Archive | August, 2010

Amplify – All in One Social Sharing Tool

Amplify Social Sharing Add-on Amplify is a very cool Firefox add-on that will let you clip and share things from news to images and videos (just about anything you find on the web).  It fully support auto-posting to Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, WordPress, Posterous and more.

You can clip things, post them by email, add them to your blog or even share them on a micro blogging service.  The choice really is up to you.

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Do You Use the Home Button?

Firefox Home ButtonI have a very simple question for you this Friday.  Do you still use the home button in Firefox, or have you eliminated it to save yourself a little more browsing room? According to a recent study on the navigational hot spots within Firefox, Home is still ranks 37.6% as far as the most popular interface features go.

So leave your thoughts in the comments.  Is the home button still relevant in your day to day browsing, or have you ditched it?

NightShade for Firefox

Dark Firefox Theme

Looking for a darker Firefox theme, that has some aspects of the new Firefox 4.0 look built inside?  If so, check out NightShade.  This slick dark theme is almost a perfect representation of how a great dark theme should look.

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Hide and Recover the Firefox Menu Bar

Firefox Menu Bar

This is a handy browsing trick I just learned about recently.  Usually in my Firefox browser, I have the menu bar hidden, to save on screen real estate.  However, there comes a time (every so often) when I need to get it back.  Rather than un-hiding it, getting what I need, then hiding it again – I have found a much quicker way to bring the menu bar back for just a minute.

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PDF Download is a PDF Power Tool

PDF Tools

Quickly create PDFs anywhere from any source on the Web.  The add-on PDF Download will let you save just about any type of content from any webpage as a PDF file.  The extension also promises to remove the pain you can experience when you encounter PDF files online too.

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Page Zoom in Firefox

Firefox Zoom Help

Page zooming is a Firefox feature that is often overlooked.  It was a new feature added to Firefox 3, which in turn allowed you to increase or decrease the size of a web page to help improve the readability. So, how can you take advantage of this magnificent feature inside of Firefox?

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App Tabs in Firefox 4

Firefox 4 App Tabs

The exciting Firefox feature to be added in the release of Firefox 4: Beta 2 was App Tab support.  The idea behind App Tabs is simple.  You are able to keep a favicon only tab open and pinned to the browser at all times.  Now yes, you can do this with the help of add-ons in Firefox 3, but I am excited to see this feature make its way into Firefox 4.

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