Archive | March, 2013

Replace Missing Favicons

IdentFavIcons Revew

You know what I find as an annoyance? Looking through my bookmarks – each one with it’s own favicon except those three at the bottom!  If you are as organized and seek balance as much as I do, I bet you have found yourself in the same boat.  Thankfully, IdentFavIcon will automatically generate favicons for those websites out there that do not have one.

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Textarea Cache

Text Area Cache ReviewWant to automatically save the text you type into any textarea in Firefox? Textarea Cache is a fantastic add-on for Firefox that lets you do it. This extension save the content of a WYSIWYG editor or textareas (like you see in the comments here). This is really handy if you do a long comment or post in one of these boxes and the browser  caches or the webpage dies.  Now you can bring your text back from the dead.

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Automatically Clear Cache in Firefox

It is always a good idea to clear your browser’s cache.  This is the location that all the files, scripts, and other assorted parts of a webpage are stored.  By doing so, you can make sure you are viewing the latest and greatest versions of any website you are browsing.  So, how can you do all of this automatically?

Here are the steps you need to take.

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How to Clear Cache in Firefox

The cache in Firefox is a place where images, scripts, and other parts of a website are stored while you are browsing.  Sometimes, clearing the cache in Firefox can help speed up the browser or help make sure you are viewing the latest version of the file or website you are looking at.  Here are the simple steps to take to clear the cache in Firefox:

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Universal Print

Universal Print ReviewPrint all the tabs!

The Firefox extension, Universal Print, provides Firefox with four printing modes: print this tab, print all tabs, print select tabs or print preview.  These are definitely options I wish I had with the default Firefox installation. It is nice to know I can now print multiple tabs without having to jump to each one to start the process over again, and again, and again.

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How to Disable Firefox Add-ons

Need to disable some Firefox Add-ons? Personally speaking, I would consider add-ons to be themes, plugins and extensions you add to Firefox.  If you need to troubleshoot a problem with the browser, disabling the Firefox add-ons you have added can sometimes be the quickest way to find the problem.

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Text to Voice

Text to Speech ReviewWant to give Firefox the power of speech? Text to Voice is a very cool add-on for the Firefox browser that lets you select text and have it spoken to you.  It is almost like we are living in the future, hu?  Select text, click the button on the bottom right of Firefox window and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn’t it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode

Ever wanted to know how to start Firefox in Safe Mode? The Safe Mode in Firefox is a special mode that is usually used to help troubleshoot or fix problems with the browser.  It resets some settings and disabled any extra things you have downloaded – like add-ons and themes.

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HootBar

HootBar Review for FirefoxI am a big fan of HootSuite, it is a great tool to kind of aggregate all your social networking needs. The HootBar extension for Firefox will let you post messages to Twitter and other social networks right from the Firefox address bar. Additional features include more customization options and allows you to post to all the social networks that HootSuite supports: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, WordPress and more.

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Set Up Your Firefox Homepage

After seeing friend after friend never changing the homepage in their browser, I felt like this obvious tip was worth pointing out.  You can easily change the page that pops up when Firefox loads.  This is called your homepage.  Here is a quick and easy way you can setup your homepage (in 3 simple steps!).

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