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How to show all tabs in a grid in Firefox [Tip]

TabPreview is a Firefox add-on, covered in this article [1], that enables you to preview tabs from the tab bar. However, with that add-on you can preview just one tab at a time. To preview multiple page tabs, check All Tabs Restorer 1.7.

Press the + Add to Firefox button on this page [2] and then restart the browser to add the extension to your browser. Press the Ctrl + Shift + Tab hotkey to open a grid of all your page tabs as shown below. You can also drag an All Tabs button onto the toolbar from the Customize page.

All Tab Restorer [3]

Now you can open your pages from the thumbnails on the grid. Note that the grid also includes a search box. There you can enter keywords to locate more specific page thumbnails.

Click the Open menu and Add-ons options to open the extension page. Then press the Options button beside All Tabs Restorer to open a few extra options as shown below.

All Tab Restorer2 [4]

That page doesn’t include any options to customize the add-on’s hotkey. However, you can configure the All Tabs Restorer hotkey from the about:config page. Enter about:config in the address bar, and then locate the extensions.allTabsRestorer.keyCode and extensions.allTabsRestorer.keyModifiers hotkey settings to set up new keyboard shortcuts for the add-on.

All Tabs Restorer is a handy addition to Firefox. With the add-on you can now open thumbnail previews of all the tab pages. Its search box tool will also come in handy if you have lots of page tabs open.