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Cutting Down the Browsing Clutter

Sure you have heard of trimming the tree around Christmas time, but what about trimming your browser? The folks over at CyberNet have done it again, producing one heck of a nice guide to cutting the slack from your Firefox experience.

Firefox is a truly amazing browser and I think my favorite part about it is that the extensions make it remarkably useful. They add features that I wouldn’t expect a Web browser to do, such as serve as an FTP client. While I think extensions are great, I also find myself installing some that I just don’t need. It is almost like an addiction, and with a new year right around the corner I thought it was a good time to trim some of the “fat” (a.k.a. extensions) off of my Firefox profile by re-evaluating my need for the extensions.

They cover just about everything. From cleaning up your toolbar to clearing the mess from your profile, you have no excuse not to do a little house cleaning before the new year rolls around.

Free Greasemonkey Resource

Greasemonkey is one of my favorite extensions to ever come out of the Firefox browser, and it seems to be the first thing I install whenever I am setting up a new installation of our favorite browser. To help with some of the details with Greasemonkey, I have found a neat Web site. All you need to do is read, and then click the page to get something new. Very innovative indeed.

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Free Extention Writer’s Guide

I am always interested in reading new guides and reviews on how folks can make their own extensions. I guess one of these days I might even try it out myself. My only time is I would have to find the time in the day to do it. The folks over at Extend Firefox have put together a great guide that is worth checking out. If I ever was to write an extension, this is the guide that would help me get it done.

Due to the recent surge in the number of Firefox users around the world, the interest in developing well-written extensions has become a goal of many individuals. Unfortunately, many of the tutorials currently online provide enough information to get users writing simple “Hello, World” extensions, and leaves you hanging on developing more interesting projects. The goal of this tutorial is to provide the reader with the information and resources to write feature-filled, Mozilla-compliant, extensions.

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Users Guide to the Firefox 2

Another great Firefox 2 guide has been released. This time around Kyle’s Cove gives you the best rundown about the newest member of the Mozilla family.

An overwhelming share of the web browser market has been held by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for close to a decade now, but for the past two years their market share has been steadily declining in favor of the upstart web browser Firefox. This guide is designed to give you everything you need to know to get the most out of the Firefox 2.0 web browser.

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Firefox 2 Tweak Guide

Do you need a general tweak and usability guide for the new Firefox 2 browser? Well I would argue that not too much has changed, but having a handy reference is never a bad thing. The folks over at TweakGuides.com have written up a pretty long and in-depth helper for the newest member of the Mozilla family.

Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox for short, is just a free Internet browser. It’s not a cure for cancer. It doesn’t wash your car or make you a frothy coffee. So why all the fuss and hype over Firefox? In a nutshell, the reason is simple: Firefox is a true open source competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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Get the Most Out of StumbledUpon

The folks over at Pronet Advertising have posted a wonderful guide to using my favorite Firefox extension, StumbledUpon.

StumbleUpon is a popular social site that over 1 million people use. It is not as popular as digg or del.icio.us, but it drove 17,209 visitors in the last 25 days to this blog. That makes it a valuable traffic source, so lets see how StumbleUpon works and how you can use it to get traffic to your website.

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