Date Picker Plus Calendar

Since I eliminated my wall calendar this year and started using Google Calendar to write down all my important dates, I have been catching myself from time to time looking up at the blank spot where the wall calendar used to be. While browsing through extensions I think I may have found one to help me get my date fix. the Date Picker/Calendar extension gives you a little date and time notification the bottom of the Firefox window.

This extension will add the current date/time to a small pane in your status bar. You can then click the date and a calendar will pop up, where you can scroll through months or years looking for the date you’re interested in. When you click a date in the calendar, it will be displayed in a handy text box which then allows you to copy it out for whatever purpose.

+ Download and Install the Date Picker/Calendar Extension for Firefox!

Detect Firefox Compatible Search Engines

Firefox will find search engines for you!

One nice feature of Firefox 2 that i think gets overlooked by a lot of people, is the quick and easy way you can find new search engines via the browser. When a Web site has made a Firefox 2 compatible search, your search bar should glow or so something else (I think it changes from theme to theme). Not sure what to look for?

The folks over at Lifehacker have put together a video to watch just in case you are not sure. Worth watching – just to make sure!

LookLater

The folks over at LookLater have created a new and neat way to manage your bookmarks. The LookLater extension for Firefox gives you Instant searchable bookmarks in your own private online archive. Some of the features include:

  • Bookmark links, pages or images
  • Automatically save context with each bookmark
  • Search in titles or context or browse by date or site
  • Tag bookmarks and import your existing tags
  • No software to install, just a bookmarklet
  • Integrates with del.icio.us, Google, eBay and more

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Split Your Window Up

Would you like to split your window up into two, three or four different Web sites? Viewing multiple Web sites at once is something Opera does – why not Firefox? Well now with a little help from an extension you can get this functionality as well.

One of my favorite features in Opera is having the ability to cascade or tile your tabs, which is something that many browsers don’t support. That’s because Opera is built using a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) that allows for these operations to take place. Having this feature always allowed me to view to different websites side-by-side which I find to be extremely useful.

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Del.icio.us Bookmarks

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.

+ Download and Install the Del.icio.us Bookmarks Extension for Firefox!

Customizing Firefox Tips

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.

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!

Use Internet Explorer and Firefox

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.

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