Archive | January, 2013

Firefox Doing Away With Themes?

Personas Are Now Themes?

I spend a lot of time on the Firefox Add-ons website. I enjoy looking for new themes and extensions to share with all of you.  However, I have noticed over the past couple of weeks – it seems like they have done some reorganizing of their content. 

It appears Personas (what used to be known as Personas at least) are the new thing you see when you look for Firefox themes.  Then, they have bumped the older more complete themes (where buttons and everything else gets changed) to a new “Complete Themes” page. 

Do you like this change? Let me know in the comments – would love to hear your opinions on this topic!

Missing Thumbnails on the New Tab Page

Fix Missing ThumbnailsHave you ever run into the problem where thumbnail images are missing from your new tab page in Firefox? The new tab page’s purpose is to show you pictures of websites you visit frequently – however sometimes these images never load or are just missing.  However, you might be able to fix that!

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RSS Icon In Location Bar

RSS Link in Address BarMiss having the RSS icon up in the location bar within Firefox? You can customize your toolbars and add the button back – if you have not done so before, but you could also try out the add-on for Firefox, RSS Icon In Awesombar. This extension will add the RSS icon bar to the location bar, like it was before Firefox 4.

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Reset Your Master Password

Reset Master Password in FirefoxThe master password feature in Firefox is great for protecting all your locally stored passwords, but what do you do when you forget the one password that controls them all? Firefox can save usernames and passwords that you use to access online services, such as banking and email websites. If you share a computer with anyone, it is recommended that you use a master password. 

If you have set one up and forgotten it – here is how you can reset it. 

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Empty Cache in One Click

Empty Cache ButtonThe Empty Cache Button add-on for Firefox will enable you to quickly empty your browser’s cache and reload the page you are on in a single click of the mouse.  As I have mentioned in the past – I love it when a Firefox add-on works as advertised and this one does exactly that.

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Fix Typos in the Address Bar

URL Fixer for FirefoxFinding yourself making a lot of typos when it comes to typing in certain domain names? How many times have you tried to go to google.con, for example? URL Fixer is a great restartless add-on for Firefox that fixes common typos in URLs that you input into the address (or awesome) bar of Firefox.

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Got a Problem? Reset Firefox!

Reset FirefoxIf you have run into a problem, or several problems – I would highly suggest that you reset it. The reset Firefox feature can fix a lot of issues by resetting Firefox back to the day it was installed while also saving all the information you need to save.

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Bookmarklets 101

Learn About BookmarkletsBookmarklets are small applets that are stored as the URL of a bookmark in a web browser.  They are in no way unique to Firefox (you can use most with any other browser out there). When clicked, rather than taking you just to a specific page – they might perform another function that you need to do.  Most of the time, these are written in JavaScript.  Now, you don’t need to be any type of programmer to use them and I have found  a great resource for you to use to find a lot more.

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Qute 4++ – Simple and Unobtrusive Firefox Theme

Qute 4++ Theme Review

I have taken a look at Qute and Qute like theme before – but this is the first time I have looked at Qute for any Firefox after version 3.6 or so (yes, I find the version numbers a little silly myself now). My thoughts aside, Qute4++ is definitely worth trying out if you are using the latest version of the Firefox browser.

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