Thought 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.
People 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.
Since 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.
Want to stop websites from tracking your behavior and details? Firefox supports a new feature that will hopefully be the solution to this problem. It is called Do-not-track. It is easy enough to enable too. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps.
I 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?
Keeping everything synced up is rather easy these days, thanks to great new features like the sync option built into Firefox 4. However, even after it has been set up – how do you get the most out of it? You could sync your desktop browser settings, bookmarks and passwords up with your cell phone. Let me show you how to securely access your Firefox history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords on the go.
Some people have been emailing me and letting me know they miss the drop down history list that used to be by the back/forward buttons in Firefox 3.6. If you check out the browser interface of Firefox 4 – it appears this feature was stripped away. Was it really?
Need a quick way to open up all the tabs you have open in Firefox? As you may have already noticed – Firefox 4 has a pretty nifty "Switch to Tab" function that allows you to switch to an open tab, rather than re-launching the same website twice. What if you could open up all the open tabs in the Awesome bar?
Would you rather have your tabs back at the bottom of the toolbars rather than the top? This is an easy enough thing to fix with just two clicks of the mouse.
One feature of Firefox 4 that I do find annoying is the "Switch to Tab" feature. I have found a way to disable the default interaction though, so I wanted to share this little tip with all of you out there that may have already switched to Firefox 4 as your default browser.