If you use Firefox and want to show thumbnail previews for individual tabs on Firefox in Windows 7 as Internet Explorer shows, follow these simple instructions & enhance your user experience with Firefox on Windows 7.

Windows 7 Taskbar is totally different from earlier version Windows. It has big icons, jumplists, live thumbnail previews, pinning options etc. Developers are welcoming these fascinating features and adding theme to their applications. Last week Mozilla released Firefox 3.6 and it has locked feature to show thumbnail previews for individual tabs. To unlock it, follow these steps:

How To:

1. Run Firefox and type about:config in address bar and press enter, it will confirm about changing these advanced settings ….etc. Just click on I’ll be careful, I promise!

2. In Filter field, type taskbar. It will short all taskbar settings.

Firefox - Config

3. Now double click on browser.taskbar.previews.enable to set it to true Or right-click on it and select Toggle. It’ll set its value to true.

4. Close Firefox and re-launch and you will see separate previews for individual tabs on Taskbar.

Firefox Thumbnail View on Windows 7 Taskbar

Applies To:

  • Firefox 3.6
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Enterprise

3 responses to “Enable previews for individual tabs on Firefox 3.6 in Windows 7 Taskbar”

  1. Rabin Avatar

    “WOW, thats great… I was just missing this feature and was thinking that we have to see it as like because its only in IE and not in FF.
    You are great.. thanks for the tip….”

    In Opera Browser also.

  2. Gregory Despain Avatar

    Thanks for great post! Will be bookmarking this article for future reference!

  3. ArvindK Avatar

    WOW, thats great… I was just missing this feature and was thinking that we have to see it as like because its only in IE and not in FF.
    You are great.. thanks for the tip….

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