Archive | November, 2010

AvantGarde for Firefox 4

AvantGarde for Firefox 4

Even though Firefox 4 might not yet be ready for the public, it does not hurt to take a look at some of the nice themes that have been developed for the browser of the future.  One theme that caught my eye for Firefox 4 is AvantGarde. It brings a unique new look to the Firefox 4 browser interface.

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Filter Your Firefox Tabs

Search Open Tabs

Have a lot of tabs open, but only need to find those that meet a certain criteria? The Firefox add-on named Tab Filter / Tab Search will give you that ability.  Once installed, this extension lets you only show tabs that match the results you want to see.

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Dim the Lights on Any Web Video

Dim the Lights in Firefox

Some websites, like Hulu for example, give you the ability to dim everything in the background on a page so that you can focus on the video you are watching.  What if you could do that on every website? That is what the add-on for Firefox, Turn Off the Lights, brings to the browser.

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MonoChrome Firefox

Firefox Goes Black and White

Like the default Firefox theme, but find it to be a little too colorful for its own good?  Then you might want to check out the Firefox theme – MonoChrome.  It brings Firefox back to basics with everything turned black and white and grey all over.

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Flagfox Delivers More URL Snooping Tools

Flagfox Add-on for FirefoxYou know, from an add-on called, Flagfox – I do not really expect much.  So it shows a country flag depicting the location of the current website’s server location.  That is neat and all, but not really helping me become a more functional website browser.  What you might not know though is there is more to this simple add-on that just flags.

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Rollback Your Bookmark Collection

Bookmark Restore Help

Backing up and restoring your bookmarks in Firefox is a pretty easy thing to do.  However, did you know that Firefox has a way you can rollback to a previous day’s bookmark backup?  This can save you a lot of heartache if you have accidently deleted a folder of useful bookmarks and you need to get them back in a hurry.

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Resurrect Dead Links in Firefox

Tired of having no way out when you run into a webpage that can not be found? TryAgain, an add-on for Firefox, will give you a few more routes to check when it comes to seeing if a website is really down or not.

Downtime Troubleshooting

This great extension for Firefox will keep trying to reach a webpage even if the server cannot be reached.

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Moving Your Cache to RAM for Speed Boost

Speed up Firefox in about:config

By tweaking your browser cache settings from within about:config, you could see a ‘bit of a speed boost when it comes to using Firefox on a daily basis.  You see, when images are loaded by default, they can be cached so they don’t need to be redisplayed or looked for again. What we will be editing today will control the maximum amount of memory used for caching images.

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Add Polish to Firefox’s Strata Theme

Fresh, New Version of Firefox

With all the buzz surrounding the Firefox 4 redesign making us excited for the next best thing, I have to remind you that there are still some great themes for our current navigation and toolbar layout too.  Strata Reloaded gives the basic Windows Firefox theme a fresh overhaul, and makes it look even nicer than before.

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