Due to the popularity of Greasemonkey within the Web and myself lately, I have decided to give it a little more coverage here on the Firefox Facts Web site. Along with themes, tips, extensions and links, Greasemonkey deserves a spot here because it does one thing. It makes Firefox better. So watch out for the newest Greasemonkey posts, and if you have any scripts to suggest just send them in to me.
Well this is an interesting piece of news for the day. This is one of those things that you thought were bound to happen, but it doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it.
Virus writers have created a spyware package that poses as an extension to the Firefox web browser. FormSpy, which poses as the legitimate NumberedLinks 0.9 extension, is programmed to steal confidential information from compromised machines including passwords, credit card numbers, and ebanking login details. The malware is also capable of sniffing passwords from ICQ, FTP, and email traffic before sending this data to a hacker-controlled website.
I need another top Firefox extensions list like I need another hole in my head, but they keep coming anyways.
Firefox extensions are small add-on programs that add a new piece of functionality to the browser. These extensions can range from adding a new toolbar button to adding a completely new feature. The great thing about these extensions is that you can choose which extensions you want to add. This allows Firefox to stay small in size and run efficiently. The following is a list of the 25 of the best extensions for Firefox.
WatchYouTube Toolbar Everybody loves YouTube. Every where I go I get somebody asking me if I saw this video or that video. For folks like me that have a hard time staying in the loop, there is the WatchYouTube Toolbar. It gives you all the fun of YouTube right in your browser.
Want to spruce up your bookmarks, but you don’t want to select each one, hit “Properties”, edit and all the rest of those boring steps? Well, if you find yourself in those shoes, then you need the Flat Bookmark Editing extension for Firefox. This extension allows you to edit bookmarks in the bookmark manager, without opening the properties window.
When you think of free Firefox eBook, I would like to think that your first thought is Firefox Facts. I have found another one for you though, and this one has more to do with Greasemonkey.
Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. Read it online for free.
It seems like lately I have been getting more interested in Greasemonkey scripts, so reading this book should be a lot of fun. Go pick up your own copy or read it online at DiveIntoGreasemonkey.org, or read it right here (check the box bellow).
Need Help? Be sure to check out the Beginner’s Guide to Greasemonkey!
There hasn’t been anything new added to viewing a Web site’s source code in some time now. Personally I don’t like the viewer that comes built in with Firefox. I would rather use my own note program to view a Web site’s HTML code. What am I to do? I picked up the ViewSourceWith Firefox extension.
Have one of those old “classic” operating systems lying around?
Despite installer issues, Firefox actually does work well when running under Windows 95, which is good news for people still running an operating system that Microsoft no longer supports.
What the heck is tab overflow? I was confused as well:
By this point I think most people know the frustration that I had with how Mozilla handled the scrolling tab-bar in Firefox but it looks like they have found a good solution. By default I can now have a much more reasonable number of tabs open, in the area of 20-30, before the tabs start to scroll. Thank you Mozilla!
Everybody has an opinion and many folks love to share that opinion. Every day it seems like there are more and more ways of leaving your opinions and comments for your favorite Web sites. SiteSays can be added to that list as well. Now you can pick up the Firefox extension that goes along with it.