Mozilla a while ago decided that it would be a good idea to remove the title bar from the Firefox browser and rely solely on the tab to display the title of the site. While that is working okay for sites with short titles, it does not work well for sites that use longer titles as they do not display fully in the tab. You can hover the mouse over the tab to display the full tab title.
Related to that is something that may not be an issue for many web users. All tab driven browsers display only the web address of the website that is currently displayed in the active tab in the browser. If you want to display the url of a site that is open in another tab, you have to switch to that tab first to do so.
Tab Tooltip is a lightweight extension for the Firefox web browser that adds tooltip information to each open tab in Firefox to display the web address of the website that is open in that tab directly on mouse hover.
You are probably asking yourself why you would want to install such an extension. There are a couple of scenarios where this may come in handy.
The extension adds a second line to the tooltip that displays the full url of the site. To display it, simply hover over any tab in the Firefox web browser.
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