One of the features I like with Windows Vista (yes there are some things I like with Vista) is the improved ALT+TAB interface. With Windows Vista not only can you still switch between windows with ALT+TAB but it shows you a preview of the Window. Now, Firefox does have a tab switcher option by default with CTRL+Tab. But all this does is switch between tabs by bringing the next (or previous if you do CTRL+SHIFT+Tab) into focus. There is no preview interface like I grown so accustom to in Windows Vista. That is until the Control Tab extension:
This add-on for Firefox 3 ONLY serverd as prototype for what will be a standard feature in Firefox 3.1 due out late this year or early next year. As you can see from the screenshot above, it is very much like the ALT+TAB interface of Windows Vista. Even better is a redesign in both layout and function of the List All Tabs button. By clicking the button or pressing F4 you get a pop-up grid showing preview all your open tabs. There is a ‘filter’ function (based on titles and address) in the pop-up as well.
Control Tab works with Firefox 3.0pre-3.1a1pre and is about 14 KB.
News Source: CyberNet News