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View Enlarged Versions of Thumbnail Images with Thumbnail Zoom for Firefox

Are you tired of thumbnail images that are just too small to make out clearly on your favorite websites? Say goodbye to frustration and hello to easy viewing with the Thumbnail Zoom extension for Firefox.

To view an enlarged version just hover your mouse over the image. You can see the extension at work here on the How-To Geek Facebook page. Keep in mind that the size of the enlarged version will depend on the size of the original image uploaded.

The extension works with thumbnail images on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Amazon, Picasa, Flickr, LinkedIn, Hi5, Twitpic, deviantART, PhotoBucket, Tagged,, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Google Images.

Note: Works with Firefox versions 3.0 – 4.0.*

Download the Thumbnail Zoom Extension [Mozilla Add-ons]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/31/11

Comments (8)

  1. Hatryst

    I’ve been waiting for this extension for FF, from that very day when i saw it for Chrome… :D
    Obviously, featured on HTG !

  2. AsianAngel

    @Hatryst – This is definitely an awesome extension. ^_^ Now I just need a version of this for Opera as well… >_>

  3. Woot

    If only this extension worked with every website, just like the one in Chrome…

    For the time being, I’ll just stick with Image Zoom.

  4. Heiko

    Could you provide a link to the mentionend chrome extension, I can’t find a good one wich would work on other sites than Facebook.

  5. AsianAngel

    @Heiko – I believe the one that “Woot” is referring to is this first link, but personally I think the second one is much better based on the description. I have also included the link for a third one that I found so that you have three options to choose from. ^_^


    Hover Zoom


    Hope this helps you out! ^_^

  6. cam2644

    The Image Zoom add on works well on Firefox.

  7. nonosh

    Nice anime wallpaper!

  8. Omar Hafiz

    Another extension to do this trick it Facebook Boost. It’s available for Firefox.

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