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Aging Tabs

I really like the new look for tabs in Firefox 2. It just feels a lot nicer than older versions have. Is there still room for improvement? Sure, but that is the job of extensions for now. The Aging Tabs Firefox extension shades your tabs different colors due to how long ago it was you last used them. I would still like to see a little more customization with this extension, but overall I think it is a nice pick.

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Galleropa – Better Bookmarking

Everybody is trying to build the better bookmark. No matter if you use a list, a Web page, or a cluster, you have to admit one thing: We have more ways of bookmarking and navigating bookmarks than those before us had. The Galleropa Firefox extension hopes to give you one more bookmarking alternative to use.

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Using Firefox 2 with CMS

Firefox 2 is coming along really nicely. I just downloaded the RC1 yesterday, and things are looking about as good as they can get. I could see how this newest version would help people get things done a lot faster than in the past as well. Need a good example of this in action? I found one over at CMSReport.com.

Over the past few months I found that Firefox 2 is a browser that has change my browsing style and it will likely do the same for you.

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Anonymous Web Browsing With Torpark

Torpark is a browser based on Mozilla’s Firefox that promises to give folks anonymous Web browsing. Why is this something new? Well, it is the first anonymous browsing tool that doesn’t require you make a dozen changes to your browser or jump through anymore hoops past installing to work.

Torpark uses the Tor network of internet routers set up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that already has tens of thousands of regular users.

Whenever any computer connects to the net it freely shares information about the address it is using. This is so any data it requests is sent back to the right place.

The Tor network tries to stop this information being shared in two ways. First, it encrypts traffic between a computer and the Tor network of routers – this makes it much harder to spy on the traffic and pinpoint who is doing what.

Related Reading:
+ Official Torpark Web Site
+ BBC News – Free anonymising browser debuts
+ Boing Boing – Torpark is out

BrowseAtWork

Need to do some browsing at work or school? This extension allows you to open the current page, or a link on the current Web page, anonymously with BrowseAtWork.com by adding a shortcut to the context menu. This is ideal for viewing webpages blocked by many corporate or school filters.

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Open Selected Links in Firefox

Us power surfers need a good way to open multiple links at the same time. Clicking on each one (one my one) can be a tedious task. That is where the openselectedlinks Firefox extension comes into play. This extension adds a menu item to open selected links. Lets say you wanted to open five links. All you would have to do is select those five links, right-click and hit “Open 5 selected links”. Give your clicking finger a rest!

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Useful Security Extensions for Firefox

There are a lot of Firefox extensions out there that make your browsing experience a whole heck of a lot safer. Do you know what each one does and how it protects you? Sure you could go find them all yourself and do your homework. That would be the hard way around things. I ran across a great list of seven security related Firefox goodies over at the CERIAS Weblogs you need to check out.

[Check Out the Full List of Security Extensions!]