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Internote – Browser Notes

I love sticky notes. They help me keep things in order, and as a very neat person, that makes me very happy. Keeping everything organized and nice makes for a better browsing experience as well. Want to add some notes to Firefox? All you need to do is download the Internote Firefox extension.

[Learn More About Internote!]

3 Second Wait for Extensions

Many of us have probably wondered why there is a three second wait time you have to go through before installing extensions. The folks at the Download Squad have an answer.

Most users (self included) assume that it’s just to make users read the dialog. It turns out that’s not the case–Jesse Ruderman explains that it’s actually a security feature to keep people from unwittingly installing malicious code. He describes an ingenious exploit in which a user is presented, for example, a security (CAPTCHA) image to type in. JavaScript is used to initiate an extension installation when the user starts typing, and when the user types ‘y’ or enter, it triggers the ‘Accept’ or ‘Install’ button, allowing the malicious software to be installed.

So now, you can either read more about why it is there, or you can read here to find out how to turn it off.

ErrorZilla – Useful Error Pages

Ever find yourself on a “Page Can Not Be Found” Web page? You are left with an empty feeling inside, because you do not know what else to try. For those of you who might run into error pages more times than the rest of us, you need ErrorZilla. This extension will give you a prettier error Web page, as well as some neat tools to help you find what it is you were looking for.

[Learn More About ErrorZilla!]

TrackMeNot

With all this talk about your privacy being attacked and people snooping on what you have been searching about, you are bound to feel a little paranoid. You might be watching over your shoulder as you type. You might be turning the lights out before you get Online. How can you protect yourself from being tracked in your searches though? If you use Firefox, you need the TrackMeNot extension.

[Learn More About TrackMeNot!]

Web Marker

Since this is “back to school” season, I figured I would find a Firefox extension that would fit in with that theme. The Web Marker extension reminds me of my days of school where I would read through books, and have to highlight certain parts of them. I don’t really remember why we did it, I just remember the pretty colors.

[Learn More About Web Marker!]

Slim Extensions List

Tired of having to scroll and scroll just to see all of the extensions you have installed in Firefox? Well, then you need to pick up the Slim Extension List extension. I know, you are thinking, “I don’t need another extension to add to the list!”, but I promise you this one makes the pain go away. It shortens the entries for each extension so that they don’t take up so much space. Click on the extension in question, and the box expands to show you more information.

[Learn More About the Slim Extensions List!]

Access Firefox

Here is something we probably do not give much thought to every single day. How can we make browsing better for the disabled? Well, thanks to a Firefox Facts reader I have found a great resource for making Firefox a little more accessible to those folks.

The Access Firefox Project was created to showcase some of the accessibility tools and features that are available for the free Firefox Web Browser, and to provide Firefox accessibility information and resources. Firefox has a great number of built in accessibility options and there are many free add-ons that greatly enhance the Firefox user’s experience.

Check Out AccessFirefox.com!

ShortShip – eBay Help

Shopping on eBay can be a real savior and a real pain in the rear. Sure, you can find a lot of great deals. Why does looking for the best deals always have to be such hard work though? The ShortShip Firefox extension hopes to end your worries. It makes it a lot easier to find the cheapest deals on eBay.

[Learn More About ShortShip!]

Session Manager

When I shut down and leave Firefox, I want things to come back just the way they were. This way, I can get right back into doing what I was doing before without worrying about opening up the series of links again. There are a lot of session managers out there today, but the best by far is the Session Manager Firefox extension.

[Learn More About Session Manager!]