If you are one of those people who has the bad habit of installing every extension I mention, you might run into a few screen real estate problems. The basic rule you have to remember is you should at least be able to see the Web page you are at. Toolbars and addons via the toolbars shouldn’t get in your way, they should help you. To clean up the mess – download the Hide Bar extension.
Need to know how much cash you have flowing in thanks to Google Adsense? Well you can forget about going to the Adsense Web site, logging in, and all that mess. That takes up too much of your time – and as we all know – time is money. You need to stop reading this and pickup the Adsense Notifier extension for Firefox. It gives you a running list of cash coming in via your status bar.
It has been a while since I shared any quick Firefox tips, so today is the day I start doing it again. Need to find something on a Web page quickly?
Well you could use the Ctrl + F keyboard combination to find what you are looking for. You can also just hit the “/” button as well. The second method is what is called the “quick find” option. The nice thing about this quick find option is that after you are done with it and click somewhere else on the Web page you are searching – it just goes away.
Do you need a general tweak and usability guide for the new Firefox 2 browser? Well I would argue that not too much has changed, but having a handy reference is never a bad thing. The folks over at TweakGuides.com have written up a pretty long and in-depth helper for the newest member of the Mozilla family.
Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox for short, is just a free Internet browser. It’s not a cure for cancer. It doesn’t wash your car or make you a frothy coffee. So why all the fuss and hype over Firefox? In a nutshell, the reason is simple: Firefox is a true open source competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
Now I might be outside of storm season here in North Texas, but it is still a good idea to keep an eye on the weather. As it gets colder outside, I like to know how many pairs of underwear I should put on before I step foot outside. 1-ClickWeather does the job for me.
Because weather is important to you everyday… weather.com offers you instant local weather conditions, alerts, radar in motion, satellite maps, and forecasts all within your Firefox browser.
Breadcrumbs, the Firefox extension, is all about searching your local history for information and results. Think of it as creating your own private search engine for just your browser history. How many times have you found yourself remembering what you were looking at but not remembering where you found it? Breadcrumbs, in that case would come in, let you search and save the day.
I have talked about it before, but it is worth mentioning again. MozBackup is simply the best backup utilitiy for Firefox. It is the only one I have been able to get to backup everything as well as restore. Most tools either do one or the other really well – MozBackup does both with no issues at all.
Over at Firefoxrawx, they have posted a really nice tutorial on how to backup using MozBackup. It is worth looking at if backing up is something that has always scared you.
Here is another good theme that has been made for the Firefox 2 general layout. The designer of this theme describes it as a Clean modern theme for Firefox 2. A nice alternative to the default theme since the colors are lighter and easier on the eyes. I don’t know about you, but I think I will have to agree with them on this one.
Just to show that I am not a total Firefox fanboy (oh who am I kidding, you know I am) here is another opinion about the newest release from the fine folks over at Mozilla.
Firefox 2.0 is free, but it’s a woefully minor improvement over Firefox 1.5 that suffers from various incompatibility problems, especially with themes and other add-ons. I wouldn’t recommend this new version, to be honest. I’ll be sticking with Firefox 1.5 at least for now. I recommend you do the same, or switch to the surprisingly solid IE 7.0
Personally, I think it sounds like Paul might have been eating paint chips while writing this, but it is another opinion. Sure, Firefox 2 might not make me breakfast – but I still love it like it did.
No, this isn’t the name of some low budget action film, this is one of the coolest new themes that right now only works with Firefox 2. Here is a little more of a description from the folks who created it.
ShadowThunder’s personal touches onto a combination of la crème de la crème (the best of the best). Pretty and pleasant icons on a cool, blue background designed to be soft on the eyes.
This is a nice sample of what is to come with new and updated Firefox themes.