Working with dozens of tabs in a browser is a common thing. However, this also creates confusion because, in this mess, we then start forgetting which tab or webpage has what information. For example, if you are reading an article which is opened in 5th or 7th tab and then you switch to some other tab, then to access the same tab again, you have to first carefully look for the title of that tab or check it manually by switching from one tab to another. However, if we can highlight a tab that is more important than other tabs, then it will become very easy to find that tab from the bunch of tabs.
There is an add-on for Firefox users that can highlight any tab using a hotkey. Its name is “Highlight Tabs“. This add-on can highlight any active tab using the default hotkey. So, you have the choice whether you want to highlight a single tab or multiple tabs. All the tabs are highlighted with the same default color. You also have the choice to select a color for highlighting the tabs.
There are many other add-ons that can highlight each individual tab with a different color, but this add-on doesn’t do the same. It highlights tabs with the same selected color, which is very useful when a group of tabs contains similar or related information. By highlighting the tab(s), you can easily recognize those tabs and access them easily.
Highlight Any Tab Using A Hotkey Using This Firefox Add-on:
Let us see how the add-on works. Install the add-on and open a tab. You can open multiple tabs also. I have opened six different tabs, which are visible in the image below.
Now to highlight the active tab, place the mouse cursor on the tab and press “Ctrl+Left Mouse Click” hotkey. It will immediately highlight the tab with the default color. You can see the difference in the image below.
Some other useful Firefox add-ons:
To change the default color, you can access Options of this add-on and then take the help of color palette to choose a color. The color palette has 70 colors.
Although 70 colors are more than enough, but if you want to set some other color, which is not available in the color palette, then you need to access configuration window of Firefox. Write “about:config” in the address bar and press enter. It will open the configuration window. Now use the Search box and type “[email protected]“.
When this name will be in front of you, then you can click the Value to open a small pop-up and enter the hex code of a particular color. Press the OK button and then you can highlight any tab with the new color set by you.
This Firefox add-on is beneficial when you have to focus only on those tabs that are more important to you for the time being than other tabs. Just highlight the tabs and you can easily identify them later.