I hate the fact that I have no control when it comes to loading PDF files in the browser. That is the reason I picked up the PDF Download Firefox extension. This extension allows to choose if you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML), if you want to view it outside Firefox with your default or custom PDF reader, or if you want to download it! This is how PDF controls should have been done in the first place.
It is a question I am sure you have asked yourself at least once.
Recently, I have been pondering why is Firefox so darn popular? This is a question that I honestly ask myself sometimes, often while browsing the web from within the browser itself. The real trick is that there are so many different ways to answer this.
Is Firefox 2.0 a slam dunk? Well, the folks at eWeek don’t think so. I am still happy with how things look, and so are the folks at Lifehacker. Go check out Lifehacker for some more pictures of the guts and soul of the newest edition of browser in question. I think we are reaching the point where some folks in the media Online almost want Firefox to fail. I guess they think we can’t let our idols get too powerful.
We have all seen the Firefox throbber button, but how many of us actually use it for anything? The only time I use it is when I accidently click on it. Thanks to the Throbber Button extension though, you can now customize it to load whatever Web site you wish. Personally, I think you should set it to load FirefoxFacts.com!
I hate it when I search for something, and then I have to scroll up and down to find what I was looking for once I get on a Web page that has it. For an example, say you were looking through a terms of service agreement for the word cancellation. Well with SearchWP, the words you searched for will provide menu buttons so you can find them a little faster.
I had this link passed to me via E-mail and I have to say things are looking really good. Once again Firefox blows the competition out of the water as far as user interfaces go. Think I don’t know what I am talking about? Go have a look for yourself and tell me I am wrong.
Do you want to save or load that information that you keep typing over and over into those Web site text forms? The AutoFormer extension will do the trick. Loading is automatic, saving is manual (2 mouse click). All inputs data stores into the cookies. It couldn’t get any easier.
Do you find yourself doing the same thing every single morning? I know I do. As soon as I sit down, I usually fire up Firefox and launch my Yahoo! Mail, a few Web hosting forums, and a few other miscellaneous Web sites. Instead of having to open each Web site by hand, wouldn’t it be easier to have this automated for me? The Morning Coffee Firefox extension does that job and it does it well.
For some time now, when I am not sure if a place is going to spam me to death, I’ll give them a dummy E-mail address that I don’t check that often. That way I can still sign up for a service, before I see if they are going to send me a plethora of E-mail I didn’t ask for. The Temporary Inbox Firefox extension takes some of the work out of the problem by generating random disposable email addresses. Use those email addresses for registration at forums, adult sites or whatever.
I know I have told loved ones, family and friends I would like to have a second brain. Not really sure where I would put it, but with everything we are doing these days Online, it would come in handy. The Firefox gBrain extension gives me a “Googlized” version of a second brain, as far as my browsing habits go. I guess beggars can not be choosers.