Tag Archives | add-ons

Flagfox Delivers More URL Snooping Tools

Flagfox Add-on for FirefoxYou know, from an add-on called, Flagfox – I do not really expect much.  So it shows a country flag depicting the location of the current website’s server location.  That is neat and all, but not really helping me become a more functional website browser.  What you might not know though is there is more to this simple add-on that just flags.

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Copy Fixer

copy-fixer

Simple add-ons that do their job, and do it well always make me happy.  The add-on Copy Fixer is no exception to this rule.  With this add-on installed in Firefox, you can make copying and pasting webpages you are visiting really easy.

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Google URL Shortener for Firefox

goo.gl Shorter Links

Google recently released an excellent web-based front end to the link shortening service they provide, but no Firefox add-on to compliment it.  Have no fear, because goo.gl lite is here.  This simple extension lets you shorten long URLs, using the goo.gl domain with just one click – and instantly copies the resulting URL to your clipboard for you. 

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How to Disable Adblock Plus on Domains You Trust

Show Support by Enabling Ads

Adblock Plus is a terrific add-on for Firefox that does an excellent job at blocking advertisements on websites.  In the past, I’ve even interviewed the developer of the script, and I would say this is a must-have extension for Firefox too. While protecting yourself from malware ads is a good thing that Adblock Plus does very well, what should you do about websites you wish to support?  Today, I’ll share with you the steps to take if you want to whitelist advertisements on one website, while still blocking ads on other websites.

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Web Notes for Firefox

Web Notes for Firefox

Need some built-in note taking features when it comes to browsing the web?  The Web Notes add-on for Firefox might be the extension that makes your day.  This simple add-on features a floating window that can be placed anywhere on the screen for your note taking needs.

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Firefox 4 Ready Add-ons and Themes

Find Compatible Themes and Add-ons

With Firefox 4 being right around the corner, are all of your favorite add-ons and themes going to make the cut?  In my own opinion, I think that the drastic changes in both the backend of Firefox and the visual frontend will lead to a lot broken add-ons and favorite themes.  Hopefully though, this will not be the case once Firefox 4 is ready for the general public at large.

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Save Your Facebook Chat History

Browse Facebook Chats

Use the chat feature on Facebook? One thing that it really lacks is a way to keep a history of who you talked to and what was said.  Thankfully though, this add-on – Facebook Chat History Manager – will give you a way to simply browse through your previous Facebook chats.

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Open Your Homepage on New Tabs

New Tab Homepage

New Tab Homepage is a very simple and lightweight add-on for Firefox.  When you open a new tab in Firefox, it will open your default homepage – rather than an empty tab. While I am using Firefox, I frequently go back to my homepage to check my mail or the latest updates in my RSS reader – so this extension seems like a very obvious evolution of the opening a new tab process.

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