Do you find online advertisements annoying? If you are using Firefox – you can easily block them by using the Firefox add-on, Adblock Plus. Now, I’d rather you not use it here because this is how I earn extra money to survive – and I know none of you want to see me on the street – right? Just kidding. You can use it if you want to – because it takes care of your tracking and annoying banner needs.
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Play a lot of Minecraft? Then you might want to decorate Firefox to match the game a ‘bit more. This persona will let you pretend your browser is a grassy block from the game. Just don’t punch it – I am not sure your monitor would be able to stand up to the abuse.
Tired of seeing retweets on Twitter? If you are using Firefox, there is a simple to use add-on that will solve your problems. Tweet-hider will hide replies and retweets in the user profile and will only show you unique content.
Not sure if you want a specific website gathering information about you via browser cookies? In Firefox it is very easy to specify website by website which ones are blocked from serving you up any cookies via the browser. I will let you know how to block cookies on a per site basis and see the websites that you have blocked cookie access from.
I have been fighting my own battle with the new Yahoo! Mail beta ads for some time now. Thanks to their partnership with my DSL provider AT&T, I now have the new “ads” feature and for some darn reason I just can not warm up to it. Well thanks to a reader submission I now have a way to ditch them and go back to the clean Yahoo! Mail beta interface.
Will Firefox start telling you where you can or can not go? Where are my freedoms?! I can already smell some of the outrage that might be building over Firefox 3 blocking Web sites that try to install back stuff onto your computer. Personally I think it is a good thing after reading through this article from Computer World.
Here is the most interesting sample from the article in question.
“Similar to how Firefox 2 blocks Web sites that are potentially going to try to steal your personal information, Firefox 3 will block Web sites that we believe are going to try to install malicious programs on your computer,” said Alex Faaborg, a user experience designer in a blog entry last week. “Mozilla is coordinating with Google on this feature.”
So is it Firefox’s place to tell you where to go and where not to go? I think so. I think this is Mozilla trying to be proactive instead of being reactive.
Want to raise your productivity, but can not drag yourself away from the time sucking Web sites you like to visit on the Web? Do you spend more time customizing your MySpace page than working on that pile of articles you should be writing? We have all found ourselves having our time leeched away – and now we can do something about it.
LeechBlock helps you gain control back by allowing you to block certain Web sites that suck away your day. Here is some more information from the developers of the extension.
LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. (You know: the ones that rhyme with ‘Blue Cube’, ‘Hash Pot’, ‘Sticky Media’, and the like.) All you need to do is specify which sites to block, between which time periods, and on which days of the week. You can specify up to four sets of sites to block, with different times and days for each set.
Now when it comes down to it, I am not sure how much flash on a Web site really slows you down. When you are looking for speed though every little tweak helps.
Web designer use Flash animation to attract visitor attention, too much flash animation will make people feel annoying. There is this firefox extension Flashblock which able to block flash animation from loading. I’m using this Flash block to block all flash animation.
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