Come on, I know you want one! Mine should be in the mail as we speak!
What in the heck is Zotero? It sounds like a snack food brand!
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.
Alright, that is good to know. For many of us, doing research can be a pain in the rear so i am all for any tool that promises to make the experience easier.
I have just recently gotten in the trend of using del.icio.us for my quick bookmarking needs.
I like to have my important bookmarks saved in my browser – and then for stuff I would want to come back later and read or check out, I use del.icio.us. Some folks out there would like to use del.icio.us instead of the default Firefox bookmarks system. For you there is del.icio.us Bookmarks.
This extension integrates your browser with del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us/), the leading social bookmarking service on the Web. It does this by replacing the default bookmarking functionality in Firefox with a new experience that offers the following advantages:
After installing this extension, your browser bookmarking functionality will change significantly.
I have an handful of Firefox tips that have to do with customizing the browser. A few people have E-mailed me these in, so there are too many to thank right now. So let’s cut through the introductions and get right into the good stuff.
- Firefox Quick Find as it should (and used to) be
- Change the Firefox Progress Bar Color
- Move Firefox Sidebar to the Right
- Get a Lot More Via Firefox Facts’s “Hacks” Category!
Thanks goes out to MozillaLinks.org for the majority of this week’s top five!
There are only four this week – do you feel cheated? Well I left the last one off because I wanted you to fill it in! Have any more to share? Leave a comment and a link to share your favorite Firefox customization tips!
Do you like your browser to look like your Smurfs? In that case you should pick up the Gnome 2 Firefox theme. It gives you icons a blue makeover, but there is nothing sad about it at all. It is a beautiful thing indeed.
If you want things to look pretty, little and blue – Gnome 2 is right for you.
If there any reason why you can not use more than one browser? No. A lot of folks get caught up in being “uber fans” though and don’t realize that all browsers have some good points and some bad points. This article I found yesterday really got me to thinking – it might have the same effect on you as well.
Naturally, all of this has generated a bit of contention among users of Microsoft Windows where Firefox fans put down IE and users of IE 7 say they don’t want to bother with changing anything on their computers that is working. I’m an unlikely Solomon, but I do know what I would order if I were in charge: Use them both.
Need a quick and almost painless way of getting rid of those pointless “go” and “search” icons in the Firefox 2 interface? While doing a little customization on my own install, I ran across this tutorial via the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog.
With the new default theme for Firefox 2 there is not a ’simple’ way to remove the ‘Go’ Button from the navigation toolbar. I never used the go button since I simply press enter after I type in address. This will make your address box a little bigger as well. There a couple ways you can remove the Go Button either via about:config or modifying your userChrome.css file.
Quick. Easy. Painless.
Want a Firefox theme that looks pretty and slick? Sometimes those are hard to find. Opaque might be the answer you are looking for though
As you can see it has a nice clean look and doesn’t give you anything at all that could be considered ugly. It was created to give the default Firefox theme some “harder” colors. Some people said the default Firefox theme was too light – this was the solution those folks created. The good thing about this them as well is that it comes in two different flavors!
One neat thing that Opera does well is having two viewing panes for the bookmarks. I don’t know if it is better or worse than doing things the normal way – but it is a different way of browsing through things. If you have wanted to do this yourself – but didn’t want to move away from Firefox, have no fear!
All you need to do is pick up the 2 Pane Bookmark extension for Firefox. This extension does it’s best job to bring this functionality from Opera to your browser of choice, Firefox.
When it comes to themes for Firefox, you should know by now that I like them to be easy on the eyes and I like for them to be simple. When you mix those two needs together, you can for sure get the Industrial Firefox theme. This will give your browser a slick new look and you will love what you see.
Icons from the Tango Desktop Project. It is a variant of the “Tango” theme for use with Novell’s Industrial look, see more details there.
Looks pretty good to me, but don’t take my word for it – try it out for yourself.