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 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.
Here 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!
Want to change the way you look at your bookmark toolbar? I have had mine dragged to the top (by the file menu) for some time now. Did you know you can get more toolbar room if you remove the bookmark’s name? All you see is the favicon. Now you have more room to put your favorite Web sites!
Gnafi sounds like something I would say when I sneeze. There is no sneeze guard here, though. The Gnafi extension keeps track of any changes made to your links and does necessary updates for you. Think of it as a brain behind your browser that you don’t have to worry about.
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.
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.
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.
Find something interesting on or about Firefox today? I’m always looking for more submissions. If you fit into that category, send them in to me! You can send me the basic information, or do a full write up like you see here on the Web site. I’ll pick the best, and get them posted as soon as possible. Also, if you do a longer entry (one or two full paragraphs) be sure to leave your name and a link, so I can give you the proper credit.
Links don’t have to be such a drag. We all use links on Web sites in different ways. Some of use might be happy with clicking our day away and staying in one tab. Did you know that in Firefox you can drag any link on a Web site to the address bar to open it up in that window?
Another quick tip is dragging the link to an empty space on the tab bar. If you do that, it will then open the link up in a new tab. Now go out and change the way you drag your links.