A round up of the round ups might sound a little anal to some. CNet has put together three volumes of the “best of Firefox” as far as extensions go. All three lists have useful extensions, some I have tackled and some I have yet to try. Here is more Firefox extension love than you can shake a stick at.
Now this tip is an old one, but a good one. Do you want to open up multiple start pages when you launch Firefox? Personally I like to open Hosting Hoopla and Yahoo! Mail. All you need to do to get this done is add a pipe “|” between the URLs in the options menu. To get a better idea of what I am talking about, click the image on your right.
This can save you loads of time in the morning when you want to check up on all the latest from your favorite Web sites.
So what are the best Firefox extensions for your work environment? Rafe Needleman over at CNET has posted a few that help him out during his work days.
All Web 2.0 sites have one thing in common: they need a Web browser. I use Firefox, and not just because it’s a more secure browser with better user interface features. I use it because it has a fantastic plug-in architecture and a whole community of people who are writing plug-ins for it.
There are a handful of nice selections here. The truth of the matter is there is a lot more you can do inside your browsers these days than you could just a few years ago.
Do you often find yourself becoming frustrated at Web sites when they will not remember your passwords? The folks over at Cybernet News must feel that way as well. They have offered up a solution in the form of a bookmarklet. That is right, no extension needed for this fix.
How many bookmarks do you have? Do you have so many that finding one is a three hour task you do not want to tackle? Ok, maybe three hours might be a little long, but you get my idea. Some of us have way too many bookmarks and not enough time to find what we are looking for. We need an enhanced bookmark search. Funny enough, I just ran across an extension that has that very name.
Playing pong might not be anything new, but how about multiplayer pong? With the PONG! Multiplayer extension for Firefox you too can challenge your friends and foes in a battle of pong combat.
This extension also features a full blown chat application. Chat with everyone in the Multiplayer lobby, or just with your opponent while playing a game. Want to take on your best buddy? Just type the nickname or ip-address of a friend, and he/she will get invited to play a game against you.
The folks at Google released a new Firefox extension. What is its name? Google Browser Sync. What does it do? Take a guess!
Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions. For more info, please visit our FAQ.
To use the extention, all you need to do is configure the extension on all computers for which you’d like your browser settings automatically kept in sync.
Do you think your menu bar takes up too much of your browsing room in Firefox? Over the years, not a lot of changes have happened to the menu bar that your find on top of most applications. Your File, Edit, View choices always seem to stay the same. What if we could shrink Firefox’s menu bar down to one drop down menu? That would save some space, right?
After you install, right click on any toolbar and choose customize. Drag all items in the navigation toolbar (back/forward, address bar, etc) up into the menu bar. Right click on a toolbar again, and un-select the (now empty) navigation bar. Tada, tiny!
We all like taking notes or saving things that we find Online. The EverNote program allows you to quickly create, organize and find any type of notes on an endless, digital roll of paper. What if you are in Firefox and you find something you want to copy for later? Well the people behind the program have released a Firefox extension that should help link those two ideas together.
Live bookmarks are great. They make RSS feeds just a little easier for folks that might not have a feed reader of choice. There are a few things lacking from the experience though. Thankfully though there is now a Firefox extension that fills in the holes when it comes to live bookmarks and how they work.