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10 Best Thanksgiving Personas for Firefox

Best Firefox Personas for Fall

It is November 1st, so you know what that means.  Time to break out the Easter decorations, right? No – since our bellies are still filled with Halloween candy, I thought we might take it easy today and just decorate Firefox with a more Thanksgiving-like theme.  I have searched far and wide through tons of Personas to get the very best.

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Mozilla Launches Gaming Lab

Along with all of your productive and useful websites out there, gaming websites or online games often get tossed to the wayside.  You know what though? Supporting games and independent developers is just as important as supporting the guys making the awesome website applications we all know and love.  With that said, I am happy to see Mozilla has launched the new Mozilla Labs Gaming.

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Breakout the Tinseltown Christmas Theme for Firefox

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Is it really the most wonderful time of the year?  I think so.  We have reached the time in the year where we all start pulling our Christmas trees down from the attic and hunting down the best Christmas-y theme you can find in this Firefox winter wonderland.  Of course I am talking about the Tinseltown theme for Firefox.

This theme is decorated from head to toe with holiday joy. 

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Happy Fifth Birthday Firefox

Happy birthday wishes and big congratulations go out today to Firefox.  Did you realize that Firefox is five years old?    Some people are having a hard time thinking five years passed by so quickly, while others feel like it has been around even longer than that. 

Here’s a great video that does a good job at telling the story of Firefox, from then to now:

The peeps over at Lifehacker have also written up a great retrospective that is well worth checking out.  What birthday wishes would you like to send to the Mozilla team?  Without Firefox, there would be no Firefox Facts – so as I enjoy three years of this blog, I’d like to thank Mozilla for the inspiration and all of you for reading it every day and making it one of the most popular un-official Firefox blogs out there today.

So happy birthday to Firefox, one of the best browsers out there on the planet.

Welcome Firefox 3.5! Join the Party!

firefox The day a new Firefox version comes out is always a fun day for me, because right now I feel like a little kid on Christmas, waiting to get to open his presents.  Today is the day that Firefox 3.5 is released to the public!

This year I hesitated to download any of the release candidates, because they always seem to spoil some of the surprise.  So, like many of you, I am anxiously awaiting Mozilla’s web site update that says Firefox 3.5 is ready for download.

9:43 AM CST – Firefox 3.5 is out via Mozilla’s web site!

Firefox 3.5 Final - Download Link

Go here to download.  Be sure to add a comment and leave us your first impressions of the newest version of Firefox!

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Turn Your Firefox into an Arcade

Firefox Arcade GamesAfter all the stress of the holidays, and before you start getting stressed about taxes – you need a way to relax.  How do I relax?  I play games.  Want to turn Firefox into your own personal arcade?  Here are a more than a few extensions to help you along the way.

PONG! Multiplayer – Play a game of PONG! while you are waiting. (also see the PingPong add-on)

Cards – A collection of patience (i.e. single-player) card games. Included are: Aces Up, Black Widow, Canfield, Demon, Double Klondike, Double Solitaire, Grounds for Divorce, Fan, Forty Thieves, FreeCell, Golf, Gypsy, Klondike, Maze, Mod 3, Montana…

Pacman – The Retro Extension. Yet another Pacman-clone. (Also check out PagMan)

Clines – Clines, a little game. (with dots!)

Mozteroids – Mozteroids is a variant of the computer game classic Asteroids.

Xultris – Xultris is a variant of the computer game classic Tetris.

Snake – Snake is a clone of the popular Snake or Worm…

Xoom – a top-down racing game with simple graphics, but tons of fun.

Red vs. Blue – The goal of this little game is to sort all red dots to left side and all blue dots to right side. Do this as fast as possible.

Froggr – Froggr is a clone of the classic Frogger.

There are tons of free flash games out there too, so to help you with those – I have another add-on that is worth mentioning.  Flash Game Maximizer does exactly what it claims to do.  It maximizes the flash game you are playing to fill the entire browser.   Also, you can’t forget about FireNES, which (last time I checked) allowed you to play tons of old NES titles.

Have any other favorite games you can play from within Firefox?

Hitting the Playground Theme

I miss the playground.  Getting to take a break from school, head outside and play various games that have probably sense been outlawed because one child tagging another is now seen as something "gang" related. 

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This Playground theme is a perfect fit if your seeking a Firefox 3 theme that looks a little more playful in nature.  It is also very colorful and just fun to look at as well.  Kind of reminds me of the Scribblies line of themes for Firefox too.

You can pick it up on Mozilla’s add-on web site and give your own Firefox 3 install a more childish look.

Kid Friendly Scribblies

Scribbles - Plain ThemeWhen looking for kid friendly themes, there are not that many to choose from out there. The best of the best, better than all the rest is the Scribblies set of themes for Firefox. For more kid friendly themes check out Percy’s suggestions over at Mozilla Links.

Try out Scribblies Plain for a dull background but fun icons!

Need something more colorful? Try Scribbles Brite!

Also can’t forget about Scribblies Kids for an alternative look and feel!

I really love the entire line of Scribblies themes for Firefox. Which one is your favorite?  Maybe you’ll have an easier time picking a favorite than me.