You can now check your Gmail and Google Reader at the same time with this amazing Greasemonkey script that will show a link for your feeds in the sidebar of Gmail. It will also show you how many unread feeds you currently have and when you click on the link it pulls up your unread articles! (found via digg)
Have an idea for Firefox 3? Well now is the time to let it be known to the public, or at least the folks over at Mozilla. They are starting to accept ideas for the next next version of everybody’s favorite browser.
The Firefox web browser has come a long way since the project was announced as a fork from the open-sourced Mozilla project. Version 1.0 was released in 2004 and quickly won critical acclaim for its speed, compatibility with web standards, and features.
Mozilla has returned from Microsoft’s headquarters after meeting with the Open Source Director regarding Windows Vista. There were several different things that Mozilla wanted to address especially concerning new security features and restrictions that Microsoft placed in Vista. Here are some of the things that Mozilla had wanted to discuss…
Firefox 2 has not even come across the finish line yet, and the minds at Mozilla are already starting to look at Firefox 3. What can you look forward to in this really future release? Well the folks over at Cybernet News have sorted through it all and put it out in a way that we can all understand.
Firefox is not just for work and surfing the Internet. It can be used as a tool of fun as well. There are all kinds of fun extensions you can download for your favorite little browser. The Free Software Magazine has posted a good roundup of games that should keep you busy at least for the afternoon.
Want more control over your cookies? No, I’m not talking about the ones your grandmother loves to shove down your throat – I am talking about the ones that involve your browser.
Firefox extension CookieCuller gives you total control over which cookies stay on your computer by letting you protect cookies of your choice while automatically deleting the rest.
This post over at SpreadFirefox.com got my attention. Thus far, all of my favorite extension have been updated for Firefox 2. Have yours?
Firefox 2.0 will be released in some days now, but still many extension are not marked compatible with 2.0.x.
If thousands of users will upgrade from 1.5 or 1.0 there will be an outcry all over the world: “Firefox killed my favourite extension! I can’t use it at all”. Extensions are one of the killer features of Firefox and it would be a pity if users can’t use theirs on the new version.
But in fact most extension work with Fx2 if you force them to be installed, for example by editing install.rdf or by using the Nightly-Tester-tools. This is not a way for the normal user, but it shows that the developer could easily mark the extension as compatible.
If you have not already, contact your favorite extension authors and ask them to get on the ball and get things updated. Make sure you toss a “please” and “thank you” in there as well.
So you think your passwords are all nice and safe inside your browser? Well, you might want to think again. Here is a way to check out all your passwords without any hacking involved.
Go to the Firefox “Preferences” click on “Privacy” and then on the “Passwords” tab. Click on the button in the bottom left saying “View Saved Passwords”. Then a new window pops up and there is another button, saying “Show Passwords” and another dialog box asking for confirmation. But that’s about it. There you go! All passwords can be seen in blank text!
Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download. Web application developers, our testing community, and users who want to get a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox should download and install this release candidate. Please note that at this time, users should not expect all of their extensions, plugins and themes from previous versions of Firefox to work properly.
Firefox 2 RC2 has only been out a little while, and it seems like the reviews are so far all positive. The only disappointment I have seen across the board is the way it handles RSS feeds, but hey – I am sure they will get better with time. If not, that is the beauty of Firefox, somebody can write an extension to fix it if they don’t like it. With that said, I figured you would all enjoy taking a look at the side by side comparisons arstechnica did of RC1 and RC2 of Firefox 2.