Archive | April, 2007

Firefox Got Your Back

I Got Your Back!No, I’m not talking browser ghetto slang, I am talking about the new project I found out about on Spread Firefox. It is a pretty neat concept. Here is how they put it, as I am afraid my explanation of it might confuse some.

Our page is set-up so that users can come and ‘fill in’ the Firefox logo by claiming a pixel. They can use their spot on the logo to express themselves and to shoutout to the world about anyone who has got their back.

Join in on the fun! I’d like nothing more than to bring these people a few more pixels in. Also see if you can find me (I’m the guy with the coconut and hammer) – and include as the guy that “told you” about Firefox. Just type in Mitch.

Classic Compact Look to Firefox

Classic Compact ThemeBigger is not always better.

Sometimes keeping things a little more compact means that you have more room for the more important things.

That is where the Classic Compact Firefox theme is so valuable. It gives you that classic look of the Firefox theme but in miniature form.

A very compact version of Firefox’s default theme, which minimizes vertical space consumed by menu, tool, tab, find and status bars as much as possible without hurting overall appearance.

+ Download and Install the Classic Compact Theme for Firefox!

Firefox Torrent Tools

Fox TorrentLove downloading torrents but wish that Firefox had a cool built in helper when it comes to getting the work done? I would much rather just use Firefox and not have to launch a secondary program. That is where the new FoxTorrent comes into play. I was just glancing over TechCrunch and P2P Blog’s coverage of it and I have to say it looks very promising.

They keep it plain and simple on the Web site:

The open source FoxTorrent Firefox extension that lets you stream torrents as they download, from your web browser, with zero configuration needed.

Give it a shot and let me know if you like this or using an external torrent downloader better.

+ Download and Install FoxTorrent the Extension for Firefox!

Put My Image Here!

My Image HereEver thought your own image would look better on a favorite Web site of yours? Well now you can with the Firefox extension My Image Here. This browser goody replaces images on Web sites with images you select from your local computer.

Now this is a customization tool that is easy to use and fun as well. If you are feeling like the old Google logo just is not doing it for you, all you need to do is right click on the image, select “My Image Here” and then “Load My Image Here”. No rocket science needed.

+ Download and Install the My Image Here Extension for Firefox!

Create Your Own Firefox Theme

iPox RemixTwisterMc is already one of my favorite Firefox theme designers. All of his work always seems to have it’s own individual characteristics and quirks that make it unique as well. So when it comes to learning how to make your own Firefox theme, why not learn from one of the best?

iPox Remix hopes to be a new starting point for people who want to design their own theme, but don’t know where to get started at first. You can download the entire theme via his Web site, and over time he promises to push a few more tutorials and updates so you have something to do with that customizable theme. What are the requirements?

You’ll need to know how to create or edit images to customize your theme. That may be using Photoshop, Fireworks, GIMP or another graphics application. If you know CSS, that’ll help a lot to, but it’s not required. Without CSS knowledge, you’ll be limited to the edits you can make.

+ Learn More on the iPox Remix Web Page! (via TwisterMc.com)

Firefox on Mac Feedback

I have noticed a comment or two here and a post or two somewhere else that Firefox seems to give Mac users some trouble. Now in the future, it has been promised that things should get better (by the time Firefox 3 rolls out) but some do not want to wait. If you feel like you have a good opinion to share about the Apple/Firefox experience, I have a place where you can go sound off.

+ Post Your Mac-related Firefox Feedback!

Now this is no official means of support, but if I know the Firefox crew they will love to hear the feedback no matter where it is posted or how it gets to them.

End of Days for Firefox 1.5

There is a lot of buzz going around about the Mozilla folks saying that Firefox 1.5 will only be maintained with security and stability updates until April 24, 2007.

firefoxlogo.jpgI say this is good news!

Sure, the people holding out on Firefox 2 are going to be given a kick in the pants to upgrade, but having to support several older versions of a program can’t be easy for such a developing and always changing product like a browser. There are great things going on via the Web these days, and your browser is your portal to it. Don’t you want to use the latest and greatest?

Keyword Inspiration

KGenFinding yourself short on words when it comes to describing that really cool Web page you just found via keywords?

Now usually one or two might do you, as far as keywords go. Every so often though, you just can’t think of any good ones to use. That is where the KGen extension for Firefox comes in.

KGen (Keyword Generator) is an extension that allows you to see what keywords are strong on visited web page. Than, you can retrieve them for social sharing (tag filling) or webmastering/SEO.

+ Download and Install the KGen Extension for Firefox!

Add Google Notebook to Sidebar

Google Notebook SidebarWant to add Google Notebook to your Firefox sidebar?

Well after looking at how others did the trick with adding Google Talk to your sidebar, I figured I would try it with Google Notebook. The good news is that it does work. I have posted a simple three step tutorial over at Mitchelaneous.com to help you get through it step by step.

Let me know if you find this useful and I might have to give it a shot with a few other widget services out there on the Web.

+ Check Out How to Add Google Notebook to Firefox’s Sidebar!

Add Favicons to Google

Favicons on GoogleI just love adding favicons to things.

If there was one innovation on the Web I had to pick that I could not live without, it would be our friend the favicon. It just makes browsing through links a little less challenging on the visual side. Now thanks to a Firefox extension you can add favicons to your Google usage as well.

Google Icon enhances search results by adding the favicon next to each search result (if available). Icons make it easier to recognize your favorite websites and breathe more life into that dull search page.

+ Download and Install the Google Icon Extension for Firefox!