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 :) .
When it comes to bookmarking Web pages in Firefox, the process could be a lot easier. Sure, it isn’t too hard right now but I want it to be brain dead simple. One extension that I have found that does just that is Microsummary Buddy.
To use microsummaries, you have to know what they are. Microsummaries are regularly-updated short summaries of Web pages. They are small enough to fit in the space available to a bookmark label, they provide more useful information about pages than static page titles, and they get regularly updated as new information becomes available.
Wasted space is a real pain in the butt for me. I really like the SiteAdvisor extension for Firefox. The only problem that I have with it is that it takes up too much space on the bottom of the browser window.
Now before McAfee took them over I could live with the icon.
Need to be able to add a quick bookmark inside of one of your folders via Firefox? Get the Add Bookmark Here Firefox extension and this dream can become a reality. This extension allows you to add bookmarks to any folder in the bookmarks menu like in Opera.
Didn’t we just get Firefox 2 out the door? It looks like Firefox 3 is showing a lot of promise for radically new features and improvements to the Firefox browser.
Among the features Mozilla wants for Firefox 3.0 is Places, the revamped bookmark tool that was dropped from 2.0 development in April. “We definitely didn’t want to add [Places] until it was ready for prime time,” says Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla’s director of engineering.