Highlight Everything!

The HighlightAll extension for Firefox is a very useful tool for searching inside of one Web page for content. All you have to do to make this sucker work is highlight the word you want to find once. After that, the extension does all the heavy lifting and all occurrences of that word will automatically get highlighted.

No right-clicking. No menus. Just select the word with your mouse and you are on your way. This simple extension goes a long way for helping folks find a certain topic in large areas of text. With a white background and black text, my eyes sometimes might miss a word I am scanning for. Not anymore!

+ Download and Install the HighlightAll Extension for Firefox!

Firefox Tools for Google Reader

Do you use Google Reader a lot?

Ever since Google moved Google Reader over to the newer, cleaner and better design I have been using it to handle all of my feed reading. I have gone from FeedBurner, to Newsgator, to Rojo to Google Reader – so I have tried a lot. Google Reader beats the rest of them hands down.

I just posted my big Google Reader Guide over at my personal blog, Mitchelaneous. There are a lot of Firefox and Greasemonkey goodies in there for you to check out, so please do so. If you know of any good ones that might have missed let me know as well. I did my best to find the best of the best.

Linkification

Want to convert text links into real links?

To view and set options, you can (1) use the Linkification right-click context menu, (2) right-click the status bar icon and click “Options”, or (3) click Tools->Extensions, and double-click the Linkification item.

If you find yourself looking at a lot of links typed out that are not clickable – this is the extension for you. It makes browsing though these Web pages a heck of a lot easier.

+ Download and Install the Linkification Extension for Firefox!

Productive Firefox Extensions

Those wacky (yet helpful) folks over at CyberNet News have come out with another nice list of Firefox extensions that will help you become a little more productive. Hey, we all need help from time to time on this – so this is a nice list for anybody to check out.

Firefox extensions do all kinds of things, but how many that you use actually make you more productive? If you think about it I’m sure that you can come up with a reason for nearly all of your extensions as to why your more productive for using them.

+ Become More Productive Via Firefox Extensions!

Track Your Packages

I really hate waiting for packages because it seems like it ruins my day most of the time. Everybody (other than UPS) seems to forget where my house is or they like to hide the packages somewhere on the property and just tell me, “they were delivered”. Well I have an extension that might help you track packages – but it will not (unfortunately) give the bad delivery services a kick in the rear for you.

This extension makes it easier to track a package when the web page or email does not provide you with a link to the shipping company’s tracking page. Simply highlight the tracking number, right click, and click “Track Package”. It will automatically determine which company’s tracking page to go to.

Right now this extension currently supports: UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, Canada Post, TNT and Purolator.

+ Learn More About and Install the Track Packages Extension for Firefox!

Extensions 101

I got an E-mail the other day from a guy who wanted to know if I knew of a starting spot for people to visit if they were interested in making extensions for Firefox. I had to do some hunting around – but then I found this link via Mozilla’s own Web site:

Extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features, while keeping the applications small to download.

There is a lot of good information here to be had. Check it out for yourself, and if you have any more resources please leave a comment and let us all know about them.

Aquamarine Firefox Theme

I always like to see themes that are different takes or variations on some of the default themes we have seen in the past for Firefox. I don’t need a lot of fancy stuff – just give me something that looks good, and I am not embarrassed to have on my desktop.

(PimpZilla folks, I am looking at you! Haha..)

Aquamarine

Aquamarine takes the cake. It is nice to look at and it doesn’t kick sand in my eye with too much to look at.

+ Download and Install the Aquamarine Theme for Firefox!