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Open Your Homepage on New Tabs

New Tab Homepage

New Tab Homepage is a very simple and lightweight add-on for Firefox.  When you open a new tab in Firefox, it will open your default homepage – rather than an empty tab. While I am using Firefox, I frequently go back to my homepage to check my mail or the latest updates in my RSS reader – so this extension seems like a very obvious evolution of the opening a new tab process.

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CoolPreviews Come to Firefox

Preview Your Links

Do you remember when picture in picture TV watching was going to be the next best thing?  You could watch one show, while another one was going on in the corner of your screen.  Well, picture in picture browsing is here and is on Firefox thanks to CoolPreviews.  This add-on from the developers of CoolIris is a great browser add-on that will let you preview links and media without leaving the page you are on.

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Bring RSS to the Firefox Sidebar

Sidebar Feed Reader

If you use the built in feed reading capabilities of Firefox, the Live Bookmarks feature, you might be missing the fact that you do not have an organized list of new entries to go through like you would have in a traditional RSS reader.  The Feed Sidebar add-on for Firefox is here to take your Live Bookmarks and display them all in your sidebar.

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YouTube Enhancer

Tweak YouTube Have you been searching for something to enhance your YouTube experience?  Maybe you want to download the videos you watch.  Maybe you want to convert videos to MP3s or automatically watch videos in HD.  I have found a Firefox add-on that will let you do that and a lot more in TweakTube.  This is by far the most in-depth “all in one” YouTube extension out there for the Firefox browser.

Once TweakTube has been installed, you can access it from Tools > YouTube – Options in the Firefox menu bar.  Once inside, here are some of the general options you can tweak around with:

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Find Image Attributes With Image Spider

Find Image Attributes in Firefox

Want to know specific details about an image you are looking at?  You can quickly find an image’s width and height with the Image Spider add-on for Firefox.

Now I can not see where this would be useful for your normal day to day Firefox users.  I can see where it could serve as an important tool for web site designers.  For any image on a website you can pull up details such as the width, height, natural width, natural height, and HTML elements such as the alt, title tag and border tags.

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Remapping Your Interests in Firefox

Pearltrees in Action

Need a good way to quickly reorganize the way content is seen on the web?  That is what Pearltrees is trying to do, and it is getting a lot of good press in delivering one of the best representations of this age old idea.  The idea of bookmarking pages is really outdated.  Shouldn’t there be a better way by now to save, discover and share the stuff you like?

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