Archive | November, 2011

Old Add-ons Not Working?

Fix Disable ExtensionsPeople often run into problems when Firefox updates, because some of their favorite add-ons no longer work.  Well, it isn’t exactly that they will not work.  It is the fact that the add-on developer hasn’t updated the add-on to meet the compatibility of the newer version of Firefox. In this article I’ll see what I can do to help you out when it comes to getting them re-enabled.

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Read Pages Later

Read it LaterI have mentioned Read it Later before.  It is a great add-on for anybody that does a lot of browsing but has little time to read everything they want to.  I use the service to save various articles or topics I would like to write about on my various blogs but that is only one out of a million ways you can use this great service and Firefox extension.

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App Tabs in Firefox

Firefox App TabsSince being added to Firefox, I have not spent a lot of time talking about App Tabs.  What are they? Well, in a nutshell – they help you keep pages you visit or want to keep track of – extremely handy. When you make a tab an App Tab, it shrinks it down to just the favicon of whatever website it is.  For example, you could set Gmail up to be an App Tab and then it would shrink down to just show you the Gmail envelope favicon. 

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Opt-Out of Cookie Based Advertising

Privacy Protection with Beef TacoWant to opt out of being targeted by advertising networks out there? The Beef Taco add-on for Firefox will help protect you.  Once installed, this extension sets permanent opt-out cookies to stop behavioral advertising for over 100 different advertising networks.  Some of the companies include:

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FXChrome

I’ve mentioned the FXChrome theme for Firefox in the past, but I haven’t looked at it in a while.  They have moved away from being just another Google Chrome clone and have done some really interesting things worth checking out.  The default theme still has a great looking clean interface like the Google Chrome browser – but if you have the Stylish add-on – you can do a little more customization.

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Bing Powered Firefox?

Firefox and BingWith earthquakes in Oklahoma and the string of tornado watches that were going on yesterday in November, it seems like everything has been a little wacky these days.  To give you one more thing to file under the crazy category, Firefox is now distributing a version of Firefox that uses Bing as the default search engine, rather than Google.  It was only a few short years ago that Firefox and Microsoft (the parent company of Bing) were at each other’s throats – now they are teaming up against Google? I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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Bookmark Highlighter

Bookmark Highlighter for Firefox

Need a way to easily highlight links you already have bookmarked while you are browsing the Web? The Bookmark Highlighter add-on for Firefox will get the job done.  This quick and easy add-on for Firefox will highlight links to any URLs on a webpage that are currently saved to your bookmarks.

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