ShortShip – eBay Help

Shopping on eBay can be a real savior and a real pain in the rear. Sure, you can find a lot of great deals. Why does looking for the best deals always have to be such hard work though? The ShortShip Firefox extension hopes to end your worries. It makes it a lot easier to find the cheapest deals on eBay.

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Internet Explorer 7 vs Firefox 2.0

The people at bit-tech.net give us yet another side by side comparison of the new Internet Explorer and Firefox 2.0. The entire article in question has a lot of interesting points, but the last paragraph left me a little shocked.

If IE7 is such a massive improvement, it’s hard to see what about the new Firefox really justifies the moniker ’2.0′. It really seems like more of a 1.6 – there’s not a lot of difference here. The browser wars just got a lot more interesting…

Want some interesting feedback on this article to read? See what the commenters on Digg.com have to say about it.

Session Manager

When I shut down and leave Firefox, I want things to come back just the way they were. This way, I can get right back into doing what I was doing before without worrying about opening up the series of links again. There are a lot of session managers out there today, but the best by far is the Session Manager Firefox extension.

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How To Make Firefox Look Like IE

Now I don’t know why you would want to do it, but it is possible.

We all know someone that is just a little too comfortable with that blue “e” but maybe there is something we can do about it. People love to use themes for Firefox and you will be able to use them to make it look like an entirely different browser. You can tell from the screenshots just how realistic it looks in both the Luna theme and the Classic Windows theme. I know plenty of people that would not be able to tell a difference.

Maybe this is the way you trick those family members that are scared of Firefox into using the better browser?

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Eliminate Your Search History

It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.

So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.

Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.

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Firefox Team Invited to Microsoft?

Sorry, this story just asks for an oddball title. The news here is “Microsoft’s open source software lab has extended a helping hand to Mozilla Corp. if it’s interested in making sure the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client run under Windows Vista.”

I say good job Microsoft! At least they realize that there is an audience for an alternative Internet browser. Then again, maybe they want to drug them all and turn them into Microsoft zombies?

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Oak Vocabulary

I do not pretend to be an English major. In fact, I would not even consider myself to be an English minor. There are plenty of people out there that might find themselves in the same shoes as me, so I have found an extension to help us all out – the Oak Vocabulary Firefox extension.

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Link Alert

Wouldn’t you like to know what type of file you are about to visit just by hovering over the link? That is what the folks who wrote this next extension must have had in mind. The Link Alert Firefox extension changes the cursor when you hover over a link to show you what type of file it is. If it is a .txt file, you get a little notepad icon. If it is an image, then you get a little picture icon. Such a simple idea, but it works and works well.

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Stop the Dancing GIF!

I hate it when I visit a Web page filled with dancing .gif images. I would have thought that this sort of thing stopped being cool a few years ago, but I still run into it from time to time. To stop the .gif files from moving in Firefox, all you need to do is hit the ESC key. All the dancing will stop and you can get back to work.

The New AdaptiveBlue

I took a look at the blueorganizer Firefox extension a while back, but the folks behind the nifty tool dropped me an E-mail and said I should give it a second look. I did, and I have to say I am pretty impressed with the progress.

With the blueorganizer Firefox extension, your browser becomes smarter. The blueorganizer helps you personalize your web interactions based on what you already like. It harnesses your experiences to help you discover relevant new information and save time.

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