Firefox add-on To Preview Tabs By Mouse Over

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Tab Scope is a free Firefox add-on to preview inactive tabs from the currently active tab. You don’t need to leave the tab which you are working on to check the other webpages opened in the other tabs.

The most interesting feature of this add-on is that you can navigate to tab content from the active tab. That means, you will be able to click on the links of the other tab, can reload it, and move forward and backward to webpages using preview window.

Its preview window comes in small size, like a thumbnail, but you can zoom in the preview window to preview tab content more clearly.

preview inactive tabs right from currently active tab

In above screen recording, you can see how this add-on helps to preview inactive tab(s).

The feature to preview any inactive tab comes with Opera browser, but feature to access tab content is not possible. This add-on will help to preview as well as access tab content in your Firefox browser.

We have also covered 5 mouse gesture customization add-ons for Firefox.

How To Preview Inactive Tabs and Navigate to Tab Content Using This Firefox add-on?

Install this add-on using the link given at the end of this review. After this, restart your Firefox browser.

After restarting the browser, when you hover your mouse cursor to an inactive tab, it will reload that particular tab (only once). After this, you will be able to preview the webpage opened in that tab. To view the webpage more clearly, simply place the mouse cursor on the top part of the preview window. Then you will find Magnifier icon. Click that icon and preview window will be expanded immediately.

preview window to see webpage opened in inactive tab

Apart from zoom option, you will also find reload (or refresh) button to refresh the webpage of that tab. Moreover, backward and forward buttons will also be visible to you to navigate to webpages.

Right from the preview window, you can also scroll down the webpage, can click on a link, select text etc.

Conclusion:

Tab Scope is really an interesting Firefox add-on and valuable as well. You don’t have to switch to a particular tab and leave the current tab to explore the webpage opened in another tab.

Get Tab Scope free.

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Works With: Firefox
Free/Paid: Free