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.
Well 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.
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.
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.
Cloning might be a hot button topic in the world today, but as far as I know it is still safe to do within your browser. Have you ever wanted to duplicate one of your Firefox tabs? We all navigate through the Web in different ways, and the Duplicate Tab extension tosses one more into the mix. This extension allows you to clone a tab along with its history.
Personally I never really got into the whole Slashdot thing. Sure, I read it from time to time. Most of the time though, it just confused the heck out of me. I guess some of it was a little over my head. Well, if you have ever used Slashdot and figured you wanted a few more tools to help you navigate the Web site, then you need the Slashdotter Firefox extension.
A round up of the round ups might sound a little anal to some. CNet has put together three volumes of the “best of Firefox” as far as extensions go. All three lists have useful extensions, some I have tackled and some I have yet to try. Here is more Firefox extension love than you can shake a stick at.
Now this tip is an old one, but a good one. Do you want to open up multiple start pages when you launch Firefox? Personally I like to open Hosting Hoopla and Yahoo! Mail. All you need to do to get this done is add a pipe “|” between the URLs in the options menu. To get a better idea of what I am talking about, click the image on your right.
This can save you loads of time in the morning when you want to check up on all the latest from your favorite Web sites.
So what are the best Firefox extensions for your work environment? Rafe Needleman over at CNET has posted a few that help him out during his work days.
All Web 2.0 sites have one thing in common: they need a Web browser. I use Firefox, and not just because it’s a more secure browser with better user interface features. I use it because it has a fantastic plug-in architecture and a whole community of people who are writing plug-ins for it.
There are a handful of nice selections here. The truth of the matter is there is a lot more you can do inside your browsers these days than you could just a few years ago.
Do you often find yourself becoming frustrated at Web sites when they will not remember your passwords? The folks over at Cybernet News must feel that way as well. They have offered up a solution in the form of a bookmarklet. That is right, no extension needed for this fix.