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Need a way to generate a temporary email address? These can come in handy if you need to provide your email address to sign up for something, but you don’t want them to send you tons of spam. The extension, Less Spam Please, will generate a disposable, reusable and anonymous real mail address when you need it.
I’ve been doing some additional reading this morning about Firefox’s address bar – which seems to be slowly converting over in the minds of the public to being renamed the awesome bar.
One of the features that makes the new address bar system really awesome is that it will match what your typing against the URLs, page titles and tags in your bookmarks and history – in turn giving you what you have been looking for.
The best news is that in Firefox 3 Beta 5, they have cut down a lot in the CPU power that is used when searching via the bar of awesomeness.
If you want more insight into the awesome bar and it’s development, go check out Edward Lee’s web site. Now I haven’t really been a huge bookmarker in the past, but with Firefox’s new address bar and bookmarking system I might have to rethink the way I browse the Web.
Update: If you find yourself not so happy with the new awesome bar here is how you can get rid of it:
The easy way woudl be grab the Old Bar Addon for Firefox 3
The hard way would be to type about:config into the address bar, and type this into the filter box (or scroll down to look for it) browser.urlbar.maxRichResults . Set the value of that to be “0” and then restart Firefox.
Here to save the day when it comes to using disposable e-mail addresses in a single click is TrashMail.net and their Firefox extension.
With this extension, you can easily with right click access create free disposable email addresses and paste them directly in forms. This helps to protect you from spam mails and could be useful when subscribing to forums or newsletters.
Previously one of my 10 ways to fix e-mail in Firefox, I don’t think this great extension has gotten the praise that it does deserve.
Personally I grow sick and tired of having to pass on my personal e-mail address to anybody who asks for it. You can think of this disposable e-mail address as your safegaurd from those who would bore or spam you till you can’t take no more in your ol’ inbox.
I have never seen much editing or tweaking done with the address bar inside of Firefox. Maybe people are afraid of messing with what works? Maybe folks just like it the way it is? No matter what the reason might be – it has not been done before till now. I have been playing with Locationbar 2 today and I have to say it is pretty neat. Some of the features include:
- Decodes URLs for better readability
- Hides featureless parts of URLs
- Reduces the spoofing risks of URLs
Now having the search box up in the right hand corner of your screen is pretty handy. What if you do not want the wasted space though?
I mean, you could conduct all you searching via the address bar and just get rid of the search bar altogether is you wanted to. Now how can you get this done yourself? Well – over at VertebrateSilence.com, Vili has written a guide on help you do just that.
Firefox quick searches (also known as smart keywords) basically allow you to use the address bar of your browser to search the Internet. There are a few quick searches in your browser as a default: typing in dict vanilla should for example give you the definition of vanilla as found in dictionary.com.
Need a few more ways to minimize your toolbar space?
The more of these quick minimizing the toolbar space tips that I find, the smaller Firefox seems to become for me. Having a browser that molds itself to your ever desire though is one of the reasons why Firefox is gaining so much popularity.
Are you in a hurry to find a map? The Map+ extension for Firefox should help you find where you want to go. You can view a map of a selected address in Firefox without changing windows or tabs using the right click command. The maps are generated in an iframe window using the Yahoo API. Aspects of the map display are customizable, including the window location, height, and width.