F.A.Q

General

What is FoxTab?

FoxTab is an extension for Mozilla Firefox that enhances the browser with an attractive 3D tabbed-browsing functionality.
Foxtab displays thumbnails previews of your favorite sites, opened tabs, and recently closed tabs.
– Top Sites (aka Speed Dial) for quickly accessing your favorite web sites.
– Tab Flipper – to easily flip between opened tabs using mouse or keyboard gestures.
– Recently Closed Tabs – for reopening a tab that was recently closed.

I just installed FoxTab, how do I get started?

To flip between opened tabs:
Hold the Ctrl key pressed down and repeatedly press on the Tab key.
FoxTab will be launched and you can easily flip between your opened tabs.
There are several other ways to launch FoxTab including Mouse Gestures and other keyboard shortcuts.
To open Top Sites or Recently closed tabs:
Press F12 or click on the FoxTab icon. FoxTab will be opened in Interactive view.
You can switch between three different views:
Top Sites, Recently Closed Tabs, Opened Tabs
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Compatibility

Which Operating System are supported by FoxTab?

FoxTab supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.7+), Leopard (10.5.6+) , Snow Leopard (10.6.0+) and Linux distributions including but not limited to Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva and OpenSuse.

Can I use FoxTab with Flock?

Yes, you can. FoxTab can be installed on top of Flock 2.x.

Usability

How to set the top sites to be my home page?

NOTE: You must first set the top sites to be your default new tab page in order to have it on your home page too.
To do that, open the options panel (Tools -> Add-ons -> FoxTab -> General -> New Tab Page, and select Top Sites. Then, Go to Firefox's main options window (Tools -> Options), select the "General" tab and change your home page to: about:blank

I like to use FoxTab but sometimes to switch tabs the old way. Is it possible?

In order to fine-tune FoxTab to be launched only on certain conditions and circumstances,
go to Tools -> Add-ons -> FoxTab -> Flip mode, and apply one or more of the following settings:

  • Don't launch FoxTab if there are less than [nn] tabs opened This setting is useful if you prefer that Firefox will launch FoxTab only if there are many tabs opened, but to switch tab regulary if there are only few.
  • Don't launch FoxTab if keys are released within [nnn] ms After setting this parameter, you can instantly jump to the next tab by simply pressing and releasing Ctrl+Tab within the determined time, FoxTab will not be launched in that case.
  • Finally, you can also configure FoxTab to simply ignore the Ctrl+Tab keys, and use different combination instead.

How exactly the mouse gesture works?

To quickly flip tabs:
Inside any Firefox window, hold your mouse's right button pressed and use your mouse scroll to flip tabs forward and backward.
To simply open FoxTab:
Inside any Firefox window, click both the left and right buttons of your mouse and FoxTab will be launched in Interactive mode.