Here is something you don’t get to do everyday. The folks at Mozilla are asking for you to name their mascot that will be used in Japan. Will you name him Frank? Maria? Sparky? The choice is up to you. He is pretty darn cute though, I must say.
Everybody loves Gmail, but some of us love it too much. Do you ever find youself switching between Gamil logins just to get all your E-mail checked? Moving the mouse around, logging in, logging out – it is all a lot of work. Why do all that work though, when there is an extension that will do all of that for you? Gmail Manager has come to your rescue!
You have not earned your Firefox “street credit” if you haven’t ever messed with your userChrome.css file. Come on, all the cool kids are doing it.
Edits to your Firefox profile’s userChrome.css file can make all sorts of fun and useful changes to the fox’s chrome, menus, dialogs and toolbars.
Are you searching for a way to quickly add appointments to your Google Calendar? Well if you are using Firefox then you are in luck. If you are using one of those other browsers, then you are beyond saving.
The extension is very simple. It adds a new shortcut (CTRL + ; [semi-colon]) to your browser window that launches a simple text dialog. In the text box you can enter whatever you would in the Google Calendar Quick Add feature and if you hit ENTER it will create the event for you in your default calendar. Remember, you must be logged in for it to work, if not, I’ll remind you anyways. The icing on the cake, is that it will find any Google Calendar window that’s opened and reload it for you so you can see your new appointment.
The Google Calendar Quick Add Firefox Extension is the thing you need to pick up to get the job done.
Who will Mozilla turn to for help on the usability front? Radiant Core beat out two others for the project which will focus on updating four specific areas of the browser: the search bar, icons, the tab strip and dialog buttons.
You have to enjoy a Firefox extension when the name pretty much sums up what it is all about. The ilovevideoz Toolbar is one of those extensions. This tool is one that will help you keep up to date with all the different video sharing Web sites and make sure you have seen all the best content on each.
Now I am not a big fan of posts for the sake of posting, but this photo just seemed a little too weird. I had to spread the word about it. The picture is of a nebula recently discovered in deep space around the time that Firefox 0.8 was released. It looks like the Firefox logo.
Then again, if you look at anything long enough, it will look like the Firefox logo. I could have sworn I saw it this morning in my cereal too!
Want to know a quick version of Firefox’s history? Asa Dotzler has posted one in response to some comments that have been coming towards the browser’s focus.
Firefox was born when a small handful of open source developers decided, without any financial support, and as a completely volunteer project, to build a Web browser that could attract millions of regular user and give them a better Web experience.
There was not only no financial support for the Firefox project (then called m/b for the directory in CVS where the new browser lived) there was no formal Mozilla community or project support and definitely no support from the large companies contributing to the development of the old Mozilla suite of applications.
Another Firefox top ten list. Yes, I said another, “top ten lists write my content for me” list.
With all this talk of the Web as a platform, it’s worth taking a closer look at what web apps are using Firefox as their platform. Firefox is regarded as the best Web browser in terms of extensions – i.e. small browser add-ons which modify or add to existing functionality. It has hundreds of add-ons, which can be downloaded from here. But which are the best ‘web 2.0′ add-ons for Firefox?
I just ran across a very cool entry over at Seth Bindernagel’s blog answering some “Q and A” about his work at Mozilla. Back in July 2006, Seth was brought into the Mozilla Corporation to help the key leaders and contributors of Mozilla think about how to run a community-giving program.