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Only recently we discussed the Tree-Style Tab Bar for Firefox that enables you to show indented versions of your open tabs, so child pages from a website are quickly displayed underneath the primary site. You can quickly navigate between your most important sites, when you have a few opened tabs.
In that review, we wrote that Omniweb – the Mac only web browser – uses a unique system of displaying tabs based on a visual representation of each page, enabling to you to quickly navigate each opened tab through a grab of the site, rather than a text description.
Tab Sidebar offers similar functionality for Firefox and it works superbly. Install this add-on, go to the Firefox View menu and select Sidebar > Tab Sidebar and see a visual representation of each open site, rather than your regular tabs. You can quickly scroll through your open web pages and make each visual grab as small as possible, so they do not take up too much real-estate. You can have each image update real-time, which can be annoying.
Having your opened websites displayed as a visual image, within your browser, does take some getting used to, but you may find that it’s a better method of moving between opened sites.