it you think Opera should remove their Tab Dock? I mean OmniWeb 5 had it back in 2004.
      Since then it’s been available in Firefox through Firefox Showcase (2006-01-07) and Tab Sidebar (2008-02-17). All way before Opera.

      … or how about the ability to render HTML? Where that also ‘stolen’ by time-travelers?

      • nobody

        maybe he meant what i was also asking myself:

        when opera will start to steal OTHER’s ideas. because some of these are realy good, and are missing badly from opera

        • Washout

          Stop whining about Opera, you moron.

          By the way, you never replied to my reply to your lies and FUD in the “pwning Unite” post:

          That list is 2 months old, and either only affected the pre-alpha demo/concept version, or are non-issues that are true for ANY web server.

          Unite as a concept is secure. That doesn’t mean that there can’t be any security holes. Security holes can appear in any application.

          Your irrational hatred of Opera is really making you blind to the fact that your irrational bashing of Opera in this case means that you have to irrationally bash anyone who creates a web server!

          LOL, Unite doesn’t mask your IP address?! If THAT is a security issue, then THE WHOLE INTERNET IS A SECURITY ISSUE!

          You are and will always be a moron.