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.


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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