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Firefox Scrolling Tips

How do you quickly scroll to the top or the bottom of a webpage?  While we might often think of the mouse’s scroll wheel as a pretty default “duh-like” answer – there are other and maybe better ways to get the job done in Firefox.

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Read it Later

Save it for Later! Why read something now, when you can simply save it for later?  I am always running across neat articles or reviews I want to read more in-depth, but I don’t have the time.  That is where a service and add-on like Read it Later comes in handy.

The add-on in question will save pages for you to read later with just one click.  When you have the time to check it out, you can access your Read it Later list from any computer or phone. As you save things, it syncs it to your profile on the Read it Later website.

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Browse Faster, Without the Tweaks

FastestFox

I thought I would start the week off with helping you make Firefox faster.  Now, there are no about:config tweaks or any other “under the hood” changes that need to be made.  Instead, we are going to save time by speeding up repetitive tasks.  FastestFox might be the best add-on for Firefox for getting this done.

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Amplify – All in One Social Sharing Tool

Amplify Social Sharing Add-on Amplify is a very cool Firefox add-on that will let you clip and share things from news to images and videos (just about anything you find on the web).  It fully support auto-posting to Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, WordPress, Posterous and more.

You can clip things, post them by email, add them to your blog or even share them on a micro blogging service.  The choice really is up to you.

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CoolPreviews Come to Firefox

Preview Your Links

Do you remember when picture in picture TV watching was going to be the next best thing?  You could watch one show, while another one was going on in the corner of your screen.  Well, picture in picture browsing is here and is on Firefox thanks to CoolPreviews.  This add-on from the developers of CoolIris is a great browser add-on that will let you preview links and media without leaving the page you are on.

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Find Image Attributes With Image Spider

Find Image Attributes in Firefox

Want to know specific details about an image you are looking at?  You can quickly find an image’s width and height with the Image Spider add-on for Firefox.

Now I can not see where this would be useful for your normal day to day Firefox users.  I can see where it could serve as an important tool for web site designers.  For any image on a website you can pull up details such as the width, height, natural width, natural height, and HTML elements such as the alt, title tag and border tags.

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Personas Plus – Firefox Skin Manager

More Personas, Less Fuss

So, what happened to the Personas add-on for Firefox, now that Personas’s quick skinning abilities are built into the browser?  Well, it has become Personas Plus.  With this add-on installed, you get one-click access to the full Personas experience.  You can quickly change between all the Personas out there and a few more neat things too.

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