Use Custom New Tab to load any URL you want when a new tab is opened. This is the only add-on (to the author’s knowledge) that allows the user a preference to have the focus placed on a web page (like a search engine’s search box) or in the URL bar.
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Need to customize how many tabs you see in your Firefox window? Custom Tab Width is a really neat add-on for Firefox that makes doing this task really easy. It lets you customize the minimum and maximum tab width. Once installed, you simply need to go into the options for the add-on itself and then set the min number for the minimum size in pixels and the max number as the maximum number of pixels.
Did you know that you could add another toolbar to Firefox without needing to install an add-on? This customization feature is often overlooked and can come in handy if you need some extra space to store your buttons or any other toolbar elements you have added to Firefox.
The ACE Foxdie theme for Firefox might very well be one of the most creative themes I have seen out there today for the Firefox browser. Now, that is pretty big praise to give any theme out there for Firefox – but let me tell you why I think this is so.
What are some of the best Personas you can pick up for Firefox from the Film and TV category? I recently took a trip through some of the user created backgrounds for Firefox, and found ten of the best examples. These are all Personas I find both usable and fun to look at, and might help lighten the day the next time you launch your favorite browser.
Are you a big fan of Google’s custom search feature, which allows you to customize your own search engine to fit your needs? The Custom Google Search add-on for Firefox, in that case, is a perfect companion.
In a nutshell, this extension for Firefox allows you to create, use and mange your own Google Custom Engines from within the Firefox browser interface.
You can pick up the Custom Google Search add-on for Firefox on the Firefox Add-ons web site.
Want to have the power of your bookmark collection right at your fingertips? SiteLauncher will allow you to assign keyboard shortcuts to all your favorite bookmarks.
To launch, all you have to do is hit Ctrl+Space (or for the Mac users Ctrl+Alt). If you want to use it without the graphical launcher above, use Shift+Alt (or Shift+Ctrl for the Mac users).
Some of the best features include the ability to customize the appearance, set the launcher to open in current or new tabs, set the launcher up as your homepage and you can add as many sites to it as you need to.
You can get more information about it via the official web site, and download it via the Firefox Add-ons site. It is nice to see a good looking and well thought out extension – and this one fits the bill.
Need a few more handy extras with your Firefox install? Well instead of finding a lot of tiny extensions to do your tasks, why not give the Handy Xtra Stuff extension a shot?
Adds some handy extra toolbar and other functionality to Firefox, including: Custom webpage source viewer button + configuration dialog, Toggle online/offline button, Tabbar customization UI, Copy ALT/TITLE text menu options, Popup ALT text option.
I have screwed up a number of times and have added words the dictionary that I wanted to correct the spelling of. Is there anyway to make sure this misspelled word doesn’t show up as a word any longer? Yes, you can edit your corrections to the dictionary. Just look here:
Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\
Now find the file called “persdict.dat”. Open that up in a text editor, delete the words you don’t want in there, and then restart Firefox. You should be good to go.
While using Firefox, have you ever felt the need to add your own custom toolbar buttons to the browser? When you are using Firefox, customization is a major part of the game. With the Custom Buttons extension, you can gain even more customization power over one of the most popular browsers in the market today.
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