The ability to send something quickly to a friend of family member is something a lot of us need to have. In the time that it takes to open up or E-mail client, load the information in and send it, we might forget what got us so excited in the first place. That is where the E-mail This Firefox extension comes into play.
In an article I mostly skimmed over because it was mostly filled with Microsoft pats on the back, I did run across an intresting nugget of information.
Bill Gates is one of the people with Firefox on his computer, so I asked him for his opinion.
“I played around with it a bit, but it’s just another browser, and IE [Microsoft’s Internet Explorer] is better,” Mr Gates told me, and challenged my assertion that Firefox’s ‘market share’ is growing rapidly.
“So much software gets downloaded all the time, but do people actually use it?” he argued.
Yes, Mr. Gates people do actually use it.
The folks over at CyberNet News have posted side by side comparisons of the even newer new theme that will be used for Firefox 2.0. The only problem I have is I can’t see the difference between the themes! Is Mozilla trying to pull a fast one on us?
This is a Firefox extension review that might best be served for Halloween, but I’ll share it with you now because I don’t think I can wait that long before I let the cat out of the bag. Ghostfox shows up and disappears instantly, discreetly, blended with your application so the Web pages look like part of it and not like the Web at all.
One of the few pains in the rear with using the latest and greatest version of Firefox is that it take a little work to get everything working just right.
With every new release of Firefox–like yesterday’s release of Firefox 2 Beta 2–comes the question, “How do I make my old extensions work with the new version?” Some extensions–which Mozilla is now calling Add-ons–made for older versions of Firefox really don’t work with the newer features and can cause problems, but for the majority of add-ons, all that’s needed is basically the flip of a switch.
Need more? Well here are your resources to learn a little more about making your old extensions work with Firefox 2.0.
Say what bad things you want about them, I have to thank webmonkey.com for teaching me many different things when I first came Online. I still remember their tables tutorial, with the plate of food as an example, like it was written yesterday. Well this time the team is back at it again, but this time they are showing you how to create your own Firefox extension.
Today let’s take a look at how one goes about creating these magical extensions. The active ingredient is XUL, a markup language (the eXtensible [or “XML-Based”] User-interface Language, to be precise) that describes things like toolbars, menus, keyboard shortcuts.
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.