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MileWideBack

I love to see Firefox extensions that really add neat and cool features that I might have not thought of before. The MileWideBack extension makes the left side of your Firefox window a really big “go back” button. All you need to do is click on the left border of the window, and you are back to where you were before.

[Learn More About MileWideBack!]

Firefox 101

Want to know a quick version of Firefox’s history? Asa Dotzler has posted one in response to some comments that have been coming towards the browser’s focus.

Firefox was born when a small handful of open source developers decided, without any financial support, and as a completely volunteer project, to build a Web browser that could attract millions of regular user and give them a better Web experience.

There was not only no financial support for the Firefox project (then called m/b for the directory in CVS where the new browser lived) there was no formal Mozilla community or project support and definitely no support from the large companies contributing to the development of the old Mozilla suite of applications.

+ Read More About Firefox’s History and Background!

Eliminate Your Search History

It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.

So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.

Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.

+ Learn More About This Greasemonkey Script!

WebMemo

How many times can you honestly say that you have used the history feature in Firefox? I have gone back and forward a lot, but I don’t really use the history. Am I weird or are you the same? Well, I have found a new Firefox extension that might get me a little more interested in using it again.

[Learn More About WebMemo!]

Get a gBrain

I know I have told loved ones, family and friends I would like to have a second brain. Not really sure where I would put it, but with everything we are doing these days Online, it would come in handy. The Firefox gBrain extension gives me a “Googlized” version of a second brain, as far as my browsing habits go. I guess beggars can not be choosers.

[Learn More About gBrain!]

WebCrumbz

WebCrumbz says that they, “Refind links you never knew you’d need, to those you never knew”. So what does that really mean? They keep track of your history, and serve you up your own version of the Web. If you want to travel outside the box, you can also check out what other users have been visiting as well.

[Learn More About WebCrumbz!]

Where Did Firefox Come From?

firefoxlogo.jpgTime for a history lesson on your favorite browser of choice, Firefox. I ran across this very detailed description of one man’s view of Firefox’s history. It just happens that this one man is Ben Goodger, the lead engineer for the browser in question. No matter if you are a new user wanting to know more, or an old user wanting to refresh your memory, you should give this a read.

[Where Did Firefox Come From?]