Firefox 2 Alpha 3 Review

The folks over at Mozilla Links have a nice in-depth look at the new Firefox 2 Alpha 3 release. Instead of touching on all the things already covered before, they only focus on things that are new to this alpha 3 release. It is very interesting to read through if you are not brave enough to install the newest release yourself, just yet.

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Mozilla to End Support for Older Firefox Versions

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I guess this is one good reason to upgrade Firefox to the latest and greatest version.

Mozilla is expected to release a bunch of security fixes and other updates to its Firefox Web browser next week, but it won’t be issuing any updates for people still using older versions of Firefox from the 1.0 family (the current and final version is 1.0.8).

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WebCrumbz

WebCrumbz says that they, “Refind links you never knew you’d need, to those you never knew”. So what does that really mean? They keep track of your history, and serve you up your own version of the Web. If you want to travel outside the box, you can also check out what other users have been visiting as well.

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Swarm Through the Web

SwarmHere is another neat way of watching what everybody else is browsing:

Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm and grow larger. Conversely, sites that lose traffic move away from the center and grow smaller.

Go grab the extention and join in on the fun!

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Web Search Pro

Everybody is searching these days. If your not searching for data, then you are searching for a better way to search. The entire thing seems like a cycle that nobody will break anytime soon. If you feel like your stuck in a search engine rut, then check out Web Search Pro.

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Total Validator

We have all seen validators (either on Web sites or in extensions) before. What if you could do all that validating fun all in one spot? That would be a real time saver, wouldn’t it? The Total Validator Firefox extension does just that. It is a five in one validating monster.

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Managing Firefox Search Plugins

Search PluginsFor right now, Firefox’s search plugin feature is one that needs a little work. Sure, I might be able to figure it out. You might be able to figure it out. The problem comes when new Firefox users try to figure out how to manage that little search box in the corner of the screen.

Over at WebJunction I found a great PDF file that covers the problems (and a few solutions) when it comes to managing your Firefox search plugins.

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CookieSafe

Everybody seems to be worried about cookies these days. Not the ones your grandmother makes, the ones that keep data about what you are doing on your browser. So how can you keep a better track of what these cookies are doing? Give CookieSafe a shot. CookieSafe gives control of your cookies back over to you.

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One Button Live Bookmarks Reloading

reliby.pngHow would you like to reload all of your Firefox Live Bookmarks by just hitting one single button? If this sounds like a dream come true for you, then you need to install the Reliby extension.

Reliby is a Mozilla extension that provides you with Reload all Live Bookmarks functionality. You can access it using the Bookmarks menu or by adding a button to your toolbar. Live bookmarks are RSS feeds inside your browser.

This is a real time saver, and almost makes Firefox feel like a real RSS reader.

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Where Did Firefox Come From?

firefoxlogo.jpgTime for a history lesson on your favorite browser of choice, Firefox. I ran across this very detailed description of one man’s view of Firefox’s history. It just happens that this one man is Ben Goodger, the lead engineer for the browser in question. No matter if you are a new user wanting to know more, or an old user wanting to refresh your memory, you should give this a read.

[Where Did Firefox Come From?]