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Firefox RSS Resources and Guide

Feeds in FirefoxOver at Mashable.com Pete has put together a pretty good list of resources and links on how best to handle RSS feeds in Firefox.

Although many seasoned RSS users have a standalone RSS reader of choice, many people use Firefox to read their RSS feeds. Besides the standard Live Bookmark feature, there are several more advanced RSS addons for Firefox out there, some of them being developed for years now. Time to round them up and see what they have to offer.

There is a little something there for everybody. Check it out!

Minimize Your Firefox Menus

Minimize Your MenusIs your menu bar taking up too much wasted space? Well you could hide it, shrink it, or just not use it. How can you get that done? Thankfully others have run into this same issue before and there are a slew of Firefox extensions to help you minimize your Firefox menus.

Tiny Menu – Replace the standard menu bar with a tiny menu popup.

Hide Menubar – Supports to hide your Mainmenu Toolbar automatically, you can press the ALT key to show it temporarily.

Personal Menu – With the Personal Menu, you can hide the menus in Menus Toolbar (even the Menus Toolbar), and design your own menu with just few settings.

Menu Editor – Rearrange or remove menuitems from the main context menu (right-click menu) and main menubar (File Edit View etc.)

MenuX – MenuX was designed for laptop/tablet use where maximum screen realestate is desired. Adds the ability to collapse any toolbar.

Have another one that deserves to be on the list? Drop in a comment and let us all know about it.

Better GReader – Make Google Reader Better

Better GReaderThe folks over at Lifehacker have been up to it again with creating yet another cool extension for Firefox.

Firefox only: Google Reader is one of the best web-based feed readers out there, but it could stand a few adjustments. Greasemonkey scripters have come up with a few Google Reader user scripts that make some welcome GReader tweaks like maximizing the viewing area, skipping Google’s default subscribe mechanism, and adding keyboard shortcuts.

I downloaded it the minute I saw it and haven’t stopped using it yet. Can’t wait to see what they do with it in the future. Good work guys (and gals) at Lifehacker!

+ Download and Install the Better GReader Extension for Firefox!

Put My Image Here!

My Image HereEver thought your own image would look better on a favorite Web site of yours? Well now you can with the Firefox extension My Image Here. This browser goody replaces images on Web sites with images you select from your local computer.

Now this is a customization tool that is easy to use and fun as well. If you are feeling like the old Google logo just is not doing it for you, all you need to do is right click on the image, select “My Image Here” and then “Load My Image Here”. No rocket science needed.

+ Download and Install the My Image Here Extension for Firefox!

Remember Mismatched Domains

Now I could see where the mismatched domains popup warning might be useful for some, but for me it just tends to get in my way. If you have not seen there errors in Firefox, they come up with somebody’s SSL certificate doesn’t match the domain name it is registered to.

The Remember Mismatched Domains extension for Firefox is here to save the day.

The Remember Mismatched Domains extension for Firefox and Thunderbird adds a “Don’t warn me again about this certificate for this domain” checkbox to the Domain Mismatch and Expired Certificate warning windows. When selected the domain name and security certificate domain pair (or certificate and expiration date pair) is stored in a Firefox / Thunderbird preference and the security error dialogue will be bypassed on subsequent visits.

Well now if this bugs you as much as it bugs me, you can get rid of it with the Remember Mismatched Domains extension.

Firefox Link Log

I realize I can’t cover every single awesome Firefox addition on my own – and I always enjoy finding other sources of Firefox information as well. Here are a few links that I have stumble upon this past week that I thought you might enjoy.

FirefoxView: Firefox add-on of the day

Download of the Day: Smart Bookmarks Bar (Firefox)

A more complete History menu

Have any more links to send my way? I would love nothing more than to get them featured right here on this Web site.

DapperFox – Get RSS From Anything!

Want to be able to grab an RSS feed from just about any and all Web sites? The folks at Dapper have launched a new tool called DapperFox, and it might just be your new best friend if you find yourself in that camp.

DapperFox is a Firefox extention that sits next to the RSS icon in your browser. Whenever you visit a website DapperFox will show you RSS feeds that other people have created, as well as allow you to create a new feed to share with the community. This is perfect when a site does not have its own RSS feed, or when its feed doesn’t meet your needs.

DapperFox

I first found out about this goodie via Mashable, and I have to say it has been just as good as I had hoped it would be.

+ Download and Install the DapperFox Extension for Firefox!

Multiple Sidebars

The sidebar in Mozilla is a handy tool to have.

You can load up a plethora of information inside of it, but why must we be limited to just using one at a time? Well, the secret here is you do not have to be limited at all. With the MultiSidebar extension you can have multiple sidebars going at once.

Put one on the top, bottom, left and right side of the browser if you want to. The only problem you mind find yourself running into is the screen space for the Web page you are viewing keeps getting smaller and smaller. Ok, so maybe running all four sidebars at the same time would be silly.

Nice to know it could be there though with this download.

Multiple Sidebars

+ Download and Install the MultiSidebar Extension for Firefox!

Firefox Splash Screen

I don’t know about you, but splash screen have always kind of annoyed me a little. Maybe I am just a guy who likes to get down to business. Love them or hate them though, I have to say adding one to Firefox is pretty interesting.

The Firefox Extension Guru took a deeper look for himself at the practice and how it all looks:

Firefox, especially if you have lots of extensions, does take sometime to start up. There are times I wonder is it loading? So I click the icon again thinking may be it didn’t work the first time around. Then I end up with Fx opened up in two windows. This is not a big deal, I just closed the extra browser window.

So do you love them or hate them?

Useless Browser Stats

Are you turned on by a hot girl who can tell you exactly how much data is currently loaded up in that browser of yours? Well, I can’t deliver on the hot girl – but I can give you a cool extension that gives you a lot of useless stats.

The Browser Statistics extension for Firefox will let you know the following:

– data currently loaded (KBytes)
– total data loaded (KBytes/MBytes) since last start of the browser
– number of visited pages

I am sure there might be a reason for knowing all of this, but I can’t really think of any that sound impressive. You’ll just become that annoying guy that sits at the dinner table and says, “Hey, you know how many megabytes I downloaded this morning Honey?”.

+ Download and Install the Browser Statistics Extension for Firefox!