Looking 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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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.
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.
Tired of right-clicking to get a link to open in a new Firefox tab? Well, with the DblClicker installed – that will be a thing of the past. This simple add-on for Firefox adds double clicking to the list of things you can do in your browser to bring up new links.
I have a quick and easy tutorial you can all do (as long as you are on Facebook, that is). I have started up my own fan page for Firefox Facts and my other projects – and here is how you can make sure you do not miss any of the awesome tips, links, videos or anything else I post there for you.
Do you remember when picture in picture TV watching was going to be the next best thing? You could watch one show, while another one was going on in the corner of your screen. Well, picture in picture browsing is here and is on Firefox thanks to CoolPreviews. This add-on from the developers of CoolIris is a great browser add-on that will let you preview links and media without leaving the page you are on.
When you mix simple and Firefox together, you can get my attention every time. The Simple Links Counter add-on for Firefox shows the number of internal and external links on any given page in the browser status bar. This makes it the perfect companion for all your other web developer tools and add-ons for Firefox.
Once upon a time there was a tiny Twiter tool called, TinyTweet.
This littlest add-on of them all spread joy a harmony throughout the Internets by allowing all those in Twitter land to send tweets to their friend, families and that guy who keeps spamming affiliate deals. It didn’t do this by any normal means. Oh no. It did it’s work by simply highlighting text on any page.
File this add-on under awesome. The Places’ Tooltip add-on for Firefox adds more detailed information about the bookmarks and links you have saved to your browser.
Over the weekend I started checking out the newest project out of the Mozilla Labs, Raindrop. To some it might sound a little like Google Wave – however it offers much more, and is also much easier to wrap your mind around.
Here is more about the program, in a nutshell, from the developers:
When a friend’s link from YouTube or flickr arrives, your messaging client should be able to show the video or photos near or as part of the message, rather than rudely kicking you over to a separate browser tab. Notifications from computers and mailing lists should be organized for you, not clutter your Inbox or require tedious manual filter setup. It should be easy to smoothly integrate new web services into your conversation viewer entirely using open web technologies.
I am all about the “making things easier to manage” so I eagerly anticipate learning more about what Mozilla has planned for this service. If you want to learn more about the fundamentals of Raindrop, watch this video:
What do you think? Are you excited, or does it look like another web trend that is doomed to trip over itself? Leave a comment and let me know how excited you are about Raindrop.