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Save as Image

When it comes to saving things from the Web, it has been a long time since I have seen a good tool that allows you to save images. Everything pretty much does the same old stuff. There is nothing new, exciting or different under the sun. Well, that was the case till I checked out the Save As Image Firefox extension.

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Instant Calculator

This Firefox Fact comes from Lifehacker.com:

Reader Jerry points out that Firefox 2’s suggest-as-you type Google search box is an instant calculator. Simply type your mathematical formula into the search box (Alt-K Cntrl-K to get there quick) and you’ll get your answer even before you hit the equals sign. Awesome.

Firefox Accepting Feature Suggestions

Have an idea for Firefox 3? Well now is the time to let it be known to the public, or at least the folks over at Mozilla. They are starting to accept ideas for the next next version of everybody’s favorite browser.

The Firefox web browser has come a long way since the project was announced as a fork from the open-sourced Mozilla project. Version 1.0 was released in 2004 and quickly won critical acclaim for its speed, compatibility with web standards, and features.

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Contact Your Favorite Extention Authors

This post over at SpreadFirefox.com got my attention. Thus far, all of my favorite extension have been updated for Firefox 2. Have yours?

Firefox 2.0 will be released in some days now, but still many extension are not marked compatible with 2.0.x.

If thousands of users will upgrade from 1.5 or 1.0 there will be an outcry all over the world: “Firefox killed my favourite extension! I can’t use it at all”. Extensions are one of the killer features of Firefox and it would be a pity if users can’t use theirs on the new version.

But in fact most extension work with Fx2 if you force them to be installed, for example by editing install.rdf or by using the Nightly-Tester-tools. This is not a way for the normal user, but it shows that the developer could easily mark the extension as compatible.

If you have not already, contact your favorite extension authors and ask them to get on the ball and get things updated. Make sure you toss a “please” and “thank you” in there as well.

Revealing Passwords in Firefox

So you think your passwords are all nice and safe inside your browser? Well, you might want to think again. Here is a way to check out all your passwords without any hacking involved.

Go to the Firefox “Preferences” click on “Privacy” and then on the “Passwords” tab. Click on the button in the bottom left saying “View Saved Passwords”. Then a new window pops up and there is another button, saying “Show Passwords” and another dialog box asking for confirmation. But that’s about it. There you go! All passwords can be seen in blank text!

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Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download. Web application developers, our testing community, and users who want to get a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox should download and install this release candidate. Please note that at this time, users should not expect all of their extensions, plugins and themes from previous versions of Firefox to work properly.

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