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Add to the Dictionary

Firefox 2’s dictionary function might take a little while to train, but once you do it is a welcome improvement for all us bad spellers out there. When you see a word that you need to add to the dictionary – that might not be there – it is easy to add it in so it doesn’t show up as a misspelled word any longer.

All you need to do is right-click on the word and select “Add to Dictionary”.

Surf the Web at Work

Yeah, you know you like to kill time by watching YouTube videos when you should be working on those reports that are due Monday. You know it is a bad habit, but you do it anyway. Well, I am not going to help you cheat your company out of cash, I am only offering a suggestion under the table to help you browse the Web at work.

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Planet Mir

Here is another theme ready for Firefox 2! Planet Mir looks more like the traditional Firefox 1.5 theme, but it has a few new quirks and styles that makes it fit in perfectly with the new Firefox 2 features. If the goal of the theme was to go for a cleaner, crisper looking theme than the default theme for Firefox – I think they did it.

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Update! Looks like I goofed, because Planet Mir isn’t exactly ready for Firefox 2 just yet. Hopefully it will be soon though, because it is a great minimalistic theme!

Media Pirate

Media Pirate is an image and video downloader and makes it easy to steal barrow media content from websites like blip.tv, break.com, dailymotion.com, ifilm.com, media.putfile.com, metacafe.com, myvideo.de, video.google.com, vidilife.com, youtube.com, zippyvideos.com and many other Web sites.

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Quick and Easy Maps

Are you in a hurry to find a map? The Map+ extension for Firefox should help you find where you want to go. You can view a map of a selected address in Firefox without changing windows or tabs using the right click command. The maps are generated in an iframe window using the Yahoo API. Aspects of the map display are customizable, including the window location, height, and width.

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Hide Bar

If you are one of those people who has the bad habit of installing every extension I mention, you might run into a few screen real estate problems. The basic rule you have to remember is you should at least be able to see the Web page you are at. Toolbars and addons via the toolbars shouldn’t get in your way, they should help you. To clean up the mess – download the Hide Bar extension.

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Adsense Notifier

Need to know how much cash you have flowing in thanks to Google Adsense? Well you can forget about going to the Adsense Web site, logging in, and all that mess. That takes up too much of your time – and as we all know – time is money. You need to stop reading this and pickup the Adsense Notifier extension for Firefox. It gives you a running list of cash coming in via your status bar.

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Quick Find in Firefox

It has been a while since I shared any quick Firefox tips, so today is the day I start doing it again. Need to find something on a Web page quickly?

Well you could use the Ctrl + F keyboard combination to find what you are looking for. You can also just hit the “/” button as well. The second method is what is called the “quick find” option. The nice thing about this quick find option is that after you are done with it and click somewhere else on the Web page you are searching – it just goes away.

Firefox 2 Tweak Guide

Do you need a general tweak and usability guide for the new Firefox 2 browser? Well I would argue that not too much has changed, but having a handy reference is never a bad thing. The folks over at TweakGuides.com have written up a pretty long and in-depth helper for the newest member of the Mozilla family.

Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox for short, is just a free Internet browser. It’s not a cure for cancer. It doesn’t wash your car or make you a frothy coffee. So why all the fuss and hype over Firefox? In a nutshell, the reason is simple: Firefox is a true open source competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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1-ClickWeather

Now I might be outside of storm season here in North Texas, but it is still a good idea to keep an eye on the weather. As it gets colder outside, I like to know how many pairs of underwear I should put on before I step foot outside. 1-ClickWeather does the job for me.

Because weather is important to you everyday… weather.com offers you instant local weather conditions, alerts, radar in motion, satellite maps, and forecasts all within your Firefox browser.

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