Have you ever had the urge to ask somebody if they want to Kaboodle? If they didn’t slap you, then they probably know Kaboodle is the easiest way to collect information from anywhere on the web with one click. Well, Kaboodle just got a little more simple with this Firefox extension.
At CyberNet Technology News, they have a nice article about Firefox’s memory usage and what extensions you can get rid of to lighten the memory load. Some of the memory leakers are: IE Tab, Session Saver, and Forecast Fox.
Memory leaks will slow down Firefox’s performance. However, if you don’t see a problem and you like browsing the way you are browsing, just keep doing what your doing. The sky isn’t falling just yet, but it is good to have this information handy.
When you reformat your computer or getting a new one, you always have to go through the process of getting Firefox back to the way you like it. Did you know, you could save yourself a lot of trouble if you would just make a copy of your Firefox profile? After making a copy, you can plug it into the new Firefox install and get back to browsing.
This morning, Mark submitted a link that would help you do just that. ForeverGeek.com has a nice tutorial on how to duplicate your existing Firefox profile. This is a nice way to make a backup of your profile as well, just incase things on your PC go bad.
The folks over at Download.com have a good guide when it comes to optimizing performance in the Firefox browser. Some of the recommendations are common sense, such as clearing out your downloads. Others might be something you haven’t thought of before, such as deleting extensions you don’t use too often. If your browser seems to be lagging a little here lately, then this guide is worth a look.
Tag cloning doesn’t sound like it would be too much fun. Sometimes you do need to have two tabs open showing the same Web site. You could launch the Web site twice. You could navigate to the Web site twice. Why do all that work? All you need to do is get Duplicate Tabs.
Thanks to the Firefox extension, Mass Installer, you never have to worry about downloading all your favorite extensions again when doing a clean install of everybody’s favorite browser. The only work you have to do is collect the links to all of your favorite extensions (i.e. to the XPIs) and put them in a text file (one URL per line). Be sure to check out some of the “extension packs” that the folks at Lifehacker put together as well.
Ever wanted an extension that would turn your Firefox installation into a news room interface? Love them or hate them, tickers on some of the big news stations can be pretty helpful. If nothing else, it gives you something to read. Now lets bring that ticker to the browser and toss RSS into the mix. RSS Ticker scrolls your live bookmarks (also known as news feeds/RSS feeds) across your browser, a la a cable-news style ticker.
There are millions of different forums out there. I am sure you might belong to one or two of them. Have you ever noticed they use funny code when it comes to adding bold text or links to a post? Well now with this Firefox extension, posting on forums will become a little more user friendly.
Daniel sent in a tip to me yesterday about Foxmarks. Foxmarks is an extension for Firefox that synchronizes bookmarks across multiple machines. Once you get the extension up and running, you can login to http://my.foxcloud.com/ to use your bookmarks on any computer. It couldn’t get any more simple than that.
Looking at pictures and graphics through our browsers is one of the small joys in life that many of us take for granted. There are other ways of viewing those graphics, and you don’t have to keep them in the browser to do so. Image Assistant helps you bring those pictures into another program.