One of my favorite Firefox extensions is Tab Mix Plus. I love this great tool for managing tabs so much that I can’t use Firefox without it anymore. The funny thing is that, after having this extension in my computer for a couple of years, I still find new features in it, like the one I discovered today surprisingly hidden in its settings menu: the ability to display a pop-up window that enables you to switch between tabs in a really comfortable way.
This feature takes advantage of the browser’s embedded functionality to change between tabs by pressing Ctrl+Tab. What Tab Mix Plus does is displaying a small menu on top of the browser with the list of all your currently opened tabs, which enables you to choose the appropriate one in a much easier way. Just keep on pressing the Tab key and release the keys when you reach the browser tab you want – just like the Alt+Tab works for apps.
To turn this setting on, open the Tab Mix Plus options window and click on Events. Then go to Tab Features and tick the “Ctrl-Tab displays a tab list popup menu” option. Hit Apply and OK, and it’ll be ready to use.
Being particularly useful for those of us who work with a dozen simultaneous tabs, I’m already wondering how I could live without this trick for all these years!