Sure, I can type pretty fast. Over the years, I have found myself typing faster than I can write. When it comes to the number pad though, I am all thumbs. I do not know why, it just seems very unfamiliar to me. I have a feeling that I am not alone though.
Archive | August, 2006
Since this is “back to school” season, I figured I would find a Firefox extension that would fit in with that theme. The Web Marker extension reminds me of my days of school where I would read through books, and have to highlight certain parts of them. I don’t really remember why we did it, I just remember the pretty colors.
Tired of having to scroll and scroll just to see all of the extensions you have installed in Firefox? Well, then you need to pick up the Slim Extension List extension. I know, you are thinking, “I don’t need another extension to add to the list!”, but I promise you this one makes the pain go away. It shortens the entries for each extension so that they don’t take up so much space. Click on the extension in question, and the box expands to show you more information.
Here is something we probably do not give much thought to every single day. How can we make browsing better for the disabled? Well, thanks to a Firefox Facts reader I have found a great resource for making Firefox a little more accessible to those folks.
The Access Firefox Project was created to showcase some of the accessibility tools and features that are available for the free Firefox Web Browser, and to provide Firefox accessibility information and resources. Firefox has a great number of built in accessibility options and there are many free add-ons that greatly enhance the Firefox user’s experience.
Check Out AccessFirefox.com!
Shopping on eBay can be a real savior and a real pain in the rear. Sure, you can find a lot of great deals. Why does looking for the best deals always have to be such hard work though? The ShortShip Firefox extension hopes to end your worries. It makes it a lot easier to find the cheapest deals on eBay.
The people at bit-tech.net give us yet another side by side comparison of the new Internet Explorer and Firefox 2.0. The entire article in question has a lot of interesting points, but the last paragraph left me a little shocked.
If IE7 is such a massive improvement, it’s hard to see what about the new Firefox really justifies the moniker ’2.0′. It really seems like more of a 1.6 – there’s not a lot of difference here. The browser wars just got a lot more interesting…
Want some interesting feedback on this article to read? See what the commenters on Digg.com have to say about it.
When I shut down and leave Firefox, I want things to come back just the way they were. This way, I can get right back into doing what I was doing before without worrying about opening up the series of links again. There are a lot of session managers out there today, but the best by far is the Session Manager Firefox extension.
Now I don’t know why you would want to do it, but it is possible.
We all know someone that is just a little too comfortable with that blue “e” but maybe there is something we can do about it. People love to use themes for Firefox and you will be able to use them to make it look like an entirely different browser. You can tell from the screenshots just how realistic it looks in both the Luna theme and the Classic Windows theme. I know plenty of people that would not be able to tell a difference.
Maybe this is the way you trick those family members that are scared of Firefox into using the better browser?
It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.
So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.
Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.
Sorry, this story just asks for an oddball title. The news here is “Microsoft’s open source software lab has extended a helping hand to Mozilla Corp. if it’s interested in making sure the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client run under Windows Vista.”
I say good job Microsoft! At least they realize that there is an audience for an alternative Internet browser. Then again, maybe they want to drug them all and turn them into Microsoft zombies?