Think that the add-on manager in Firefox looks a little busy? Maybe there is a little too much wasted space there for your liking? No matter what the reason is, I have an extension for you to try out that will give you a much more minimalistic add-on manager interface.
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Coming to Firefox, you will soon start to see your add-ons manager inside the Firefox browsing window, rather than a popup window.
Personally, I really hope they plan to do this with all the extra popup windows Firefox has, because I want everything to be integrated within the browsing experience, and it has always seemed to me that a tab would be a much better place to take care of editing add-ons, options and more.
So, do you like the planned change? You can read more about it on Boriss’ Blog.
Do you use multiple computers and want to sync your saved passwords between them all? LastPass is an extension for Firefox that will allow you to do that easily within the browser. LastPass hides all your individual passwords behind one master password. When you type in that master password, then LastPass automatically logs you in to any web site you have set it up to remember.
Want to tweak the way the download manager from within Firefox works? You can now tweak the way downloads are handled in a number different ways with the Download Manager Tweak add-on for Firefox.
The main thing you might notice, right off the bat, is the ability to changes download manager’s appearance and allow the download manager to be opened in a window, tab, or sidebar.
A few more options available to you are:
- The ability to always ask where to save a file or always save files to one default location
- Open the download manager after a delay of X milliseconds
- Show or hide the toolbar on the bottom of the window
- Show or hide the infobar, attached to the folder
- Disable or enable the download manager theme changes
- and much more!
This is an add-on for Firefox I could seriously see adding to my default add-ons list I put on every personal Firefox install I do, it is that cool. The Download Manager Tweak extension is free to download, so give it a shot – and let me know how much you enjoy it.
Firefox’s download manager by default is a little light in the loafers. It is nice to look at. It gets the job done. It could do a better job though. If you want a few extra features on the download manager too give Download Manager Tweak.
This extension changes its appearance and allows it to be opened in a separate window, a new tab, or the sidebar. Now after hearing that, even the doubters would have to say they’d like to see those details in with the current download managing services Firefox provides.
Everybody loves Gmail, but some of us love it too much. Do you ever find youself switching between Gamil logins just to get all your E-mail checked? Moving the mouse around, logging in, logging out – it is all a lot of work. Why do all that work though, when there is an extension that will do all of that for you? Gmail Manager has come to your rescue!
When I shut down and leave Firefox, I want things to come back just the way they were. This way, I can get right back into doing what I was doing before without worrying about opening up the series of links again. There are a lot of session managers out there today, but the best by far is the Session Manager Firefox extension.
Making up for the fact that they had to drop Places for right now, it looks like all is not lost. Via CyberNetNews.com I read about a new “Add-ons Manager” that seems to be merging both the theme manager and the extension manager into one spot. Hey, the more simple you can make it, the better.
I wouldn’t mind seeing them put in a search engine manager there as well. Themes, extensions, and search engine plugins are the three major things folks add or delete from Firefox, so why not join them there in one window?
See the pictures of it over at CyberNetNews.com!
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