We have all seen the Google personalized homepage by now. It is neat and simple, but what if you could get it in a Firefox sidebar? You would think then the usability factor would go way up. You can do so, but to make it easier on you – check out the IGoogle Sidebar Firefox extension.
Need to open a new tab in a hurry? Sure, you could do it a number of ways. I have one that will get you there faster than all the rest. This is all you need to do:
double-click any empty spots on the tab bar
Now wasn’t that easy?
Are you in a hurry to send some cash to a friend? If you find yourself wanting to give away money you can either give it to me, or pick up this PayPal Firefox extension. The choice is yours!
The PayPal Send Money extension provides a quick way to send money to anyone with an email address. Enter the recipient’s email address and the extension opens a quick link to PayPal’s Website Payments Standard checkout page so you can log in and make a quick payment to a friend.
Every single day it seems like there are more and more great Firefox resources out there. If you are as big of a fan of Firefox as I am, you know you have to try out all the best extensions at least once. Here is a list of the best extensions out there for power users. Continue Reading →
Over at TechWeb I found out about some updated news on Firefox 2.0’s release date:
Mozilla Corp. on Monday pushed back the release date of Firefox 2.0 yet again, with a scheduled ship for mid-to-late October. According to the minutes of Mozilla’s weekly progress meetings, there are approximately 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final goes out the door.
Now this is not Microsoft. It isn’t like the Mozilla folks are delaying it by a few years. It just looks like it is getting pushed back a few weeks. If they can make my experience better in those few weeks, then I don’t mind the wait. In fact, my Birthday is on the 17th of October, so if they could get it released on that date, it would be one heck of a birthday present.
Need to go back home, but you do not want to leave the Web page you are on? Use this simple trick to browse the way you want to browse.
middle-click (or ctrl + left click) on the homepage button to open your homepage in a new tab
Now you can go back to your homepage anytime you need to without disrupting your current browsing situation.
No, before you ask this Firefox extension has nothing to do with librarians. Think of it as a collector of your favorite extensions. The Compact Library Extension Organizer takes all your extensions and themes and makes them into one single installable .xpi file.
Have a friend that might not “get” how to use Firefox just yet? Maybe they would learn more if you gave them a visual to study? I ran across this series of Firefox video tutorials this morning. Right now they cover: Tabbed Browsing, Live Bookmarking, Integrated Search, Themes, and Add-ons or Extensions. You can even toss in your E-mail address into the Web page so that you can get updated when new tutorials are available.
Yeah, another top 10 list. Pretty soon we will have a top 10 list of the best top 10 lists. This one I found pretty interesting though, because it had a few extensions even I haven’t gotten around to playing with yet.
Last week we covered 10 Firefox extensions that would keep your information private and make your browsing experience as safe as possible. Going beyond the security we need to also think about what cool (and sometimes productive) extensions we can install that will make Firefox even better. Let’s target tab browsing this time…
Is that tiny print really getting to you? Well, if you need to get a bigger view of a Web site it is easy to do.
hold the ctrl key while scrolling up or down. scrolling up increases the font size, scrolling down decreases the font size. you can also hold the ctrl key and then hit “+” key for a bigger font size and “-” key for a smaller one.
Now depending on how the Web site is coded, this may or may not work. I would say though from personal experience, it works around ninety percent of the time.