Once you start talking about networks and servers, a lot of folks start rolling their eyes and looking the other way. This stuff is complicated and hard to most, but it does not have to be. The Firefox extension ServStats makes getting information about connectivity a little easier.
Over the past few weeks, I have seen more extensions that have “warnings” on them, like this:
Now when I see something like that telling me it isn’t watching me, I know most of the time it is. I just want to tell everybody to be careful with extensions that give you warnings like this.
When I decided to make the leap to using Firefox’s latest beta (2.0b2) I ran into a problem. A lot of the extensions that I grew to love just crapped out on me. After I had a good cry, I did a little editing and got most of them back up and working. How can you do the same? Well, PerfectBlogger.com has been nice enough to post three ways of making your old extensions compatible with Firefox 2.0b2!
For those of you who don’t know, Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors. The 18.104.22.168 release is based on Firefox 22.214.171.124. Here is just one person’s story on using it.
When I first tried Firefox on Linux, I thought to myself “Things simply don’t get better than this”. I had never used a quicker browser; it seemed to be making the most of my broadband connection. Never before had the internet seemed so accessible.
Need to look up some facts about a person of interest? The People Search and Public Record Toolbar is a handy menu tool for investigators, legal professionals, real estate agents, online researchers and anyone interested in doing their own basic people searches and public record lookups as well as background research.
Want quick and easy encryption for your Web mail? You need to keep an eye on Freenigma!
Today, all your e-mails are stored and sent around the planet in plain text. And today you have no control over what happens to your private or business e-mail conversations and you can’t prevent others from reading them. Get your privacy back! Encrypt your private and business e-mails to protect your freedom, privacy and your business secrets.
From the look of their Web site, it doesn’t look like it is open to the public just yet.
Most “What You See Is What You Get” or WYSIWYG editors aren’t worth much. Sure there are a few that break that rule, but for the most part I have always said you are better off ignoring them. What if you could edit other people’s Web sites in this way? As long as it is for your own private use, I don’t see a problem with that. That is what the Mimulus Firefox extension brings to the dance.
Here is a neat Greasemonkey script that I ran across the other day.
The Digital Inspiration blog shows how to construct a URL that will play any MP3 file with Google’s player, which is nice, but it seems like a lot of work. So I’ve modified the auto inline MP3 player greasemonkey script to embed the Google Player in case you prefer the look and feel of Google’s player to the Musicplayer.
I looks like a lot of people either love or love to hate the new Firefox 2 Beta 2 theme. I wouldn’t say that I hate it, but I think I like the older one better. Well, if you have something to say about it, Asa Dotzler wants to hear from you.
I’m reading a wide variety of opinions on the latest iteration of the Firefox theme. Some people really like it; others, not so much. I haven’t had the time to look for opinions outside of the regular watering holes, but so far it looks like the nos are outnumbering the yeas. What’s your take on the beta 2 theme?
I love to see Firefox extensions that really add neat and cool features that I might have not thought of before. The MileWideBack extension makes the left side of your Firefox window a really big “go back” button. All you need to do is click on the left border of the window, and you are back to where you were before.