There has been a lot of talk about the new Places feature being disabled in the new Firefox 2 Development Branch. Personally I think people are trying to hard to find reasons for disliking the folks at Mozilla. I say give them a break! Here are some related links:
Archive | April, 2006
The winners for the Firefox Flicks contest have been announced. While my favorite of the bunch (Wheee!) didn’t take the number one spot, I am happy to see it got second place. It seems like there is some controversy brewing as well with a couple of people mad about the choice of winners.
Ever wanted to edit your CSS files for your Web site while getting a live preview on both Firefox and Internet Explorer? CSSVista is a program that will let you do that all in one application. The only catch is that it is only for Windows XP. I have to say this is one freeware program I won’t be doing without anytime soon.
I really like downloading things from Sourceforge. If you haven’t done it before, just do me a favor and browse through some of the projects listed there. The only Web annoyance comes in when you have to download something. I don’t want to be bothered with picking a mirror to download from anymore.
Sourceforge Direct Download is the answer to my problems. No longer will I be bugged by the “select a mirror” Web page on Sourceforge.
Scuttle is another social bookmark and link sharing Web site, such as digg.com and del.icio.us. From what I have seen of Scuttle, they aren’t reinventing the round ball in that department of Web 2.0. One thing they have done right is put out a Firefox extension that is worth picking up if you are a fan of the services Scuttle provides.
Want to make a little cash and get folks to switch from Internet Explorer? That is the idea behind the Web site, ExplorerDestroyer.com. Using Google AdSense referral system and little scripting on the Web site, you can “persuade” your visitors to “upgrade” to Firefox. Want more information behind the project? Read what the folks at PC Magazine had to say about this rebel group of Firefox users.
The address bar is dead. What, did you miss the invitation to the funeral? It was a nice service thrown by the folks at RubNub.org. What killed the address bar? The folks at RubNub.org did. Now how is that for a murder mystery?
Angela Lansbury, eat your heart out.
There has to be at least a million reasons to use Firefox, right? That is the idea behind the Web site, The Million Reasons. Here are a few good ones:
#120: Time is money. Firefox is super fast – like a jolt of lighting compared to Safari and Explorer – both painfully slowwwwwww.
#49: Updated Frequently
#206: it makes ramen (I didn’t know about this one!)
Have a friend or family member that isn’t sure if they want to switch? Send them to read this list.
Ever wanted to create a developer’s profile in Firefox, but you didn’t want to get rid of your current profile setup? Over at tech.ablegray.com they have a five step solution to your problem. After the five easy steps, you should be able to access your regular profile for your stuff and your developer profile for any development needs you might have.
Firefox 2 is coming closer and looking better every day. The “spell-as-you-type functionality for text fields” looks pretty interesting. It might keep me from typing words into the Google search box every time I’m not sure how to spell something. The “ability to manage the search plugins” is my other favorite new feature to look forward to. Right now there isn’t a pretty interface over this, and I really think there should be one.
Here are a few more related links about the future of Firefox: