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Old Add-ons Not Working?

Fix Disable ExtensionsPeople often run into problems when Firefox updates, because some of their favorite add-ons no longer work.  Well, it isn’t exactly that they will not work.  It is the fact that the add-on developer hasn’t updated the add-on to meet the compatibility of the newer version of Firefox. In this article I’ll see what I can do to help you out when it comes to getting them re-enabled.

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Open Plain Text URLs as Links

Open Text LinksThere is nothing more annoying than finding a link to a page you want to navigate to and you can’t just click it to get there.  Call it shotty webmastering or bad design, but it does happen.  However, there is a Firefox add-on that will save the day and it’s name is Text Link.

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Web FWD – Community Driven Innovation

Web FWDMozilla is looking to expand innovation through its own incubator program for the open web. Web FWD is a new program that is designed from the ground up to help build up projects that focus around open web technologies.  Teams will be invited to work within Mozilla offices for four weeks where they will be teamed u with some of the greatest minds inside of Mozilla and have access to all the Mozilla resources too.  If you are an open source web developer, this should be a dream come true.

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How to Get Add-ons for Firefox Mobile

Firefox MobileI have been using Firefox on my Droid X phone for a while now and love it.  Sure, there are a few faults to it – but overall Mozilla has done a great job at developing a mobile phone browser, plain and simple.  One issue I ran into early on though was I didn’t know where to get the special add-ons for the mobile version of the browser.  Some add-ons might work in both the desktop and mobile versions of Firefox, but others do not. 

So, where should you turn to get the Mobile Add-ons for your favorite browser?

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Customize the Tab Width in Firefox

Custom Tab WidthNeed to customize how many tabs you see in your Firefox window? Custom Tab Width is a really neat add-on for Firefox that makes doing this task really easy. It lets you customize the minimum and maximum tab width.  Once installed, you simply need to go into the options for the add-on itself and then set the min number for the minimum size in pixels and the max number as the maximum number of pixels.

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Super Charge the Search Box

Better Searching with KwiClickTired of opening new tabs or going back and forth between pages when you are searching for content? KwiClick hopes to make your life a whole lot simpler.  This extension for Firefox will super charge your searching habits in Firefox and in turn save you some time too.

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Sync Firefox to Your Phone

Firefox Sync to PhoneKeeping everything synced up is rather easy these days, thanks to great new features like the sync option built into Firefox 4.  However, even after it has been set up – how do you get the most out of it? You could sync your desktop browser settings, bookmarks and passwords up with your cell phone.  Let me show you how to securely access your Firefox history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords on the go.

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Mouse Control Power Tools

More Mouse ControlsNeed a way to quickly do more with your mouse when browsing the web using Firefox? The MouseControl add-on is a nifty tool that allows you to switch, close, quick return, duplicate and zoom just by clicking on your mouse buttons.

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Amazon Assist

Amazon is my proverbial Walmart when it comes to shopping.  I do probably 90% of my online shopping at Amazon, cause they always have what I need.  AmazonAssist is a new Firefox add-on that helps me find product information and promises to enhance my shopping experience.  Does it?

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