Froggr

I haven’t really understood or liked a lot of the games that have been built in as extensions for Firefox. For those folks out there who actually like to break out into a random game or two, there is Froggr.

Froggr is a clone of the classic Frogger game. The thing that is different here is they took the last vowel out of the name, which makes it ten times more fun.

Greasemonkey

This is one Firefox extension that I can’t belive I haven’t talked about before. For the five people who don’t know about Greasemonkey, I’ll try to be informative and cover all the bases. The best way to sum it up is that Greasemonkey delivers you tiny extensions inside an extension.

[Learn More About Greasemonkey!]

FirefoxFacts.com Search Plugin

I had a little free time to spare today, so I thought I would write up a search plugin for FirefoxFacts.com. It is really easy to drag and drop search engine plugins into Firefox, but just in case anybody doesn’t know, I’ll walk through it with you.

1. Unzip the FFSearchPlugin.zip to your desktop

2. Navigate to your “searchplugins” folder (Usually found in Program Files > Mozilla Firefox > searchplugins)

3. Drag and drop firefoxfacts.src and firefoxfacts.gif into the searchplugins folder

4. Restart Firefox, and have fun searching FirefoxFacts.com!

There might not be too much to search through just yet, but in the future this should become a very helpful resource.

[Download the FirefoxFacts.com Search Plugin (.zip)]

Firefox Themes at deviantART

Some people think that the Mozilla Update Web site is the only place where you can find really neat Firefox themes. Well, I hate to burst any bubbles, but there are a few more places Online that provide them as well.

One of my favorite places to search for new themes is deviantART. They have a wide selection of Firefox themes for you to choose from. Some of them you might have seen before, but most of them you probably haven’t seen.

[Browse deviantART for Firefox Themes!]

superT

Do you want to add a little more “giddy up” to your tabbing experience in Firefox? Have all the other tab Firefox extensions let you down? Do you have no other place to turn? Well, have no fear because superT is here!

[Learn More About SuperT!]

Forcing Extensions to Work on Bon Echo

If you just can’t wait till the Bon Echo version of Firefox is finalized, then I have found a good tutorial for you. The Web site explains how you can get your current list of extensions working with the new Bon Echo Alpha 1 release of Firefox. I don’t know if I would recommend this for the novice user. If you feel comfortable sticking your hand in Bon Echo’s guts though, feel free to try it out.

Options Menu

When using Firefox, do you like for your navigation to flow from one option to the next? Some people get annoyed with the extension’s popup box to edit your options. Well, now you don’t need to worry about that box anymore. Options Menu lets you go with the flow.

[Learn More About Options Menu!]

Firefox Search Bar Hacks

I don’t know if I would call these real “hacks” for the Firefox search bar. I would call them more helpful tips on how to customize that space to make it more your own. Want to make the search space bigger? Want to add or remove search engines? Want to create your own search plugin? Check out this list of helpful tips.

Firefox Crashes

I know this is the dark side of Firefox that we shouldn’t be speaking of, but it happens. Every so often Firefox crashes and sometimes it does it more than once. Don’t switch browsers just yet. The MozillaZine Knowledge Base has a nice selection of tips and trick to help you troubleshoot your crashing problems.

Firefox 2 Screenshots – New Features

Here are some of the new features coming to Firefox 2 Alpha 1. There are about six features previewed here, so give it a look. One feature I am really happy to see is the “close tab” button on each tab you have open.

Enhanced tabs
At first blush, the changes are not dramatic. But spend a little time with the browser, and you’ll notice subtle enhancements, such as adding little Xs to close specific tabbed browsing pages.

History menu
A History drop-down menu has been added to the toolbar alongside File, Edit, and View.

Go Places
Places is a new feature that resembles the Internet Explorer sidebar, allowing you to control Bookmarks, RSS subscriptions, and History.

Search history
With the new MozStorage system, you can now execute a search query of your browser history to find pages you may have visited 100 Web pages ago.

Improved RSS
In Firefox 2, as you click a page’s RSS icon, the feeds are added to a toolbar, and drop-down menus display the latest choices and the option to open all current feeds in individual tabs.

There you have it.  What do you think of Firefox 2 so far?