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Wonderful Tool but the old Firefox 2 icons are used.
Once Firefox 3 is released I'll prepare a version with the Firefox 3 theme style :)
It is very good but it hasn't the new Icons from Firefox 3 (Vista only from XP maybe...)
I mean the close buttons and the reloadbutons...
This plug-in is ideal when trying to manage multiple tabs.
Very similar to Microsoft's Internet Explorer but with more control.
The plug-in opens the thumbnail image of each page in either another tab or a popup window which is frustrating but if you install the All-in-One Sidebar by Ingo Wennemaring if can work within that therefore you can manage all pages at the side of your browser.
A useful part of this plug-in is that you can refresh and navigate back and forth through the pages when in thumbnail view.
I have given 6 out of 10 due to the popup and new tab views. Only worth the install if you install the All In One Sidebar.
The sidebar view is also available without All-in-one sidebar. Indeed, I added some options specifically to integrate better with that extension.
If you've opened many tabs like more than 15 then it takes some time to load which is really annoying. Otherwise its pretty good.
A "cache" can be enabled (in the "Advanced" tab of the Showcase settings panel), which will make Showcase open a lot faster. However, it's disabled by default to keep the usage of resources as low as possible.
It's very cool, but it would be nice if it wasn't a popup.
It has a tab mode that should look more like IE. Check the "View" > "Showcase" menu for all the available modes.
I really like this extension, most of the features work properly, but there isn't support in options for two-button mouses! Leaving the right-click for context menu is essential, and so is drag and drop (left-click hold). But the one killer feature, Zoom with arrow navigation seems to disable BOTH clicking the thumb to open and drag and drop! No software to simulate middle clicks seems to be installed on pc so the only work-around for me is that or a new mouse :)Would you please consider adding options for how Zoom is handled, perhaps adding a button on the thumbnail toolbar interface, a context menu item or choosing double-click to activate? Otherwise it's a valuable organizing tool.
There's the option to open thumbnails by settings the "extensions.showcase.doubleClickOpen" preference to "true" (this needs to be changed in "about:config"). That way, you might set the left click to "zoom", and when double clicking it would open it.
in first place, i had installed "Tab catalog" that works fine too but without all the features this addon have .. but it had conflicted with another addon i use "Rss ticker" (great one too) .. i removed it and try your "showcase" .. and WOW !, works sexyfully with no conflict at all with other addons i use ...
thanks for this great work ..; i'm happy now !
Embedded Flash elements don't show (such as YouTube videos). Fix that and it'd be perfect!
Unfortunately, this cannot be solved by me, as my extension depends on the thumbnail generation functionality that provided by Firefox... Hopefully, they'll fix that at some point.
If you open showcase to 'showcase all windows' and then click on a thumbnail of a tab which is NOT in the window where showcase is open, then it won't work. This is very annoying seeing as the main reason I wanted to use this was to be able to easy see and jump around tabs and screens which are open in multiple windows of firefox
What you described happens in some Linux distributions, and if you use the official Firefox for Linux binaries, it will work properly. Unfortunately, I don't have control on how things are handled by the different distributions, and I've no way to correct this behavior in my code.
As I write this I have about 180 tabs open. I jump around a lot in my interest from day to day. I will often see something that I want to come back to later so I leave it open in a tab. This plugin gives me a great way to filter my tabs, and get a preview of the matches. Then I can find that needle in a hay stack I was looking for. One thing I would like to see is a way to bookmark the matches. I am a little lazy about bookmarking I admit. It would be nice to be able to put a check next to the previews that I want to bookmark. Other than that this plugin is sweet. Thanks for the work you've done on this.
That possibility is already there!! Just select multiple thumbnails (you can select all the visible ones by double clicking in an empty area, or using the Ctrl+A shortcut), right click on the selection, and choose "Bookmark Selected Tabs". It will place the bookmarks inside a "bookmark folder".
I have a third monitor that connects via USB - ergo, it is to slow for most purposes. Thus, I use it for applications that are not so interactive and dependent upon fast refresh. As it turns out, Showcase is absolutely perfect to sit on that monitor; it allows me to have a wonderful list of all opened tabs of all windows. I always have two windows opened - one for general usage (like my personal and work MediaWiki wikis where I keep client notes and the like) and the other for website development (as that is my occupation as a small business owner for marketing and advertising - i.e. graphic and website design, photography, video production and the like). I always have a huge number of tabs opened on both windows and have always had problems keeping them organized until I found Showcase. Showcase is ALWAYS opened on my third monitor and is the PERFECT addition to my workflow.
As my 2 year old daughter says for "Good Job!": "Do Dah!" Do Dah, indeed, for Showcase!
Keep up the fabulous work on this Add-On! It is currently in the top 5 of my most used and favorite Add-Ons!
To Firefox Troy if you click the list all tabs button the showcase will pop up. Which is good since I dont like the original feature of drop-down list.
I have been using this extension since it came out, and have had very little trouble with it. This is a great add-on and a must have for Firefox.
By supplying the user with options to see all tabs in a single tab, window, or even sidebar (not to mention all the other features),
this add-on makes Firefox surpass IE7 even more.
Showing thumbnails of opened tabs is not possible in the basic Firefox installation. But IE7 has it. Well, thanks to FF Showcase I can now have it in FF as well. It's more or less flawless and it's a solid MUST-HAVE on every Firefox installation. The only (minor) problem is that sometimes some special content isn't rendered by Showcase.
I've been using showcase for over five months. Firefox+Showcase skunks IE7. I combined it with easyGestures and Tab Mix Plus, and I now have a browser that works exactly like I want it to!
One of the best add-on features for Firefox.
Simply the best tab organizer/viewer around... a finely tuned & professionally crafted program with a wealth of options and capabilities, all the while being user-friendly, lightweight(fast), and visually pleasing.
here are some quiet, yet GROUND-BREAKING features:
-puts all tab thumbnail previews from all windows in ONE sidebar!
-word find of all opened window & tab pages, simultaneously! (my humble recommendation: create Hotkey for a "Quick Search Box" similar to the one offered by Google Desktop- e.g. hit "Shift" twice to reveal word search box)
Great attention to all details... and it certainly shows!
Simple, Brilliant, Useful - A wonderful F*** You to old school browsing.
Great extension... I'm getting a ton of use out of this!
Been using this extension for quite a long time and love it. Recently had a valid reason for using this extension - injured my mouse hand and the gestures made it easier to perform several actions without needing to aggravate the injury.
Only problem I've run into (and this is recent) is gestures not being recognized when I have the mouse trail enabled. The gestures took several seconds to 'register' and ended up timing out.
this is superb! easy to use. manual gives very good, easy instructions; especially with the search utility. THANK YOU!!
This add-on really is rather good.
I've been using Showcase for over a month. The ability to view tabs as thumbnails is absolutely priceless, but Showcase's numerous customization features are enormous bonuses.
I love being able to choose the size of my thumbnails and being able to zoom in on one in particular. The ability to view the thumbs in a tab, a floating window, or the sidebar is awesome, allowing users to toggle between viewing modes according to preference.
Can't say enough, so THANK YOU! (Sorry about my unwieldy comment, but we cannot add page breaks).
i like this program. one this that would make it even BETTER would be when you hover over a tab in the tab bar, if it could show that tab\'s image info, kind of similar to how vista\'s live preview works on the taskbar
My favourite features with this Extension are the text searching for the body text of ANY of your tabs. Also, the Alt+Scroll features to scroll through your thumbnails are a true must-have!
Great for web development, as you can easily see from a distance your new page, and your old page.