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.
With some Web sites out there, if you wanted to know when it was updated, you would subscribe to the RSS feed they put out, right? Well, with some Web sites out there, they still have no RSS or any other syndication method to be seen. You need something that watches the Web site in question for changes, and lets you know about it.
Remember AllPeers? This is the problem with staying in a private beta too long. People forget what you are or what you are trying to do. I remember getting really excited about this when the news first broke. How do I feel now? Well, some of the excitement has left me – but I’d love to check it out.
UK/Prague-based AllPeers is a Firefox extension that will allow for group P2P file sharing using the browser. A persistent buddy list in a sidebar is created. Files can be shared with those buddies by dragging a file, folder or URL into their name. It’s just as easy to share the file with multiple people. The core technology is based on bittorent.
Now I could see why somebody should be excited about a leap of five or ten percent. I just don’t see why people find it necessary to mention every single time Firefox’s market share goes up or down a point. Found this little ‘bit of news via Download Squad.
While Firefox’s market share reached 15 percent in the US last month, eWeek is reporting that it’s hit 13.71 percent world wide. However, the browser’s spread has been hindered by recently publicized security flaws and lingering incompatibility issues, especially in the corporate sector.
This has been your non-news news post of the day.