The browser wars are getting better and better each and every day. It seems like all of the big three (Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer) keep trying to out perform the next one. Now we have seen dozens of reviews looking at all three. This time around though I want to point you to an article on Firefox 1.5 versus Opera 9. The author makes a lot of valid points, and there is a lot of good non-bias information within.
Archive | June, 2006
For those three people who might not know, Fark.com is a collection of interesting links from all over the Web. With something as old and popular as Fark, you would think somebody has written a Firefox extension to help you master your farking, right? That they have, and its name is Farky.
Ever found yourself on an interesting Web site that you wanted to send over to a friend? Now instead of having to cut and paste the URL into your E-mail client of choice, now you have a one button solution. Download and install the Send Link Firefox extension and you’ll be able to do the same.
We all want a quicker, better and faster way of searching for things. Thankfully there is more than one way to becoming a searching master from within Firefox. Now you have the default search box in the upper right corner, but sometimes that just does not do the job. What if you want to search a term you see on a Web site? That is where SearchWith comes into play.
Ever find yourself wondering what the keyboard shortcut in Firefox is for opening a new tab? What about the keyboard command to jump to the search box? If you (like myself) have found yourself in this situation, you might need to study the Mozilla Firefox Cheat Sheet. This is a great list of keyboard commands and shortcuts to make any novice look like an experienced Firefox user.
The folks over at Small Business Pipeline have put together a nice extension list for small businesses.
Enter Networking Pipeline’s crack researcher (that is, yours truly). He braved the toughest of the Web, scoured extension sites, and crawled through the underbelly of the Internet to find for you the absolute coolest collaboration and communication Firefox extensions around.
Sure you can hit the F11 key to get Firefox to go to full screen mode. For some folks, it might be easier to just hit a toolbar button. With the Full Screen Firefox extension, you get a ‘Full Screen’ toolbar button and context menu command. No keyboard keys to memorize, just one button right in your face letting you know how to do it and what to hit.
None of my Firefox extensions really have a “witty but overweening manner” except for one. Uppity helps folks out by making navigation of a Web site just a little easier. It allows you to navigate up one level (directory). It will remove an in-page anchor, the query string, the file, and the last directory in that order, whichever is first found.
Sure, the Firefox Extension Backup Extension might be a long name. I am sure it didn’t take a market team any time at all to come up with that one. To make things simple though, let us just call it FEBE.
FEBE is another great backup solution for Firefox. FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up – It will actually rebuild your extensions individually into installable .xpi files. Now you can easily synchronize your office and home browsers.