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Change How Links Open in Firefox

Open Links in Something ElseThe Open link in… add-on for Firefox adds context menu items for opening links and images in a new background tab (or foreground tab if your tabs normally open in the background), in a new background or foreground window, and in the current tab. Optionally gathers items into a submenu.

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Search for Text in Links

Firefox has a lot of helpful features we don’t always use or know about.  One of these that gets overlooked a lot is the Quick Find feature.  If you want to simply find a phrase that appears in a link on the page you are viewing, follow these simple steps:

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Right-Click Route to Private Browsing Mode

Firefox Private Browsing Mode LauncherFirefox’s private browsing mode is pretty sweet when it comes to surfing the Web and hiding your tracks, however it is still relatively difficult to get into.  Due to this fact, many people forget it is there or never use the private browsing mode feature.  I have found an extension though that allows you to right-click any link and choose to open the link in the private browsing mode in Firefox.  It’s name is Open in Private Browsing Mode.

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Bookmark Highlighter

Bookmark Highlighter for Firefox

Need a way to easily highlight links you already have bookmarked while you are browsing the Web? The Bookmark Highlighter add-on for Firefox will get the job done.  This quick and easy add-on for Firefox will highlight links to any URLs on a webpage that are currently saved to your bookmarks.

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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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Archive and Search Your Facebook Likes

Like Journal for FirefoxSome of us do a lot of content sharing via Facebook.  You like to share news, links and interesting stuff with your friends and family members via Facebook too, right? If so – you might want to check out the new LikeJournal add-on for Firefox.  This add-on (plus website service) will create a searchable database of all the links you like via the Facebook like button.

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Google Shortener

Shrink Links with GoogleLooking for an add-on that will let you use the Google link shortener (goo.gl) right from your right-click menu inside of Firefox? Google Shortener will get the job done. This simple little add-on for the Firefox browser simply gives you a browser-based front end to shorten your own links using the goo.gl link shortening service.  Is there more under the hood though to this amazingly simple add-on?

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25 Most Popular Firefox Support Tips in 2010

2010 Firefox Support Tips

We all have questions about how Firefox works and how we can tweak it to make it better.  That is the single greatest aspect of this fantastic browser. So, with the end of the year coming up quick I thought it was about time we took a look back at the 25 most popular browser tweaking tips, customizations and tutorials I have posted on Firefox Facts over the years.  These 25 posts you see are the most visited topics from all of the support related articles I have written.

You voted for these with your mouse clicks over the past year, so let us check out the most popular Firefox support posts of 2010.

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Google URL Shortener for Firefox

goo.gl Shorter Links

Google recently released an excellent web-based front end to the link shortening service they provide, but no Firefox add-on to compliment it.  Have no fear, because goo.gl lite is here.  This simple extension lets you shorten long URLs, using the goo.gl domain with just one click – and instantly copies the resulting URL to your clipboard for you. 

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