Limit Browsing Frustration Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The rule more than the exception - when using Firefox - is that I, on average, have about 15 tabs open. It is quite a frustration and time consuming when trying to find a particular web page (i.e. tab). But since the installation of the 'FabTabs' extension - which simulate website colours on tabs - it became a lot easier, less of a frustration and a whole lot quicker to identify the website / page I want. For example: When I want to go to the Twitter website, I merely "filter" the search to light blue coloured tabs. Nice! Incidentally, favicons are better defined and tab text more contrasted. The latter features also makes locating tabs less of a frustration.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124-signed.1-signed).
Poweruser Approved! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Some may argue that FabTabs does not add functionality; that it is merely eye-candy that makes your Firefox look as gaudy as the plugin name implies. As an avid power-user of Firefox, I absolutely and most wholeheartedly disagree. Not only does FabTabs breathe life and color into an otherwise bleak shades-of-grey world of the default UI, it dramatically improves your own personal cognition and mental identification of tabs. At least, that's what I found personally. It's hard to see with only a few tabs, but open a few dozen, and the tabs start to categorize themselves visually, without the need for any additional tab management plugin. This makes powerbrowsing a simple, smooth, and almost joyful experience. I know tabs with a particular deep shade of blue will likely be Facebook, a certain shade of red is a CNN.com article, and a familiar bright orange is the Blogger dashboard. Color-coding tabs by page colors has radically improved my speed and efficiency in finding the right tab without resorting to a search, thumbnail view, or some fancy tab-management method/plugin. I can easily work with dozens tabs as if they were just a few thanks to the gorgeous functionality of FabTabs.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199-signed.1-signed).
great, but not as good on a Mac Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is definitely the best of its kind. Unfortunately what ihavenoneedfornicknames said a year ago still apply: on a Mac, the active tab's color is always gray (the default), and the overlay of the color doesn't match the curved edges of tabs.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52-signed.1-signed).
FAB-TAB-ULOUS....! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It doesn't just makes the tab colorful , It makes me Cheereful , gives whole new Life to me to browse the web on the go.
I simply can't remember when I had my firefox opened without fabtab.
Looks great. works great.
How to disable new contrast switching tab close button ? Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Captain, the latest update is creating issues. I see 4 close buttons now in different colors. Please give us a way to disable the new contrast switching tab close button.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (184.108.40.206-signed.1-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
New contrast switching tab close button Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great, but how can I deactivate the new function "contrast switching tab close button" ?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (220.127.116.11-signed.1-signed).
Useful but thick Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Really handy to regroup tabs from the same site by color.
My only regret is that it makes the tab very thicker than the old ones, and I dislike it. Could be perfect if at least an option is added to adjust this behavior.
Nice try! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Have been trying this out and seems to be a good idea though some of the tabs end up having darker and slightly weirder colors. Good job overall!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (18.104.22.168-signed.1-signed).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I just love the Different colored tabsThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124-signed.1-signed).
Просьба Rated 3 out of 5 stars
К сожалению никакой красоты не увидел.Всё непонятно ,желательно доработать контраст текста и фона.Но задумка замечательная!!!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199-signed.1-signed).
Absolutely Fabulous Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I keep telling people there are just two extensions that have made my browser both beautiful and sensible: Tabs Always in Titlebar and FabTabs. (OK - Tab Utilities too)
In my opinion most of the readability gripes I've seen here can be handled with the extension's options, as well as Tab Utilities >Options >Appearance >Tabs - although admittedly I don't bother with personas or much in the way of themes - with FabTabs I just don't feel the need.
The Captain is a pretty awesome fellow and author of some other extensions as well and has his own forums on his website where he listens. Upon my suggestion he wasted no time at all in extending the FabTab (new version 1.4.4) treatment to my Vertical Toolbar. Oh yeah, the gradiated button coloring is really cool too.
I love my FabTabs and don't understand why more people don't use it. If they're that hung up on their precious personas you'd think they might also try a little simple tweaking.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
beautifulThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52-signed.1-signed).
Nice with one exception Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is nice extension with one exception: if tab's color is dark then black letters on dark background is not user-friendly. Color of caption of tab should be automatically changed to color contrasting with background.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (184.108.40.206-signed.1-signed).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I used to use PageStyle2Tab before. I tried your addon now, but it creates an annoying space between tabs (about 2px).
Also, I think that it would be nice if we had the option to use css color codes of the page in order to calculate the tab color besides the screenshot method. We could even use an average of the calculated values of both methods.
Finally, you need to provide a way to make the tab text color have a value that doesn't make it "disappear" in case it is the same color as the one calculated for the tab background. This needs to work in conjunction with TabMixPlus's current/unread/other tab styles or perhaps override its settings.
Quite nice. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I really like this add-on, and the effect it has. I do wish, however, that it didn't have any effect outside of the tab, I use a Persona for a reason, and it's a little annoying not being able to see the Persona itself because this add-on has either colored that area in, or just entirely wiped it clean...This review is for a previous version of the add-on (220.127.116.11-signed.1-signed).
update Rated 5 out of 5 stars
update (1.4.2) to FF6:http://www.captaincaveman.nl/firefox-extensions-fabtabs.aspx#This review is for a previous version of the add-on (18.104.22.168-signed.1-signed).
Firefox 6 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Needs an update for FF6..This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124-signed.1-signed).
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Since 1.4.1 the active tab doesn't blend into the toolbar because of all the extra gradients.
I now can't figure out how to wrangle userChrome so that they match. They even appear to be different hues.
It's a good idea, and 1.4 good even be made to look reasonably pretty, but 1.4.1 is incorrigibly ugly.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great addon, but when i check the option to color the toolbars, the titlebar gets left out and conflicts with my orange theme. Could you add an option to color the titlebar as well? Either way, still a must have addon.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199-signed.1-signed).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great addon! But I still prefer the slim and sleek looking tabs of Firefox 5.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.52-signed.1-signed).