Tag Archives | links

Want a Smart Cursor?

The smart-cursor Firefox extension does one simple job, and it does it well. It changes your cursor’s appearance depending on what type of link it is hovering over. If it is an E-mail link, then you see an envelope. If it is javascript, then you will see a little scroll. If it is going to give you a pop up, then you see a little miniature browser. This is a good start to a great idea.

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Fire up the Fox

I want to thank Joe (sorry, no URL mentioned) for sending this link in to me. Fire up the Fox looks to create a starting point for anybody that might be new to the Firefox interface or ways of doing things. Extensions, themes, help, and more are all covered with a few examples for each. Now what I want to know is where is the link to the free Firefox Facts eBook? Fire up the Fox is a great resource and database for the little orange and blue browser that could.

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Open Selected Links in Firefox

Us power surfers need a good way to open multiple links at the same time. Clicking on each one (one my one) can be a tedious task. That is where the openselectedlinks Firefox extension comes into play. This extension adds a menu item to open selected links. Lets say you wanted to open five links. All you would have to do is select those five links, right-click and hit “Open 5 selected links”. Give your clicking finger a rest!

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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.

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Swarm Through the Web

SwarmHere is another neat way of watching what everybody else is browsing:

Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm and grow larger. Conversely, sites that lose traffic move away from the center and grow smaller.

Go grab the extention and join in on the fun!

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Scuttle

Scuttle is another social bookmark and link sharing Web site, such as digg.com and del.icio.us. From what I have seen of Scuttle, they aren’t reinventing the round ball in that department of Web 2.0. One thing they have done right is put out a Firefox extension that is worth picking up if you are a fan of the services Scuttle provides.

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Redirect Remover

Redirects on links are usually more annoying than helpful. Some are put there to act as “click counters” while others really have no point at all. Can we just get rid of them so we can travel on to the next Web page? That doesn’t seem like a big problem to me.

If you want to do just that, pick up the Redirect Remover Firefox extension.

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Digg Coral Cache

Don’t you hate it when you find something interesting on the front page of digg.com and it is already down due to the high traffic demands? So do I. Some people belly-ached over my last digg-related Firefox extension pick. Digg Coral Cache should be a winner with everybody. It turns those links into Coral Cache links or a user-specified cache-server link.

[Learn More About Digg Coral Cache!]