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IE7 vs Firefox 2 – Security

So out of the two big browsers of the future, which one will handle security issues better?

Microsoft and Mozilla are on a collision course, both racing to complete major updates to their flagship web browsers scheduled for release this fall. Over the past two years, Firefox has zoomed from nowhere to gobble a significant chunk of market share at Internet Explorer’s expense. The biggest selling point for Firefox is its generally better record on security issues; so it’s no accident that Microsoft has paid significant attention to beefing up security features in Internet Explorer 7.

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Fix Long Titles

Mozilla is not hiding anything from you. You have nothing to fear in that department. That triple dot you see when viewing a long title is a bug. Want to squash it? If so you will need the Long Titles Firefox extension.

[Learn More About Long Titles!]

Delete Firefox Auto-Complete Entries

Tired of seeing all those wacky entries when you go to type something into a text box in Firefox? Want to get rid of them? Well you can! All you need to do is…

Just start to type in into the form field until the grey drop down appears, then use the cursor keys to move to the entry to be deleted and press the SHIFT key and the delete key. Voila!

Found this tip via Lifehacker who found it via Captain Universe.

Folkd and Firefox

Yes I have yet another social news and information service for you. Before you roll your eyes and head on though, give me a few more seconds of your time. This new service from folkd.com is finally one that doesn’t seem like a direct ripoff of Digg.com.

[Learn More About Folkd.com!]

Web Hosting Show Firefox Sidebar

whssidebar1.jpgI was bored yesterday, so I decided to create a little sidebar for everybody to enjoy. All you need to do to get it up and running is click the link at the end of this post. I wish I could say this took me hours to create, but honestly it only took a few minutes. Now you can listen to the number one hosting podcast across the nation all the time.

+ Add the WHS Sidebar Player to Firefox!

Record Your Firefox Tasks

Do you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again? Do you always have something to say in a certain place, or would you like to test Firefox by setting it to do a number of tasks automatically? If any of this sounds interesting, go and get Selenium IDE.

Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for Selenium tests. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. Selenium IDE includes the entire Selenium Core, allowing you to easily and quickly record and play back tests in the actual environment that they will run.

With that said, I also found a helpful tutorial on how to set up automated tasks with this extension as well.

Celebrity Search

Now I will be the first to say that I do not spend a lot of time looking up information on and about celebrities. For those of you who do that sort of thing though, I have a Firefox extension that you can no do without. The Celebrity Search Firefox extension puts all that Hollywood searching power right at your fingertips.

[Learn More About Celebrity Search!]

Useless Firefox Extensions

We all like reading about useful extensions right? Well, what do we do about all the useless ones?

There are also absolutely uneeded features, developed either for the programming challenge or just for the fun. Here is a sort of anthology of the most unuseful extensions to Mozilla Firefox. Sure theirs authors will love being cited here.

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Firefox Tutorials

Here is another great resource by another young Firefox fan:

I decided to make this site to help users who have problems with Firefox, (because I had loads at the beginning) also to help people who have already got to grips with the web browser, get the most out of it.

+ Visit FirefoxTutorials.co.uk!

Merriam-Webster Search Plugin

Forget how to spell a word? Want to know what a word means? Install this search plug-in and use your Firefox search box to look up words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary or Thesaurus instantly—from anywhere on the Web. Personally, I usually use the Google search plugin for this, but Merriam-Webster might make a little more sense to other folks out there.

[Learn More About the Merriam-Webster Search Plugin!]