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Power User Firefox Extensions

Every single day it seems like there are more and more great Firefox resources out there. If you are as big of a fan of Firefox as I am, you know you have to try out all the best extensions at least once. Here is a list of the best extensions out there for power users. Continue Reading →

Open Your Homepage in a New Tab

Need to go back home, but you do not want to leave the Web page you are on? Use this simple trick to browse the way you want to browse.

middle-click (or ctrl + left click) on the homepage button to open your homepage in a new tab

Now you can go back to your homepage anytime you need to without disrupting your current browsing situation.

Compact Library Extension Organizer

No, before you ask this Firefox extension has nothing to do with librarians. Think of it as a collector of your favorite extensions. The Compact Library Extension Organizer takes all your extensions and themes and makes them into one single installable .xpi file.

[Learn More About CLEO!]

Firefox Video Tutorials

Have a friend that might not “get” how to use Firefox just yet? Maybe they would learn more if you gave them a visual to study? I ran across this series of Firefox video tutorials this morning. Right now they cover: Tabbed Browsing, Live Bookmarking, Integrated Search, Themes, and Add-ons or Extensions. You can even toss in your E-mail address into the Web page so that you can get updated when new tutorials are available.

[Learn More About Firefox Video Tutorials!]

Top 10 Extensions for Tabbed Browsing

Yeah, another top 10 list. Pretty soon we will have a top 10 list of the best top 10 lists. This one I found pretty interesting though, because it had a few extensions even I haven’t gotten around to playing with yet.

Last week we covered 10 Firefox extensions that would keep your information private and make your browsing experience as safe as possible. Going beyond the security we need to also think about what cool (and sometimes productive) extensions we can install that will make Firefox even better. Let’s target tab browsing this time…

+ Check Out All 10 Tabbed Browsing Extensions!

Increase or Decrease Your Font Size

Is that tiny print really getting to you? Well, if you need to get a bigger view of a Web site it is easy to do.

hold the ctrl key while scrolling up or down. scrolling up increases the font size, scrolling down decreases the font size. you can also hold the ctrl key and then hit “+” key for a bigger font size and “-” key for a smaller one.

Now depending on how the Web site is coded, this may or may not work. I would say though from personal experience, it works around ninety percent of the time.

Check for Changes

With some Web sites out there, if you wanted to know when it was updated, you would subscribe to the RSS feed they put out, right? Well, with some Web sites out there, they still have no RSS or any other syndication method to be seen. You need something that watches the Web site in question for changes, and lets you know about it.

[Learn More About Check4Change!]

AllPeers Still Around

Remember AllPeers? This is the problem with staying in a private beta too long. People forget what you are or what you are trying to do. I remember getting really excited about this when the news first broke. How do I feel now? Well, some of the excitement has left me – but I’d love to check it out.

UK/Prague-based AllPeers is a Firefox extension that will allow for group P2P file sharing using the browser. A persistent buddy list in a sidebar is created. Files can be shared with those buddies by dragging a file, folder or URL into their name. It’s just as easy to share the file with multiple people. The core technology is based on bittorent.

+ Check Out Finally (Almost): AllPeers at TechCrunch!

Firefox Numbers Go Up

Now I could see why somebody should be excited about a leap of five or ten percent. I just don’t see why people find it necessary to mention every single time Firefox’s market share goes up or down a point. Found this little ‘bit of news via Download Squad.

While Firefox’s market share reached 15 percent in the US last month, eWeek is reporting that it’s hit 13.71 percent world wide. However, the browser’s spread has been hindered by recently publicized security flaws and lingering incompatibility issues, especially in the corporate sector.

This has been your non-news news post of the day.

Close a Tab in Firefox

Want to quickly close a tab in everybody’s favorite browser? You could move your mouse all the way up to the tab bar and then right-click and then select “Close Tab”. If you in a hurry though, here is a method of getting it done that is a little faster.

move up to the tab in question, then middle click (or ctrl + left click) it.

Now you don’t have to worry about that person about to come in the room and find out you were reading about midgets.