Awesome Screenshot is a great new Firefox add-on that makes capturing and annotating screenshots really easy. Once you install this fantastic new add-on (which requires no restart) you can write all the notes you need on a website screenshot and then either download it to your PC or upload to awesomescreenshot.com.
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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.
Ever needed to search through, correct or delete the entries that are saved to the form history inside of Firefox? With Firefox alone, this can not be done. If you download the add-on Form History Control – then you will be optimizing your saved form history in no time at all.
I think everybody, at times, would like to be able to customize certain web sites to better meet their goals. Now, I am not talking about simple visual edits – like making the background black and the text white. How about adding keyboard shortcuts for certain web site links and navigation elements? You an do that and more with the Customize Your Web add-on for Firefox.
So do you want to customize web sites without writing one single line of code? Check out this video tutorial for a little more information about the Customize Your Web add-on for Firefox.
Some of the other customizations featured include:
- Removal and rearrangement of elements (cut / copy / paste behavior)
Modifying of elements in every possible way (changing size, color, default values etc.)
- Definition of keyboard shortcuts / shortstrings for any clickable element (shortstrings are multi-character shortcuts, e.g. "SO" for a "Sign out" Button)
- Adding keyboard navigation support for any list of elements (e.g. for the result entries of search)
- Definition of small macros which are triggered by a shortcut
- Automatically triggering actions on page load (e.g. for automatic click on a login button or focusing a special field)
I am just having fun playing around with this add-on figuring out all the things I can do with it. For some, it might seem a little complex, however there is extensive documentation to help you along.
Want to tweak the way the download manager from within Firefox works? You can now tweak the way downloads are handled in a number different ways with the Download Manager Tweak add-on for Firefox.
The main thing you might notice, right off the bat, is the ability to changes download manager’s appearance and allow the download manager to be opened in a window, tab, or sidebar.
A few more options available to you are:
- The ability to always ask where to save a file or always save files to one default location
- Open the download manager after a delay of X milliseconds
- Show or hide the toolbar on the bottom of the window
- Show or hide the infobar, attached to the folder
- Disable or enable the download manager theme changes
- and much more!
This is an add-on for Firefox I could seriously see adding to my default add-ons list I put on every personal Firefox install I do, it is that cool. The Download Manager Tweak extension is free to download, so give it a shot – and let me know how much you enjoy it.
Firefox 3.5’s new tab button has already been established as a feature some people like and some people could do without. However, what if you could tweak it visually to meet your needs? That is what some people have done, and here are the eight most popular new tab button hacks out there today.
Please Note: To use any of these, you will need to have the Firefox add-on Stylish installed.
No Icon Image Until Click – New tab button icon does not appear until you CLICK on it instead of when you hover because there is another style that produces that effect.
Tiny + 3D(Special Effects) – New Tab Button on the tab bar is tiny and when you click on it, it changes.
Left Side New Tab Button – Move the new tab button to the left of the tab bar, instead of the far right of the tab bar.
I am always taking screenshots of this, that and the other for all the various writing projects I have going on the Web. For me, finding something that makes that job even a little ‘bit easier, is a great thing indeed. This is where the Pict Uploader comes into play.
This Firefox add-on integrates with your browser to provide a way to make screenshots with one click, and if you wish upload them to the Pict.com image hosting service.
Here are some of the other features Pict Uploader will provide:
- Capture screenshots of websites
- Capture screenshot of whole website
- Capture screenshot of visible area
- Capture screenshot of custom selected area
- Edit screenshots
- Save screenshots in jpg/png formats
Well worth trying out, especially if you do any daily screen captures. You can pick up the Pict Uploader on the Firefox add-ons web site.
I have not spent much time with the NASA Night Launch theme for Firefox, but I did always wonder, why is it the most popular and downloaded theme for Firefox? Sure, it is a dark (and very nice looking theme), but what else is there to it? Well, if you do a little digging – you can find several guides on how to modify the NASA Night Launch theme to fit your own needs.
Here are a few example tips and tricks:
- Options Picture 3
- Options Picture 13
- Add Background Image to Empty Tabs
- Use Dark Background Color (But No Image) with Empty Tabs
- Tabpanels Dark
- Style the About:Mozilla Page
- Use Original Firefox Throbbers
- Compact Menubar (Smaller Throbber)
- Plain Common Dialogs, Prompts and Alerts
- Dark Google
- Gmail Redesigned (by Globex Designs)
- NNL for ScribeFire
- Dark Windows Desktop Themes
- ImageTweak Extension
To use these tweaks and tips for yourself, all you need to do is download the NASA Night Launch theme from the Firefox Add-ons site – and get started.
Where exactly would you like to put that bookmark? If you’re in a hurry, and currently in the folder you need to bookmark a link in – you can pickup the Add Bookmark Here 2 add-on for Firefox to get the job done.
This extension adds a new menu item when you right-click any of your bookmark folders to allow you to bookmark your current web site you are viewing into that folder. Here are a few more features to get excited about.
- Expand all fields of bookmark popup panel.
- Allow customize the position of “Add Bookmark Here” & “Open All Tabs”
- Allow to add bookmarks from the top of Bookmark Menu.
- Allow to insert a bookmark by using right-click on a bookmark.
- Auto remember last selected folder when you bookmark a page
- New option: Don’t show the Edit Dialog when I add a bookmark.
- New option: Click the Bookmark Star once to show the Edit Dialog.
This is a small change that really does make bookmarking just a little easier. You can pick up Add Bookmark Here 2 on the Firefox Add-ons web site.
Favicon Picker used to be one of my favorite add-ons for Firefox, mainly because I am a ‘bit of a control freak and I like to be able to customize every single little thing about my browsing experience. Yes, even down to the favicon image that is saved for my bookmarks.
For those of you unfamiliar with the extension, it adds an interface for replacing bookmark icons. Just right-click on any bookmark, select “Properties”, then “Browse”. (Folder icons aren’t supported yet).
Here are some of the other features of Favicon Picker 3:
- It works with popular image formats including jpg, gif, png, bmp, ico and animated gifs!
- Any image size can be used, as well as the standard 1kb 16×16 pixels
- You can grab images from a URL. Click “Browse” and paste in an address like http://www.cnn.com/favicon.ico or if a page has an image you like, right click on it and select “Copy image location”, and paste that in.
Get to customizing your own bookmark favicons with Favicon Picker 3 today!