Take advantage of the new Aero interface features on Windows 7 in Firefox 3.6 by making a few changes within everyone’s reach.
N.B. : these tricks are intended for users of Firefox 3.6 and Windows 7 only.
Ctrl + improved Tab
Under Firefox 3.6, open a new tab and type about:config. Pass the security warning by clicking on the button I'll be careful, I promise!.
Then look for the following key: browser.ctrlTab.previews
Then switch the value to True.
To visualise the new visual effect, press the keys Ctrl + Tab, a keyboard shortcut to switch between the different tabs — it is therefore necessary to open several of them.
Preview your Firefox tabs
Just as you would for Internet Explorer, it is possible to require Firefox to miniaturise tabs — not windows, in the taskbar to allow a preview.
This long-awaited option is unfortunately not enabled by default... just look for it. browser.taskbar.previews.enable, always via the tab about:config.
Then switch the value to True to have this feature. The result in image:
Each tab is now previewable, as the Firefox icon has multiplied to indicate it.
Mozilla gives us here 2 hidden features specifically dedicated to Windows 7. Why are they not enabled by default? Surely to allow me to communicate them to you today...