More Firefox ideas…

I started with this idea a couple weeks ago. Well, I decided, why not blog a few more. Ideas are good to spread around, as you have a better chance to make it happen.

First up is some New Tab issues. Linux folks have -remote openURL([url], new-tab) but those of us on Win32 have no external options for specifying a new tab or window, only one-size-fits-all preference settings. I’m so used to middle-clicking links in Mailnews that I don’t think I can bear going back.

And the ability to specify a new tab using the target= attribute on links would be nice too, but that ship has sailed.

Another tab thing would be tab-reordering built in. Asa blogged about an extension called MiniT+indicator, but a simple featureset like this should be built into Firefox.

Ever use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Acrobat Reader? I love how holding the spacebar lets your grab and move the document around freely. I would absolutely adore an extenstion that added this feature. And not just for pages; for images that are larger than the viewport it would rock too (no, I hate image auto-resizing so don’t even speak of it). Anything with a scrollbar.

I’m sure I’ll think of more later on, or rather, remember more later on. 🙂


There is something that has been bothering me for a while now.
When I come across something in a website and I select it, why isn’t it possible to rightclick on that text and select ‘Search with this term’ or something like that.
Then the browser would open a new page with your default searchengine with results of your term.

Now wouldn’t that make your life easyer?!

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