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App Tab Initializer

App Tab RecoveryNeed to open a preferred set of App Tabs when Firefox is started? After my post about App Tabs, DarkMan72 mentioned that it still gave him trouble. If you clear your browser cookies often, App Tabs might give you problems.  Here are his thoughts:

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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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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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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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Vertical Toolbar

52718Running out of room across the top of the Firefox browser window?  Why not try adding a few things to the side instead? The Vertical Toolbar add-on for Firefox will help you organize your browser by adding an additional toolbar to the far right side of the browser window.

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Hide All Content Except Multimedia

Thanks to the Light Switch add-on for Firefox, you can hide any other content on the website you are looking for that is not some sort of multimedia.  Once you install and start using this extension, you can quickly "turn off the lights" when watching videos or checking out pictures too. 

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Open Plain Text URLs as Links

Open Text LinksThere is nothing more annoying than finding a link to a page you want to navigate to and you can’t just click it to get there.  Call it shotty webmastering or bad design, but it does happen.  However, there is a Firefox add-on that will save the day and it’s name is Text Link.

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Combine Search and Address Boxes

Instantfox ReviewFor all the things that the most recent versions of Firefox have done for simplifying the interface, why do we still need to have a separate box for searches? If you are like me and are needing a way to simplify the browser even more – try out Instantfox.

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Better History Search in Firefox

RecallMonkeyFirefox’s history features have always been a little lacking if you need to do any real heavy duty searching for something you browsed through before.  One add-on from Mozilla Labs that is looking to change that is RecallMonkey.  It gives you more powerful searching options when it comes to browsing through the Firefox browser history.

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Add Tabs to the Title Bar

Tabs in Titlebar

Need more space in your Firefox toolbars and menus? If you want to eliminate some dead space in the browser, then you need the Tabs Always in Titlebar add-on for Firefox. This extension for Firefox will bump your tabs up a level – giving yourself a little more minimalistic view of your default Firefox GUI.

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