Archive | January, 2007

SearchLoad Options

Want to tweak how Firefox’s default search options react to you in the browser? The SearchLoad Options extension should do the trick then.

Options include clearing the searchbar and resetting the search engine after each search. A time delay can be set in order to reuse search strings or search engines before changing the state of the searchbar.

Search results can be loaded into the active tab, a new tab, or a new background tab. An option allows new tabs to be created regardless of whether the current tab is blank. New tabs can also be created by using the Alt key.

+ Learn More About the SearchLoad Options Extension for Firefox!

eBay Feedback Tool

Need another eBay helper? Feedbackfox helps you find out a little more information about that guy who owns the Gumby blow up doll that you have been searching for since your childhood.

A sidebar integrated feedback filter for ebay users. Input a user name and get a colored list with up to 5000 feedback comments (by enter button ‘GO!’) or alternatively get only the positive, neutral, negative or withdrawn feedback. In this case Feedbackfox gets all comments that are available for the last 12 months.

+ Learn More About the Feedbackfox Extension for Firefox!

About This Site

The folks over at Lifehacker have put out a nice article about the extension for Firefox known as About This Site. They cover this little beauty from head to toe and let you know why you may or may not be interested in using it.

When you happen upon a new web site – or you’re just interested in finding more about one you frequent all the time – it’s difficult to get a sense of how popular it is, how long it’s been around, what people are saying about it and how much it’s been bookmarked. The About This Site Firefox extension offers one click access to web services that compile just that kind of information for you.

Want to know more about any Web site? This would be a good place to start.

+ Read More on the About This Site Extension for Firefox!

Hacking Flash High Scores

Feel like doing something creative this morning?

Maybe that flash version of Pac-man has really got you down in the dumps, and you would like to get some revenge on the little yellow glutton? No matter what your reason is for doing so, you can hack into some flash games’ high scores.

It takes Firefox, a little knowledge and a some free time – but you have all of that, right?

+ Learn How to Hack Flash High Scores Using Firefox!

Merge MySpace and Firefox

Do you want to bring together the best of MySpace and Firefox? Sure Firefox is sleek and nice and MySpace is about as pretty as that Hungarian transfer student that wanted to take you to your prom. That doesn’t mean they can not get along though. The best tool to gain access to MySpace that I have ever found is the unofficial MySpace Toolbar.

Automatically login to Myspace, instantly access your messages, view hidden comments, create styled comments/bulletins and more with this intuitive and customizable toolbar!

One new feature they have added is notifications when important things happen. You know, like when that friend of yours posts the 101 reasons why you shouldn’t use your toes to pick your nose.. or something to that effect.

+ Download and Install the Unofficial MySpace Toolbar for Firefox!

Backup Your Bookmarks

Are you in need of a quick and easy way of backing up your Firefox bookmarks? If you are, look no further than the Foxmarks extension.

If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you’ll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized. As a bonus, log in to my.foxmarks.com from any computer anywhere to access your bookmarks.

Out of all the alternatives out there, this one rates, at least, in my personal top five. They have been around for a while now, I have never heard a complaint about them and it is totally free. How can you say no to that?

+ Download and Install the Foxmarks Extension for Firefox!

Anti-Paranoia

Feel like somebody is watching over your shoulder? Is Big Brother really out to get you?

If that is the case, you need a healthy injection of Anti-Paranoia into your life.

Takes all your doubts and gives you confidence. Especially if you are working on security, you might get the feeling that your part of something really big and maybe even evil. How can your extension help me? It will pop up calmative messages for you to feel relaxed while browsing the web.

+ Download and Install the Anti-Paranoia Extension for Firefox

Google Utilities

Do you want a Firefox extension that gives you quick and easy access to all of Google’s services? When you look at things like Google’s word processor and RSS reader, you begin to think of these things as applications more than Web sites. The GUtil! Extension treats them as an extended arm of the browser.

After you install this extension it adds a new menu item just for Google and all the products they have out in the market today.

If you are a big Google fan, this could be the best way for you to get into each service you know and love. Horrible name for an extension, but it does get the job done.

+ Download and Install the GUtil! Extension for Firefox!

Yuku Firefox Tool

The Yuku service is pitching itself has being message boards for the Web 2.0 world. Do they live up to that hype? Not really sure. They seem popular, but that is not the business I am in. They do have a mighty nice Firefox extension though.

The Yuku Firefox Extension is an add-on that alerts Firefox users with the latest updates on their Yuku profiles! Get notified when you receive a New Message, a New Comment and when you recieve a New Friend Request!

This extension also claims to make it easy to switch between profiles and navigate the Yuku Web site with quick navigation links. Sounds good to me, what do you think?

+ Download and Install the Yuku Extension for Firefox!

Stealing Content is Bad

I got to go through the fun of getting a splog shut down this weekend because they were copying every post made here on Firefox Facts almost word for word and post for post.

I know a lot of folks have a problem with getting this done – so I have posted what I went through to get it done on my own personal blog (no splogging there!) to hopefully help others in need.

+ Read More About Why You Shouldn’t Steal My Content!