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Shrink the Firefox 4 Add-on Bar

Barlesque for Firefox 4If there was one thing I could say about the new Firefox 4 layout and design, it would be that minimal is the new black.  It seems that moving forward we are going to get less and less user interface. So, to help follow that eventual trend in design – let us go ahead and shrink the new Add-on Bar down some with Barlesque.

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Move That Firefox Button!

Move the Firefox ButtonDiving back into the world of customizing Firefox 4 to suit our needs, some people have complained about the new Firefox button and not being able to move or change it. Sure, it is just living up there at the top of the window – minding it’s own business. I say we need to find him a new home though, and thankfully we can with the Movable Firefox Button add-on for Firefox.

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Format Pages for Printing

Print Edit Customizes Page Printing

Need a better tool to help you format webpages, before you print them?  Print Edit, a Firefox add-on, makes this really easy. If your stuck on a website that does not offer a "printer friendly" version of the document you need a hard copy of – give this excellent extension a download.

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Facebook Theme for Firefox

Facebook Theme for Firefox

Want to make Firefox look a little more like Facebook?  I have a Firefox theme for you that takes its inspiration from the social networking juggernaut.  The Facebook theme for Firefox actually does a pretty good job at giving you a Facebook looking browser – but still seems unique enough to not be called a carbon copy.

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Bring KDE Style to Firefox

Oxygen KDE Theme for Firefox

Want to bring the clean and classic look of the KDE graphical desktop environment to Firefox?  The Oxygen KDE theme for Firefox does it with style.  Giving you an alternative modern theme to browse the web in, this theme for Firefox is sure to become a favorite.

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Add Sticky Notes to Any Web Site

Add Sticky Notes to Firefox Adding virtual sticky notes can be really useful when it comes to browsing the Web.  You could make notes about things you wanted to remember about a specific article – or use the them to note updates or changes you’d like to make to your own web sites.  Xsticky for Firefox is a good add-on to go with if you want to add the sticky note ability to your browser.

Once installed, you can use Xsticky create simple sticky notes on every web site you visit.  Some of the features included are:

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Unique Browser Backtracking

Unique Firefox Navigation Tip Need to quickly navigate back in the browser history?  Now sure, you could click the actual backwards button, in the Firefox navigation toolbar.  I have another alternative for you to try though.  MileWideBack is an add-on for Firefox that will let you click on the left border of your Firefox window to go back to the previous web page you were viewing.

What does does this extension for Firefox allow you to do?  Well, if you can navigate forward if you right-click with your mouse on the Firefox border too. If you are using tabbed browsing, middle-click on the left border to close the current tab, or rotate the mouse-wheel to cycle through your current tabs.

To learn more about how to tweak this add-on, check out this tutorial:

So if you are looking for way to make your browsing experience more user friendly or unique, MileWideBack is well worth your time.  Give it a shot, and let me know if you find browsing this way is better or worse than your more traditional methods.

Second Look at a New Tab King

It has been a while since I checked out the New Tab King add-on for Firefox, and I have to say I am impressed with the progression of the Firefox extension.  For those of you who don’t know, New Tab King replaces your blank new tab with a much more functional page of tools.

You get instant access to recently closed tabs, personalized suggested sites and even shortcuts to your desktop applications. 

Closer Look at New Tab King

The most recent release also comes with 7 built in themes, so you have a few more ways to customize it to suit your needs.

There is no reason why, these days, your new tab should be empty and bland.  With the New Tab King add-on for Firefox, you can make the new tab page and the Firefox browser even more functional than it was before.