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Smoother Web Page Scrolling

smooth-wheel The way you use your web browser is a very personalized experience.  From the way you click links, to even the way you scroll down a web page, everybody has their own way of doing things.  To add a few more page scrolling tweaks to the Firefox browser, give the Smooth Wheel add-on a shot.

Smooth Wheel adds several more configurable preferences to your mouse wheel’s performance in Firefox.  Here is a little ‘bit more about the extension from the developer:

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How to Hide the Firefox GUI

Hide the GUI elements you don't need

Browsing space is important; especially for smaller netbook PCs out there.  So, why have the menu bar, bookmark bar and navigation bar shown if you don’t need them?  The Hide GUI bars extension for Firefox will let you hide all three, or bring them back with one single keyboard combination.

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Better Facebook!

better_facebook_large Looking for a way to make the social networking web site, Facebook, even better?  If some things annoy you about Facebook, or you are just an addict (don’t worry, your secret is safe with me) check out the Better Facebook add-on for Firefox.

From head to toe, this add-on for Firefox will give you a lot of new toys, options and more to play with on your Facebook account, to make the Facebook experience even better for you.

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Upgrade Firefox Download Manager

better downloading with FlashGot Think that Firefox’s internal download manager might need a few more bells and whistles?  Then you really need to check out FlashGot.  This Firefox extension will let you download all the links, movies and audio clips on a web page with just one simple click of the mouse.

It is known as one of the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers out there.  The real benefit with the FlashGot add-on is being able to download multiple files from multiple links at the same time, all at once.

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Reload Every Tab with One Button

Reload Every Tab Rather than reloading each tab, one by one, wouldn’t you like to reload all your Firefox tabs at once?  Okay, I realize this might not be a need for everybody, which makes it a perfect add-on for the browser. 

Reload All allows you reload all the tabs in the window at one go.   Need to reload most, but not every single tab?  It can handle that too.  It features a selection tool in case you want to reload a few tabs while leaving out the rest of them.

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Simple Boss Key

Add a Panic Button to Firefox What are you to do when your just about to be caught looking at something you shouldn’t while you are using Firefox at work?  In need of a panic button?  There’s no need at all, as long as you have the Simple Boss Key add-on for Firefox installed. 

Once installed, all you have to do is quickly hit the F12 button to minimize the current browser window.  One more useful tip to know if that is switches to focusing on the first tab, so even if something peeks at your operating system’s task bar – they won’t know what you were looking at before.  So with that said, you should make sure tab number one is always looking at something work related, just in case.

A very neat and simple extension to make sure you don’t get in trouble for browsing where you shouldn’t at work – pick up the Simple Boss Key from the Firefox add-ons web site.

A Simple Links Counter for Firefox

When you mix simple and Firefox together, you can get my attention every time.  The Simple Links Counter add-on for Firefox shows the number of internal and external links on any given page in the browser status bar.   This makes it the perfect companion for all your other web developer tools and add-ons for Firefox.

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The Tiny Twitter Tool

Once upon a time there was a tiny Twiter tool called, TinyTweet.

This littlest add-on of them all spread joy a harmony throughout the Internets by allowing all those in Twitter land to send tweets to their friend, families and that guy who keeps spamming affiliate deals.  It didn’t do this by any normal means.  Oh no.  It did it’s work by simply highlighting text on any page.

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