Archive | December, 2006

Close the Current Tab

Want to close the current tab in Firefox 2? Well here is a simple – yet easy way to get that done. All you need to do is hit the keyboard combination of Ctrl+W. That will close the current tab you are viewing and allow you to quickly get out of there.

Now this might be handy if you have folks looking over you shoulder, or if you boss quickly comes in the room and you don’t want them to see you are listening to the Web Hosting Show podcast.

BlueQute

BlueQuteWhen it comes to Firefox themes, the Qute theme is one of my favorites. Now it looks like somebody has taken this original design and smacked it with some blue here and there. Instead of the multi-colored interface, now everything has a blue tint to it. It is still simple and nice – it is just feeling a little blue now.

+ Download and Install the BlueQute theme for Firefox!

Firefox 2 Unstable?

I found this random snipit from the Center for Citizen Media.

Running the latest version of Firefox is a huge drag — repeated freezes that require a forced shutdown of the application on my MacBook Pro. Growing pains for the Mozilla folks or just sloppy coding?

That’s it. Now why go Online, post a totally random comment and not back it up with any proof? Now, I have never used Firefox on any Apple product, but these sort of cheap shots just make me a little angry. If this is “citizen media” I think I favor the older kind best. ;)

Free Greasemonkey Resource

Greasemonkey is one of my favorite extensions to ever come out of the Firefox browser, and it seems to be the first thing I install whenever I am setting up a new installation of our favorite browser. To help with some of the details with Greasemonkey, I have found a neat Web site. All you need to do is read, and then click the page to get something new. Very innovative indeed.

+ Check Out the Greasemonkey Guide!

Get Yourself Into the Firefox Ads

You know you want to be rich and famous. Well, I can not help you with the money side of things, but I can point you in the direction of getting your name on TV.

So here’s your chance to be a part of history by joining in on the first test run. Our first TV test will work like this: With help from you all, we selected 4 ads to send to television. The first 72 sponsors to partner with Mozilla by adding $10 dollars to our Flicks ad fund will have their names appear on the air as part of actual ads.

+ Make History with You and Firefox Flicks on TV!

Stop Browser Resizing In Firefox

I just hate it when a Web site tries to resize my browser window.

There’s a simple little fix that prevent webpages from resizing your Firefox browser that I put in every time. There’s nothing I hate more than a website that resizes my whole browser to the size of a 40×40 ad, forcing me to expand it back to my regular 1024×768 size.

+ Stop the Browser Resizing in Firefox!

Firefox 2 RSS vs IE RSS

Here is a nice comparison between Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer’s RSS functions.

In general, we felt that RSS reader was a very personal choice to be made by the user, and that we did not want to compete with existing RSS readers that exist, which are very competent in a variety of ways. Rather, we wanted to allow users to easily subscribe to feeds using their favorite reader.

The UI presented is not intended to be one for consuming the content, but rather previewing the content before subscription (since many feeds have non-descriptive titles). I think this is where the confusion arises, because the presentation is similar to Safari’s and IEs and so people may expect reading functionality.

Personally I kind of like what Microsoft is doing more right now – but I have a feeling that by the time Firefox 3 rolls around, they should be beating them hand over fist.

Crop Circles on Google Earth

Remember the Firefox crop circles that got a lot of attention a few weeks back? Well it looks like it is now turning up on Google Earth. So was this really a Firefox project or are the aliens trying to tell us which browser we should really use? You tell me.

Firefox Stock Tracker

Now all this stock talk just makes my head hurt. I don’t understand it, and I am not sure if I want to understand it. I understand though that some of you might – and this is the reason I hunted down and found the Stock Charts Firefox Extension.

We’ve just put the finishing touches on an extension for the Firefox web browser. It lets you select one or more ticker symbols on a web page and open new tabs for them all in stocktickr, stockcharts.com, Yahoo! Finance, or Big Charts – all in one fell swoop without any typing. Is your favorite stock web site not on the list? That’s ok because you can easily add it to the list.

+ Learn More About and Download the Stock Charts Firefox Extension!