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Wikiseek Firefox Search Extension

Have you heard about Wikiseek? If you read any of the big popular A-list blogs you might think it is the second coming, but I wouldn’t say that just yet. It is nice though. They have also released a Firefox extension that allows you to slip their search into Wikipedia.

If you use Firefox you can install the Wikiseek Search Extension to add Wikiseek to the search form inside all Wikipedia pages. Just click the install link below and follow the instructions. Once you restart Firefox you will see a Wikiseek button in the Wikipedia search form.

Pick it up and let me know what you think.

+ Download and Install the Wikiseek Firefox Extension!

President Countdown Clock

Countdown

The President Bush Countdown Firefox extension counts down the number of days left till we get a new president.

Now I know you are going to say this sounds like an anti-republican Firefox extension, and the last thing I want to do is alienate anybody who checks out the Firefox Facts on a daily basis. So instead of leaning to one side or the other, I am going to give both sides of the political fence a reason they could and should use this Firefox extension.

For those who like the current president, this gives you an idea of how much more time you have to spend with this commander and chief. For those who might not like him so much, well – you only have so many days left. You see – everybody wins and nobody has to get mad.

+ Download and Install the President Countdown Clock Extension for Firefox!

Search to Tab

Going into the “should have been in there by default” pile of extensions I have grown to enjoy since Firefox 2 came out, we have searchOnTab. This simple and small extension allows you to select that new searches always appear in a new tab via the browser.

It is a pain in the neck to have to open a new tab before I start a new search (if I do not want to have my current tab changed or surfed away from). I just have to believe though that there must be an easier way to do this. Has anybody else been able to find an about:config hack to get it done?

If not – then at least we have this extension to get the job done.

+ Learn More About and Install the searchOnTab Extension for Firefox!

Netscape’s Digg Tracker

Now I know this must sound like some match made in Web 2.0 hell, but stick with me because it really is a pretty nice tool if you enjoy the popular social news Web site, digg.com.

Netscape’s Digg Tracker extension helps you keep tabs on what stories your Digg friends are digging, submitting, and commenting on. A new toolbar button (shown in the preview image) features the Digg digger.

When there is new activity by your friends (i.e., a new comment or a new story submission), the button will be activated and the digger will be shown with his trusty shovel. Clicking on the activated button will open a list of your friends’ activity in the sidebar, allowing you to easily browse the stories they’ve submitted, commented on, and dugg.

+ Download and Learn More About Netscape’s Digg Tracker for Firefox!

Better PDF Downloads in Firefox

I hate it when a PDF opens up inside of my browser, no matter which one I am using. It wastes my time and I would rather not have Adobe get it’s mitts all over my beautiful Firefox interface. Now you can either poke it back with a stick – which is not the easiest thing to do Online – or you can pick up the PDF Download extension fore Firefox. This extension allows to choose if you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML), if you want to view it outside Firefox with your default or custom PDF reader, or if you want to download it!

+ Download and Install the PDF Download Extension for Firefox!

Unhide Your Menu Bar

Some Web sites out there have the bad habit of hiding your menubar when you click on a link. It might be because it is an image popping up or maybe they are trying to disable your ability to copy what is there. Well, to get around this little problem all you need is one extension. The Unhide Menubar extension adds a right-click menu entry for un-hiding the menu and toolbars in windows where they have been hidden by javascript.

+ Download and Install the Unhide Menubar Extension!

Wind Fox

Now living in the dusty plains of northern Texas, I don’t do a lot of surfing. Actually, I can honestly say I have never surfed before. For those of you who do surf without a keyboard, WindFox is an extension to take with you to the beach.

[Learn More About WindFox!]

Oak Vocabulary

I do not pretend to be an English major. In fact, I would not even consider myself to be an English minor. There are plenty of people out there that might find themselves in the same shoes as me, so I have found an extension to help us all out – the Oak Vocabulary Firefox extension.

[Learn More About Oak Vocabulary!]

Chatsum

Ever wanted to chat with folks that were looking at the same Web site you are currently visiting? Chatsum is a FREE add-on for your web browser that lets you chat with all the other Chatsum users that are looking at the same Web site as you.

[Learn More About Chatsum!]

Digg This! Firefox Extension

Due to how popular Digg is, you would think there would be more Firefox extensions related to it. I just have not seen too many become too popular. The Digg This! Firefox extension hopes to change all that.

The Digg This! toolbar adds two buttons to your main Firefox toolbar and one menu. With the toolbar buttons you can quickly goto to Digg or Digg the page you are viewing. The menu allows you to goto your Digg profile or any of the top Digg categories.

If you do a lot of digging, then this extension is right for you.

[Learn More About Digg This!]