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Firefox Movie Remake

Did you know there was a Firefox movie?  Yes, there was – it was about jets and Clint Eastwood.  What I want to know is when will we see a modern day remake about Mozilla?

I know I’d pay good money to see it.  Maybe insert some covert Google Chrome or Microsoft spies into the mix?  We have next summer’s blockbuster in the making.

Utilize More Browser Screen Space with FlexBar

FlexBar for FirefoxFinding your browsing to be a little cramped? Want some room to stretch your legs or just see more of the web page you might be currently visiting?  FlexBar, a new add-on for Firefox, will give you all the screen space saving tools and resources you need at the touch of a button.

Once FlexBar has been installed, you can very easily configure the visibility of all your menu bars, sidebars, and information bars in Firefox.  You can choose to always show, never show or just hide any toolbar in the Firefox interface too.

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Shrink Links Without a Firefox Add-on

Better Firefox Link Shrinking

Needing an extension-less fix for converting long links into short ones?  Now, we all know there are dozens of Firefox add-ons that could do this for you, but do you really need another extension to your browser? Maybe not. 

I got an e-mail from a Firefox Facts reader who asked…

"What way do you suggest is best for link shortening? I don’t want to install another add-on if possible.  Thanks!"

I’ll share with you the way I handle all my link shortening needs.

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Find Your Firefox Profile Folder!

Navigate to your Firefox Profile Folder

Every so often, you might need to find your Firefox profile folder to do some tweaking or maintenance of your own.  In the past, this has lead to diving through your operating system’s folders and after twenty clicks, finding the information you need.  Since Firefox 3.6 there is a much easier way to open your profile folder, with no additional extensions installed.

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Mastering Keyword Searching in Firefox

Firefox - Master of the Search

Firefox makes for an awesome instant search tool for any web site out there that has a search box enabled on it.  When you mix searching in the location bar with keywords for bookmarks, you will find yourself searching at least ten percent faster.  Join me today, as I show you how you too can master keyword searching in Firefox.

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Mouse Tips for Firefox Fans

Best Browser Mouse Tips

There is a lot you can do with Firefox when it comes to the mouse.  Now, most of the time people focus on all the keyboard shortcuts you can do with Firefox – however, the mouse shortcuts are equally as cool. 

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Add Sticky Notes to Any Web Site

Add Sticky Notes to Firefox Adding virtual sticky notes can be really useful when it comes to browsing the Web.  You could make notes about things you wanted to remember about a specific article – or use the them to note updates or changes you’d like to make to your own web sites.  Xsticky for Firefox is a good add-on to go with if you want to add the sticky note ability to your browser.

Once installed, you can use Xsticky create simple sticky notes on every web site you visit.  Some of the features included are:

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Clear Firefox’s History for a Single Site

Forget About It!

Want to clear any stored information about one web site in particular, without clearing out all of your browser’s history files?  Hidden deep within the Firefox browser, there is a way to clear Firefox’s history for just one single web site.  You just have to know where to look.

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