The folks over at CyberNotes have put together a list of some of the top Firefox security and privacy extensions you can get. If you are overly paranoid, I would say get them all. Getting all of them would probably also mean that you must wash your hands 523 times a day too. Some of these are good, some of them are great and some of them you can probably live without.
So out of the two big browsers of the future, which one will handle security issues better?
Microsoft and Mozilla are on a collision course, both racing to complete major updates to their flagship web browsers scheduled for release this fall. Over the past two years, Firefox has zoomed from nowhere to gobble a significant chunk of market share at Internet Explorer’s expense. The biggest selling point for Firefox is its generally better record on security issues; so it’s no accident that Microsoft has paid significant attention to beefing up security features in Internet Explorer 7.
Mozilla is not hiding anything from you. You have nothing to fear in that department. That triple dot you see when viewing a long title is a bug. Want to squash it? If so you will need the Long Titles Firefox extension.
Tired of seeing all those wacky entries when you go to type something into a text box in Firefox? Want to get rid of them? Well you can! All you need to do is…
Just start to type in into the form field until the grey drop down appears, then use the cursor keys to move to the entry to be deleted and press the SHIFT key and the delete key. Voila!
Yes I have yet another social news and information service for you. Before you roll your eyes and head on though, give me a few more seconds of your time. This new service from folkd.com is finally one that doesn’t seem like a direct ripoff of Digg.com.
I was bored yesterday, so I decided to create a little sidebar for everybody to enjoy. All you need to do to get it up and running is click the link at the end of this post. I wish I could say this took me hours to create, but honestly it only took a few minutes. Now you can listen to the number one hosting podcast across the nation all the time.
Do you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again? Do you always have something to say in a certain place, or would you like to test Firefox by setting it to do a number of tasks automatically? If any of this sounds interesting, go and get Selenium IDE.
Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for Selenium tests. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. Selenium IDE includes the entire Selenium Core, allowing you to easily and quickly record and play back tests in the actual environment that they will run.
With that said, I also found a helpful tutorial on how to set up automated tasks with this extension as well.
Now I will be the first to say that I do not spend a lot of time looking up information on and about celebrities. For those of you who do that sort of thing though, I have a Firefox extension that you can no do without. The Celebrity Search Firefox extension puts all that Hollywood searching power right at your fingertips.
We all like reading about useful extensions right? Well, what do we do about all the useless ones?
There are also absolutely uneeded features, developed either for the programming challenge or just for the fun. Here is a sort of anthology of the most unuseful extensions to Mozilla Firefox. Sure theirs authors will love being cited here.
Here is another great resource by another young Firefox fan:
I decided to make this site to help users who have problems with Firefox, (because I had loads at the beginning) also to help people who have already got to grips with the web browser, get the most out of it.