Recommended Add-ons: CoolPreviews
Article by George Norman
On 31 May 2011
I have to say that there are plenty of things I like about the Mozilla-developed Firefox browser. I like the way the browser looks, I like that it is quite easy to use, and I definitely like that I can enhance the way the browser looks and feels. I can change its looks with Personas and I can enhance the way the browser functions with add-ons.

One add-on you should definitely get is the Cooliris-developed CoolPreviews. This is an add-on that provides you with a preview to links displayed on various sites. When you mouse over a link, the CoolPreviews icon will show up; mouse over the icon and a preview of the link will be displayed.

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To my mind, this sort of functionality can prove to be pretty useful. Say I’m reading an article and the author invites me to click on a link. The only way for me to see where that link goes would be to click on it - most times I would scroll click the link and it would be open in a new tab. But thanks to CoolPreviews I don’t have to open another tab. I can simply mouse over the link and view where the link takes me.

You may not believe me when I tell you that CoolPreviews is a properly good add-on, but there’s no arguing with numbers. The add-on has been downloaded more than 12 million times from the Mozilla Add-ons site. With so many downloads, there’s no denying that CoolPreviews is a popular add-on and that the functionality it has to offer struck a cord with Firefox users.

If you would like to get the CoolPreviews add-on you can get it from Mozilla here or from Cooliris here. The add-on is offered free of charge and works with Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4.0.



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, CoolPreviews
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