I just came across a Firefox extension that is one of the coolest I’ve seen in quite awhile. It’s called Tab Scope and it brings real-time tab previews to the Firefox browser. Well, it’s actually a step beyond just a preview because you can fully interact with the page (click links, scroll, etc…).
After using this for just 10-minutes I feel that it has made me more productive, and I now consider it to be a must-have extension. Here are the features that Tab Scope brings to the table:
- Real-time tab previews of the page contents — you can watch the page load right from the preview!
- Navigate (Back/Forward/Reload/Stop) directly through the tab preview
- Scroll pages or frames in preview with mouse wheel
- Use the magnifying glass to enlarge the tab preview for easier navigation
- Click links or buttons directly in preview
In the options you can configure things such as the size for the tab preview for both before and after you click the magnifying glass. Depending on the preview size that you choose this can drastically keep you from switching back and forth between tabs! Throw on the ReloadEvery extension and you’ve got a killer combination!