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Restore Your Tabs

Since the release of Firefox 2, I have not used the session restore that is built into Firefox that much. In fact, I had nearly forgotten about it till I read this post over at Kyle’s Cove talking about how to get it setup.

There are some new features in Firefox 2.0 that haven’t received much mention yet. One of these is the new session restore feature. In the past, people have used Google Browser Sync or Tab Mix Plus to restore their Firefox tabs. Now, Firefox 2.0 allows you to do this without an extension (which I always find to be a good thing, as to many extensions can slow down your browser). Here is how to do it.

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Config Area of Firefox

Want to know a little more about some of the “hidden” parts of Firefox’s configuration? Well, over at JiggedyJoo (I just typing that) they have gone through just about all of them very quickly. This would be a good spot for a beginner to learn about such things as “about:config”.

Quite a few people know about the about:config page of Firefox, but there are more options than that under the hood of everyone’s favorite browser.

To peruse the contents of the cache, you can enter about:cache into the address bar, hit and look through. This has the advantages of being able to look at content stored locally, great if the connection breaks, or if the material on the site gets taken down / removed.

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Extension List Dumper

You are on your favorite set of forums on the Web and everybody is sharing their favorite Firefox extensions. Being the Firefox lover you are, you want to join in on the fun. How can you share your full list of extension goodness though without a lot of typing? You need the Extension List Dumper to do all the heavy lifting for you.

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DragNDrop Toolbars

You have to face the facts, some toolbars out there just do not play nice with other toolbars. Do I really need a whole row of my browser wasted, when I only use about half of a toolbar’s features? The DragNDrop Toolbars extension lets you reclaim some browsing space by making the browsing elements a little easier to manage.

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Speed up Firefox

Am I the only person out there that has not ever really noticed a big speed increase when using Fasterfox? The newest version of the extension is out, and it now works with Firefox 2. If you can, leave me a comment if you have really noticed a difference using this extension – because I am confused why I have not.

Fasterfox allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings such as simultaneous connections, pipelining, cache, DNS cache, and initial paint delay.

Dynamic speed increases can be obtained with the unique prefetching mechanism, which recycles idle bandwidth by silently loading and caching all of the links on the page you are browsing.

+ Learn More About and Download the Fasterfox Extension!

Navigational Sounds

One thing that I have not missed since moving over to Firefox is all the beeps and bloops Internet Explorer makes while you are navigating through your Web pages. Some people may like getting these dinging sounds though, even if they just make me feel a little dingy. That is where the Navigational Sounds extension comes into play.

+ Learn More About the Navigational Sounds Extension!

Bandwidth Meter

Do you find yourself wanting a Firefox extension that display your public IP address, display your public domain name, and tests your speed and bandwidth with uploads and downloads? Sure, it is not a question I find myself with on a daily basis, but it is one that needs to be solved all the same.

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