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External Text Editing in Firefox

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Filed under, “not sure if I need it – but thanks, just in case” we have Texto.  This add-on for Firefox will allow you to launch an external text editor to edit text forms in Firefox. 

Here is a little more about the add-on from the Texto developer:

This add-on strips out much of the Mozex functionality to focus on launching external text editors. Features the ability to customize editor behavior for different websites, and uses the asynchronous process support in Firefox 3.6 to update textareas automatically when the external editor is finished, without polling.

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Just Put It On My Bar Tab

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When you load up a dozen or more tabs all at once, Firefox can slow down to a crawl.  Now, you can either choose to stop overwhelming Firefox with too many tabs or you can grab this helpful add-on for Firefox that will only load up the tab you need at the time, with multiple tabs still available. 

Just put it on your Bar Tab.

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ImTranslator Replacement

Firefox Add-on Replacement

For years now, I have been highlighting the best Firefox add-ons out there for you all to check out and use, if needed.  However, not often do I go that extra mile to help you replace an add-on that I don’t think is that handy to have.  Amazingly enough, ImTranslator is an add-on that have enjoyed a lot of popularity (3,875,310 downloads to be exact) however I think there is a better solution out there, that doesn’t even need an add-on for Firefox to be used.

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Setup Reminders in Firefox

ReminderFox in Action

I love any add-on or web site service that helps me organize my day to day life and duties.  Being somewhat of an organizational nut, I do have to say one of my favorite Firefox add-ons out there is ReminderFox.  This add-on for Firefox remembers things, so you don’t have to.

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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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