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Firefox Extension: Firefox Showcase

Posted by cascadehush on September 10, 2006

This one has only been out for a couple of days, but already it’s one of my favourites. It puts a thumbnail of each open page in your sidebar. You can switch between tabs by clicking on the thumbnail. This is quicker and intuative.

Firefox Showcase

I only wish that there was less space between thumbnails, so that more would fit in the sidebar. It would also be nice if, somehow, an icon could be added to the ‘all-in-one sidebar’ to make it easier to switch to the thumbnail view.

Edit: See Pep’s comment for solutions to both these issues.

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2 Responses to “Firefox Extension: Firefox Showcase”

  1. Pep said

    The default thumbnail size is 96%, so go to the extension configuration, “Thumbnails” section, “Appearance” tab, and change it to 100%. Also, you may remove a couple of pixels at each side by adding the following lines in your userChrome.css:

    .thumbnail {
    padding: 1px !important;
    }

    .thumbnail:focus {
    padding: 0px !important;
    }

    More information about userChrome.css here.

    Also, “all-in-one” sidebar allows placing any button (Showcase button, for instance) in the sidebar button bar, or even in the tab bar (although that’s disabled by default to avoid conflicts with other extensions). Open any sidebar, right click in any toolbar button, and choose “Customize…”. You’ll see that the sidebar buttons are now contained in a red square, and you may add, remove or reorder buttons as you like.

  2. Thanks for 2 excellent tips.

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