Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Making moves
Status: In development


In Firefox, hovering over a tab gives only the tab title. It would be nice to see more detail, eg the URL/domain name (like Chrome and Edge do):


But what would be even better is a tab preview! Vivaldi does both URL and preview:



Familiar face

Yes, that would've been cool. I can only add a suggestion from Crowdicity post (167 votes, "Mozilla exploring") about titles showing up for other tabs instantly after delaying only before first one

Strollin' around

Ew no, please don’t add tab previews. Upvote for more tab info, however. 

Familiar face

Panel could also have buttons for Media Session API

I just had a use case: I listen to music in a browser, in a separate tab. I open a new tab, there's video that starts playing. To watch it, I want to pause the music, but if I click hardware pause button, it pauses the video instead, because this page uses Media Session API too and used it later than music tab. So I have 2 options here: click mute button on the tab (which helps, but has its downsides) or go to that tab and pause it there.

If this tab preview panel had these controls I'd have to only hover over that tab, and click pause without switching tabs (and as a bonus could see what's playing, switch tracks, etc). Kinda like global media controls in chrome, but near related tabs. Here are some ideas on how it could look like:

Frame 1title_below.pngFrame 1title_above.pngFrame 1media_separated.png

One downside I can see here is that in order to be able to click the buttons, this panel shouldn't hide when the cursor is hovering over it. But they also could hide the moment the cursor leaves tab strip and this panel - it's pretty big, so I don't think a delay for inaccurate aiming (like with context submenus) is needed. Maybe a slight 10px margin along the edges for overshooting..

I know, this feels like a separate idea, but we don't have previews yet, so I decided to throw these here for now.

Making moves

Something which I reckon would go really well with Firefox is the ability to preview tabs by hovering your cursor over the tab, in a similar fashion to Google Chrome. Ultimately, there are things that Firefox has which makes it superior to Chrome, but there are definetly features on Google Chrome which could be taken on board with Firefox.

Making moves

Make thumbnail previews on Tabs

Making moves

MS Edge has just implemented tab previews, looks pretty good especially with vertical tabs turned on!


Thought there would a bit more interest in this idea 😢

Community Manager
Community Manager

@KERR Thanks for following up with this visual! Will pass along to the product team to see if we have any plans to implement something similar.

And hey, maybe your new comment/additional example will generate more interest in the idea.


These are great visuals! Also really appreciate the detailed use case for a user navigating audio specific tabs as well @steel835 . Our team is interested in digging deeper into this as an opportunity to improve the overall tab experience. We'll be able to give more updates on this work next year :).

New member

tab preview is a great feature which I miss in firefox

Making moves

See full URL from Tab arrow dropdown on the right

Hovering the tabs on (browser.tabs.tabmanager.enabled=true) should show the URL, possibly including the anchors (like

New member

Browser TAB preview

  • This is a handy feature from the chrome browser.

  • In chrome, when you move the mouse over a TAB that isn't in the foreground, it displays a small preview window of the TAB a few seconds later to help you view the TAB, rather than just showing the title and not being able to tell what the TAB is

New member


I've been using Firefox from the beginning of Firefox - great product !

I have the latest version for Mint 22 . I also just did a refresh and lost my tool bars .

My request is to return the ability switch between loaded apps via a click on any app's icon in the panel


New member

here it hoping for tab previews!


New member

Yeah, IMHO this should be released in tandem with the tab grouping suggestion found here:

Truly the only two things I miss from Chrome: tab peeks & tab groups.

And If Edge is doing something better than FF, haha, I think it's time to starting supporting it 😉

Cheers 🥂

Familiar face

You know what this would be a very good feature to have well I made a thread about some things to so yeah I wonder if Mozilla is testing our ideas in an experiential version of the Firefox Web Browser? 

@JonJ Will these features get into Firefox cause they would be good to have.