Archive | November, 2006

Get More BBC Goodness

I like some of the television the British Broadcasting Company puts out there but I have not really gotten myself in a trend of checking out their Web site that often. When I do remember to do it though, I have seen that the BBC is an interesting source for news and information from the other side of the pond. To help my remember how useful it can be, I downloaded and installed the BBC bar.

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Block Flash and Speed Up Loading

Now when it comes down to it, I am not sure how much flash on a Web site really slows you down. When you are looking for speed though every little tweak helps.

Web designer use Flash animation to attract visitor attention, too much flash animation will make people feel annoying. There is this firefox extension Flashblock which able to block flash animation from loading. I’m using this Flash block to block all flash animation.

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Unhide Your Menu Bar

Some Web sites out there have the bad habit of hiding your menubar when you click on a link. It might be because it is an image popping up or maybe they are trying to disable your ability to copy what is there. Well, to get around this little problem all you need is one extension. The Unhide Menubar extension adds a right-click menu entry for un-hiding the menu and toolbars in windows where they have been hidden by javascript.

+ Download and Install the Unhide Menubar Extension!

Firefox, the OS?

Could Firefox give Windows a run for it’s money? Well it might seem like an odd idea – but after reading through this post I found over at Lockergnome, maybe it isn’t so odd after all?

So, after searching high and low, trying anything and everything that promised it would work the way I wanted it to, and not the way it forced it to, I stopped at LiteStep. I enjoyed it, but it just was hard to navigate and personalize the way I wanted. So I made Firefox my shell. It’s the best thing I ever did.

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Tab Previews

I am secure enough in my own manhood to say that I like pretty things. When it comes to something I have to look at for many hours of my day, I want it to look nice as well. The Ctrl Tab Preview extension for Firefox makes scrolling through tabs a better looking experience.

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Firefox 2 Themes at Download.com

The folks over at Download.com have posted a pretty nice round up of the best themes out there for Firefox. Did they miss your favorite? Let me know!

Our first Firefox theme gallery offered new ways for surfing the Web with Firefox 1.5, but not all of those themes came along with the recent upgrade to Firefox 2. We’ve dug deep to find the best and the brightest themes for the new version of the open-source browser. A few are repeat performers, while others are fresh looks for enhancing your daily Web surfing. If you don’t have Firefox, download it now.

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Scrollbar For Your Tabs

I like the idea of having so many tabs open they start to stack up. While I am writing here, I always have multiple things going on at the same time. Now when it comes to switching between twenty or so tabs, you start to find using the default methods of navigating through them aggravating. If you find yourself in this type of pickle, then you need the Tab Overflow Scrollbar extension.

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Google Reader Toolkit

I think Google Reader is one of the few services of Google’s that I use because it feels like only one of a few that they have really gotten right. The Google Reader is a wonderful thing to use, and it makes going through and large RSS list a breeze. To make your getting in and out of it a little easier, I would suggest picking up the Google Reader Toolkit. This Firefox extension will allow you to place its’ icon on Firefox status bar and notifies you if there are updates available on Google Reader.

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Password Manager Bug

Well it looks like the good times train has made a stop in bug city! I have no doubt though that the Mozilla folks will get this one squashed as soon as possible. Till then, it is always good to know the facts.

Today, Mozilla made public bug #360493, which exposes Firefox’s Password Manager on many public sites. The flaw derives from Firefox’s willingness to supply the username and password stored on one page on a domain to another page on a domain. For example, username/password input tags on a Myspace user’s site will be unhelpfully propagated with the visitor’s Myspace.com credentials.

+ Read More About the New Bug in Firefox 2′s Password Manager!

Help Using Tor and Privoxy in Firefox

So you want to keep your browsing a little more secret and secure? Then I have the tutorial you need to check out and read for yourself.

Tor(The Onion Router) is a tool set to improve your anonymity online. My main purpose here, is to surf websites that are banned by my ISP, or websites that banned my ISP. Its concept might sound a lot complicated, but getting it to work was just easy on my Debian box.

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