October 26, 2006

Firefox 2 cleverness

Writing about web page http://mozilla.com

Something I do when browsing with Firefox more often than I’d like is close a tab when I didn’t mean to, and until Firefox 2, that wasn’t an undoable operation. But now it is; Ctrl-Shift-T re-opens the most recently closed tab, and the History menu has a “Recently closed tabs” item listing all tabs closed during the current session. Good stuff.

If anyone knows any other Firefox 2 cleverness I’d love to hear about it.

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  1. Steve Rumsby

    For a long time there’s been an extension (TabMix Plus) that does exactly that, and more. Perhaps it is time for another “My favorite firefox extensions” thread?

    26 Oct 2006, 09:29

  2. I only put FireFox 2 on this morning. I like the fact that I can now have my own toolbar with the bits I want on it, but I was too lazy to find out if this was a 1.5 feature.

    26 Oct 2006, 12:01

  3. But that means people can come and see what you sneakily just closed down! The watchers will see more! nooo!

    26 Oct 2006, 12:16

  4. If you’re impressed with that (I agree, very handy feature), maybe you should have been using Opera – it’s had Undo Close Tab since 2003 ;-)

    26 Oct 2006, 12:21

  5. John Dale

    Yeah, but Firefox is cool, whereas Opera is for nerds.

    26 Oct 2006, 16:22

  6. I think you mean “Firefox is for sheep who just follow the crowd, whereas Opera is for people who actually look at browser features and use the best”...

    26 Oct 2006, 16:58

  7. John Dale

    You say tomato…

    26 Oct 2006, 20:28

  8. me

    the opera logo is a bit like a tomato with the middle cut out…

    26 Oct 2006, 21:19

  9. fight
    Being a sheep, I’ve never heard of Opera until this post.
    Will I go to Hell, along with the rest of the crowd?

    27 Oct 2006, 11:41

  10. Worse: you’ll go to Scratby.

    27 Oct 2006, 11:58

  11. Gavin: It’s a conspiracy! Firefox zealots the world over have attempted to conceal the wonderous might of Opera from the users, that they may not switch! But I, I am one of those faithful few who is dedicated to spreading the Word… together, we can overthrow the despotic Firefox regime, and bring enlightenment and true happiness to browser users everywhere who have been kept in the dark…

    Seriously, you’d never heard of Opera? *grin*

    And yes, of course. You will go to Hell for your ignorance.

    27 Oct 2006, 14:09

  12. I should perhaps point out that I use both Opera and Firefox all the time – Opera for my daily internetting, and keeping all the tabs that I had open, Firefox for quick searches and other unimportant stuff so that I don’t clutter up Opera or lose important tabs when FF crashes. I usually have at least twice the number of tabs open in Opera than Firefox, and FF is usually using about 50% more RAM

    27 Oct 2006, 14:13

  13. Well I haven’t used firefox since I came home, as the pc connected to t’internet, this one, ain’t mine. Also we have dialup.

    And I regularly cry myself to sleep at night.

    I might have heard of Opera, but firefox probably crashed when I was trying to look it up. Make you happier?

    27 Oct 2006, 17:40

  14. Nick Howes

    It’s good to know that even if IE is completely obliterated from market, there’ll still be people arguing fruitlessly over browsers. Keep up the good work!

    29 Oct 2006, 23:33

  15. William

    Firefox 2 now has a built in spelchequer :-)

    30 Oct 2006, 22:52

  16. Tim Nash

    Though not British English by default…

    Note that the British dictionary is out of date in places… like Firefox not being in there for example

    21 Nov 2006, 12:04

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