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ErrorZilla Plus

Taking a look at some of the “experimental” add-ons for Firefox, this one caught my eye.  ErrorZilla Plus looks like it is a refreshed version of the original ErrorZilla with a few more perks.

firefox-error-page-plus

Here is a little more information from the developers…

This extension is a mod of the ErrorZilla Mod extension. I added a “Proxify” function into it. When error page shows, you can choose a web proxy from a list and browse the unreachable network address via it.  From Chinese users, it is especially useful because of the GFW’s cutoff. When hit a blocked website, just click “Proxify” and you will surf the forbidden area.

To use ErrorZilla you will need to register and login to the add-on’s specific page to gain access to it.

Best Firefox Fixes for Your Popular Pages Being Down

popular-404-fixes Knowing that by the time I get there, the page will probably have already been dugg to death or viewed by so many people on reddit, del.icio.us and others that I won’t be able to view it, I often give up.  Firefox gives us a few more chances to bring that popular web site back up from the dead.

Handy Links and Bookmarklets

First solution I have to share with you would be the bookmarklet way of doing things.  Thanks to Stephen Ostermiller and his Cache Bookmarklets – you too can view Coral Cache, Google Cache, or the Wayback Machine history when it comes to checking out that cool link all your friends are talking about.

You could always visit come of these caching services by hand too.  Just toss these addresses in front of your link:

All you have to do is replace the word “link” with your own URL you are trying to visit.  Handy list of bookmarks to keep by your side.  What about the add-on fix?

Firefox Add-ons to Help Resurrect Pages

If you would rather go the extension route, then pick up the Resurrect Pages add-on for Firefox.  This tool will give you a way to access these services and more right from the browser.  It works from:

  • the context (right-click) menu for the current page, and for all links.
  • in the toolbar, just customize it to drag the button in.
  • with the keyboard: press Ctrl-Shift-U

Another extension for Firefox that may do the trick is CacheIt.  It will also display an archived version of the page you are viewing or the link you are hovering over.  Does a lot of the same things Resurrect Pages does, it just does it differently.

More Add-ons to Try: Cache View, ErrorZilla Mod, and TADSEE

Got Greasemonkey? Try Digg.com Mirrors.  I wish I could toss in a few more Greasemonkey fixes but all the scripts out there that used to be good just are not updated as much as they used to be.

Now you should be ready to view any popular link your friends have to send your way without the fear of being the one “out of the loop” due to the web site being down.  Have anymore fixes I didn’t mention?  Please share!

Finding Your 404s with Firefox

Traveling to a link you want to check out, only to find that you reach the dreaded 404 (file not found) is a pain in the browser. Let say you bookmark a link, think you might read it later and then when you finally get the time to a few months later the page is gone. Well if you have Firefox there is new 404 extension that could help you recover your lost page.

Getting an award for the longest extension name ever, 404 : Page is Not Found ? Now it will be! will give you an “archive” button to push when you get your next 404 error page. This button will show you an archived version of any page. Under the hood it looks to be using the Wayback search at archive.org, so not all 404s will be recoverable. It is a very creative idea though, worth checking out if your find yourself running into dead ends a lot these days.

ErrorZilla – Useful Error Pages

Ever find yourself on a “Page Can Not Be Found” Web page? You are left with an empty feeling inside, because you do not know what else to try. For those of you who might run into error pages more times than the rest of us, you need ErrorZilla. This extension will give you a prettier error Web page, as well as some neat tools to help you find what it is you were looking for.

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