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Don’t think that Firefox wallpaper can be cool? I dare you to find Opera, Internet Explorer or even Google Chrome wallpaper that can beat these great desktop decorations. I’ve decided to start putting together a list of my favorite Firefox wallpapers that I have seen, so you too can decorate your desktop in Mozilla flavored goodness.
Check out these great Firefox inspired wallpapers:
I got an e-mail the other day from a Firefox Facts reader that wanted to know where the best Firefox related forum on the Web is. Well, there are a lot of places that might discuss Firefox in forum form, however there are two places I like to point people for their Firefox forum needs.
One of my favorite tools to use to check for grammar problems in my writing is called After the Deadline. Put out there by the same people who brought you WordPress, this plugin for WordPress is the top notch tool when it comes to style, grammar and spell checking. What if you want to use it other places though? That is where the After the Deadline Spell and Grammar Check bookmarklet comes into play.
This must be having fun with Mozilla web sites week, because I found another web page to share with you all. You can check out the worldwide Firefox download stats at downloadstats.mozilla.com.
The web site is divided into two main sections, the map and the graph of data and statistics.
On the map, you can use your mousewheel to zoom in and then click and drag your mouse around to pan around the map.
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One complaint I have heard time and time again is that Firefox doesn’t document the “how to” process very well, when it comes to building a Firefox add-on. Well, thanks to the Add-on Developer Hub, I think that is one complaint I will not hear again. The Mozilla team has put in a lot of hard work and effort into creating a place to centralize the help, tutorials and guidance you’ll need to build the next great Firefox extension.
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Taking a screenshot of the various web sites out there on the Web is usually done for a slew of reasons. Sometimes it is done to help you debug a web application, other times it might be done to show off a future design. No matter what your reason, I have six great Firefox add-ons that will make capturing an image of a web site a very easy thing to do.
Screenshot Pimp – Need a screen shot? Screenshot Pimp lets you easily save images of web pages with multiple options for selection, output destination, and image type.
Abduction! – Adds a right click option to take screenshots of an entire web page or just part of a web page to save as an image.
FireShot – This is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages (entirely or just visible part). Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools.
Talon: Screen Capture & Aviary.com Quick Launch – Take screen shots and edit images directly from your browser with Aviary.com applications.
Snapper – This add-on allows users to designate an area of a web page for a focused snapshot, cutting out the additional work needed for cropping unnecessary information.
Screengrab – It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, or a particular frame. You can then save the screen capture as a file or to the clipboard.
Have another favorite, or which of these tools have suited your needs the best? Be sure to let us know in the comments which one you like best.
So we are to believe that Firefox and Chrome are both insecure, difficult to use, and unreliable? The Internet Explorer team might want to check their calendars, because last time I checked – it is June 26th, not April 1st.
If that isn’t enough – they also have a MythBusting page. What is your favorite “fact” they are claiming?
Today is the day that Firefox’s new add-on site has gone live. You can check it all out at addons.mozilla.org. The new look and feel does look nice, and there is a lot to love here. For example, on the main page you have rotating list of suggestions based on categories like web development, family, social, travel and more. Each category on the left-side menu also has a number count – so you can see exactly how many extensions there are. My favorite new feature might be the listing of recommended, popular, just added and updated extensions all right on the front page. No more hunting around link to link to find them all.
So, what is your general feeling for the new Firefox add-ons site? Love it or hate it? I’ll be sure to be diving into more features from this new site later on – but till then I want to hear what you think about it.
- My Initial Firefox 4 Thoughts Jan/18
- RSS Feed Change, Please Read! Nov/05
- Goodbye Status Bar, Hello Add-on Bar Jan/19
- Optimized Firefox for Windows? Oct/20
- RIP Xmarks Sep/28
- F.B. Purity May/23
- MinimizeToTray Revived May/22
- Tab History Menu May/20
- Rapportive May/17
- YSlow May/15