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Opera’s Speed Dial for Firefox

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eddie

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The latest Opera 9.2, brought a new feature called Speed Dial which is basically a grid of your 9 favorite or more visited sites’ thumbnails presented instead of the blank page you get when you add a new tab.

Speed Dial is a Firefox extension developed by Josep del Rio that brings the same functionality to Firefox with a couple of new tricks and some handicaps.

In Opera’s Speed Dial you can click on an empty slot and you can add a site from a list of your most frequently visited sites or manually enter a web address. Finally, you can reload the thumbnails manually or have them reloaded automatically every n minutes or seconds. None of this is available in Speed Dial for Firefox. At least not yet.

But in exchange, you get two other cool features: a toolbar button which provides the fastest access to your speed dial bookmarks and a context menu item to assign the current web page to a speed dial slot. You can choose whether to have this option in the web page or tab context menu, or to show the speed dial thumbnails in new tabs, windows both or none of them, which makes it much more versatile.

Additional options include setting the thumbnail size and with a hack you can change the number of thumbnails as well. For example, to get only six thumbnails, add this code to userContent.css:
Code:
 #speeddialGrid row:last-child { display: none !important; }
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eddie

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Yeah...I just hope it gets refined soon and gets all the features it is missing. Will be great!!!

This is why I love extensions. Some developer can take up on a project and exotic features from competitive products can be included in no time at all :)
 
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The extension has come out of testing phase and can now be downloaded from official Mozilla Add-ons site. The original post has been edited accordingly and link to extension's AMO page is also added.

Additionally, CTRL + number can now be used to access the Speed Dial entries.
 
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