HoverZoom is a neat little extension I use on Chrome. Thumbnail Zoom Plus is a great alternative to this if you are using Firefox. It has all the same features and works on the same websites. Just hover the mouse on an image to see the fullsize version of it, if it exists.
Settings I use with this extension:
- Set the Delay before display to 0.5 sec.
- Set Default zoom to 100 percent.
- Disable Show picture using all available space.
- Turn off all keyboard shortcuts.
Tried with: Thumbnail Zoom Plus 2.7, Firefox 29.0 and Ubuntu 14.04
HoverZoom is one of those Chrome extensions that you wonder how you lived without! This is because a lot of images are shared today using links, like on Twitter. Most websites, like Facebook, show small size images which need to be clicked to view the full size image. HoverZoom makes viewing the full-size image hidden behind links and thumbnails a piece of cake.
On hovering the mouse cursor over any link or image, HoverZoom downloads the full size image and displays it. There is no need to click anything, which reduces the friction of using this operation.
Tried with: HoverZoom 4.29, Chrome 31.0.1650.63 and Ubuntu 12.04