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Firefox Add-ons Updates with Theme Browser

The Mozilla Add-ons site has finally given us the theme update we have been looking for.  With the re-launch of the Firefox Add-ons site some were disappointed that themes went to the back burner.  Well now they have a snazzy new interface to be browsed through:

themebrowser

Another new addition to the Firefox Add-ons site is the “Advanced” search tool that will let you pick out and search through the themes and extensions. 

advsearch

To learn more about the “behind the scenes” work done with this round of updates, be sure to check out Basil’s Bodacious Blog, then remind him I never did get that interview with him…  :D

Domination from Firefox 3 – Beta 3

There is no doubt that a lot of people are excited about Firefox 3. With those who loved Firefox 2 things just keep getting better. For those who thought Firefox 1.5 was the best – the hope to see a return to the browser they love.

Here is your mostly Firefox 3 Beta 3 link roundup for this week:

Firefox Media of the Week

Is Firefox the new “F” word?

Interclue for Firefox

Interclue for Firefox kind of excites me because I think they are trying to do a good job with a browsing idea that really hasn’t been my cup of tea yet, the “thumbnail preview”. One positive is that they say it stays out of your way when you do not need it – which is my argument against other extensions like this. As you can see in the preview, they offer more than just your standard screenshot of the next page too.

Interclue Screenshot

Here is how the developers of the extension describe it:

Interclue displays useful information and relevant next actions for almost any link on the web. Clueview tooltips are not like other previews, they show you only the most relevant content straight from the page, rather than relying on small cached snapshots or large scrolling windows.

This could either be a really helpful tool or an annoying clutter feature that drives me batty after 3 minutes of use. I think different people may take different things away from it. if you enjoy the idea of having a sort of “picture in picture” preview with some other handy links give Interclue for Firefox a shot.

Tab Scope – Mini Tab Browsing

Tab ScopeI like the idea of being able to preview my tabs without clicking on them – but for the power hungry user, sometimes they need more.

The Firefox extension Tab Scope promises to deliver in this department. Here are some of the features:

  • Real-time preview of tab contents
  • Navigate (Back/Forward/Reload/Stop) through popup
  • Scroll pages or frames in preview with mouse wheel
  • Click links or buttons directly in preview

It gives you simple navigation tools to make your way around that preview image. Think of it as a browser inside the browser.

+ Download and Install the Tab Scope Extension for Firefox!

Turn Off Snap Thumbnail Previews

Often mistaken as ads, Snap’s obnoxious link previews are quickly becoming something you either really love or really hate. Well now you have the option to opt in or opt out of having them on the Web sites you visit.

All you need to do is visit this section of their FAQ and click a link. Disabling this on your own browser places a cookie on your system, but if you want a quick fix – this will do nicely. No extensions needed.

Really this should work – no matter what browser you are running. Since it is a nice tip though, I figured all the Firefox Facts fans should know about it.

Google Thumbnails

Now this is nothing new and I have seen it before, but the GooglePreview extension for Firefox might do it the best. What am I talking about? Well, first let me ask you a question. Wouldn’t it be nice to see thumbnails next to your search results in Google? I think it would be nice – and that is what this extension will do for you.

Inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites and Amazon products into the Google and Yahoo search results pages. When you use GooglePreview and click on an Amazon link within the search results, you support me and the further development of the extension and back end if you actually purchase a product.

+ Download and Install the GooglePreview Extension for Firefox!

Firefox Showcase

We have seen thumbnails for tabs before, that is not exactly new. The Firefox Showcase extension does a little more than just adding thumbnails though. It gives you several ways to check out those preview pictures and does so with style and class.

[Learn More About Firefox Showcase!]

Add Thumbnail Previews to Digg

Want to see what you are digging before you digg it?

DiggThumbs, a Firefox plugin, adds website screenshot thumbnails to each and every digg listing. Know what you are clicking on before you click it. Screenshots dynamically generated by WebShotsPro.com

+ Learn More About DiggThumbs!