Firefox Tip : Number the Tabs for Quicker Browsing

by Karthik on November 15, 2007 · 5 comments

If you are Firefox Power user, I am sure you have a lot of tabs open while browsing. Shuffling between Tabs can be quite tedious and difficult at times if there are too many of them. But luckily Firefox has a handy feature built in that allows you to shuffle between Tabs knowing their number.

Say you want to go to the 5th Tab just press Ctrl + 5. To reach the first tab, press Ctrl + 1, for the second tab, press Ctrl + 2, and so on until the eighth since Ctrl + 9 is reserved for the last tab. If you are on a Mac replace the Ctrl key with the cmd key.

Well that does sound really useful doesn’t it. But there is only one problem. You just can’t numbering the Tabs in your head just to shuffle between them.

Enters Fancy Numbered Tabs, a simple Firefox extension developed by Chris Gaunt, that replaces the tab close button with the position of the tab so you can quickly know what is the right shortcut (Sweet !). You can still close the tab by pressing the number button.


Simple and effective. Get Fancy Numbered Tabs at Mozilla Add-ons.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Chad November 15, 2007 at 8:32 pm

What is that firefox theme shown in the picture?


Karthik Kastury November 15, 2007 at 8:35 pm

@Chad, Offtopic but anyways I am using the Vista Aero theme for Firefox..


FireFox May 4, 2008 at 1:27 am

Man I’m discovering my possiblities ! Again suberb:d


Dina December 28, 2008 at 1:14 am

Actually, it’s not really offtopic — I’ve installed the extension, but it doesn’t work, most likely because of the theme I have installed (Red Cats). Looks like I have to either get rid of a theme I love or deal with no numbers on the tabs. Now, if only there were a way to customize the keys to scroll thru tabs! (I tried swiftabs, but that won’t work either. *grumbles*)


Nitesh Anand July 7, 2010 at 7:43 am

there's one problem that i've been facing,when u open .pdf file tab from some site along with other tabs then it's niether shuffling nor closing using the shortcuts, u've to use mouse again.
if there's any solution for that then pls do mail me at “”


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