Opera has a really nice feature that allows you to “Go back to start”. So, what does that mean exactly? This means you can go back to the first page on a website you started browsing, even if you are a few clicks in. The Back to Start add-on for Firefox brings this functionality to your favorite browser.
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YouTube Control Center is an open-source project that aims to enhance the overall YouTube experience by providing the end user with more control in what the playback process is concerned.
Real Kiosk is a Firefox extension that defaults to full screen, disables all menus, toolbars, key commands and right button menus. Alt+Home still takes you home.
It seems there are a number of people upset about some of the recent changes to the AdBlock extension for Firefox. Are you one of these users? Personally – I’d rather you not use it here because that means I get no revenue for my hard work on Firefox Facts, but those are the breaks.
Check out this Reddit post to learn more about the new AdBlock feature that is bugging some folks.
One feature of Firefox 4 that I do find annoying is the "Switch to Tab" feature. I have found a way to disable the default interaction though, so I wanted to share this little tip with all of you out there that may have already switched to Firefox 4 as your default browser.
I have made no secret about the fact that the one feature I am looking most forward to in Firefox 4 is the new Firefox Panorama tool (formerly known as Tab Candy). Now, I have shown you why Panorama is really handy when it comes to getting rid of the extra browser windows, but now they are also introducing a very nice search feature too.
Tab Candy is the most exciting Firefox feature I have seen in a long time. The problem we all have is it becomes harder, as the day goes along, to keep our tabs organized. We all multi-task, and the regular horizontal tab toolbar with ten to twenty open tabs is not helping us. That is where Tab Candy comes into play.
Firefox 3.6 Released!
The latest version of your favorite browser has been released. Firefox 3.6 is now available via Mozilla’s web site. The big update this time around is the built in support for Firefox Personas.
Need more? Here’s the full list of new features that Firefox 3.6 brings:
- Available in more than 70 languages – get your local version.
- Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox’s appearance with a single click.
- Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
- The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
- Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
- Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
- Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.
More Firefox 3.6 Tips, Tutorials and Help!
- Enable Visual Tab Switcher in Firefox 3.6
- Firefox 3.6 Fix – Open New Tabs in Far Right
- Top 10 Personas Backgrounds for Firefox!
- Firefox 3.6 Portable Edition is Now Available via Lifehacker
Overall, not a bad upgrade. If your Firefox has not updated it’s self yet, you can always pick up the update at Mozilla’s web site. What do you think of Firefox 3.6? Love it? Hate it? More interested in Firefox 4? Leave you feedback in the comments!
One of the cool Google Chrome browser features is the ability to pin tabs in the browser by default.
Pinned tabs are shifted to the left side of the tab bar where their tab will be changed to just show the favicon for the web site in question. Thanks to the Pin Tab add-on for Firefox, you can bring that functionality to your favorite browser.
Another neat feature of this Firefox add-on is when you type something in the address bar, or select a result in the address bar while a pinned tab is selected, the address you selected will open in a new tab – leaving your pinned tab alone.
How do you pin a tab?
You can also pin a tab by dragging it to the left of already pinned tabs.
In what is being seen by some as a silly feature to add, Firefox 3.6 is apparently getting better support for orientation of where it is at. What does this mean, exactly? Firefox will know, if your computer has an accelerometer in it, if it is tilting to the left, right, front, or back and will respond with the way the web page your looking at is displayed.
Here’s a few more details about the new feature coming to Firefox:
Originally built as something that we would include for our upcoming mobile browser release, we’ve made it available on desktop systems as well. Many modern Macbooks and Thinkpads contain devices and drivers that expose this information. We’ve added support for Linux, Macs and some Thinkpads where drivers and devices are available.
Overall, this is a pretty awesome new feature for the computers that will support it. This picture really does not do it justice, go check out the video demonstration over at hacks.mozilla.org.