CoolPreviews for Firefox

CoolPreviews for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8
  • Total Downloads:
    27,974
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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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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5 stars

"Saves a Lot of Time"

April 14, 2015  |  By penwright1029

 |  Version: CoolPreviews for Firefox 3.8

Pros

Open links or pics in another window

Cons

Can't think of one

Summary

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

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What's new in version 3.8
Version 3.8 has fixed Google Images, so that the previews display images in full size.
General
Publisher Cooliris
Publisher web site http://www.cooliris.com
Release Date November 14, 2012
Date Added November 22, 2012
Version 3.8
Category
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,974
Downloads Last Week 280
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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