Tag Archives | lightweight

BehindTheOverlay

One click to close any overlay popup on any website.  Have you ever been to a website that displays an overlay and masks the content with a transparent background before seeing its content? This extension allows you to close easily those overlays.

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Netflix Star

This is a light-weight, secure add-on that allows you to quickly see your Netflix movie ratings right in the main page without having to hover over any movie images. Super nifty if you want to see your movie ratings quickly.

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Lightweight Speed Dial

Sugestron Speed Dial

In the year 2025, when we are looking back at what Google Chrome really brought to the web browsing world and we are all being chased around by robots, I think the one thing we will remember the most is the speed dial feature.  Here is another add-on that gives you that ability named Sugestron Speed Dial.

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How to Add or Remove Firefox Personas

Personas Guide! Firefox Personas, the lightweight themes for the Firefox browser, are still pretty new to the Mozilla user base our there.

With that in mind, I thought it might be handy to guide you through the process when it comes to adding a new Persona theme to your browser, removing a Persona theme from your browser, and how to chance through Persona themes – once you have several saved to your system.

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Remember the Sage RSS Reader for Firefox?

Sage-Too - the RSS Browsing Return?

Sage was once one of the more popular RSS feed reading add-ons for Firefox.  However, time went by, years went on and these days it is not making much news.  However, if you still need a lightweight feed reader, there is now Sage-Too.  This is a continuation of the original project to keep it up to date with today’s Firefox browser versions. 

Some of the features include:

  • Reads RSS (2.0, 1.0, 0.9x) and Atom feeds
  • Feed Discovery
  • Integrates with Firefox’s bookmark storage and Live Bookmarks
  • Imports and exports OPML feed lists
  • Newspaper feed rendering customizable via style sheets
  • Technorati and RSS search engine integration

It also has support for the following locales: Argentine Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish.

As they say in their own words, “It’s got more of what you need and not much of what you don’t.”  You can give it another shot, or take your first trip down lightweight RSS reading road by downloading it on the Firefox Add-ons web site.

Also, don’t forget to start your RSS feed collection with the best Firefox feed out there today, http://feeds.feedburner.com/firefoxfacts.  Never leave your RSS feed reader without it!

Simple RSS Reader

simple-rss-firefox Maybe your not a RSS feed junkie like I am, but you do like to do some occasional headline tracking from time to time.  Simple RSS Reader might be the extension for you, as it does exactly what you would think.  It is a simple little RSS reader (minus the geeky complications).

The hardest part about Simple RSS Reader is adding the RSS feeds.  Just click on the blue RSS icon and give a name and URL to each.  That is it.  The thing I like most about this add-on is the fast forward, rewind,  pause, stop and play options for the ticker you get at the top.

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You have your headline or link at the left, your source in the middle and then your controls on the far right.  An entire feed reader all in one toolbar.  It also has a very small memory footprint, so if you are staying away from add-ons that eat up too much of your RAM you have no need to worry about the Simple RSS Reader.  It might be the best of the RSS news ticker extensions.

You can pick it up at the official web site or the Firefox Add-ons siteOh and if you need an RSS feed to start your collection with, I have a great one for you: http://feeds.feedburner.com/firefoxfacts (shameless plug I know…)

Finger Licking Good – hmmXP

Simple, yet different the hmmXP theme makes a perfect companion for Firefox.

hmmmXP Theme

No huge distractions here. It is simple, lightweight but still gives you that visual refresh you might be looking for when changing your Firefox theme around. The light blueish-purple is a welcome too as it is all very pleasing to the eye. Mix that with the hint of green and the theme – it is delicious. I would lick it if I could, but I have a feeling my monitor wouldn’t like that too much.

A Brief Firefox RSS Reader

After reviewing some of the most recent comments on some of the past posts here on Firefox Facts, I saw that somebody had suggested the Brief RSS reader extension. I had never heard of it till reading that post.

Always interested in seeing new readers I gave it a shot and I do have to say it is pretty impressive.

I might even say it is better than Sage.

Brief RSS Reader

It is focused on giving you a lightweight RSS reading experience via the Firefox Web browser. I have to say it delivers leaps over bounds.

Here are a few more details about it:

- Integration with Live Bookmarks.
– Articles permanently stored in a database.
– Easily mark articles as read, star the interesting ones.
– Streamlined display of feed content.

+ Download and Install the Brief Extension for Firefox!