Being able to add any search box to Firefox’s built in searching tools would be great, right? Well, you can get this done with the Add to Search Bar add-on for Firefox. This handy add-on for the browser will let you right click on any search box in any website and add it to the choice of search engines in the top-right corner of Firefox.
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Need to add or edit entries in the Firefox password manager? The Saved Password Editor extension for Firefox gives you this ability. The extension allows you to enter data into the password manager database instead of replying on Firefox to do it. It also allows you to make changes to existing entries too. If you want full control over the passwords your browser saves, this is a great add-on to grab.
Want 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.
Have more than a few bookmarks you want to keep handy on the bookmarks toolbar in Firefox but don’t have the room? Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar, an extension for Firefox, will help you solve that issue by letting you add as many bookmark toolbars as you need.
Once installed, the options here are simple. You can enable or disable the multiple bookmark rows, and you can also set the max number rows to display. If it doesn’t exactly match up with your current theme or you want to tweak it some, check out this post from the mozillazine.org forums.
If you need more bookmark room in the browser, this add-on will do the trick. You can pick it up on the Firefox Add-ons site.
I got an e-mail from a reader of Firefox Facts, and they wanted to know how can you re-organize your search engines in Firefox’s search box that lives in most people upper-right hand corner of Firefox.
This can easily be done via the built in search engine manager.
Click on Firefox’s search box, as if you were going to change search engines, and look at the bottom for a menu selection titled, “Manage Search Engines”. Clicking it will bring up the Manage Search Engine List. From here you can:
- Edit Search Engine Keywords
- Move Search Engines Up or Down
- Remove a Search Engine
- Restore the Default Search Engines
- Get More Search Engines
- Enable/Disable the “Show Search Suggestions”
There you have it. Now Firefox has not always had this option. Back in previous versions, you had to do some heavy duty hunting and pecking to really edit and organize your search engine selections. This at least gives you a more user friendly interface, and I am all about the user friendly around here.
Want to have the power of your bookmark collection right at your fingertips? SiteLauncher will allow you to assign keyboard shortcuts to all your favorite bookmarks.
To launch, all you have to do is hit Ctrl+Space (or for the Mac users Ctrl+Alt). If you want to use it without the graphical launcher above, use Shift+Alt (or Shift+Ctrl for the Mac users).
Some of the best features include the ability to customize the appearance, set the launcher to open in current or new tabs, set the launcher up as your homepage and you can add as many sites to it as you need to.
You can get more information about it via the official web site, and download it via the Firefox Add-ons site. It is nice to see a good looking and well thought out extension – and this one fits the bill.
The search box in Firefox as totally revolutionized the way we deal with search engines on a day to day basis. I don’t go to Google.com to do my searching anymore – I do it from there. There are many more tips, tweaks and tools you can use to get the most out of this built in browser innovation.
Get More Firefox Search Plugins
The first place to check out would be Mozilla’s own search engine page. From here you can add many of the top search engines from around the Web. From Live.com to Wikipedia to even Flickr – the best of the best are all listed.
To remove one, click on your search box and select “Manage Search Engines…”. On that new options window you can sort your search engines and remove the ones you don’t want. Continue Reading →
Need to be able to add a quick bookmark inside of one of your folders via Firefox? Get the Add Bookmark Here Firefox extension and this dream can become a reality. This extension allows you to add bookmarks to any folder in the bookmarks menu like in Opera.
Firefox 2’s dictionary function might take a little while to train, but once you do it is a welcome improvement for all us bad spellers out there. When you see a word that you need to add to the dictionary – that might not be there – it is easy to add it in so it doesn’t show up as a misspelled word any longer.
All you need to do is right-click on the word and select “Add to Dictionary”.