True, some Web sites do not give you a really nice text editor to work with. Some of the text input forms on the Web are down-right ugly at times. Don’t you wish you could just take your own HTML editor to any Online form so your written words might look a little nicer? That is what Xinha Here! allows you to do. Think of it as icing on the cake when it comes to editing your Online text.
Am I the only person out there that has not ever really noticed a big speed increase when using Fasterfox? The newest version of the extension is out, and it now works with Firefox 2. If you can, leave me a comment if you have really noticed a difference using this extension – because I am confused why I have not.
Fasterfox allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings such as simultaneous connections, pipelining, cache, DNS cache, and initial paint delay.
Dynamic speed increases can be obtained with the unique prefetching mechanism, which recycles idle bandwidth by silently loading and caching all of the links on the page you are browsing.
Firefox Showcase is a Firefox add-on that enables you to navigate open tabs as thumbnail views of the actual Web site. It can run as a sidebar or in a special Showcase tab. You can configure it in various ways, view zoomed versions of the thumbnails on mouse over, close or activate a tab by clicking on the thumbnail, and quickly switch between Web pages.
I have only seen a handful of Firefox 2 tweak guides, but I have a feeling over time there might be more. One that caught my eye as I was going through my feeds this morning was CyberNet’s Updated Guide On Firefox 2 Tweaks. The folks over at CyberNet have pretty much covered all the well known tweaks as well as a few I had not seen before. If you want to do a little more customization to your Firefox browser, it is worth checking out.
Modifying the Web is one of those things you always dreamed would happen, but always seems to fall a little short. The Platypus Firefox extension is one of those tools that gives you the ability to modify any Web site from your browser. You can then turn around and save those changes for the next time you visit.
Here is a tip I found over at Lifehacker:
Drag a link or web page/tab into a text area. The URL and title of the web page/linked text will be pasted separated by a line break. Drag highlighted text – this will quickly paste whatever text you had selected into your text area.
There is nothing wrong with the Go button and there is nothing wrong with those who like it. Hey, if I had a reason to use it – I would. Thankfully though, I have an enter key, which in turn does pretty much the same thing. Banish the Go button from your installation of Firefox 2!
What do you need to do? Well just type “about:config” and scroll down till you see this:
Then change it from false to true. That’s right, get Firefox your way with just a few clicks.
I have screwed up a number of times and have added words the dictionary that I wanted to correct the spelling of. Is there anyway to make sure this misspelled word doesn’t show up as a word any longer? Yes, you can edit your corrections to the dictionary. Just look here:
Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\
Now find the file called “persdict.dat”. Open that up in a text editor, delete the words you don’t want in there, and then restart Firefox. You should be good to go.
One thing that I have not missed since moving over to Firefox is all the beeps and bloops Internet Explorer makes while you are navigating through your Web pages. Some people may like getting these dinging sounds though, even if they just make me feel a little dingy. That is where the Navigational Sounds extension comes into play.
It seems like the Debian folks aren’t starting any sort of trend when it comes to not using the Firefox name.
While the Debian community has decided that Mozilla’s restrictions on its logo and name are unacceptable for its free software community, Mark Shuttleworth — founder of Ubuntu and its commercial brother Canonical Ltd. — doesn’t see it that way.
To keep a long story short, Ubuntu keeps the Firefox name and logo.