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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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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.

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 32,326
Downloads Last Week 0

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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