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.
Hey we all like to pinch pennies every once in a while, right?
For those of you out there who are still using Internet Explorer, there is another option that won’t open your computer to all sorts of security holes. Better yet, it will automatically kill most pop-up windows and, when you switch to it, it will incorporate all of your bookmarks from Internet Explorer. I switched years ago and it’s the best thing I ever did; in fact, I now get frustrated when I have to use Internet Explorer on other machines.
A few people have asked me about adding text link ads via the Web site here, so I have done so. All you need to do is click this link and go through the order process. The price right now is $35 per link for an entire month. Not too shabby for one of the most popular Firefox blogs out there today.
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Want to tweak on your tabs? No I am not talking about doing anything filthy with your browser, I just want to share with you a great guide I found on and out getting the most out of customizing your tabs inside of Firefox 2.
I am not going to lie to you, I like this extension just because of its name. GButts adds the functionality of having your Google services on the same toolbar section as your home, bookmarks, forward and refresh buttons are. All you need to remember to do is drag and drop them onto your toolbars. If you find yourself using Google’s services a lot, then this extension is right for you.