Archive | July, 2010

3 Ugliest Firefox Themes

Warning - Ugly Themes Ahead

From time to time, I like to share with you some of the ugliest popular themes I can find for Firefox.  These three themes though might be the cream of the crop when it comes to just plain bad themes.  Then again, I will let you be the judge.  Is beauty in the eye of the beholder – or are these themes just unusable?

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How to Allow Pop-ups in Firefox

Firefox Pop-up Warning

By default, Firefox has a pretty good pop-up blocker.  It gets the job done.  Sometimes, it does too good of a job and blocks a pop-up on a webpage where you want to see a pop-up though.  Today, I will be showing you how to allow pop-ups for a certain domain from within Firefox.

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Win an Apple TV from the Web Hosting Show

Win an Apple TV from ME!

As many of you know, I also host a twice a month podcast on and about the web hosting and web development industry called the Web Hosting Show.  This month, in conjunction with Ping! Zine we are giving away an Apple TV to one lucky listener.  All you have to do is subscribe (for free) to Ping! Zine, the best web hosting industry magazine out there today.

Want a chance to win? Just check out the Web Hosting Show’s contest page about the special giveaway.  Even if you do not win the Apple TV, you still get your free subscription to the best web development and web hosting related magazine out there today.  So, it is a win/win situation either way.

Bring RSS to the Firefox Sidebar

Sidebar Feed Reader

If you use the built in feed reading capabilities of Firefox, the Live Bookmarks feature, you might be missing the fact that you do not have an organized list of new entries to go through like you would have in a traditional RSS reader.  The Feed Sidebar add-on for Firefox is here to take your Live Bookmarks and display them all in your sidebar.

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Make Firefox Qute Again

Qute Theme for Firefox

Sometimes, finding a good Firefox theme is hard to do.  Thankfully though there are still themes out there like Qute that look great, are lightweight and don’t kick you in the face with a stylistic nightmare of clashing colors.

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Block Cookies from a Single Website

Cookie Blocking Not sure if you want a specific website gathering information about you via browser cookies?  In Firefox it is very easy to specify website by website which ones are blocked from serving you up any cookies via the browser.  I will let you know how to block cookies on a per site basis and see the websites that you have blocked cookie access from.

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Firefox 4 Beta 1 Takes Off

Firefox 4 News Firefox 4 Beta 1 is out and ready for the testers.  So what is in store for this first beta of the forth version of Mozilla’s browser?  There are dozens of major features and improvements – so Mozilla is looking for people to test them out, and report your bugs so that they can get Firefox 4 out to the public at large.

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YouTube Enhancer

Tweak YouTube Have you been searching for something to enhance your YouTube experience?  Maybe you want to download the videos you watch.  Maybe you want to convert videos to MP3s or automatically watch videos in HD.  I have found a Firefox add-on that will let you do that and a lot more in TweakTube.  This is by far the most in-depth “all in one” YouTube extension out there for the Firefox browser.

Once TweakTube has been installed, you can access it from Tools > YouTube – Options in the Firefox menu bar.  Once inside, here are some of the general options you can tweak around with:

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