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Old Jan 16, 2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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Visual tab Switching? (Firefox)

Anyone know of an expose sort of way to switching between tabs in Firefox? I do use the Command-1...2....3 to go directly what tab I want (which is quite useful) but there has got to be a better way.

I like the way that Opera moves about tabs with its small menu that pops-up, but Opera sucks at everything else. Anyone know of a Greasemonkey script or add-on or something?
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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If you want the expose visual look for viewing tabs, then Mozilla's extensions page has a few: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/extensions/

Here is what I found.

Firefox Showcase
Tab Catalog
Viamatic foXpose
Ctrl Tab Preview
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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Something like this?
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1457/

Inspired by the Mac Expose functionality if I'm not mistaken. (Hence the name I suppose).

EDIT: Dang, just a touch too slow.
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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i second TDM21's idea

the best one is reveal, which officially doesn't support 2.0.0.x, u need some tricks to install it. goto https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1942/ see the comment for details

if even has a magnification lens, lol
and u can drag the previews to rearrange the tab positions, with animation

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Old Jan 16, 2007, 01:06 PM   #5
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Is there a way to make any of those add-ons respond to a gesture? I've gotten so used to using hot corners for Exposť... if I could get a tabsposť with gestures of some kind, that'd be perfect!
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Is there a way to make any of those add-ons respond to a gesture? I've gotten so used to using hot corners for Exposť... if I could get a tabsposť with gestures of some kind, that'd be perfect!
good question, i would imagine that need two extensions to cooperate, mouse gesture+tab previews.
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 01:22 PM   #7
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I've been using Tab Catalog for a while. It works, but I can't say anything further.
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 01:28 PM   #8
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Is there a way to make any of those add-ons respond to a gesture? I've gotten so used to using hot corners for Exposť... if I could get a tabsposť with gestures of some kind, that'd be perfect!
In conjunction with Quicksilver I bet this is possible.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 01:31 PM   #9
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guess what, ha

install mouse gesture and reveal
then in mouse gesture's preference, add a new gesture, choose customize (default is build-in), it will need u to input a javascrip, just input
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Reveal.toggle();
done.

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this is from reveal's author
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Javascript Interface

If you want to use Reveal with extensions like mouse gestures, you can use some Javascript:

* Reveal.toggle(); - Toggle Reveal open or closed.
* Reveal.openReveal(); - Opens Reveal if not already open.
* Reveal.closeReveal(); - Closes Reveal if not already closed.
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reveal doesn't really work flawlessly, sometime it lost tabs , i hope the author would update this to 2.0.0.x ASAP

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guess what, ha
Wow, nice work, Clevin! I will have to try this out!
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 03:14 PM   #12
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Wow, nice work, Clevin! I will have to try this out!
if reveal doesn't work for u as u want
check here
http://en.mousegestures.org/gesture-...?mappingID=127
mouse gesture work with foXpose
and
http://en.mousegestures.org/gesture-...?mappingID=185
mouse gesture work with firefox Showcase

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