Quick Firefox Functionality Tweaks: Undo Close Tab & Resize Text

By Akemi Iwaya on December 8th, 2009

Are you looking for a way to quickly reopen accidentally closed tabs or resize webpage text from the Status Bar? Then you might want to take a look at the two Firefox extensions that we have to share with you today.

Reopening an Accidentally Closed Tab Easily

Suppose you have multiple tabs open and accidentally close the wrong tab instead of the one next to it that you intended to close? Frustrating would be a good way to describe it.

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Usually that would mean going through the “History Menu” (or the “Address Bar”) to reopen that tab. What if you could do it quicker and easier?

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With the Quick Undo Tab extension all that you will have to do is right click anywhere within one of the remaining webpages and select the “Quick Undo Tab Command”.

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And just like that your “accidentally closed tab” is reopened and focused to the front. Convenient and quick…

Note: There are no options to bother with for the extension.

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Changing Text Size Easily from the Status Bar

Everyone has a preferred method for changing the text size in webpages such as using the “View Menu” or “Keyboard Shortcuts”…

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Here is another option for those who may prefer changing text size from their “Status Bar”. The Text Scaler extension is easy to install and has no options to worry with. It will add three small icons in the “Status Bar” with “M” being the default/standard size. All that you need to do is simply click on the “S” to make the text smaller or on the “L” to make text larger. “M” will reset back to the standard size…

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Here is an example after clicking on “L”…

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Conclusion

These extensions may not be suited to everyone but they can be helpful for those who have been wanting this kind of functionality in their Firefox Browsers.

Links

Download the Quick Undo Tab extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the Quick Undo Tab extension (Extension Homepage)

Download the Text Scaler 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 12/8/09
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