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Windows 7: Summary: browser tab aero peek and process per tab

04 Dec 2009   #1
joema

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Summary: browser tab aero peek and process per tab

A nice feature of IE8 is Aero Peek for each open tab. IOW hovering the mouse over the IE icon in the taskbar shows a thumbnail for each open tab.

Google Chrome doesn't have this, Firefox 3.5 does not, beta 3.6 does.

Another key feature is browser multiprocess architecture, which uses a separate process per tab. In most cases this isolates a browser crash to a single tab, vs taking down the entire browser. IE8 has this (IF UAC is on), Chrome does, Firefox does not.

I'd personally prefer tab per process, tab Aero Peek, and UAC off. Unfortunately that's not currently possible, at least with these three browsers on Win7. In case anyone's similarly interested, the below table summarizes these features:

Code:
Browser   Tab AeroPeek  Proc per tab

IE8       Yes           Yes (if UAC on)

Chrome    No            Yes

Firefox   Yes (beta)    No



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04 Dec 2009   #2
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

There is no tab aero peek in Firefox 3.6b4, I even turned it on in about:config, and when I have multiple tabs open, it doesn't show multiple previews.
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04 Dec 2009   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
There is no tab aero peek in Firefox 3.6b4, I even turned it on in about:config, and when I have multiple tabs open, it doesn't show multiple previews.
Did for me (once set to true),

Summary: browser tab aero peek and process per tab-ffareopeek.png

For anyone using 3.6b4 and want to try it, this is the line to change,

browser.taskbar.previews.enable

and set it to True.


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05 Dec 2009   #4
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Oh, ok, that worked, thanks!
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06 Dec 2009   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Stromy .. It worked for me as well
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