Mozilla Firefox 2 RC1 Released

Well it is finally out, up and running. What is the big deal about release candidate one of Firefox 2? Well, this will be the next nearest thing to the official Firefox 2 browser that we will get. I don’t suspect that many more things will be changed under the hood at this point. There will be some tweaking here and there, but this is pretty much the same browser you will get when Firefox 2 becomes the norm.

Once again, CyberNet News is all over this with multiple download links. He even has a portable version up, so you don’t have to mess with your current Firefox setup on your computer.

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Firefox Showcase

We have seen thumbnails for tabs before, that is not exactly new. The Firefox Showcase extension does a little more than just adding thumbnails though. It gives you several ways to check out those preview pictures and does so with style and class.

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FoxyTunes 2.0

FoxyTunes is one of those old reliable extensions that just keeps getting better with age. Version 2.0 is now out, and I have to say it is better than ever. If you have used FoxyTunes in the past and passed, I encourage you to give it a second look. Listen to your favorite tunes without leaving your browser!

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CrossFTP

There is no secret about it, there are a lot of different FTP clients out there on the market. Which one is the best? That is almost like asking somebody what is their favorite flavor of ice cream. Everybody has a favorite for different reasons. Well I have another flavor to toss into the mix, and I promise it is anything but vanilla.

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Secure Google Calendar

It might be a ‘bit of a work around, but there is a way you can get a secure login for Google’s Calendar application. If you use Google Calendar, I would suggest you give this a shot for more security.

In fact, even if you change your Google Calendar bookmark URL to https, you’ll often be redirected to a plain old http connection. boo, Google! That’s why I’ve found Mark Pilgrim’s GMail Secure Greasemonkey script invaluable. It’s built to force a secure connection for GMail, but the script itself is so generic that it works for other sites.

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ReloadEvery

Are you keeping tabs on a Web site that you are expecting to change? The ReloadEvery Firefox extension gives you the ability to set a time interval for reloading a Web site. Now you can stalk the Web site of your choice automatically. Give the reload button a rest and try this extension out!

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Working Without Distractions

Working Online without distractions might sound easier that it is. I am about to start a new job next week, and I know I am probably going to be a little distracted with other things going on. So what is the solution? Create a new profile in Firefox that is only used for work.

What you can do is create a separate profile just for work. Here is the list of some advantages:

+ No “play” bookmarks
+ No “play” usernames/passwords (I let Firefox remember mine)
+ Install only those extensions needed for work (Firefox works faster)

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