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.
If you use either the Greasemonkey or Stylish Firefox extensions, I have the perfect extension for you when it comes to getting a little more browsing room while using Google Reader.
Just load this bad boy up via either one of those extensions and you should be good to go.
So where does it save you the room? Well for the most part it looks like it just cuts off the Google stuff from the top and gives you the “full view” of the reader. This is nice if you just hate seeing that Google Reader logo at the top every time you login.
It looks like the folks at Mozilla are taking a bite out of
crime phishing. Personally I don’t care too much for phish. I am a bigger fan of phicken.
The Washington Post announced today the availability of a new report by consulting firm SmartWare on Firefox 2 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 anti-phishing features comparison. The bottom line: “Firefox 2 Phishing Protection is more effective than the Microsoft Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7.” Numbers are shown below and based on 1040 tested known phishing web sites.
Keeping your Firefox bookmarks in sync across multiple machines is a little difficult. Sure there are a lot of extensions that promise to give you what you need, but some of them fall short in the features.
One of the latest ones that has caught my eye is Bookmark Sync and Sort.
Not too long ago, I shared the fact that my bookmark toolbar menu doesn’t have any text on the bookmarks I have listed there. Text takes up too much room, and why is it needed when you have a favicon for the Web site? The only problem to that is that not every Web site has a favicon to pick. That is where Favicon Picker 2 comes into the picture.
Even though I am not a big fan of any of the desktop search programs out there, I know some of you are. This little tweak or tip gives you the ability to search your Google Desktop straight from Firefox. You have to love it when things just work, and this just does.
Firefox provides a dedicated box to search the internet. You can use that box to search your computer with Google Desktop as well. Follow the instructions below to obtain this result
Over at rakaz they have a nice selection of Firefox-themed wallpaper. Now when it comes to Firefox wallpaper (for the most part) I have yet to see a really good looking one. Some of these though are the closest I have ever seen to being very usable. If you want to show everybody how much you love our favorite browser – pick them up.
No list of Firefox extensions is any better than the next, but it seems like a new list comes out every day. It is an addiction I tell you! Everybody has their own opinion about what is the best and the worst out there, and the best thing you can do is look at all the lists, find how many extensions make it on all the lists, and go with those.
Here is one more fine example of lists in action from Download Squad on and about the 15 essential Firefox add-ons.
One of my favorite features inside of Firefox is the find toolbar. Just by hitting Ctrl and F at the same time unlocks an ability to find anything one a Web page no matter where it might try to hide. Sure, other browsers have done the find bar before, but none are as good in my opinion.
Over at Slashdot they have an interview with Chris Beard of Mozilla. Out of all the Firefox 2 hype interviews and articles, this one might be one of the best. Here is just one example:
How was the cake from MS?
Chris: It was a nice surprise actually, and we think it’s great that Microsoft is taking an interest in browser development again. Of course there wasn’t nearly enough of it to go around since there are thousands of people worldwide working together to make Firefox possible, but those of us at the Mountain View office made sure to enjoy it for everybody :) .