Some of the best tools out there you can use are the ones that are the most simple. Sure, you can download an extension that does ten things well, or you can download one extension that does one job better than the rest. That is the idea that comes into play when you see Tab URL Copier.
Don’t you love how swiss knives seem to have a tool for every occasion? Well the WebSwissKnifeToolBar is a Greasemonkey script that does the same for your browser.
Brought to my attention by its creator, this user script adds a lot of functionality to Firefox. Here are just a few things it can do.
- Easy an fast search for: Google, YouTube videos, and Wikipedia (Spanish and English)
- Translator English<->Spanish, with just a click
- Spanish dictionary (RAE), with just a click
- Convert a long URL to a tiny URL, with just a click
- Put and save sticky notes on the Web
Having a folder filled with bookmarks on the bookmarks toolbar is the only way to go inside of Firefox. I have been using this method of browsing through my favorite Web sites, and not I have found the prefect tutorial to show you how to do it as well.
Come check out FirefoxFacts.com! I have redesigned the layout (mainly due to visitors giving me comments about what they would like to see changed) and I hope I have made everybody happy. As the Web site has grown in popularity – I have added a few things here and there to help folks keep up to date with everything posted here.
Feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed or signup to get daily E-mail reports of everything posted here. Feel like I missed a favorite link, extension or article? Make sure you submit it to me ASAP! Leave a personal link and your name – and I’ll post them as well. (I love giving credit where credit is due)
Also, don’t forget about the Firefox Facts eBook! It is the best free resource on Firefox you can find anywhere on the Internet.
I don’t want to have to rename this Web site IceWeasel Facts!
Yesterday Brian McKenna wrote 5 Reasons to Support IceWeasel, which is a (in my opinion) lame answer to acachinero’s Need a Reason? Here are 5 for stopping the Firefox fork. And here are mine…
Here is an easy fix to an easy problem. Do you need a better way to reload that Web page you are looking at? You could go all the way up to the reload button – or you could install the Reload Tab On Double-Click extension for Firefox. The choice is yours!
I found this little jewel via Lifehacker:
The one Firefox 2 feature that hasn’t grown on me is tab scrolling – left and right arrow buttons that appear at either end of the tab bar when you’ve opened up too many tabs to view at once.
We all know that Firefox 2 is going to be packed full of a lot of goodies. How many? It is hard to tell the exact number, but I have found a Web site that goes through at least twelve of them.
Firefox 2.0, RC2 was recently made available to the general public. While there have been some rumbles about the “2.0″ moniker – with some saying the new feature set only warrants a “1.5.x” badging – there, are several new tools and features in this latest release.
If you use Google’s Feed Reader this is a Greasemonkey script that you need. This script adds a feed icon to the upper right corner of your browser window for one-click subscription to Google Reader.
My version of the script adds an overlayed check icon when you’re subscribed to at least one of the feeds that the site advertises via auto-discovery. This was made easy by a URL that Reader exports: http://www.google.com/reader/api/0/subscribed?s=feed/