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

  • Control  The 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.
  • esc  Closes the pop-up
  • Toggles disabling Thumbnail Zoom Plus on all sites.
  • left, right, [ or ]: 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-up.

Size & Position

  • Shift  Temporarily 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
  • zero  Resets the zoom size of the current pop-up to 100%
  • Saves the current pop-up zoom size to the “Default Zoom (%)” preference for future pop-ups.
  • Toggles 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

  • Opens 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.
  • Opens the pop-up image in a new background tab without switching to that tab.
  • Opens 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.
  • Save Full-size Image As (same as the right-click menu item).

Clipboard, Caption, and Google Search for This Image

  • Toggles the “Show caption” preference (‘i’ as in ‘info’).
  • Copies the full-size image to the copy/paste clipboard
  • l (letter ell)  Copies the link (web address) of the full-size image to the copy/paste clipboard
  • Does a Google Images search for the popped-up image, finding other sites with the same or similar images.

Open Preferences Dialog:

  • Opens the Thumbnail Zoom Plus “Preferences” dialog.
  1. turk
    January 2, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Please add option to disable all hotkeys.

  2. Meghashyam
    January 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Plz give an option to “Copy” the enlarged image. It would help a lot…I suggest changing the key for Caption to P & adding key C for copy.

  3. Curt
    June 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Can you add a new hot key V for videos. For YouTube URL kinda like YouPop plugin sadly my YouPop stop working after then new 22.0 update.

    link to youpop https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youpop-249349/

    • July 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

      It’s an interesting idea, but I’m not sure if I want to take on that work at this time. I suggest you also contact the YouPop developers and see if they can fix it for ff 22.

  4. August 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Please add functionality for navigating through an album. Something like arrow keys move through the album.

  5. Anonymous
    October 15, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Please note that this page does not accurately reflect the current Hotkeys. Thanks.

  6. Mo
    December 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks so much for making such a great plugin.

  7. August 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    There’s an extension for Chrome called Imagus and it has the ability to use the scroll wheel to scroll through an album, such as one from imgur, while hovering over the thumbnail. I haven’t yet found a way to do that in this extension, but if you haven’t added the feature I strongly recommend it for Firefox.

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