They always tell you to be sure you read the fine print before you do anything important. So wouldn’t you say that it is important to be able to see the fine print? The No Squint Firefox extension hopes to make your vision a little better for any small text you might encounter.
This is some good news for anybody who is a fan of Firefox.
Mozilla’s Firefox gained half a percentage point in market share at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer during August, continuing the steady climb of the open-source browser, a Web metrics firm said.
Firefox now owns 11.8 percent of the global browser market share, said Net Applications, a jump of .5 percent from July’s 11.3 percent. Internet Explorer, meanwhile, now accounts for 83 percent of browsers used to surf the Web; that’s down from July’s 83.5 percent.
Once you start talking about networks and servers, a lot of folks start rolling their eyes and looking the other way. This stuff is complicated and hard to most, but it does not have to be. The Firefox extension ServStats makes getting information about connectivity a little easier.
Over the past few weeks, I have seen more extensions that have “warnings” on them, like this:
Now when I see something like that telling me it isn’t watching me, I know most of the time it is. I just want to tell everybody to be careful with extensions that give you warnings like this.
When I decided to make the leap to using Firefox’s latest beta (2.0b2) I ran into a problem. A lot of the extensions that I grew to love just crapped out on me. After I had a good cry, I did a little editing and got most of them back up and working. How can you do the same? Well, PerfectBlogger.com has been nice enough to post three ways of making your old extensions compatible with Firefox 2.0b2!
For those of you who don’t know, Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors. The 220.127.116.11 release is based on Firefox 18.104.22.168. Here is just one person’s story on using it.
When I first tried Firefox on Linux, I thought to myself “Things simply don’t get better than this”. I had never used a quicker browser; it seemed to be making the most of my broadband connection. Never before had the internet seemed so accessible.
Need to look up some facts about a person of interest? The People Search and Public Record Toolbar is a handy menu tool for investigators, legal professionals, real estate agents, online researchers and anyone interested in doing their own basic people searches and public record lookups as well as background research.
Want quick and easy encryption for your Web mail? You need to keep an eye on Freenigma!
Today, all your e-mails are stored and sent around the planet in plain text. And today you have no control over what happens to your private or business e-mail conversations and you can’t prevent others from reading them. Get your privacy back! Encrypt your private and business e-mails to protect your freedom, privacy and your business secrets.
From the look of their Web site, it doesn’t look like it is open to the public just yet.
Most “What You See Is What You Get” or WYSIWYG editors aren’t worth much. Sure there are a few that break that rule, but for the most part I have always said you are better off ignoring them. What if you could edit other people’s Web sites in this way? As long as it is for your own private use, I don’t see a problem with that. That is what the Mimulus Firefox extension brings to the dance.
Here is a neat Greasemonkey script that I ran across the other day.
The Digital Inspiration blog shows how to construct a URL that will play any MP3 file with Google’s player, which is nice, but it seems like a lot of work. So I’ve modified the auto inline MP3 player greasemonkey script to embed the Google Player in case you prefer the look and feel of Google’s player to the Musicplayer.