Want to give Firefox the power of speech? Text to Voice is a very cool add-on for the Firefox browser that lets you select text and have it spoken to you. It is almost like we are living in the future, hu? Select text, click the button on the bottom right of Firefox window and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn’t it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.
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Hey you, yes you over there. You are being tracked! From web analytics to ad serving, you get tracked when you visit just about any website out there. If you are paranoid concerned about such things, then you should pick up the Firefox add-on called, DoNotTrackMe.
Tired of squinting at the screen when you see a picture? Sure, with most thumbnails you could click them to go see the picture at a better resolution. What if though, I could save you that step? Thumbnail Zoom Plus is a Firefox plug-in which shows a full-size image popup when you hover over a thumbnail or image link.
Save Text to File is a Firefox add-on that allows you to save highlighted text to an external text file. This is one of those features you never realize how handy it will be until you start using it. I often like to save ‘bits of articles and other things I read to go back to it later. This makes saving that information in a new location all that much easier.
The extension, Status-4-Evar, will restore the status bar to how it looked before Firefox 4.0. Some people might like the more simplified interface of the browser, but others want to be able to see the status of things in the bottom of the browser all the time. If you find yourself in the second group, this add-on is perfect for you.
Work with a lot of tabs? Then you have probably seen the All Tabs menu (the menu at the right of the tabs bar) a whole lot. This bar allows you to manipulate tabs – but there isn’t too much you can do by default. One add-on that changes that is called All Tabs Helper. It gives you much more functionality to this heavily used Firefox feature.
I use Facebook a lot, both for work and for play – so if there is anything I can do to make my Facebook browsing experience better, I am all for it. That is where SocialFixer comes into play. This is a fantastic extension for Firefox that fixes tons of annoyances with Facebook. You have full control over which ones you use and which ones you do not, so let me dive a little deeper into some of the tweaks you can make.
Do you want to customize the Gmail interface to your liking and strip away the ads? The Firefox extension, Gmelius, will do that and much more. It is the sleekest Gmail related add-on for Firefox I have seen in a long time.
Miss having the RSS icon up in the location bar within Firefox? You can customize your toolbars and add the button back – if you have not done so before, but you could also try out the add-on for Firefox, RSS Icon In Awesombar. This extension will add the RSS icon bar to the location bar, like it was before Firefox 4.
Finding yourself making a lot of typos when it comes to typing in certain domain names? How many times have you tried to go to google.con, for example? URL Fixer is a great restartless add-on for Firefox that fixes common typos in URLs that you input into the address (or awesome) bar of Firefox.