If you have a widescreen monitor I’m sure you’ve wondered at some point how you can maximize the extra virtual real estate that it provides. If you’re like me then you’d consider getting TreeStyle Tab extension for Firefox.
The free extension lets you move your tab list from the left or right of the screen. Actually, you can even place it at the top or the bottom if you choose. This customization allows you to take advantage of space and giving you a personalized way of surfing using tabs.
I won’t lie. It’s a little disorienting at first, and I found myself still mousing to the top of my Firefox window from time to time, but it’s definitely a nice change now that I’m used to it. As an added bonus, stretching the tab bar to fill more of the blank space mean seeing more informative – or at least longer – titles than you would with the Liliputian default tabs.
Right-clicking the tabs allows to to expand and collapse all tab trees, and you can, of course, still drag-and-drop your tabs to re-order them.
I prefer the simplicity of TreeStyle, but if you’re looking for a more feature-rich solution you may want to try Tabextensions 3. It’s got a few more tricks up it’s sleeve, like thumbnail previews and performing actions on multiple tabs.