Features & Hotkeys
While a Thumbnail Zoom Plus pop-up is displayed, several hotkeys are available. Some features are available only by these hotkeys.
Press the hotkey by itself (without holding Control or Command). The hotkeys are listed below by category.
Open / Close the Pop-up
ControlThe pop-up will not appear if the Control key is down when you move the mouse over a thumbnail.
- You can change this key to Shift or Alt in the preference “Key to not display the image”.
- You can also change that preference to work the opposite way, so that the pop-up displays only if that key is down.
Closes the pop-up
xToggles disabling Thumbnail Zoom Plus on all sites.
step through images in an imgur.com gallery. If you've enabled the "Show Border" Thumbnail Zoom Plus preference, a green border indicates this feature is available on the current pop
Size & Position
ShiftTemporarily lets you see the image larger by turning on “Show pictures using All available space” and setting zoom to 200%.
- You can also use this by holding down Shift before you hover over a thumbnail.
- You can change this key to Control or Alt in the preference “Key to maximize the image”
-Decreases the zoom size of the current pop-up
+ or =Increases the zoom size of the current pop-up
zeroResets the zoom size of the current pop-up to 100%
dSaves the current pop-up zoom size to the “Default Zoom (%)” preference for future pop-ups.
aToggles the “Show pictures using All available space” preference.
up, down: scroll the web page.
return or enter: like pressing that key on the page itself, typically activating the hovered link
Open in New Tab or Window or Save
tOpens the pop-up image in a new tab and switches to that tab; useful when the image is larger than fits in the current window.
bOpens the pop-up image in a new background tab without switching to that tab.
nOpens the pop-up in a new window (an alternative to “t”).
- Note: ‘s‘, ‘t‘, ‘b‘, and ‘n‘ also work while the “too small” indicator is displayed (which looks like a couple of blue boxes at the upper-right corner of the thumbnail). Thus if your window isn’t big enough to show the pop-up, you can press ‘t‘ or ‘n‘ to see it in a separate tab or window, which you can then scroll.
- When Firefox displays the image in a new tab or window, it may initially appear zoomed out to fit the screen, requiring you to click to see its full size. You can change that using a hidden Firefox preference: go to about:config, type “resizing” the page’s Filter field, and set “browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing” to “false” if it’s currently “true”, by double-clicking it.
sSave Full-size Image As (same as the right-click menu item).
Clipboard, Caption, and Google Search for This Image
iToggles the “Show caption” preference (‘i’ as in ‘info’).
cCopies the full-size image to the copy/paste clipboard
gDoes a Google Images search for the popped-up image, finding other sites with the same or similar images.
Open Preferences Dialog:
pOpens the Thumbnail Zoom Plus “Preferences” dialog.