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    Ernesto Miquel

    Great tip!
    I want to add that if you’re worried that with faviconized tabs you will have to make longer (or more precise) mouse movements to reach those tabs (because they are all crammed on the left of the screen, and they are tiny), you should become familiar with firefox’s keyboard shortcuts.
    In particular, Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, and so on, are shorcuts to quickly access your first, second, etc. tabs. (Ctrl+9 is the last one).
    As always, Keyboard shortcuts make everything faster.
    My permanent tabs are: Gmail, Google Reader, and Google calendar. (Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, and Ctrl+3).

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    I’d love to try it, but FF is telling me that Better GReader isn’t compatible with 3.5.2.

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    Taylor Sternberg

    This, Gina, has made me ditch Mail.app for Gmail exclusively. Thank you for this. Now I have to read up on how to be a Gmail Ninja.

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    I really like the add-ons, but it doesn’t seem to be cooperating with the Google Voice and Facebook greasemonkey scripts I’m using. It used to be, if I clicked on a link in the greasemonkey add-on (for example, if I clicked on Contacts in the Google Voice add-on), it would go to the link right inside the gmail add-on. Now, it is opening a new tab. Anybody have any ideas why or how I can fix it?

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    Now if there were only a way to keep other tabs from opening in between the permatabs–I’d love to have them all stay permanently in the left-hand corner

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    Richard Frisch

    Teh Faviconize Tab (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=faviconize+tab&cat=all) has similar functionality and works with all tabs.

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    Ernesto Miquel

    In firefox, all new tabs are opened at the end of the tabs row by default. What you are describing is the google chrome-like behavior of opening links next to the active tab (which I find really annoying, btw).
    If you are on firefox, you must have installed some add-on or tweak something to have tabs opened between other tabs.
    My permatabs are always in the left.

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    Wondering if anyone out there is creating a Google Voice unread count (for the favicon). Also, has anyone (yes I’ve googled) created a desktop notifier for Google Voice for when you get text? It would be nice to not have to have the browser up all the time.

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    Jemaleddin Cole

    Wow – I wish I new how to do the favicon voodoo for Shaun Inman’s Fever feed reader. Still, pretty cool!

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    Jemaleddin Cole

    Oh, and got80s, check here for your Google Voice unread count:


    Requires Greasemonkey, but if you’re reading smarterware and don’t have GM installed… :-)

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    I really like this, but I am getting some strange behavior on both machines I have installed this on. I have my first 3 tabs Favicon’d and PermaTabed, but when I restart FF the first tab reverts to a normal tab and tabs 2-4 are now Favicon’d and PermaTabed. Any idea why this is happening?

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    Derron Simon

    Great tip! This is perfect for the small screen real estate of my Dell Mini 9.

    One problem, though. The Perma-Tabs add-on significantly impacted performance under Mac OS X (Firefox 3.5.2) and Windows 7 x64 (also Firefox 3.5.2). It was most noticeable when visiting Netvibes. Widgets loaded painfully slowly after installation.

    I was able to isolate it to Perma-Tabs through a few minutes of trial and error (selectively disabling all other add-ons).

    Even without Perma-Tab (just Favicons) this is a great tip. Thanks!

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    Matthew Murphy

    I have found a bug.

    I have a Conduit toolbar installed in my Firefox 3.5.3 browser. When I look at my rss feeds, and I choose an article to look at, it will replace the page in the perma-tab that I am looking at. All other links open a new tab no matter where they are selected from.

    Thought I’d pass it on.


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    Any ideas how to edit a favicon for my browser? I’d like to create one for my law school email which uses Microsoft Outlook Web Access and has a vanilla favicon.

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