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Open Plain Text URLs as Links

Open Text LinksThere is nothing more annoying than finding a link to a page you want to navigate to and you can’t just click it to get there.  Call it shotty webmastering or bad design, but it does happen.  However, there is a Firefox add-on that will save the day and it’s name is Text Link.

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Add Tabs to the Title Bar

Tabs in Titlebar

Need more space in your Firefox toolbars and menus? If you want to eliminate some dead space in the browser, then you need the Tabs Always in Titlebar add-on for Firefox. This extension for Firefox will bump your tabs up a level – giving yourself a little more minimalistic view of your default Firefox GUI.

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Make Firefox Menu Even More Compact

Compact Firefox 4 MenusBefore Firefox 4, the menu items for the browser – such as File, Edit, View, History and more were all over the place.  After Firefox 4 was released though, Mozilla simplified the menu toolbar and dumped everything under the Firefox button.  What if you want things to be even more compact than that? Then you need to pick up Compact Menu 2.

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Customize the Firefox Button Menu

Personalize the Firefox ButtonWant to personalize the content shown after you hit the new Firefox button in Firefox 4?  With the Personal Menu add-on for Firefox, this is pretty easy to do.  It allows you to strip or add features from the menu so that you can hopefully get a lot more use out of it.

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Half Firefox 4 Start Time

Half Firefox 4 Start TimesRunning Windows and want to make Firefox 4 start up faster? The add-on Start Faster enables some really nifty optimizations that Mozilla hasn’t done yet to the browser to give you a quicker launch time for your favorite browser.

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Tweet Line

Tweet Line for Firefox

Want to display your Twitter timeline on the toolbar in Firefox? It is easy to do with Tweet Line. This simple add-on for Firefox will give you your very own Twitter powered news ticker.  What tweets do you see? Well, after authorizing your Twitter account, you see tweets from all the people you follow.

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Google Shortener

Shrink Links with GoogleLooking for an add-on that will let you use the Google link shortener (goo.gl) right from your right-click menu inside of Firefox? Google Shortener will get the job done. This simple little add-on for the Firefox browser simply gives you a browser-based front end to shorten your own links using the goo.gl link shortening service.  Is there more under the hood though to this amazingly simple add-on?

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All-in-one Mozilla Labs Add-on

Bundled Mozilla Labs Goodness

Want to make sure you keep up to date with the latest Mozilla Labs experiments?  You can with one simple plugin.  The Lab Kit plugin for Firefox will securely install add-ons that are being developed by the Mozilla Labs team.  This way, you can stay up to date with some of the neatest innovations without having to remember to update or to check back for new experiments to try.

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Blog This in WLW (for Firefox!)

Blog This Add-on for FirefoxTalk about Christmas coming early.  I just found on Microsoft’s new plugin page for Windows Live Writer a plugin that gives me the ability to blog about anything I find in Firefox inside of the awesome Windows Live Writer publishing tool.  The Blog This for Firefox add-on is the extension you need, if you wish to do the same, and here is how you get it.

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