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How to enable secret Visual Tab Switcher in Firefox 3.6?

In the past we had published an article about visual tab switching and how to enable this in Firefox 3.6 (pre- Alfa version) without any add-on. Here is how to enable this secret, added feature in the new release of Firefox 3.6.

Visual tab switching means, by just pressing Ctrl + Tab key on your keyboard, you will get most recently used tabs as a visual preview and you can directly change the tab you want.

Moreover the visual tabs preview includes a search bar to look for keywords among tab titles which is useful if you have more tabs.

To enable tab preview, you may want to set browser.ctrlTab.previews to true via about:config.

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and click the confirmation button.
  2. Next, in the filter box, type browser.ctrlTab.previews
  3. Then right-click this entry and select Toggle to make it true.

Hope you will enjoy this tips.


  1. woohoo.. I like it.. Thank you...

  2. Nice tip, Thank you...

  3. I really wish I can use this, but unfortunatly I cant upgrade due to plugins limitations.

    Hey, by the way, I found browser.ctrlTab.previews in FF3.5.7 too.


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