FabTabs is a Firefox extension that will color your Firefox Tabs in a way you have never seen before. By taking a small screenshot of the website you are currently viewing, and calculating the most commonly used color from that screenshot, it tries to take the 1 essential color from the website and applies it to the tab.
I think it was about a year ago when I first asked myself "How can I make a website easier to recognize by only looking at the tabs?". I have looked at ColorFull Tabs, Chroma Tabs and PageStyle2Tab of course, but all of these are not actually "looking" at the website to see what color it is as you and I would do. So more as a technical experiment than actually planning on releasing something I started investigating this idea, and so FabTabs was born.
Now, almost a year later, I have cleared me a bit more free time to try and release some of these weird experiments of mine. The last few days I have mainly been working on making it a bit more stable, and trying my absolute best to make sure it would also look just as cool on Linux (tested on Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.10).
· Mozilla Firefox
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Bugfix: default theme on Linux showed all 4 contrast close buttons on the tabs
· Added a setting to disable the contrast tab close button feature (about:config only extensions.fabtab.contrastclosebutton)