NewsFox is an RSS reader for folks who like Thunderbird’s built in RSS reader, but they don’t use that E-mail client. Think of it as taking the RSS guts out of Thunderbird and putting it instead into Firefox. Now for the most part, I don’t like many of these “built into Firefox” feed readers. On the other hand, NewsFox does show promise.
Archive | October, 2006
Yeah, I thought frames on Web sites went out of style a few years back as well. This Firefox extension ads the ability to split your current “one Web page view” into two! Through the magical power of frames, this could be really handy to keep track of two Web pages at once.
Backup Firefox, Thunderbird, and Gaim profiles with the click of a button. Then restore them just as easily. Backzilla. Net is perfect for backing up all these profiles. No need to install. Once the profiles are backed up, you can transfer the folder to a new computer and use the restore feature to apply your profile to the new computer. If, for some reason, the restore fails, there is an undo feature. Version 2.1 has Backzilla.
Picking Firefox’s best feature is like asking what is your favorite part of a vanilla ice cream scoop. It is all good in my opinion. One person at least thinks that Firefox’s “Quick Search” feature beats them all.
Before I began using Firefox, I used a IE mod called Avant Browser. Avant was fantastic at the time, it added Tabbed browsing, themes, domain aliases and a little thing called quick searching. If if you are all familiar with Firefox, you are probably familiar with Quick Searching. In my opinion, it eliminates the Search box, which is by default, turned on, in Firefox.
When I first heard about LinkWad, I thought it sounded a little gross. I don’t want my links in “wads”. I want my links in organized lists and helpful clusters that help me find what I need. Even though the name is a little disgusting, I learned that with Firefox it does provide you with better organization.
Web hosting company HostMySite.com (hostmysite.com) announced on Friday it contributes free, managed, dedicated hosting to SpreadFirefox, the online volunteer community devoted to promoting the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. To celebrate the two-hundred-millionth download of the Web browser, SpreadFirefox launched the Fox Tales Website (thefoxtales.com), providing users with a venue to share stories on how they promote Firefox.
You mean it is all just a myth made up to protect us from the government’s lies about our browsing experience? OK, maybe I am a little off base here.
One of the persistent pieces of “common knowledge” out there is the idea that Firefox is slowly grinding Internet Explorer into the ground. Along with this “common knowledge” is the assumption by some Web developers that since the Firefox Revolution is nigh, there is no real reason to take Internet Explorer into consideration. Sadly for the Firefox fans out there, this simply is not true.
When it comes to Web development there is no equal to the love you get from the Firefox community. I dare you to find a better browser that is suited for editing layouts and getting things just right. The only problem comes in when it comes to making everything look good in Internet Explorer as well. It is like living in a dream, and then waking up to find a nightmare.
No matter how much it scares you that most of the world is still using Internet Explorer, I have found five extensions that will make the pain go away.
Want Firefox to help you encrypt your secret files and documents? Maybe you just want to learn more about the encryption process? No matter which camp you fall into, the Fire Encrypter Firefox extension is for you. It brings the top secret world of encryption right into your favorite little browser.