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Firefox 2 Support Ending in Mid-December

firefox For those of you who didn’t like Firefox 3, or haven’t gotten around to updating yet – you only have a few more months left.  On the Firefox 2 download page, Mozilla states:

Firefox 2.0.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until mid-December, 2008. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3.

Out with the old and in with the new!  Just curious, for those who might be lagging behind, why are you still using Firefox 2?  For the Firefox 3 users, what is your favorite feature you think might win them over? 

(news via CyberNet)

What to Backup Before Moving to Firefox 3

bookmark-backups If you haven’t made the jump yet, there are a few files you may want to make sure you back up before going from Firefox 2 to Firefox 3.  The first would be your password files.  These files are located in your profile folder

Backup the Firefox files called:

  • signons.txt
  • signons2.txt
  • key3.db

Copy and past them into the place you want to back them up to, and you are done.  To restore them, make sure you don’t have Firefox running and then go into your current profile folder and copy and move them in.  They should replace the ones in there currently.

Now to backup your Firefox 2 boomarks, dive back into your profile folder and look for a file called “bookmarkbackups”.  Double-click that folder, and there you have some of your saved bookmarks that you thought you had lost waiting for you to restore them.

bookmark-manager-firefox-3

To restore your bookmarks in Firefox 3, go to Bookmarks and then Organize Bookmarks.  In the Library, click on Import and Backup and click on “Import HTML”.  The on screen wizard should walk you through the rest of the steps.

Give Firefox 3 Firefox 2’s Address Bar

Today I saw my first Firefox 3 extension that bring back “classic” features of Firefox 2. It was only a matter of time before some of these started to pop up and I have a feeling that many more may be on their way.

The oldbar addon replaces Firefox 3’s new address bar with the one that you are used to now in Firefox 2. Here is the new Firefox 3 address bar (or otherwise known as the location bar):

firefox-3-location-bar

Then here is the classic one you will get with this Firefox 3 extension:

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You can pick up the oldbar extension over at the Mozilla addons web site.

End of Days for Firefox 1.5

There is a lot of buzz going around about the Mozilla folks saying that Firefox 1.5 will only be maintained with security and stability updates until April 24, 2007.

firefoxlogo.jpgI say this is good news!

Sure, the people holding out on Firefox 2 are going to be given a kick in the pants to upgrade, but having to support several older versions of a program can’t be easy for such a developing and always changing product like a browser. There are great things going on via the Web these days, and your browser is your portal to it. Don’t you want to use the latest and greatest?

Vista Flavored Metal Lion

Now I haven’t been a huge fan of the Metal Lion themes in the past, but this “Vista” flavor is not half bad. I like it.

Metal Lion

As you can see it has a colorful yet clean look, and does give something a little different while not trying to be too different. Check it out, use it and let me know what you think.

+ Download and Install the Metal Lion – Vista Theme for Firefox!

Customizing Firefox Tips

I have an handful of Firefox tips that have to do with customizing the browser. A few people have E-mailed me these in, so there are too many to thank right now. So let’s cut through the introductions and get right into the good stuff.

Thanks goes out to MozillaLinks.org for the majority of this week’s top five!

There are only four this week – do you feel cheated? Well I left the last one off because I wanted you to fill it in! Have any more to share? Leave a comment and a link to share your favorite Firefox customization tips!

Use Internet Explorer and Firefox

If there any reason why you can not use more than one browser? No. A lot of folks get caught up in being “uber fans” though and don’t realize that all browsers have some good points and some bad points. This article I found yesterday really got me to thinking – it might have the same effect on you as well.

Naturally, all of this has generated a bit of contention among users of Microsoft Windows where Firefox fans put down IE and users of IE 7 say they don’t want to bother with changing anything on their computers that is working. I’m an unlikely Solomon, but I do know what I would order if I were in charge: Use them both.

+ Continue Reading Firefox or Internet Explorer? Why Not Both?

Clean and Familiar Firefox Theme

Kemplton is definately a clean and familiar Firefox theme.

I have been using it on my notebook PC for a while now, and I can not say I have any real complaints. A lot of the icons and navigation of it look much like the standard themes you see out there. It might not re-invent the wheel, but it is easy on the eyes.

Give it a shot and let me know your own thoughts on it.

Kemplton

+ Download and Install the Kemplton Theme for Firefox!

Different Flavors of the Default Firefox Theme

Julien promised me that there would be more Cylence themes to come, and I was not disappointed to see them pop up on Mozilla’s Web site a few days ago.

Here is the list thus far:

Cylence Theme
Cylence Theme : Diamond Variation
Cylence Theme : Sapphire Variation
Cylence Theme : Ruby Variation
Cylence Theme : Obsidian Variation

For those of you who do not know, the Cylence themes are a different variation of the default Firefox theme. They provide a polished look, tinted with at least one color for good measure.

Only question I have is where is my emerald theme? :)