Firefox Tab Effect


Just downloaded and installed this Firefox extension called Tab Effect. It doesn’t have much functionality, it was made for the sole purpose of visual amusement, in other words “eye candy”.

What does it do? Once installed in Firefox, everytime you switch tabs it will rotate the tab window sideways. The effect is like one you’ll see in a Powerpoint Presentation, the transition between two slides. If you switch to the right side of the tab you are currently viewing, it will rotate towards the left and vice versa.

Although some users report some problems while using this extension, like Firefox crashing or problems with the URL drop down menu, so far I haven’t encountered any problems while using it. Tab Effect is currently the most popular add-on for Firefox. It still is a work in progress and still needs some fixing but it works fine for me. This addon requires DirectX 8 to be installed on your machine.

Btw, it does have a problem when you open a tab in IE using the View in IE Tab extension. It doesn’t render properly.

Check out the Tab Effect extension for Firefox.

Extra: here’s the list of Firefox add-ons/extensions you should avoid.

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  1. JP Habaradas

    March 13, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    @Juicy – Have you tried it?

  2. Juicy B

    March 13, 2008 at 12:59 AM

    i like!

  3. JP Habaradas

    March 12, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    @doitz – Yeah, it’s cool but it also increases the memory usage of Firefox and could slow it down. :D

  4. doitz

    March 12, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    :grin: sooooooooooo cute! i love this add ons!

  5. Jaypee

    January 15, 2007 at 12:31 PM

    @nina – sige, try mo! :D

  6. Nina

    January 14, 2007 at 9:40 AM

    hmm.. try ko nga din yan!

  7. Jaypee

    January 13, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    @koolbirks – yeah I think it does. With the plugin, Firefox uses up 94,000K and w/o the plugin it only uses 66,000K.

  8. koolbirks

    January 13, 2007 at 9:16 PM

    baka malakas kumain ng memory? :-?

  9. Jaypee

    January 13, 2007 at 6:13 PM

    @ade – yeah, I guess it needs some extra specs from your PC. I forgot to mention that it requires DirectX 8 to run on your machine.

    @iskoo – sige, subukan mo lang tapos kung hindi gumana or magkaproblema ka then uninstall mo na lang. hehe

    @jhay – did you actually have a problem with it or you just playing it safe?

    thanks for tagging me although it's quite a long one. hehe :)

    btw guys, I'm just curious..what are your PC specs?

  10. jhay

    January 13, 2007 at 6:05 PM

    It's neat! But I also uninstalled it, had a feeling something is bound to be affected by in on my pc.

    Anyways, I'm tagging you back. :D

  11. iskoo

    January 13, 2007 at 5:57 PM

    masubukan nga, tamang tama firefox gamit ko :)

  12. ade

    January 13, 2007 at 1:15 PM

    Tried it, but since my PC's ancient it wasn't working properly. Had to uninstall it.

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