Archive | August, 2007

Firefox Friday Link Roundup

Time to wrap up the week with some good ol’ fashioned link love.

What are the top 10 Firefox features that don’t require extensions?

FoxSaver (a Firefox Screensaver) supports MediaRSS! This is the one thing they were lacking and now I think it is a very unique and useful extension all should give a second look to if you missed it the first time around.

Need an arts and crafts project for the weekend? Go ahead and bake up some Firefox cookies! Who knew a browser could be so yummy?

Having trouble finding the right extension to help you with your downloading needs? Mashable is at it again with another mega list – this time covering 30+ Firefox Add-ons For Downloading Images, Videos & Files.

Mozilla security patches are coming, well they are coming really really quickly – hopefully, I promise.

Do you have a link to share?

Coupon Notifier for Firefox

Coupon HuntingLong gone are the days of sitting hunched back over the Sunday newspaper, cutting out ads for the next week’s worth of shopping. With neat extensions like Coupon Craze now we can just do all that hard work “virtually”.

Here is a little more about the extension from the developers:

The extension supports over 4000+ merchants with up to date offers to be found. So if you see the bag light up that means the site you are shopping at has offers available. Click the “Offers” button to get an up to date list of the offers available on the very site you are visiting. Then click the offer and you will be taken to the special offer and if the offer requires a coupon be given a coupon code or display any additional restrictions or instructions.

Sounds like a good deal to me. If this could also team up with some of the other coupon databases out there, it would really be a winner to me. All in all though, a deal is a deal no matter which way you slice it – and there is never anything wrong with getting your goods a little cheaper.

Add to del.icio.us from Google Reader

Google Reader + Del.icio.usOne thing I have been looking for, for a while is a way to add del.icio.us link saving to Google Reader. I use both products, and they just seem like they should merge together nicely. Thanks to the Google Reader + del.icio.us Greasemonkey script now I can.

This script adds the “Add to del.icio.us” button to the bottom of each post and then gives you all the regular fields, so you can edit the extended info, description and tags before sending it to your del.icio.us list.

Auto-Expanding Tabs

Don’t you hate it when you have so many tabs open you can’t see what exactly is open? Well with the FishEyeTab extension for Firefox, you can kiss those days goodbye. This extension auto-expands your tabs when you hover over one with your mouse.

FishEyeTabs

An alternative to scrolling when there are many open tabs, and they become too small to see. User can zoom tab labels by moving the mouse cursor over them. Fisheye zoom is activated only when tabs occupy the whole width of the window. Close button moved to right FF 1.0 – style.

This cool animation makes it quick and easy to see which tab is which. You also don’t sacrifice much tab toolbar space either.

Socially Share it Everywhere

Share it Everywhere!Are you a Shareaholic? If so – you need help.

The Shareaholic extension for Firefox makes it easy for you to submit the web page you’re viewing to digg, del.icio.us, facebook, google bookmarks, reddit and stumbleupon. If you prefer, you can also e-mail the web page to a friend.

There are a lot of social engines out there – are you sharing with them all? Usually folks pick one or two services and stick with them, but if you want to use them all then this is the Firefox extension for you. If you need a web site to start sharing, how about FirefoxFacts.com?

NASA Night Launch Theme

Time to take Firefox where no other web browser has gone before. We might even “boldly go” there while we are at it. The NASA Night Launch theme for Firefox gives you a dark theme that isn’t too tacky.

Nasa-friendly Firefox Theme

Lets just hope you can keep those Klingon hotties at bay after getting this sucker up and running.

Accessibar – Make the Web Usable

AccessibarAt no fault of the user, the designer doesn’t always think of usability when designing a web site. Sometimes fonts can be to small, web pages can be the wrong color – and text can be seven different shades of wonky. The Accessibar extension for Firefox looks to change all of that for you.

This toolbar provides the following features:

+ Web page fonts, links and background colors can be changed from a selection of 70 colors on current session

+ Icons with configurable shortcut keys to increase and decrease Font size

+ Line spacing can be increased or decreased to five different spacing settings incrementally

+ All images (including Flash) displayed on a web page can be selected as being hidden or shown

As you can see for such a tiny footprint in your Firefox’s browsing space, Accessibar does a lot of work. Does this toolbar do the job for you?

Firefox Link and Resource Round Up

Time to take a look at what others are saying and doing with our favorite browser. From fables to cake, you can have it all – but I wouldn’t suggest eating it too. Links don’t taste that great.

Have another one to share? Drop me an e-mail and let me know about it.