By using smart keywords, you can search specific websites right from the Firefox location bar. Rather than going to that website, finding the search box and typing in your thing you want to search – you can type the keyword and your search quarry right in the location bar.
Archive | February, 2013
Save Text to File is a Firefox add-on that allows you to save highlighted text to an external text file. This is one of those features you never realize how handy it will be until you start using it. I often like to save ‘bits of articles and other things I read to go back to it later. This makes saving that information in a new location all that much easier.
Would you like to zoom in on a webpage with tiny text? Maybe you need to make a website with huge text a little smaller? Thankfully, Firefox makes it really easy to zoom in and out of a webpage to make it more readable. You can do it with the keyboard, your mouse, the menu or via the toolbar menus.
The extension, Status-4-Evar, will restore the status bar to how it looked before Firefox 4.0. Some people might like the more simplified interface of the browser, but others want to be able to see the status of things in the bottom of the browser all the time. If you find yourself in the second group, this add-on is perfect for you.
Miss the menu toolbar? Personally, I like that Firefox dumped all that information in and under the Firefox button, however I could see where some people might want it back. Thankfully, Mozilla has made adding it back a fairly simple process.
I have always kind of wondered, how much of my information am I sending to Mozilla when I sent in a crash report? Firefox goes down, just like any other browser, but do you know what information you pass along to Mozilla to help them fix the problem?
The BYTubeD add-on for Firefox will let you download a ton of videos from YouTube, all within a matter of minutes. All you need to do is collect the links for the videos you want to download and let this great extension do the rest of the work.
With most modern browsers, the idea of having pop-up advertisements is a thing of the past. However, sometimes you do need to see a pop-up window. Most often I see this with websites that have old membership areas that haven’t been updated in a long time. I also have this problem on my bank’s website too. So how can you tell Firefox to let certain domains show pop-up windows?
The Nautripolis theme for Firefox is a blend of both new and old designs. You get a mix of Areo and a mix of the Gnome art style too. In the past I have looked at this theme and didn’t really find it that functional – however, after giving it a second look I do have to say it is not that bad.
Tried Google’s Chrome browser and now you want to come back to Firefox? Mozilla makes it really easy to take your bookmarks from Chrome and import them into Firefox. Here is a quick step by step guide on how to get all your Chrome to Firefox bookmark importing done.
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