I'm using the Tab Mix Plus Firefox Extension for one simple purpose mainly. I don't like the way Firefox handles tabs that exceed the visible space in the tab bar. Firefox by default adds scroll buttons to the beginning and end of the tab bar that you can click on to scroll to the tabs that are not visible on the screen.
I was looking for an extension that would create an additional row and place all the new tabs in that row. Tab Mix Plus supports this feature. You can select the maximum number of rows that you want added, the default value is three rows which means that two additional rows will be added if necessary.
The extension has so many options that it is hard to focus on some that could be worth mentioning. Playing around with it revealed several ones that I did activate and like. You may specify a minimum and maximum width for all tabs, changing the default Firefox values of 100 (minimum width) to 250 pixels (maximum width) to different values. I have great success with 80 to 150 pixels which should be enough to identify most websites.
Lets take a closer look at what the extension has to offer, and why it is one of the most popular add-ons for the Firefox web browser:
Tab Mix Plus review
As you can see, the extension offers a lot of features and options that you can enable, tweak or disable as you see fit. If you want more control over the tabbed browsing in Firefox, this is the extension that covers it all.Advertisement
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