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BOINC Stats

For those of you who might not know, BOINC is free, open-source software for distributed computing. It was designed for volunteer computing, but also works well for desktop grid computing within organizations. Now you can keep track of some of the user stats via the Firefox Web browser.

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ScreenGrab

Ever Needed to save an entire Web site as on image? Maybe you are a Web site designer working on a portfolio? Maybe you are just a random surfer with way too much time on his or her hands. No mater what the reason is, the ScreenGrab extension for Firefox should get the job done for you. You can save the entire page as an image, just the visible portion, or the browser window.

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QuickZoom

It is safe to say that I have a pretty good set of eyes. I have never needed glasses and I can read even the smallest print. That doesn’t mean I want to though. When I find super tiny print on a Web site it is a real annoyance. Thankfully though, with the QuickZoom Firefox extension, now I have a quick and easy way of changing the font size.

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Paragrasp

If you spend a lot of your Online time reading blogs or news stories, it can sometimes become hard to track where you are in an article and where you are going. I remember in school we used to use highlighters to help us keep track of where we were reading. The Paragrasp Firefox extension takes that to a whole new level.

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SlimSearch

Search PluginsThere are a million and one ways to do a search via the Firefox browser. Just like with Jello though, there is always room for one more.

SlimSearch handles quick and simple searches via your right-click menu. After you have installed the extension, all you need to do is highlight what you need to search and select your method of searching. Right now SlimSearch supports: Google, Google Images, Google News, Froogle, Google Local, Google Maps, Google Video, Wikipedia, Internet Movie Database, and Netflix.

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Firefox Extensions for Work

firefoxlogo.jpgSo what are the best Firefox extensions for your work environment? Rafe Needleman over at CNET has posted a few that help him out during his work days.

All Web 2.0 sites have one thing in common: they need a Web browser. I use Firefox, and not just because it’s a more secure browser with better user interface features. I use it because it has a fantastic plug-in architecture and a whole community of people who are writing plug-ins for it.

There are a handful of nice selections here. The truth of the matter is there is a lot more you can do inside your browsers these days than you could just a few years ago.

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Google Browser Sync

browsersync.gifThe folks at Google released a new Firefox extension. What is its name? Google Browser Sync. What does it do? Take a guess!

Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions. For more info, please visit our FAQ.

To use the extention, all you need to do is configure the extension on all computers for which you’d like your browser settings automatically kept in sync.

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EverNote Web Clipper

We all like taking notes or saving things that we find Online. The EverNote program allows you to quickly create, organize and find any type of notes on an endless, digital roll of paper. What if you are in Firefox and you find something you want to copy for later? Well the people behind the program have released a Firefox extension that should help link those two ideas together.

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Resurrect Pages

Now I can’t exactly say I am an expert at bringing things back from the dead; despite what you hear about what I did with my pet hamster when I was ten. There is no need to break out the Necronomicon when just a Web site is down. I have a Firefox extension that will bring Web sites back from being digged or slashdotted to death.

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