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CoolPreviews for Firefox

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    Nov. 22, 2012
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Editors' Review


If you have too many links to look through, the CoolPreviews browser extension for Firefox, IE, and Safari might be what you're looking for. It opens a preview window to any link you mouse over when you point your cursor to an individual search result. A small, translucent blue box appears. Mouse over that and CoolPreviews pops up a floating window with that link's contents.

The extension comes with many useful options. It allows the user to change the size of the pop-up window, e-mail the previewed link to a friend, and "stack" the link, which is CoolPreviews-speak for temporary bookmarking. You can prefetch pages into memory, which is helpful if you lack a broadband connection. By clicking on a link in the preview pane, it opens in the same pane, so there's no messy jumping around. Other features include changing the CoolPreviews activator from a mouse-over link to a click or adding a Control key into the mix to avoid accidental previews.

Attractive to anyone who spends considerable time parsing through search results and uncomplicated to use, CoolPreviews should have a broad appeal to those who want to cut down on needless page loading.

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1 stars

"Where is it?"

January 11, 2016  |  By Kathy Gibson

2016-01-11 15:12:32  |  By Kathy Gibson

 |  Version: CoolPreviews for Firefox 3.8


I wish I had it.


I can't find the download anywhere. Please provide a link.

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5 stars

"LOVE IT, over all my favorite add on for fire fox"

December 21, 2015

2015-12-21 06:17:35

 |  Version: CoolPreviews for Firefox 3.8


No back and forth clicks, makes it way easier to browse


Doesn't work with the newest fir fox browser!

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5 stars

"Saves a Lot of Time"

April 14, 2015  |  By penwright1029

2015-04-14 15:30:38  |  By penwright1029

 |  Version: CoolPreviews for Firefox 3.8


Open links or pics in another window


Can't think of one


I had refreshed Mozilla Firefox, at their suggestion, and found I had forgotten what the name of this add on is. I finally found a help file that told me to search a file put on my desktop with Old Firefox Files on it. After hours of searching, I finally found it again. I found it under the Extensions file and opened it in my word program. It took some searching, but it was well worth it. By the way, I could not find it in Firefox add ons search.

I simply cannot do without this handy add on where I can look at information without leaving the page I'm on. I also like the feature to pin CoolPreviews so I can keep it open while doing other things on the initial page. Another feature, I like is where you can choose to have the icon set further away or not. And it is simple to do under Options in add on manager.

Either way, I'm a happy camper again.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.8
Version 3.8 has fixed Google Images, so that the previews display images in full size.
Publisher Cooliris
Publisher web site
Release Date November 14, 2012
Date Added November 22, 2012
Version 3.8
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Firefox 3.6 and later
Download Information
File Size 320.75KB
File Name coolpreviews-3.8-fx.xpi
Total Downloads 32,223
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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