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Split FireFox into Several Frames for Better Productivity and More

As an active Internet user, I browse hundreds of pages daily. Sometimes I have dozens of tabs open and I have to switch quickly between them.

To enhance my productivity I am now playing with a couple of screen-splitting tools that are aimed to help me:

  • Quickly compare search results (of various (local) search engine versions, of different search engines – e.g. Google versus Bing, – etc.)
  • Quickly switch between tabs (especially for reference notes, quoting, note taking, etc);
  • Easily read, keep notes, summarize – everything in one window.

Now, let me share the two tools:

1. Fox Splitter

Fox Splitter is an option-rich FireFox addon that offers you the various splitting features:

  • Split current tab;
  • Tile all tabs;
  • Tile all tabs vertically / horizontally;
  • Access recently closed panes;
  • Collapse / Expand all panes:

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It can be accessed in various ways:

  • Choose the “Split Browser to” menu in the context menu.
  • Choose the “Load in Split Browser” menu in the context menu on link.
  • Click popup-button on top/bottom/left/right edges of the content area.
  • Drop links, bookmarks, tabs, etc. to popup-button on top/bottom/left/right edges of the content area while dragging.

2. Tile Tabs

Tile Tabs – this one is also really rich in features and settings (and I can’t still choose between the two actually). The menu options include:

  • Tile Tab – adds an existing tab as a new tile above, left, right or below the currently selected tile.
  • Tile New Tab – opens a new tab as a new tile above, left, right or below the currently selected tile.
  • Tile Duplicate Tab – opens a duplicate tab as a new tile above, left, right or below the currently selected tile.
  • Tile Link in New Tab – opens a link in a new tab as a new tile above, left, right or below of the currently selected tile.
  • Untile Tab – removes a tile and the corresponding tab reverts to normal operation.
  • Expand Tile – expands a tile and collapses all the other tiles in that group (or use F2).
  • Tile All Tabs – adds all tabs as tiles together horizontally, vertically or in a grid.
  • Untile All Tabs – removes all tiles and all tabs revert to normal operation.

The toolbar button is really nicely done and requires no extra instructions:

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The result looks cool in both the cases – definitely a time-saver!

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Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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10 thoughts on “Split FireFox into Several Frames for Better Productivity and More

  1. This is exactly what I was looking for. I too suffer from “tab exposure”. Clicking between tabs hoping to open the right one can very frustrating when you have a constant 15+ tabs open.