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Quick Tip: Save Tab Space for Frequently Used Tabs in Firefox with FaviconizeTab

Like most power users, I always have at least Google Reader and Gmail tabs open… and they always take up so much space. If only there was an extension to shrink certain tabs down to just the very memorable icon.

Let’s take a look at my Firefox window on a normal day…  look how much space the tab buttons are taking.

Now look at my browser with the FaviconizeTab extension installed. So much cleaner!

The best thing about this extension is that you can configure it to always shrink down certain tabs, based on the URL.  You can also choose your preference for how to shrink the tab, or just use the right-click “Faviconize” from the menu.

You’ll notice that I added in the URL for Google Reader and Gmail into the list. This now a must-have extension for me.

If you have a commonly used tab that doesn’t have an icon, you can try using the Favicon Picker as well.

Download FaviconizeTab from Mozilla Add-ons

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/4/07

Comments (3)

  1. Juliana Peña

    1991 new emails????!!!!!

  2. The Geek

    I actually pull my email down from gmail into a desktop client… when you access your mail via pop3, it doesn’t mark them as read.

  3. Gina

    Hmm, I assigned an icon to a formerly icon-less favorite URL using Favicon Picker, and though it shows up properly in my bookmarks, the tab itself doesn’t display the icon.

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