Friday, May 11, 2007

Great Firefox Extension - Cooliris Previews

Cooliris Previews :: Firefox Add-ons

Justin Taylor wisely ditched the horrible Snap Preview from his Between Two Worlds blog last week. What a wonderful day!

But I would suggest something better that keeps the popping up of new windows all at the control of YOU, the user.

Cooliris is a little Firefox add-on that enables you to see a fully interactive pop-up window of any hyperlink you hover over for a specified period of time. (Actually, the option I use is the one that places a small blue square beside any link you hover over - then you just place your cursor on that box and the window magically appears!)

The window stays open on top of all else for as long as your cursor remains in it. The second you stray out of the box... bye bye window! You can also lock the window open in its own tab - and lots of other cool features.

I have used it for over a month now and really like it.

It's cool. And my name is not Iris.


  1. Cool. I'm using it to write this comment.

    You are not only a dispenser of sound biblical advice, but also of helpful computer aids. Bonus, dude!

  2. Shirley, you couldn't have thought one of us would call you "Iris"!

    Thanks for the link, it seems like a useful add-on.

  3. Hello Paul:

    Thank you for mentioning Cooliris Previews. Much appreciated!

    I thought you might also be interested in PicLens, our brand new Firefox add-on, currently available at, and soon to be released on on Mozilla.

    PicLens for Firefox instantly transforms your browser into an immersive, interactive slideshow experience for viewing photos on the web. With just one click, PicLens makes mundane thumbnail images come to life via a full-screen presentation that actually goes beyond the confines of traditional browser window.

    We'd be thrilled if you'd try out PicLens, and let us know what you think.

    Kind regards,