Faviconize your way to tab freedom

Faviconize is a very cool extension for Firefox. Get it now.

I first came across Faviconize through Seth Rosenblatt's CNET story highlighting 12 "must-have" Firefox extensions . My life has not been the same since.

Faviconize won't wash your socks or balance your checkbook. No, it does something much more basic: It frees up space in your tab list.

There are three sites that I spend a lot of time on: Zimbra (email), SugarCRM (CRM), and CNET (er, blogging). So, I've created three permanent places for them on my tab list. You can see them to the left of my open tabs. The rest come and go: These three stay, but they stay in a very unobtrusive fashion, taking up very little space.

Once installed, Faviconize allows you to right-click on any open tab to turn it into a favicon. It's simple, powerful, and something you should install right now.

(You're using Internet Explorer, you say? I'm sorry. You'll have to rely on Microsoft to come up with equivalent technology for IE because, you see, it has a very limited community for IE to help with development. Better use an open-source browser next time.)

About the author

    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.


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