Fire up the Fox

I want to thank Joe (sorry, no URL mentioned) for sending this link in to me. Fire up the Fox looks to create a starting point for anybody that might be new to the Firefox interface or ways of doing things. Extensions, themes, help, and more are all covered with a few examples for each. Now what I want to know is where is the link to the free Firefox Facts eBook? Fire up the Fox is a great resource and database for the little orange and blue browser that could.

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QuickZoom

It is safe to say that I have a pretty good set of eyes. I have never needed glasses and I can read even the smallest print. That doesn’t mean I want to though. When I find super tiny print on a Web site it is a real annoyance. Thankfully though, with the QuickZoom Firefox extension, now I have a quick and easy way of changing the font size.

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adaptiveblue – Web Your Way!

ablue.pngThe folks at adaptiveblue are promising a new and different way to surf through the Web. It works with Firefox as an extension to the browser interface. Now the organization and the collection of items are pretty neat. Think of it as finding things you watch, listen to or read Online and saving them to a list. This is like your bookmarks in high definition.

One nice feature is tagging, which is always a great finding tool. Now as far as finding items, that is easy to navigate through as well. You can sort your collections in various ways. The key here is that it helps you personalize your web experience based on what you already like.

Check out the flash tutorial explaining how you use adapitiveblue to get a better idea of how it works. I’ve signed up for the beta, so hopefully I’ll get to play with this a little more in the future.

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NumberFox

Need a new way to navigate through a Web site? Maybe your mouse is broken and you don’t have another six laying around like I do. What would you say if I told you I had an extension that would allow you to navigate through the Web by numbers? No, this is no public access children’s program. This is a Firefox extension that can come in handy if you find yourself without a mouse.

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Picture2Life

picture2life-1.jpgThe folks at Picture2Life offer a really unique Web 2.0 experiance. They allow you to edit your photos Online using the tools they provide. It is like having a dumbed down version of Photoshop right in your browser. They also now have a new Firefox extention that will help you with the editing process. Once you are done editing, you can right-click the image and export it to Flickr or Imageshack.

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Firefox Screencap Project

I am always interested in seeing what type of projects people are starting up surrounding everybody’s favorite browser, Firefox. Chris sent this one my way, and I do have to say it is pretty interesting.

So, I’ve decided to start a little project. It’s officially called The Firefox Screencap Project. The aim is to get Firefox users to take a screencap of their Firefox. Here’s what you do: take a screencap of your browser and submit it to me at katyggls at yahoo dot com, along with a short description of what’s going on in your Firefox, including a list of the extensions you have installed, the name of the theme you’re currently using, and anything else you want us to know about how you run Firefox. Include a link to your blog or webpage, and I’ll post your screencap, your description and a link to your blog here at Kate’s Rambling’s And Wanderings.

I am going to send in my screenshots as soon as I can get them done. I think you should do the same. Seeing how other folks are using Firefox might even persuade you to try something new. Check out more about the project over at Kate’s Rambling’s and Wanderings.

Paragrasp

If you spend a lot of your Online time reading blogs or news stories, it can sometimes become hard to track where you are in an article and where you are going. I remember in school we used to use highlighters to help us keep track of where we were reading. The Paragrasp Firefox extension takes that to a whole new level.

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Firefox Wins the Browser Wars?

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I have to say this headline caught my eye as well, so I did a little further reading and found a very interesting view from one side. Personally, I’m not sure if Firefox should celebrate the victory just yet.

The Browser Wars was the ongoing battle between Internet Explorer (from the blood-sucking programmers at Microsoft) and everyone else. Everyone else includes a bevy of web browsers from front runner Firefox to Opera, Netscape, and Safari. All of these competitors offer great alternatives to Internet Explorer but have fallen short in adoption due to Explorer’s monopoly-like control in most computers that run Windows.

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Movie Toolbar for Firefox

Are you big enough fan of the movies that you need a dedicated toolbar for Firefox? If so, look no further than the Movie Toolbar extension. The developer of this extension says that it is, “the extension for movie buffs”. After you install it, you automatically get movie news, reviews, and box office stats directly in your browser. Also it includes a search box that lets you easily search for movie information from different movie Web sites.

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SlimSearch

Search PluginsThere are a million and one ways to do a search via the Firefox browser. Just like with Jello though, there is always room for one more.

SlimSearch handles quick and simple searches via your right-click menu. After you have installed the extension, all you need to do is highlight what you need to search and select your method of searching. Right now SlimSearch supports: Google, Google Images, Google News, Froogle, Google Local, Google Maps, Google Video, Wikipedia, Internet Movie Database, and Netflix.

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