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Do You Use the Home Button?

Firefox Home ButtonI have a very simple question for you this Friday.  Do you still use the home button in Firefox, or have you eliminated it to save yourself a little more browsing room? According to a recent study on the navigational hot spots within Firefox, Home is still ranks 37.6% as far as the most popular interface features go.

So leave your thoughts in the comments.  Is the home button still relevant in your day to day browsing, or have you ditched it?

3 Ugliest Firefox Themes

Warning - Ugly Themes Ahead

From time to time, I like to share with you some of the ugliest popular themes I can find for Firefox.  These three themes though might be the cream of the crop when it comes to just plain bad themes.  Then again, I will let you be the judge.  Is beauty in the eye of the beholder – or are these themes just unusable?

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Lolifox Theme Just Makes Me Angry at the World

lolifox-theme Now I am not one to usually fight the Firefox community, but this just kind of take the cake for being totally absurd.  How in the heck does the Lolifox by ChaosRing Theme have these kind of download numbers?

  • 5,982 weekly downloads
  • 6,327 total downloads

Just look at it!  All they did was take the CrystalFox Modern theme and put a creepy picture of a fox-child-thing on it and make the background bright green. 

This ugly theme does bring up one good point, which is – what is Mozilla’s policy when somebody openly steals another person’s theme or design?

Now sure, there might be some other not-so-great looking themes out there however they have their audiences, so you have to respect that.  On the other hand though, the Lolifox theme is the worst theme I have seen in a very long time.

What Firefox Features Could You Do Without?

firefox features Everybody and their grandmother has done a list of Firefox features you would like to see come to the browser, but what features could you do without?  There is no doubt that fans of Firefox like a light browsing experience, so could Firefox do with a little house cleaning of features not used or loved by many? 

Security Zone Policy Errors – This seems to be more of a problem than most people realize.  From this one blog post, I see people coming in every day having issues with it.  So, should Firefox be relying on Windows security settings for downloading applications and other potentially unsafe files from the Internet?

Descriptions for Bookmarks – Have you ever right-clicked a bookmark, Went down to properties and typed in a description about a page you had saved?  No, I haven’t either – so this might be another Firefox feature ready for the junk yard.  Name, Location, and Keyword is good enough for me.

Now it is your turn, what Firefox feature could you live without?

intensedebate-logo Firefox Facts Bonus!  This morning I installed Intense Debate for FirefoxFacts.com.  I am really excited to see how much better this makes the commenting system here on the web site.  No registration in necessary, but if you do – there are some cool extra features you will get, such as reputation points, comment voting, and tons of other cool things.  (Learn More!)

100 Worst Firefox Extensions

Well, I have always heard that there is no such thing as a bad idea. No matter if you think that is the case or not, there are more than a few bad Firefox extensions. Now I do not mean bad as in they will hurt you, I mean bad as in they are pretty lame ideas. So let us celebrate these bad ideas all at once, with the 100 worst Firefox extensions.

+ Did Your Favorites Make the List?

Block the Naughty Words

A few four letter words got you down? I do not think you will have to worry about it on this Web site, but on others you might have a problem with curse words getting on your screen. If this happens to you and you don’t want it to, you need the Profanity Filter! This script filters profanity from Web sites.

To use this script you must have Greasemonkey for Firefox installed.

[Learn More About the Profanity Filter!]