Tag Archives | firefox

Searchbar Autosizer

In my opinion, the address bar in Firefox is too long and the search bar is way too short. Now if we lived in a world without extensions, I would just have to live with this fact and move on. Thankfully somebody else feels the way I do and has written an extension to fix it.

Searchbar Autosizer allows you to resize that search box to fit your personal browsing needs.

[Learn More About Searchbar Autosizer!]

Digg Clone for Mozilla Fans

Specializing in Mozilla-based products (such as Firefox) MozillaKicks.com looks like a neat place to find Mozilla news, updates and interesting links. Yes, it is another Digg.com clone, but that shouldn’t take too many points away from it. I just wish it was a little more active.

New Add-ons Manager for Firefox?

Making up for the fact that they had to drop Places for right now, it looks like all is not lost. Via CyberNetNews.com I read about a new “Add-ons Manager” that seems to be merging both the theme manager and the extension manager into one spot. Hey, the more simple you can make it, the better.

I wouldn’t mind seeing them put in a search engine manager there as well. Themes, extensions, and search engine plugins are the three major things folks add or delete from Firefox, so why not join them there in one window?

See the pictures of it over at CyberNetNews.com!

Search Engine Wizard

If you have been using Firefox for any amount of time, you have probably fell in love with the search box in the top right corner of the browser. The only problem is that not every Web site is listed on Firefox’s search plugin Web site. Are you looking to add a search engine that nobody has written a plugin for? Try the Search Engine Wizard.

[Learn More About Search Engine Wizard!]

HTML Validator

I will not lie to you, no matter how much hate mail I get for saying what I am about to say. I don’t often check to see if my Web sites are using “valid HTML”. Now that I have confessed my sin, I am ready to start validating like everybody else. The HTML Validator extension for Firefox is what is going to help me make the change.

[Learn More About HTML Validator!]

Another Battle of the Browsers

CNET has put together it’s own battle of the browser wars. With insights on Internet Explorer beta 2, Firefox 2 alpha 1 and Opera 9 beta 1, who will come out the winner? I’m not too sure if I agree with the outcome, but there is a lot of good side by side comparisons here you should check out.

[Battle of the Browser Betas]

Switch Back to IE?

InformationWeek has posted an interesting article asking if Microsoft can get folks to switch back to Internet Explorer. You aren’t going to see me do it, and this article points out many reasons why I wouldn’t. I think the competition is good for the industry. I also think we haven’t even come close to seeing the browser wars’ “shock and awe” period just yet.

[Can Microsoft Convince You To Switch?]