One of the nice new features of Firefox 2 is the built in spell checker. I can not begin to tell you how much time this little addition has saved me. I love being able to type something up, and then check it right there inside of the browser. What are you to do when you need to switch dictionaries though?
Need another way to open your links? Sure you could left click on them or right click on them via your mouse. You can even middle click on them to open them in a new tab. Did you know though that you can left click on them – hold down the mouse button and release it on the tab bar? This will open the new link up there as well. Give it a shot next time you need to open up a link.
Want to know a little more about some of the “hidden” parts of Firefox’s configuration? Well, over at JiggedyJoo (I just typing that) they have gone through just about all of them very quickly. This would be a good spot for a beginner to learn about such things as “about:config”.
Quite a few people know about the about:config page of Firefox, but there are more options than that under the hood of everyone’s favorite browser.
To peruse the contents of the cache, you can enter about:cache into the address bar, hit and look through. This has the advantages of being able to look at content stored locally, great if the connection breaks, or if the material on the site gets taken down / removed.
Alright, so it is not the biggest Firefox annoyance, I will give you that. Sometimes though I don’t want to have my photos resized to fit inside of the browser window. Call me crazy, but I think it distorts the picture in most cases and I still have to end up resizing it to full view to fully enjoy it. Well here is how you can get rid of that auto resizing “feature” in Firefox.
First thing you need to do is type in about:config inside of your address bar. Once you have made it there, you need to look for:
If you can’t find it, just enter that into your filter box and you should be good to go. Now here is where the magic happens! Double click that entry in about:config to set it to false. Now every time you see a picture on the Web you will be enjoying it in full view. No more resizing for you!
You are on your favorite set of forums on the Web and everybody is sharing their favorite Firefox extensions. Being the Firefox lover you are, you want to join in on the fun. How can you share your full list of extension goodness though without a lot of typing? You need the Extension List Dumper to do all the heavy lifting for you.
SeoQuake is a very neat extension available for Firefox that is a search engine optimizer’s best friend. It has been developed for the look-see of site’s parameters in search results of Google, Yahoo, MSN, Yandex, Rambler search engines and any other pages as well.
I like being organized and having multiple things available to me at a moment’s notice. When you also add into the equation that I do a lot of tech support, then there is only one extension I should be looking at. The Text Complete Firefox extension makes quick and easy work out of saving text to use at a later time and date.
The folks over at CyberNet News have posted a very detailed look at where microsummaries are going in the new Firefox 3 and what they are exactly. I have had a few people E-mail me and they all seem to be confused by it. Here is the best definition you can find on the Internet.
By default, Firefox’s toolbar layout is a little bulky. Time to take it to the gym and get it turned into a sleek mean browsing machine!
Everyone loves Firefox, it’s the browser of browsers. I need not explain why, one would think the reasons for switching were obvious. However, the default interface for it is rather, lets say, bulky. I’m a minimalistic person; I like everything on my computer to be organized and simple. My desktop consists of three icons, my music is located in one folder. In fact, you could say my whole hard drive is like a carefully sorted filing cabinet. It’s not OCD, I hope, I just like it that way.
We all want a way to get more information about the Web sites we know and love, right? Even if you don’t run one yourself, it is always nice to go out and find out something you did not know. That is where the About This Site Firefox extension comes in. It will hand you a plethora of details all in one context menu.