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Netflix Star

This is a light-weight, secure add-on that allows you to quickly see your Netflix movie ratings right in the main page without having to hover over any movie images. Super nifty if you want to see your movie ratings quickly.

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Change Search Shortcut

Allows to change the search shortcut. After the comedy with Panorama taking over CTRL+E, then switching to CTRL+SHIFT+E, without restoring CTRL+E, I’ve decided to make this very simple plug-in to allow people to choose their own shortcut.

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Tumblr Toolbar Publishing

Tumblr Firefox Extension

Using Tumblr to share things with family, friends and people you know on the web?  It is a great blogging service that lets you make your posts as complicated or as simple as you would like.  With the tools they provide, you can easily post text, photos, a quote, video or links.  If you grab the Tumblr add-on for Firefox, you can share all these great things with your friends even faster.

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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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List All Open Tabs in Awesome Bar

imageNeed a quick way to open up all the tabs you have open in Firefox? As you may have already noticed – Firefox 4 has a pretty nifty "Switch to Tab" function that allows you to switch to an open tab, rather than re-launching the same website twice.  What if you could open up all the open tabs in the Awesome bar?

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Hide and Recover the Firefox Menu Bar

Firefox Menu Bar

This is a handy browsing trick I just learned about recently.  Usually in my Firefox browser, I have the menu bar hidden, to save on screen real estate.  However, there comes a time (every so often) when I need to get it back.  Rather than un-hiding it, getting what I need, then hiding it again – I have found a much quicker way to bring the menu bar back for just a minute.

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Quicker Web Searches with Searchy

Need a quicker way to search the Web?

Searchy add-on for Firefox

Searchy, a new experimental add-on for Firefox will allow you to do that in a very stylish and unique way.  Once you get it installed, just hit Ctrl+Shift+K to bring up the Searchy search box, then type in what you are looking for.  You will get the results in real time as you type.

Also, another neat tip is that you can use “@” before your search to just search the web site you are on at the time.  If your not in love with the keyboard combo you must use to get it to search – that can easily be changed in the options.

It might not re-invent searching, however Searchy does give a pretty (and unique) new face to something we all do every single day.  To learn more about the development of the extension, be sure to check out the Searchy’s official web site.

Launch Tabs from Run Box

In need of a quicker way to launch Firefox with a series of tabs? You can quickly do so in Windows by clicking on the start button, then go to run (or just hit Win+R) and type in:

Firefox from the Run Command

Been playing with this for a while, and have yet to break it. Seems to work flawlessly each and every time. If you jut type in “firefox keyword” then you will get the same effect as just typing a phrase into the address bar.

Bonus: In Window Vista, the same trick works for me from the Vista search box in the start menu too. Whoo hoo for one less step!

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