Archive | January, 2010

Style, Grammar and Spell Checker for Firefox

One of my favorite tools to use to check for grammar problems in my writing is called After the Deadline.  Put out there by the same people who brought you WordPress, this plugin for WordPress is the top notch tool when it comes to style, grammar and spell checking.  What if you want to use it other places though?  That is where the After the Deadline Spell and Grammar Check bookmarklet comes into play.

Grammar Check Anywhere! 

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Reload Every Tab with One Button

Reload Every Tab Rather than reloading each tab, one by one, wouldn’t you like to reload all your Firefox tabs at once?  Okay, I realize this might not be a need for everybody, which makes it a perfect add-on for the browser. 

Reload All allows you reload all the tabs in the window at one go.   Need to reload most, but not every single tab?  It can handle that too.  It features a selection tool in case you want to reload a few tabs while leaving out the rest of them.

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Simple Boss Key

Add a Panic Button to Firefox What are you to do when your just about to be caught looking at something you shouldn’t while you are using Firefox at work?  In need of a panic button?  There’s no need at all, as long as you have the Simple Boss Key add-on for Firefox installed. 

Once installed, all you have to do is quickly hit the F12 button to minimize the current browser window.  One more useful tip to know if that is switches to focusing on the first tab, so even if something peeks at your operating system’s task bar – they won’t know what you were looking at before.  So with that said, you should make sure tab number one is always looking at something work related, just in case.

A very neat and simple extension to make sure you don’t get in trouble for browsing where you shouldn’t at work – pick up the Simple Boss Key from the Firefox add-ons web site.

Most Popular Add-on Collections

Best Firefox Collections Firefox collections are groups of related add-ons assembled for easier sharing.  This idea was launched from the Firefox Add-ons site several months ago.  Since some time has passed, I thought it might be interesting to check back in with this online Mozilla feature to see which collections are the most popular out there.

Here are the most popular add-on collections for the Firefox browser:

Collected Firefox Tools Windows 7 Theme for Firefox 3.5

32430 subscribers – This collection of add-ons were gathered to help you make Firefox 3 more seamless in the Windows 7 operating system.  Not only do you get the nice theme and tweaking add-ons, but you also get some great time conserving tools too!

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