The folks over at Download.com have a good guide when it comes to optimizing performance in the Firefox browser. Some of the recommendations are common sense, such as clearing out your downloads. Others might be something you haven’t thought of before, such as deleting extensions you don’t use too often. If your browser seems to be lagging a little here lately, then this guide is worth a look.
Tag Archives | extensions
Tag cloning doesn’t sound like it would be too much fun. Sometimes you do need to have two tabs open showing the same Web site. You could launch the Web site twice. You could navigate to the Web site twice. Why do all that work? All you need to do is get Duplicate Tabs.
Thanks to the Firefox extension, Mass Installer, you never have to worry about downloading all your favorite extensions again when doing a clean install of everybody’s favorite browser. The only work you have to do is collect the links to all of your favorite extensions (i.e. to the XPIs) and put them in a text file (one URL per line). Be sure to check out some of the “extension packs” that the folks at Lifehacker put together as well.
Ever wanted an extension that would turn your Firefox installation into a news room interface? Love them or hate them, tickers on some of the big news stations can be pretty helpful. If nothing else, it gives you something to read. Now lets bring that ticker to the browser and toss RSS into the mix. RSS Ticker scrolls your live bookmarks (also known as news feeds/RSS feeds) across your browser, a la a cable-news style ticker.
There are millions of different forums out there. I am sure you might belong to one or two of them. Have you ever noticed they use funny code when it comes to adding bold text or links to a post? Well now with this Firefox extension, posting on forums will become a little more user friendly.
Daniel sent in a tip to me yesterday about Foxmarks. Foxmarks is an extension for Firefox that synchronizes bookmarks across multiple machines. Once you get the extension up and running, you can login to http://my.foxcloud.com/ to use your bookmarks on any computer. It couldn’t get any more simple than that.
Looking at pictures and graphics through our browsers is one of the small joys in life that many of us take for granted. There are other ways of viewing those graphics, and you don’t have to keep them in the browser to do so. Image Assistant helps you bring those pictures into another program.
I just launched a new Web site not too long ago. One of the annoyances of setting up a new Web site is checking all the links to make sure they all go somewhere. This Firefox extension takes all that hard work out of the equation. LinkChecker does just what the name implies; it checks links.
Now if you have read any of my Firefox tips and tricks I have been posting the last few months, you have probably seen me talk about IE View before. IE View allows for you to easily open up any Web page from Firefox into Internet Explorer. So what does IE View Lite do?
I haven’t really understood or liked a lot of the games that have been built in as extensions for Firefox. For those folks out there who actually like to break out into a random game or two, there is Froggr.
Froggr is a clone of the classic Frogger game. The thing that is different here is they took the last vowel out of the name, which makes it ten times more fun.