Firefox, the OS?

Could Firefox give Windows a run for it’s money? Well it might seem like an odd idea – but after reading through this post I found over at Lockergnome, maybe it isn’t so odd after all?

So, after searching high and low, trying anything and everything that promised it would work the way I wanted it to, and not the way it forced it to, I stopped at LiteStep. I enjoyed it, but it just was hard to navigate and personalize the way I wanted. So I made Firefox my shell. It’s the best thing I ever did.

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Tab Previews

I am secure enough in my own manhood to say that I like pretty things. When it comes to something I have to look at for many hours of my day, I want it to look nice as well. The Ctrl Tab Preview extension for Firefox makes scrolling through tabs a better looking experience.

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Firefox 2 Themes at Download.com

The folks over at Download.com have posted a pretty nice round up of the best themes out there for Firefox. Did they miss your favorite? Let me know!

Our first Firefox theme gallery offered new ways for surfing the Web with Firefox 1.5, but not all of those themes came along with the recent upgrade to Firefox 2. We’ve dug deep to find the best and the brightest themes for the new version of the open-source browser. A few are repeat performers, while others are fresh looks for enhancing your daily Web surfing. If you don’t have Firefox, download it now.

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Scrollbar For Your Tabs

I like the idea of having so many tabs open they start to stack up. While I am writing here, I always have multiple things going on at the same time. Now when it comes to switching between twenty or so tabs, you start to find using the default methods of navigating through them aggravating. If you find yourself in this type of pickle, then you need the Tab Overflow Scrollbar extension.

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Google Reader Toolkit

I think Google Reader is one of the few services of Google’s that I use because it feels like only one of a few that they have really gotten right. The Google Reader is a wonderful thing to use, and it makes going through and large RSS list a breeze. To make your getting in and out of it a little easier, I would suggest picking up the Google Reader Toolkit. This Firefox extension will allow you to place its’ icon on Firefox status bar and notifies you if there are updates available on Google Reader.

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Password Manager Bug

Well it looks like the good times train has made a stop in bug city! I have no doubt though that the Mozilla folks will get this one squashed as soon as possible. Till then, it is always good to know the facts.

Today, Mozilla made public bug #360493, which exposes Firefox’s Password Manager on many public sites. The flaw derives from Firefox’s willingness to supply the username and password stored on one page on a domain to another page on a domain. For example, username/password input tags on a Myspace user’s site will be unhelpfully propagated with the visitor’s Myspace.com credentials.

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Help Using Tor and Privoxy in Firefox

So you want to keep your browsing a little more secret and secure? Then I have the tutorial you need to check out and read for yourself.

Tor(The Onion Router) is a tool set to improve your anonymity online. My main purpose here, is to surf websites that are banned by my ISP, or websites that banned my ISP. Its concept might sound a lot complicated, but getting it to work was just easy on my Debian box.

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Drag Links to Tab Bar

Need another way to open your links? Sure you could left click on them or right click on them via your mouse. You can even middle click on them to open them in a new tab. Did you know though that you can left click on them – hold down the mouse button and release it on the tab bar? This will open the new link up there as well. Give it a shot next time you need to open up a link.

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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