This afternoon I have been playing around with Firefox search plugins again. Since I have everything finalized as far as server moves and domain name changes go, I wanted to update the ones I created a few months back.
Need to do some browsing at work or school? This extension allows you to open the current page, or a link on the current Web page, anonymously with BrowseAtWork.com by adding a shortcut to the context menu. This is ideal for viewing webpages blocked by many corporate or school filters.
URL Fixer corrects typos in URLs that you enter in the address bar. For example, if you type google.con, it will correct it to google.com (asking first, if you enable confirmation). This extension should help those of us who have a hard time finding the right keyboard keys every once in a while.
Not everybody that has a computer is a good typer. I remember, I used to type like an untrained monkey when I got my first personal computer. After time, I learned and now I type faster than I can write. How can you speed the process along for yourself? Try out the Addictive Typing Lessons extension for Firefox.
Here is yet another Firefox extension that will give you a shorter URL for those long links you navigate to. For example, let us say you were looking at a Web page that was a few folders deep into the Web site. Now instead of having to copy that big long URL, you can now put it through URL Shortener and get something a little easier to handle.
Need another option? Then you might want to check out mURL – mini URL.
Don’t you hate it when you make it to the bottom of a really large document and you have no way to get back to the top? I run into this all the time when you read through Web hosting terms of service agreements or acceptable use policies. The Back to Top Firefox extension gives your Firefox browser a kick in the right direction to get back to the start.
This is a handy extension to have. The NewTabURL Firefox extension allows you to set how your new tabs open. You can have it open the home page of the browser, a blank Web page or a copy of the current Web page you are viewing. Other extensions out there do this and more, but if you just want this feature and nothing else.. well, here you go!
Most of the time we browse from Web page to Web page without thinking about any organization to our madness. If you think of the Web as a book, and each Web site is a page in that book, then navigation makes a little more sense. The SurfBook Firefox extension gives your browser that ability.
Want more control over your tabs? The Tab to Window Firefox extension will allow you to have a few more options when you have a tab open. You can move a tab to a new window or you can copy a tab to a new window. For those folks out there that like multiple windows and tabs open when they are browsing, this is for them.
You would not think that there might be a new way to navigate through a single Web page. You go up, you go down. That is pretty much it, right? Well, with the DragToScroll Firefox extension, you have one more way to manage your Web page navigation.