Not So Perfect Extensions

Every so often, Firefox extensions go bad. Now they don’t start to live a life of crime – but they do tend to get a little buggy. The folks over at Mozillazine.org have a list of problematic Firefox extensions, and what you can do if you run into the same problem with those extensions.

This article lists known extensions that cause unwanted side effects in Firefox or in other extensions and plugins, along with recommended workarounds. For other issues related to specific Firefox plugins, see the linked article.

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Opening Bookmarks in a New Tab

Need to open your favorite bookmark in a new tab? This comes in handy when you need to navigate through two Web pages at once. Here is how you can get that done.

middle-click (or ctrl + left click) on the bookmark

Now the only thing left for you to do is bookmark FirefoxFacts.com!

DownloadHelper

The Web is a fabulous thing. You can gather a number of images, sounds and videos in a matter of seconds. The only problem is that there is no quick and easy way of getting this done. Saving a number of galleries is always a pain in the rear. Well, that was the case till I found the DownloadHelper Firefox extension.

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Single Click Image Search

Need to search for an image in a hurry? The Search Images With a Single Click Firefox extension allows you to do just that. No more typing in the URL, or going to Google then clicking on the “Images” link. All you need to do is highlight the term that you wish to search for and click “Search Images”. It automatically takes you to Google’s Image search.

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Mozilla Labs

It looks like Mozilla Labs now has it’s own blog. I am pretty excited to see what comes of this in the future. Here is just a little sample of what was said in post number one.

This web log presents updates from the new Mozilla Corporation effort, Mozilla Labs. Labs is a place for “exploring the future of the web experience”. The discussion around Labs started with the informed musing of Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler, and the need for prototypes in the Mozilla product development process.

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Switch to Firefox!

Need a few good reasons to switch your browser of choice? Well thanks to Switch2Firefox.com you now have a good step by step resource on how to do so.

More people are interested in switching from IE to Alternative Browsers than ever before. See why they made the change and how easy it was. Discover the 101 features that Mozilla offers over IE 6.0. Learn all the great ways browsing the web with Firefox can give you a better digital life. And understand how firefox can make your life easier and your possibilities endless.

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Professor X

Ever wanted to peek into the head of your favorite Web site? Maybe your a Web designer that needs to check something on your own Web site. No mater what the reason, Professor X is a really neat tool to have on hand. The Professor X extension for Firefox let’s you see inside a page’s head without viewing the source code.

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FireBug

The FireBug Firefox extension would be a handy one for any Web developer to pick up and use.

FireBug lets you explore the far corners of the DOM by keyboard or mouse. All of the tools you need to poke, prod, and monitor your JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax are brought together into one seamless experience, including a debugger, an error console, command line, and a variety of fun inspectors.

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Tark – Temporary Bookmarks

Sometimes you do not need to keep a bookmark forever. You might be working on a small project or just keeping a few handy for research. No mater what your reason is, the Tark Firefox extension will come in handy for these types of projects.

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