Smart Google Reader Subscriptions

If you use Google’s Feed Reader this is a Greasemonkey script that you need. This script adds a feed icon to the upper right corner of your browser window for one-click subscription to Google Reader.

My version of the script adds an overlayed check icon when you’re subscribed to at least one of the feeds that the site advertises via auto-discovery. This was made easy by a URL that Reader exports: http://www.google.com/reader/api/0/subscribed?s=feed/. It returns “true” or “false” depending on whether the current user (as determined by the Google Account cookie) is subscribed to the given feed.

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Firefox 2.0 Compatible Extensions

So, does the Mozilla Firefox extension Web site suck? Well, I guess there is an argument for that. I wouldn’t be so harsh, but it could use some improvements. One big concern folks have is it is pretty hard to hunt down Firefox 2 compatible extensions. When not every extension author has updated – it is disappointing to see an extension you want to use and see it is for an older version only.

Well here is your fix, somebody has made a big list of all the extensions out there today that are compatible with Firefox 2.

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Aging Tabs

I really like the new look for tabs in Firefox 2. It just feels a lot nicer than older versions have. Is there still room for improvement? Sure, but that is the job of extensions for now. The Aging Tabs Firefox extension shades your tabs different colors due to how long ago it was you last used them. I would still like to see a little more customization with this extension, but overall I think it is a nice pick.

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Funny Firefox Bug Test

When you mix a little CSS code with Firefox, you get a neat trick that no other browser out there can do. Well, even if they could I wouldn’t care because this is called Firefox Facts, not IE Facts! Anyways, check it out – learn how to do it yourself and be careful where you middle click!

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Digger

Don’t be fooled by the name, this extension has nothing to do with Digg.com. It is though a great tool to actually make that “Go” button a little more useful!

Allows you to navigate to parent directories in a URL and climb through subdomains (e.g. go to http://example.com/ from http://sub.example.com/), all from a context menu on the Go button (and on the toolbar button provided by Go Up, if you have that extension installed).

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Google Notebook

Maybe I just have not been paying attention, but this is the first time I have ever heard of Google Notebook. I saw it as a widget on Google’s personalized homepage. It looked pretty neat, so I checked it out and found out they have a Firefox extension for it as well.

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Galleropa – Better Bookmarking

Everybody is trying to build the better bookmark. No matter if you use a list, a Web page, or a cluster, you have to admit one thing: We have more ways of bookmarking and navigating bookmarks than those before us had. The Galleropa Firefox extension hopes to give you one more bookmarking alternative to use.

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100 Worst Firefox Extensions

Well, I have always heard that there is no such thing as a bad idea. No matter if you think that is the case or not, there are more than a few bad Firefox extensions. Now I do not mean bad as in they will hurt you, I mean bad as in they are pretty lame ideas. So let us celebrate these bad ideas all at once, with the 100 worst Firefox extensions.

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