Keep Tabs on Loading Web Pages--Literally--With Tab Progress Bar

As its name suggests, Tab Progress Bar (free) adds a small blue bar to the top of Firefox tabs that shows page loading progress.

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See a page loading progress meter on your Firefox tabs with the Tab Progress Bar add-on.

The thin bar fills in from the left to right and disappears when the page finishes loading. If you middle-click to open a link in a new tab, a progress bar on the new tab will let you know when it's loaded and ready to view.

The tiny, 6kb add-on requires no configuration and has no options; just install it and you're off. But keep in mind that it won't work with the Tab Mix Plus add-on, which already offers a similar feature (enable it in the add-on's Display option).

Pick up Tab Progress Bar if you only want its one small change, which makes Firefox a bit more intuitive and user-friendly. For an add-on that offers a similar option plus plenty of other new tab handling features, check out Tab Mix Plus.

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