Archive | March, 2011

Quick and Easy Screenshots

Awesome ScreenshotsAwesome Screenshot is a great new Firefox add-on that makes capturing and annotating screenshots really easy.  Once you install this fantastic new add-on (which requires no restart) you can write all the notes you need on a website screenshot and then either download it to your PC or upload to awesomescreenshot.com. 

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Customize the Firefox Button Menu

Personalize the Firefox ButtonWant to personalize the content shown after you hit the new Firefox button in Firefox 4?  With the Personal Menu add-on for Firefox, this is pretty easy to do.  It allows you to strip or add features from the menu so that you can hopefully get a lot more use out of it.

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Firefox 4 is Here!

Firefox 4 Download NumbersWell, the long wait is finally over – now everybody can download Firefox 4 and see what all the buzz is about.  Over the past few months I have already told you about several of my favorite features and annoyances.  I would really love to hear what you think of the new browser so far.

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Firefox 4 Coming Tomorrow?

Firefox 4 Release DateThe long wait is over – almost.  Firefox 4 is set to be released tomorrow, March 22.  Mozilla has yet to really announce the date yet, so the lack of a big marketing blitz is somewhat puzzling. However, going from the release schedule this does seem to be the case.

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Web O’ Wonder

Firefox 4 Design DemosWant to experience the future of the Web, today? Taking it’s lead from the famous "World of Tomorrow" events you used to see boasted about at the old World’s Fairs – this new website from Mozilla acts as a showcase of demos for what Firefox 4 can do.

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Half Firefox 4 Start Time

Half Firefox 4 Start TimesRunning Windows and want to make Firefox 4 start up faster? The add-on Start Faster enables some really nifty optimizations that Mozilla hasn’t done yet to the browser to give you a quicker launch time for your favorite browser.

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Shrink the Firefox 4 Add-on Bar

Barlesque for Firefox 4If there was one thing I could say about the new Firefox 4 layout and design, it would be that minimal is the new black.  It seems that moving forward we are going to get less and less user interface. So, to help follow that eventual trend in design – let us go ahead and shrink the new Add-on Bar down some with Barlesque.

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Open Web Apps

Open Web Apps from MozillaMozilla’s open and free alternative to Chrome’s web store is up and running. It might not be much to look at just yet, but it does show a lot of promise when it comes to how Mozilla will handle it’s own open web apps store. Developers who are interested in developing apps for the browser can do so very easily.  The OWA Application Manifest is now stable, so there is no more worry about changing code or policy there.

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Image Tools for Firefox

Firefox Image Tools

Looking for more options and tools when it comes to viewing pictures from within Firefox? The very obviously named Image Tools add-on for Firefox will give you a few more basic controls when it comes to viewing images from within the browser. 

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