Courtesy of Danno and Donnie comes word of one of the cooler Firefox extensions I’ve seen in a while. While it does require an upgrade to Firefox 1.5, Reveal is clearly worth it. I don’t think I can quite agree with Corey that it’s the “best. extension. ever.” (I’d give that honor to Greasemonkey, probably), it’s pretty damn sweet.
Basically, as you might be able to guess from the inset screenshot, Reveal takes all of your open tabs and makes them available and easily browsable thumbnails of the open pages. Thus when Firefox loses the tab icons and I forget which tab is which, I simply hit F2 and page over to the one I want. Just tremendous. It has lots of other capabilities, including magnification and a find function, but the only one I’ve used extensively so far is the tab thumbnails.
This quickly, along with the Greasemonkey, del.icio.us, Gmail Notifier, Tabbrowser Preferences and SessionSaver extensions, is a must have for my instance of Firefox. Thanks again to Danno and Donnie.
Incidentally, for those that are curious, Firefox 1.5 (AKA Deer Park) handled my upgrade seamlessly, updating the extenions that wouldn’t work with it and disabling those that lacked compatible versions (EditCSS, AboutSite).