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Search for Text in Links

Firefox has a lot of helpful features we don’t always use or know about.  One of these that gets overlooked a lot is the Quick Find feature.  If you want to simply find a phrase that appears in a link on the page you are viewing, follow these simple steps:

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Uninstall Unwanted Toolbars in Firefox

Every so often, a program we install will substitute an unwanted toolbar or default search engine in Firefox and we do not want it there.  What is a Firefox user to do? All you need to do is follow a few simple steps and keep a few things in mind next time you install a third party program or visit an unfamiliar website.

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Don’t Load Tabs Until Selected

Don't Load TabsIs Firefox acting a little slow? There are several little tweaks and fixes you can do to speed the browser up or to change the behavior of the browser so things seem faster.  One of these that many people don’t know about is the option to not load up tabs until they are selected. 

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FVD Speed Dial

Want to keep all of your favorite websites within your immediate reach? Try out FVD Speed Dial.  This add-on for Firefox will save you time.  Gone are the days where you have to browse through a countless amount of bookmarks to find the page you wish to browse.  Everything is right there and in your face with this speed dial extension.

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Cookies Control in Firefox

Firefox Cookie ControlWebsite cookies are things that most people don’t worry about. However, it is important to know what they are used for and how you can control what information they store about out.  Cookies are small files stored on your computer (placed there by websites) so that they can remember certain settings or statuses.  By default, cookies are enabled in Firefox.

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Personas Spotlight: MaDonna

hanger-bgThought I’d try something a little different this Friday morning. Rather than show you some great Personas for Firefox, I am going to tell you where you can get a lot of great Personas by the same designer.  Today, I’m looking at MaDonna’s work.  A lot of the Personas she has designed are a little girly in nature – but there is nothing wrong with that.

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Old Add-ons Not Working?

Fix Disable ExtensionsPeople often run into problems when Firefox updates, because some of their favorite add-ons no longer work.  Well, it isn’t exactly that they will not work.  It is the fact that the add-on developer hasn’t updated the add-on to meet the compatibility of the newer version of Firefox. In this article I’ll see what I can do to help you out when it comes to getting them re-enabled.

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App Tabs in Firefox

Firefox App TabsSince being added to Firefox, I have not spent a lot of time talking about App Tabs.  What are they? Well, in a nutshell – they help you keep pages you visit or want to keep track of – extremely handy. When you make a tab an App Tab, it shrinks it down to just the favicon of whatever website it is.  For example, you could set Gmail up to be an App Tab and then it would shrink down to just show you the Gmail envelope favicon. 

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How to Get Add-ons for Firefox Mobile

Firefox MobileI have been using Firefox on my Droid X phone for a while now and love it.  Sure, there are a few faults to it – but overall Mozilla has done a great job at developing a mobile phone browser, plain and simple.  One issue I ran into early on though was I didn’t know where to get the special add-ons for the mobile version of the browser.  Some add-ons might work in both the desktop and mobile versions of Firefox, but others do not. 

So, where should you turn to get the Mobile Add-ons for your favorite browser?

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