The Cylence Theme might look a little familer to you. It is the new default Firefox 2 theme, but with a darker edge to it. Personally, I have not found that many good looking themes when it comes to Firefox 2 – so finding a different “flavor” of the default is a nice thing to see. It delivers you all the form and functionality of the default theme – and has a metallic look to it.
No matter if you believe in global warming or you think it is a secret plan by the mole men who live under the ground to scare us into leaving the planet, you have to admit one thing. The facts on the matter are really interesting when you hear them for the first time. To help raise your awareness of this issue, there is a new Firefox extension to the rescue.
Want to close the current tab in Firefox 2? Well here is a simple – yet easy way to get that done. All you need to do is hit the keyboard combination of Ctrl+W. That will close the current tab you are viewing and allow you to quickly get out of there.
Now this might be handy if you have folks looking over you shoulder, or if you boss quickly comes in the room and you don’t want them to see you are listening to the Web Hosting Show podcast.
When it comes to Firefox themes, the Qute theme is one of my favorites. Now it looks like somebody has taken this original design and smacked it with some blue here and there. Instead of the multi-colored interface, now everything has a blue tint to it. It is still simple and nice – it is just feeling a little blue now.
I found this random snipit from the Center for Citizen Media.
Running the latest version of Firefox is a huge drag — repeated freezes that require a forced shutdown of the application on my MacBook Pro. Growing pains for the Mozilla folks or just sloppy coding?
That’s it. Now why go Online, post a totally random comment and not back it up with any proof? Now, I have never used Firefox on any Apple product, but these sort of cheap shots just make me a little angry. If this is “citizen media” I think I favor the older kind best. ;)
Greasemonkey is one of my favorite extensions to ever come out of the Firefox browser, and it seems to be the first thing I install whenever I am setting up a new installation of our favorite browser. To help with some of the details with Greasemonkey, I have found a neat Web site. All you need to do is read, and then click the page to get something new. Very innovative indeed.
You know you want to be rich and famous. Well, I can not help you with the money side of things, but I can point you in the direction of getting your name on TV.
So here’s your chance to be a part of history by joining in on the first test run. Our first TV test will work like this: With help from you all, we selected 4 ads to send to television. The first 72 sponsors to partner with Mozilla by adding $10 dollars to our Flicks ad fund will have their names appear on the air as part of actual ads.
I just hate it when a Web site tries to resize my browser window.
There’s a simple little fix that prevent webpages from resizing your Firefox browser that I put in every time. There’s nothing I hate more than a website that resizes my whole browser to the size of a 40×40 ad, forcing me to expand it back to my regular 1024×768 size.
I figured I would try something a little new and different this week. Since top five or top ten lists seem to be so popular when it comes to Firefox, here are your top 5 most popular posts of the week.
Have a favorite that I might have missed? Leave a comment and let me know about it.
Here is a nice comparison between Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer’s RSS functions.
In general, we felt that RSS reader was a very personal choice to be made by the user, and that we did not want to compete with existing RSS readers that exist, which are very competent in a variety of ways. Rather, we wanted to allow users to easily subscribe to feeds using their favorite reader.
The UI presented is not intended to be one for consuming the content, but rather previewing the content before subscription (since many feeds have non-descriptive titles). I think this is where the confusion arises, because the presentation is similar to Safari’s and IEs and so people may expect reading functionality.
Personally I kind of like what Microsoft is doing more right now – but I have a feeling that by the time Firefox 3 rolls around, they should be beating them hand over fist.