I just thought of what I think is an excellent idea, but maybe not...
In winamp, I usually have over 1,000 songs in my playlist. If I ever get bored of the random shuffle, or just would like to hear a specific song, it's nearly impossible to just scroll and find it. This is why in Winamp, you have a feature called Jump to song (press J while in the playlist window).
In Firefox, or any other browser for that matter, I often end up with the same problem. I have about 30 tabs across the top, opening many links for research, or because there is something I need to do in another tab before completing this tab. I may open a tab that my wife will be interested in and leave it there until she comes by. Reading many posts, it seems that I am not the only one that practices this.
Today, I accidentally tried to use the J key in Firefox out of impulse. It was then that I realized, wouldn't that be an excellent feature to be able to hit a key of sorts and be able to type in the name of the tab I am interested in going to? For instance, Maybe I am anxiously awaiting an e-mail response, so I hit "HKEY" and type gmail. First on the list, so hit enter. Then to return to my work ctrl+tab.
I am not sure if this would be best suited as a Firefox extension or maybe FARR alias/plugin.
What are your thoughts/ideas?
Most importantly, I did search for such an extension, but did not find one. Is there one out there that I may have overlooked? The only feature I could find was the CTRL+1-9 trick. This is unfortunately inadequate since I usually literally have about 20-30 tabs open. I may be on the above average side, but anyone who has many tabs open could benefit from this I think.
Note: The type plugin for FARR I have in mind would be like the one that alt+tab's
from one window to the next. It works beautifully. I wonder if that FARR plugin could be modified to perform the same function except in Firefox/Opera/IE.