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(Bookmarks!) Go to the Parent Folder

Go Parent FolderThe extension for Firefox, Go Parent Folder, adds a “Go Parent Folder” menu to context menu in The Library list view and Search result in Bookmarks Sidebar. This can be very helpful if you have to dive through several folders to find the bookmark you need and then need a quick way back.

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Control Firefox With Your Wiimote

There is no question that Firefox was designed with extensibility in mind.  With it you can hack, modify and bend Firefox and web sites in many different ways to best suit your own needs.  With that said, how many people have wanted to control Firefox with the Nintendo Wii Wiimote?  With the Nintendo Wiimote driver, you can do it.

So, now the question is – what does it look like in action?

I do have to say, this is a very innovative idea.  Not sure if it is really practical, but shows that there are still a lot of creative minds out there tweaking around with what Firefox can do.

Read more about this project over at blog.mozbox.org.

Find Similar Sites in a Sidebar

SimilarWeb in Action for FirefoxWant to discover great web sites without the work of searching for them?  SimilarWeb, an add-on for Firefox, will do the searching for you.  Its job is to suggest similar web sites you might enjoy as you browse around the Web.

I am always looking for new ways to find new and interesting sites out there so this is an add-on I really enjoy.  There are several ways to customize the way you view the similar sites too, that are displayed as a sidebar on the left of whatever web site you might be browsing at the time.

Here is a rundown on the various cool features:

For more information on SimilarWeb be sure to check out their web site at SimilarWeb.com.  Right now the extension is available for both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Fast Forward to Other Popular Sites

Fast Forward for Firefox Want another way to find out what other people are looking at?  The Fast Forward add-on for Firefox is an interesting one.  It adds a fast forward button to the browser, so you can see what is the top page that most people look at after looking at the page you are on.  For example, if you were on FirefoxFacts.com, and hit the button – it might lead you to Mitchelaneous.com, because more people went to that web site next more so than any other web site online.

They describe it as Amazon recommendations for web pages.  Such as, “People who viewed this page also viewed this next page…”.  Why use FastForward compared to StumbleUpon?  Here are the reasons they give:

  • Page Relevance – We give relevant results based on the page you are on, it isn’t something random.
  • No Registration. We don’t ask for any personal information to use the service.
  • Only 1 button – We only add 1 small FastForward button, not a toolbar.

They boast having over 200,000 people contributing and over 40,000 websites in our system.  So, chances are you should find some good results (for at least popular web sites).  You can learn more at buzzbox.com or pick up the extension on Firefox’s add-on web site.

Browse Through Only the Images

Wish to access only the images on a page and none of the clutter – like those annoying big words, style and layout? For those out there who want the images and the images only the Browse Images add-on should get the job done.

Once installed you can browse all linked images of a page one after another or all at once.

The Browse Images add-on at Work!

On the positive side of things, Browse Images does make it rather easy to browse through multiple images when a web site might not make the job all that fun to do (thanks to bad design or bad organization of the links. On the negative side, I really could do without having yet another toolbar in Firefox. I think a lot of this functionality could have been kept in a statusbar icon.

Mozilla Addons – Updated Thumbnail Preview

Not sure how long this update has been out there, but Mozilla has done something really neat with their addons web site. Right now, when your looking at an extension, you know you can click on the screen shot to see it a little bigger and by itself – right?

Well now when you click on a thumbnail, and the extension has more than one preview you can browse through them using the right arrow button or the thumbnails underneath.

New Thumbnail Previews

For an example, try checking out the entry for Flagfox on their web site, and click where it says “See all preview images”. I wonder if this is just something out of the blue – or maybe a update preview to the Mozilla addons site getting ready for Firefox 3?

Surf the Web at Work

Yeah, you know you like to kill time by watching YouTube videos when you should be working on those reports that are due Monday. You know it is a bad habit, but you do it anyway. Well, I am not going to help you cheat your company out of cash, I am only offering a suggestion under the table to help you browse the Web at work.

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