Need a way to easily highlight links you already have bookmarked while you are browsing the Web? The Bookmark Highlighter add-on for Firefox will get the job done. This quick and easy add-on for Firefox will highlight links to any URLs on a webpage that are currently saved to your bookmarks.
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Backing up and restoring your bookmarks in Firefox is a pretty easy thing to do. However, did you know that Firefox has a way you can rollback to a previous day’s bookmark backup? This can save you a lot of heartache if you have accidently deleted a folder of useful bookmarks and you need to get them back in a hurry.
Looking for an alternative way to manage your bookmarks? ViewMarks might be the solution.
This interesting extension for Firefox will give you customizable thumbnail previews for all of your favorite links.
Xmarks may live? For those of you who were sad to see Xmarks close up shop, there might be one last thing you can do to try to save it. Xmarks has launched a pledge campaign to stay alive. So, what must you do? If you want to show your support, all they are asking is for you to pledge $10 to $20. This is not an actual donation, but instead is a vote of confidence saying that, "Yeah, I’d pay for Xmarks".
If 100,000 people express interest in seeing Xmarks stay alive, then Xmarks might get a second chance. It is a pretty large goal to meet – however I do have to wish Xmarks the best of luck in chasing this new business model, and I do hope they are successful.
Would you like to have quick and easy access to everything Google with just one or two clicks of your mouse in Firefox? That is what the Google Shortcuts add-on for Firefox promises to deliver. The idea here is simple. This extension will display any or all Google services as buttons next to your address bar or anywhere else you would like for it to show up.
Firefox makes for an awesome instant search tool for any web site out there that has a search box enabled on it. When you mix searching in the location bar with keywords for bookmarks, you will find yourself searching at least ten percent faster. Join me today, as I show you how you too can master keyword searching in Firefox.
File this add-on under awesome. The Places’ Tooltip add-on for Firefox adds more detailed information about the bookmarks and links you have saved to your browser.
How often do you still use bookmarks?
Generally speaking, I find there are two types of browsing people. You have those who still bookmark everything they find interesting, and then those who only bookmark what they need, and Google everything else. A lot of the time, typing something into the search box might be a faster way to launch a web page, rather than searching through a bucket-full of saved links.
Take a stand, and leave you thoughts in the comments. Are you pro-bookmark, anti-bookmark, or somewhere in between the two?
Mozilla has released a few new screenshots of their latest Firefox 3.7 theme and interface revisions. I’m happy to see the bookmark toolbar is back, and the loading bar on top of the tabs is a very interesting idea.
Here is the old Revision 01 version of Firefox 3.7’s interface:
Here is the brand new Revision 02 of the Firefox 3.7 interface:
In comparison, I do have to say I like the direction they are going with this. Here are some of the features included and mentioned when discussing the Vista/Windows 7 version of the interface:
- Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D look to achieve tactile "feel".
- Page and Tools Buttons: Page and Tools on the Navigation Bar.
- Bookmark Bar: Bookmarks bar on by default. New Bookmarks "widget" containing the bookmarks menu contents.
- Home Tab: Home tab containing your homepage to start. Expanded functionality planned for 4.0.
To get more information and amazing screenshots, be sure to check out the Windows 3.7 theme mockups page on the Mozilla.org wiki.
The Awesome Bar (or address bar, as those “normal” browsers might call it) does a great job at matching a web site saved in your bookmarks or history when you start typing in the Awesome Bar. By default, Firefox doesn’t give you a way of saying, “Don’t show these bookmarks there” so now somebody has written up an add-on to give you that ability.
The NotAwesome add-on for Firefox will help you hide any bookmarks tagged with “notawesome” from awesome bar searches. This way you can totally flag bookmarks you don’t want showing up in the Awesome Bar results.