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Unwanted Plugins in Firefox

Do you want these plugins?

Is it fair that other companies can install unrequested plugins to Firefox?  It is happening right now, and there is not a lot we can do about it.  Asa Dotzler brought this topic up in one of his most recent blog posts and I do think it is an interesting debate.  The three big tech giants out there find it ok to add things to Firefox without asking me first.  Google does it.  Microsoft does it.  Even Apple does it. 

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Read it Later

Save it for Later! Why read something now, when you can simply save it for later?  I am always running across neat articles or reviews I want to read more in-depth, but I don’t have the time.  That is where a service and add-on like Read it Later comes in handy.

The add-on in question will save pages for you to read later with just one click.  When you have the time to check it out, you can access your Read it Later list from any computer or phone. As you save things, it syncs it to your profile on the Read it Later website.

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Redesign of Firefox Facts

Well, it has been over a year since I messed around with the design of FirefoxFacts.com, so I thought we were long overdue for a new look here.  I have tried to both simplify things and make the layout and design more user friendly too.

Some of the most noticeable changes include:

  • Bigger fonts/easier to read posts and pages
  • Better search, dropped Google Site Search
  • Simplified the navigation too, you can easily jump from categories to related "facts" to the next post in the archive all with one click

I really hope you enjoy the new look, and tell your friends to come visit too.  Thanks for reading Firefox Facts, and there will be plenty more Firefox tips, themes, add-ons, tutorials and more in the future.

Anything else you’d like to see? Leave a comment and let me know!

Download Your Free Hosting eBook

Now I know some people don’t like my cross promotional ways, but if you enjoyed the Firefox Facts eBook I have another release of mine you might also like to check out.  Just finished up putting together the first (of hopefully many more) web hosting eBooks for you to enjoy.  The Best of the Web Hosting Show Guides is a collection of some of the most popular guides I have posted and talked about here on the Web Hosting Show podcast.

Unlike other eBook deals, you get an extra perk with this setup.  You can download both the digital eBook version, or head over the the official page for it and pick up all five chapters as audio downloads too.  I wanted to give to you the best of both worlds.  The topics covered in the eBook cover all aspects of the web hosting world:

  • Moving from Web Host to Web Host
  • Getting going with your own Ecommerce Store Online
  • How to Find a Job in the Web Hosting Industry
  • Best Methods and Tips for Setting up a New Blog
  • The Ever Popular Handy Guide to Domain Names

Download the PDF and let me know what you think.  Also as far as distribution goes, please feel free to share the link to download it to anybody and everybody you know.  This is a project of mine I have been working on getting together for some time now and I want everybody to know it is free of charge.

To tune in to the Web Hosting Show, be sure to check out WebHostingShow.com, subscribe to the RSS feed or add us to your iTunes podcast subscriptions.

Firefox Link Assault

Time to check in with what others are saying about our favorite lovable browser. Remember a few weeks ago when I said it seemed like Firefox buzz was dying down? Well these links are proof that rumors of Firefox’s hype and excitement were dying down were overly exaggerated. Here are your links for this week…

Firefox Media of the Week

(I was cheering for the Firefox to take down the stick man!)

Go Meet Foxkeh

FoxkehWho the heck is Foxkeh? He is Firefox’s Japanese mascot. On this new blog they are taking content from the one in Japan and translating things over. Why does Japan get a mascot and not us? I haven’t got a clue – but isn’t he just the cutest damn thing ever?

Last September Foxkeh was born and we collected ideas for his name from over 7,000 community members. He was named Foxkeh after FIREFOX and SUKE, the suffix of common boy’s name in Japan (e.g. Daisuke Matsuzaka.) Since then, he has appeared in the VOX Banner Contest, a time chart document, an nonfiction novel on the history of Firefox, monthly wallpapers, a series of promotional videos, and much more.

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3 Tips for Blogging With Firefox

Here are three of my most favorite tools to help you get your blogging on in Firefox.

Textarea Backup – This one is actually a Greasemonkey script that will backup what you type into any large text field, so you don’t have to worry about your message getting lost. The backup should be transparent so if the page is reloaded for whatever reason, be it browser crash, unintended exit or a forgetful website, the previously entered text will be restored.

StumbleUpon – Need something to write about or some random inspiration for your next big post? StumbleUpon can be your new best friend then when it comes to finding topics to write about or cover. Just start stumbling on a topic that interests you and let the creativity flow to you.

Dappad Notebook Sidebar – It is always good to have a few notes you have written to yourself while you are blogging away as well. This extension gives you access to an entire sidebar of personal notes you can store, edit, and save.

Have any other good blogging Firefox related tools?

Stealing Content is Bad

I got to go through the fun of getting a splog shut down this weekend because they were copying every post made here on Firefox Facts almost word for word and post for post.

I know a lot of folks have a problem with getting this done – so I have posted what I went through to get it done on my own personal blog (no splogging there!) to hopefully help others in need.

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Five More Firefox Resources and Blogs

Well it is time yet again for the weekly top five and this time around I am going to turn the attention away from myself and back towards all of you. When browsing around for sources I run into a lot of nice Firefox resources. Here are some of my favorites.

Have any that I might have missed? Drop in, give a comment and share it with the rest of your Firefox friends.

Performancing Firefox 1.3 Final Released

One of the more unique blogging tools out there today has released a mighty big update!

The release of Performancing Firefox 1.3 brings a whole new dimension to the free open source blog editor. By making PFF extensible via the Themes and Addons API’s, and opening up the source code via subversion, we’re putting the blogosphere’s favorite editor where it belongs, in the hands of it’s users.

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