Sidebar Icons

Navigating through our browser should be a customizable and enjoyable process. The last time I tried to use the Opera browser, I got lost in less than five minutes. Thankfully for Mozilla fans, Firefox gives you more room to customize than anybody else out there. One example of this at work is the Sidebar Icons extension.

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Floating Link Preview

I like any tool that can help me see where I am going. You wouldn’t walk into a haunted house without a flash light, right? Well, think of the Internet as your haunted house, and Floating Link Preview as your flash light. This Greasemonkey script gives you a nice thumbnail image whenever you hover over any link to let you know what is behind that link.

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Anonymous Web Browsing With Torpark

Torpark is a browser based on Mozilla’s Firefox that promises to give folks anonymous Web browsing. Why is this something new? Well, it is the first anonymous browsing tool that doesn’t require you make a dozen changes to your browser or jump through anymore hoops past installing to work.

Torpark uses the Tor network of internet routers set up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that already has tens of thousands of regular users.

Whenever any computer connects to the net it freely shares information about the address it is using. This is so any data it requests is sent back to the right place.

The Tor network tries to stop this information being shared in two ways. First, it encrypts traffic between a computer and the Tor network of routers – this makes it much harder to spy on the traffic and pinpoint who is doing what.

Related Reading:
+ Official Torpark Web Site
+ BBC News – Free anonymising browser debuts
+ Boing Boing – Torpark is out

Wind Fox

Now living in the dusty plains of northern Texas, I don’t do a lot of surfing. Actually, I can honestly say I have never surfed before. For those of you who do surf without a keyboard, WindFox is an extension to take with you to the beach.

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Mozilla Patches Firefox

Have you updated your version of Firefox yet?

Mozilla Corp. Thursday updated its Firefox browser to fix 7 flaws, including 4 pegged by the open-source developer as “Critical.” Of the four critical vulnerabilities patched in Firefox 1.5.0.7, none are currently being exploited, Mozilla said in detailed descriptions of each fixed flaw. In fact, Mozilla said in several of the descriptions that it was not sure whether the specific vulnerabilities could be exploited, but had issued patches just in case.

+ Read More About the Security Threat!

Book Of Mozilla Easter Egg

Easter eggs hidden away inside of programs is nothing new. What I didn’t know till this morning was that even Firefox has a few tricks up it’s sleeves.

It was a lot of fun to read but one thing that really struck me as interesting was this about:mozilla “Easter Egg” that they mention. The Book of Mozilla has been something that even the first version of Netscape has had in it. You can pull it up in Firefox/Netscape by typing in about:mozilla into the Address Bar and pressing Enter.

+ Read More About the Book of Mozilla Easter Egg!

Fox-o-lantern

pumpkin_small.jpgNow I want a pumpkin like this on October 31!

With pumpkin season close upon us, and with Halloween only a few weeks away, it may be time to start making plans – and maybe some stencils.

Can you beat this jack-o-lantern from last year with one of your own? Better start practicing now.

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Sports Fox

I am not really that big of a sports fan. If you are not wearing wrestling tights or boxing gloves, you are not going to get my attention. I shouldn’t let me hate for other sports stop me though from spreading the word about a cool sports-related extension I found though.

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Backing Up Firefox

One of the best tools I have found thus far for backing up your settings and profile in Firefox is MozBackup. I have tried them all, and this freeware program is the one I keep coming back to.

MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles.

It seems like some other backup programs for Firefox miss something, or don’t restore just right. MozBackup does just about everything right, and hasn’t done me wrong yet.

+ Learn More About MozBackup!