Whitehart

WhitehartWhen you want a simple, small and to the point Firefox theme – you want Whitehart. Now from the name it reminds me of some brave knight that would go slay a dragon or two. Well, I guess you could think of this theme as a knight slaying the big bad Internet if you wish. The simple – yet elegant appearance makes this theme perfect for any minimalist out there.

+ Download and Install the Whitehart theme for Firefox!

Top 5 Firefox Security Extensions

It is time yet again for the weekly top five. Last week I just looked at the most popular posts of the week, but this week I wanted to do something a little more serious. I think we should all look long and hard and see how secure we really are. There are steps you can take to become more secure – and here are a few extensions that can help you do it.

1. NoScript
2. WOT
3. McAfee SiteAdvisor
4. FoxyProxy
5. Fire Encrypter

Have one that I might have missed or overlooked? Leave a comment and share it with the rest of the class.

Macfox II Graphite

Macfox II GraphiteOut of all the “macfox” themes, the Macfox II Graphite theme might be my favorite. It does not hit you over the head with an apple. It instead is a little more sneaky when it comes to changing the way your browser looks. The only thing I do not like about these Apple clone themes is that they get rid of the favicons. Now I rely on having my favicons in place, so I can’t use this theme. Maybe you can though!

+ Download and Install the Macfox II Graphite theme for Firefox!

NoScript Makes You a Little Safer

For those folks out there who are extra suspicious about the browsing they do Online, and want to really be safe – picking up NoScript might be a good idea. Once you install this, no JavaScript or Java will be able to run via a Web site without getting your permission first.

Extra protection for your Firefox: NoScript allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content only for trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site.

Of course it will take a while to train, as far as allowing the good Web sites you visit to run the code they need to run, but if you want to be extra safe I would recommend at least trying this option out.

+ Download and Install the NoScript extension for Firefox!

Looks Familiar

Looks FamiliarNow I know I have seen these icons somewhere before – where was it? Oh yeah, it was that ugly monster that Microsoft called Internet Explorer 6. Now maybe you have a friend that was really in love with the IE6 interface. What are you to do when you want them to use Firefox instead? Give them the Looks Familiar theme because, well… it looks familiar to them!

+ Download and Install the Looks Familiar theme for Firefox 2!

Restore Your Tabs

Since the release of Firefox 2, I have not used the session restore that is built into Firefox that much. In fact, I had nearly forgotten about it till I read this post over at Kyle’s Cove talking about how to get it setup.

There are some new features in Firefox 2.0 that haven’t received much mention yet. One of these is the new session restore feature. In the past, people have used Google Browser Sync or Tab Mix Plus to restore their Firefox tabs. Now, Firefox 2.0 allows you to do this without an extension (which I always find to be a good thing, as to many extensions can slow down your browser). Here is how to do it.

+ Learn More About Firefox 2’s Session Restore Feature!

MidnightFox

MidnightFoxNot all themes are created equal. One guy that makes his themes a little different than all the rest is TwisterMc. I don’t know how he does it, but it seems like every time he produces a new theme it looks better than the last. If you are a fan of dark (and I mean really dark) themes, MidnightFox is the Firefox theme for you. It really sets itself apart from the pack.

+ Download and Install the MidnightFox theme for Firefox!