Archive | June, 2010

Follow the World Cup in Firefox

World Cup in Firefox

Following the World Cup and use Firefox?  I have a site that will serve two of your proverbial itches at the same time.  Firefox Cup is the new website put out by Mozilla (in association with FIFA) to help you rally behind your favorite soccer team.

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Tab Utilities

Looking for a Firefox tab extension that does a little ‘bit of everything?  Look no further than Tab Utilities.

Better Tab Tools

This add-on for Firefox really is your proverbial utility knife when it comes to controlling, editing or optimizing your browser tabs for better performance.

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Close All Tabs in Firefox

Easy Ways to Close All Firefox Tabs

Sometimes we all go a little tab-happy when it comes to our Internet browsing ways.  You might be browsing around, one lazy Friday afternoon, and before you know it – you have twenty open tabs and then decide, "hey, maybe I should get back to work!".  Well, have no fear, because I can get all your tabs closed in one click or two.

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Utilize More Browser Screen Space with FlexBar

FlexBar for FirefoxFinding your browsing to be a little cramped? Want some room to stretch your legs or just see more of the web page you might be currently visiting?  FlexBar, a new add-on for Firefox, will give you all the screen space saving tools and resources you need at the touch of a button.

Once FlexBar has been installed, you can very easily configure the visibility of all your menu bars, sidebars, and information bars in Firefox.  You can choose to always show, never show or just hide any toolbar in the Firefox interface too.

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Bring Firefox Home to the iPhone

Firefox Home

Well, we all know we are not going to see Firefox on the iPhone.  Then again, we might get the next best thing with Firefox Home.  Using the technology behind Firefox Sync, this iPhone app with give an Firefox user access to their browser history, bookmarks and tabs from their recent browser session. In other words, you are kind of getting Firefox – but exactly the way you use it in your day to day life now.

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Change the Firefox Spell Check Font Format

Change Firefox Spellchecking Style

Want to make your misspelled words stand out a ‘bit more when composing a message in Firefox?  It is easy to do with this quick about:config tweak.  You can select no highlighting, a dotted line, long dots, a single straight line, a double underline or the default squiggly line.

Here is how you can make your spelling mistakes stand out more in Firefox.

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Shrink Links Without a Firefox Add-on

Better Firefox Link Shrinking

Needing an extension-less fix for converting long links into short ones?  Now, we all know there are dozens of Firefox add-ons that could do this for you, but do you really need another extension to your browser? Maybe not. 

I got an e-mail from a Firefox Facts reader who asked…

"What way do you suggest is best for link shortening? I don’t want to install another add-on if possible.  Thanks!"

I’ll share with you the way I handle all my link shortening needs.

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Bring All the Google Shortcuts into Firefox

Instant Google Access

Would you like to have quick and easy access to everything Google with just one or two clicks of your mouse in Firefox?  That is what the Google Shortcuts add-on for Firefox promises to deliver.  The idea here is simple.  This extension will display any or all Google services as buttons next to your address bar or anywhere else you would like for it to show up.

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