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Bring RSS to the Firefox Sidebar

Sidebar Feed Reader

If you use the built in feed reading capabilities of Firefox, the Live Bookmarks feature, you might be missing the fact that you do not have an organized list of new entries to go through like you would have in a traditional RSS reader.  The Feed Sidebar add-on for Firefox is here to take your Live Bookmarks and display them all in your sidebar.

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YouTube Enhancer

Tweak YouTube Have you been searching for something to enhance your YouTube experience?  Maybe you want to download the videos you watch.  Maybe you want to convert videos to MP3s or automatically watch videos in HD.  I have found a Firefox add-on that will let you do that and a lot more in TweakTube.  This is by far the most in-depth “all in one” YouTube extension out there for the Firefox browser.

Once TweakTube has been installed, you can access it from Tools > YouTube – Options in the Firefox menu bar.  Once inside, here are some of the general options you can tweak around with:

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Tile Your Firefox Tabs in the Browser

Tile Your Tabs

We are all looking for ways to get more done in the browser visually, and at times I would like to look at two tabs at the same time.  Looking for a way to tile my tabs, I found a great add-on that does the job really well.  The Tile Tabs add-on for Firefox does exactly what you think it would – it tiles your tabs in the browser.

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Make Amazon Wish Lists Useful Again

Amazon Wish Lists

Need quick and easy access to your wish list on Amazon?  Honestly, I have not used the wish list function on Amazon’s web site in a long time because it is so complicated to get to.  However, with the Amazon Universal Wish List add-on for Firefox, my mind might have been changed.  This not only gives you quick access to all your wish lists.  it also allows you to quickly add things at the push of a button.

The amazing extension really is an indispensable tool for Amazon power users.

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Essential Firefox Add-ons for Google Reader

My RSS feed reading application of choice is Google Reader.  I have been using it for several years now, and it has never let me down.  Now, that is not to say it could not be improved though.  Here are a few ways you can make your RSS feed reading in Google Reader even better.

Instant Google Reader Updates

The Google Reader Watcher add-on is handy to have, because it will check your Google Reader for unread new posts.  You can use this to keep track of how many stories you have yet to read.  Checking Google Reader with this add-on is much more practical than visiting the Google Reader web site several times a day, for those RSS feed addicts out there like me.

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Best Firefox Tips and Add-ons of 2009

Best of Firefox Facts in 2009!

All in all, 2009 was a great year for Firefox.  It grew by leaps and bounds, and continues to be the best alternative browser out there.  Firefox Facts did pretty well in it’s own right too – surpassing the 7,000+ RSS subscriber mark.  So with today being the last day of 2009, let us all sit back and revisit some of the best posts of the year.

Here are 10 of the most read stories, tips, tutorials and reviews I have posted here in 2009.  Hope you check out some classics you might have missed, or revisit a favorite post or two.

How to Disable the New Tab Button

#10 – Love (or Disable) the New Tab Button in Firefox

Love it, or hate it – Firefox got one more addition to it’s browser that seems to have gotten a mixed reaction from the fans. The open new tab button rests at the end of your tab bar in Firefox 3.5 giving you an easier user interface to open a new tab.

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Breakout the Tinseltown Christmas Theme for Firefox

tins

Is it really the most wonderful time of the year?  I think so.  We have reached the time in the year where we all start pulling our Christmas trees down from the attic and hunting down the best Christmas-y theme you can find in this Firefox winter wonderland.  Of course I am talking about the Tinseltown theme for Firefox.

This theme is decorated from head to toe with holiday joy. 

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Ultimate Add-on for Bookmark Lovers

Firefox Bookmarks Made Better! When you name your add-on for Firefox Incredible Bookmarks, you know you are setting the bar pretty high, right from the introduction.  Pitched to users as the greatest add-on suite for bookmark lovers, Incredible Bookmarks for Firefox does impress.

The features to love here are plentiful. You can dynamically, show bookmarks by using folder and search terms.  Highlight the bookmarks in any color you would like, sort the bookmarks by name, visit time, last visited and most visited, and a lot more.

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Take Notes Inside of Firefox

Taking Notes in Firefox

If you do a lot of work online, being able to take notes as you work is definitely a good thing.  Rather than scribbling on random sheets of paper or bouncing between Firefox and a notepad-like program, keep it all in Firefox with QuickFox Notes. This multi-tab note taking extension is awesome.

Some of the features include:

  • Simple & Multi tab
  • Auto save notes
  • Check spelling
  • Changeable font size
  • Changeable background color
  • Easy search tool
  • Various keyboard shortcuts

Another nice feature is that it saves your notes in the bookmark files, so your notes will always be in sync, if you have installed one of the bookmark syncing add-ons like Xmarks or Mozilla Weave. If you are in need of a handy note taking application from within Firefox, give QuickFox Notes a shot.

Jetpack Gallery

Gallery of Jetpack Add-ons

Do you remember Jetpack?

It is the Mozilla Labs project that makes the add-on building process easier, mixing elements of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Mozilla has released an awesome Jetpack Gallery, which serves as a community for Jetpack developers and add-on users.

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