Archive | December, 2010

All-in-one Mozilla Labs Add-on

Bundled Mozilla Labs Goodness

Want to make sure you keep up to date with the latest Mozilla Labs experiments?  You can with one simple plugin.  The Lab Kit plugin for Firefox will securely install add-ons that are being developed by the Mozilla Labs team.  This way, you can stay up to date with some of the neatest innovations without having to remember to update or to check back for new experiments to try.

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Firefox 4 Goes 3D in Beta 8

Firefox 4 3D Graphics

Firefox 4 Beta 8 has been released and continues to show us all the promising world that Firefox 4 will deliver once the final product has been released. Along with patching a few glitches and holes, this recent beta also brings better support for Firefox Sync, expanded support for 3D graphics in the browser and a revamped Add-ons Manager window. 

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Add a Custom Toolbar to Firefox

Look Ma! No Add-ons Needed!

Did you know that you could add another toolbar to Firefox without needing to install an add-on? This customization feature is often overlooked and can come in handy if you need some extra space to store your buttons or any other toolbar elements you have added to Firefox.

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Blog This in WLW (for Firefox!)

Blog This Add-on for FirefoxTalk about Christmas coming early.  I just found on Microsoft’s new plugin page for Windows Live Writer a plugin that gives me the ability to blog about anything I find in Firefox inside of the awesome Windows Live Writer publishing tool.  The Blog This for Firefox add-on is the extension you need, if you wish to do the same, and here is how you get it.

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Do Not Track Button Coming to Firefox

Cookie TrackingBy early next year, Mozilla promises that cloaking your internet activity will become much easier.  Technology that supports something like a "Do Not Track" button will be delivered soon.  So what is this all about and doesn’t Firefox already keep people from tracking you?

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Find Bugs and Earn Cash from Mozilla

Bug Hunting for MozillaLooking for a way to make some extra cash? Mozilla has expanded their bounty program for finding flaws in Mozilla-based products (like Firefox and Thunderbird) to their websites and web applications too.  You can earn anywhere between $500 to $3,000 for bugs you find that are high severity or critical vulnerabilities.

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What is plugin-container.exe?

Fix plugin-container.exeHave you ever noticed something called plugin-container.exe running on your computer and you didn’t know where exactly it came from?  Well, I can ease your mind some because this is from Firefox.  Ever since Firefox 3.6.4 this extra process has been in there helping protect your browsing just in case Firefox decides to crash.

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Bookmarklet Access to WordPress Admin Controls

Quickly Access WordPress Admin

If you use WordPress to run your website, you probably jump in and out of the administrator side of the blogging tool a lot.  I know I do.  So, with that said, finding a tool that makes jumping into the admin menus of WordPress is a real time saver for me.  That is where the WordPress Admin Toolbar comes into our picture today.  With a single click you can go to anywhere within your WordPress administration interface and not even break a sweat.

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25 Most Popular Firefox Support Tips in 2010

2010 Firefox Support Tips

We all have questions about how Firefox works and how we can tweak it to make it better.  That is the single greatest aspect of this fantastic browser. So, with the end of the year coming up quick I thought it was about time we took a look back at the 25 most popular browser tweaking tips, customizations and tutorials I have posted on Firefox Facts over the years.  These 25 posts you see are the most visited topics from all of the support related articles I have written.

You voted for these with your mouse clicks over the past year, so let us check out the most popular Firefox support posts of 2010.

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