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About This Site

The folks over at Lifehacker have put out a nice article about the extension for Firefox known as About This Site. They cover this little beauty from head to toe and let you know why you may or may not be interested in using it.

When you happen upon a new web site – or you’re just interested in finding more about one you frequent all the time – it’s difficult to get a sense of how popular it is, how long it’s been around, what people are saying about it and how much it’s been bookmarked. The About This Site Firefox extension offers one click access to web services that compile just that kind of information for you.

Want to know more about any Web site? This would be a good place to start.

+ Read More on the About This Site Extension for Firefox!

Yuku Firefox Tool

The Yuku service is pitching itself has being message boards for the Web 2.0 world. Do they live up to that hype? Not really sure. They seem popular, but that is not the business I am in. They do have a mighty nice Firefox extension though.

The Yuku Firefox Extension is an add-on that alerts Firefox users with the latest updates on their Yuku profiles! Get notified when you receive a New Message, a New Comment and when you recieve a New Friend Request!

This extension also claims to make it easy to switch between profiles and navigate the Yuku Web site with quick navigation links. Sounds good to me, what do you think?

+ Download and Install the Yuku Extension for Firefox!

Split Your Window Up

Would you like to split your window up into two, three or four different Web sites? Viewing multiple Web sites at once is something Opera does – why not Firefox? Well now with a little help from an extension you can get this functionality as well.

One of my favorite features in Opera is having the ability to cascade or tile your tabs, which is something that many browsers don’t support. That’s because Opera is built using a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) that allows for these operations to take place. Having this feature always allowed me to view to different websites side-by-side which I find to be extremely useful.

+ Read More About Splitting Up Your Window in Firefox!

Know When a Site is Printer Ready

With the Print Hint Firefox extension, you will never have to second guess if a Web site has a special style sheet set aside for printing the content.

This extension helps you to quickly find printer-friendly versions of webpages. A green icon indicates the presence of a ‘print stylesheet’. Webpages with a print stylesheet have been specifically formatted for printing. Click on the green icon to print.

+ Download and Install the Print Hint Extension for Firefox!

Firefox Tools for Google Reader

Do you use Google Reader a lot?

Ever since Google moved Google Reader over to the newer, cleaner and better design I have been using it to handle all of my feed reading. I have gone from FeedBurner, to Newsgator, to Rojo to Google Reader – so I have tried a lot. Google Reader beats the rest of them hands down.

I just posted my big Google Reader Guide over at my personal blog, Mitchelaneous. There are a lot of Firefox and Greasemonkey goodies in there for you to check out, so please do so. If you know of any good ones that might have missed let me know as well. I did my best to find the best of the best.

Track Your Packages

I really hate waiting for packages because it seems like it ruins my day most of the time. Everybody (other than UPS) seems to forget where my house is or they like to hide the packages somewhere on the property and just tell me, “they were delivered”. Well I have an extension that might help you track packages – but it will not (unfortunately) give the bad delivery services a kick in the rear for you.

This extension makes it easier to track a package when the web page or email does not provide you with a link to the shipping company’s tracking page. Simply highlight the tracking number, right click, and click “Track Package”. It will automatically determine which company’s tracking page to go to.

Right now this extension currently supports: UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, Canada Post, TNT and Purolator.

+ Learn More About and Install the Track Packages Extension for Firefox!

Where is my Firefox Profile Folder?

This is a question we get time and time again, so I thought I would post the full listing for where your profile folder is for Mozilla Firefox based on your operating system of choice…

Windows 95 (without Desktop Update)
C:WindowsMozilla

Windows 95 (with Desktop Update)/98/Me
C:WindowsApplication DataMozilla

C:WindowsProfiles<Windows login/user name>Application DataMozilla

Windows NT 4.x
C:WinntProfiles<Windows login/user name>Application DataMozilla

Windows 2000 and XP
C:Documents and Settings<Windows login/user name>Application DataMozilla

Windows Vista
C:Users<Windows login/user name>AppDataRoamingMozilla

Unix
~/.mozilla/

Mac OS X
~/Library/Mozilla/

~/Library/Application Support/

Looking for an easier way to access your profile folder?  You can do so right from the menu bar, if you know where to look for it.  Make sure you check out this tutorial for an even easier way to find your profile folder:

Find Your Firefox Profile Folder, The Easy Way!

Hope that helps you locate your Firefox profile folder.  If there is a location I missed, be sure to let me know and I will get it added.

More about:config Help and Guides

One of the best features about Firefox is the about:config window. You can hack away and play with just about every aspect of the browser from there. Here is a guide I ran across that helps you use about:config to get rid of a few annoyances.

After installing Firefox, there are things I must do every time to make it behave sanely. Thank God for about:config. Strange how all of these things are disabling some feature of Firefox. Maybe Firefox tries to do too much.

+ Read More About Making Firefox Sane Again!

Close the Current Tab

Want to close the current tab in Firefox 2? Well here is a simple – yet easy way to get that done. All you need to do is hit the keyboard combination of Ctrl+W. That will close the current tab you are viewing and allow you to quickly get out of there.

Now this might be handy if you have folks looking over you shoulder, or if you boss quickly comes in the room and you don’t want them to see you are listening to the Web Hosting Show podcast.

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.

+ Check Out the Greasemonkey Guide!