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Instant Previews

Instant Previews for Firefox

Now that I have been using Firefox 4 (as a beta) I can take a look at some of the neat add-ons I might have missed because they were not updated to run with the current version of Firefox.  One of these neat additions to the browser is Instant Previews.  With this Mozilla Labs created add-on, your browser will start loading webpages found in the awesome bar – without the need of clicking on them.

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My Initial Firefox 4 Thoughts

Initial Review of Firefox 4

Well, I have finally made the switch to Firefox 4 as my primary browser. (Firefox 4 – Beta 9 to be exact) I figured with the big Firefox 4 release date being next month, it was about time I got used to the new way of browsing with the latest incarnation of the Mozilla browser.  So what are some of my initial thoughts?

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Add Live (Suggesting) Search to Firefox

Ever wanted to add Microsoft’s Live Search to your Firefox browser?

No, me neither – but they have released and add-on to help you do just that. 

Live Search in Firefox

The Live Search add-on is a little late to the dance, however I am not going to totally shoot them down.  At least they are making the effort, right?  What does it do?  It gives you the “suggestion” feature for search terms when you search using Live search via the Firefox search box. 

Definitely, if you are a fan of Live search, give this a shot.  All three of you should be extremely happy.

Link Tour Through the Firefox Knowledge Base

Firefox Knowledge Base The Firefox Knowledge Base has grown to become a pretty helpful tool when it comes to looking up or reading through documentation on some of Firefox’s features.  However, I bet you have not yet taken a deeper look at this great service provided by the Mozilla team.

As an example, did you know you can browse through all of the articles posted here:

They also provide you with a support forum too, so you can browse through past questions or post your own:

You might also want to register, so that you can help out as a contributor or just gain more access to the tools provided as a user. 

Also, you can’t forget about the awesome live chat available too.

As you can see, there is a lot to love about this support resource.  If you consider yourself a Firefox expert, you could always donate your time and contribute in a number of different ways.  If you are just a regular user, this is a good spot to bookmark just in case Firefox isn’t working right.

Has the Knowledge Base helped you, or is it still missing features you would like to see?

Firefox Holiday Limbo Link List

Might be a little shorter this week, but here are the Firefox and Mozilla links that caught my eye for this week. Remember, if you want more suggested reading from Firefox Facts, be sure to check out the resources section for more.

Have an interesting link to share or pass my way? Leave a comment or drop me an e-mail at mitch@mitchkeeler.com and I’ll be more than happy to share it with the masses.

Want a New FirefoxFacts.com?

I have been reconsidering the idea of changing up the Firefox Facts web site.

If I were to do so – what would you like to see changed, removed, added and updated? I am open to any and all suggestions so feel free to just start one big comment post here and give me all the feedback you have. This web site is for you – so I want to make sure you are getting what you want, what you need and what you love.

Thanks! As always I appreciate each and every one of our readers here and look forward to bringing in some more.

Help Wanted: Write for Firefox Facts

Come Work for Firefox Facts!I am considering opening up Firefox Facts to a few guest writers, tippers and bloggers.

It is important to hear it from all sides of the fence, so getting a few more voices in the mix is never a bad thing. Now I can not promise you fame or fortune. What I can give you is a nifty link back to your own web project though and a state of the art “Author” credit in the post.

What type of folks am I looking for? Anybody who has a passion for the Firefox browser, likes to write and can deliver some cool tips, tweaks, reviews or lists for us all to enjoy.

If you are interested, drop me an e-mail at mitch@mitchkeeler.com and I’ll be in contact with you.

How Do I Download Firefox?

firefoxlogo.jpgThe actual downloading of Firefox is as easy as downloading any other file or program from the Web. There is no secret method or open source handshake you must know. Just follow these steps and you should be alright.

First thing you need to go is point your browser towards GetFirefox.com. This will load up the offical Mozilla Web site for the Firefox browser. Once there, you should see a large icon saying “Download Firefox – Free”. Click on that. Once you click on that, the fun begins and Firefox should be on its way.

Once the download is finished, find where you saved the install file to. The file should be called “Firefox Setup” then with a version number following that. Once you have located this file, double click it to install (this is for the Windows folks).

The install process is pretty easy to understand. Read each screen and hit next when you are done. The default installation should be fine for the general user. When your done you will find a new browser and a new world opened up to you that is just waiting for you to explore.

Just as a word of warning, be careful when downloading Firefox from other Web sites. I know there are tons of Web sites that try to say “Buy Firefox for $14.95!” or something to that effect. Firefox is free, you should never have to pay for it.

Firefox Resource Feedback

Hey, I have been working on this Web site for over a year now, and I don’t think I have asked you even once what you thought. Well, I am about to correct that horrible wrong right now.

Over the past week I have been working on cleaning up some of the back end things here on Firefox Facts. Now I would like to poll you to see what you think. Please vote!

Now that you have done that, if you have any other ideas, feedback, thoughts or suggestions as to what you would like (or maybe not like) to see here on the Web site, let me know. I am open to anything and everything because honestly this resource is as much yours as it is mine.

Firefox Most Wanted

Most Wanted

I want to start up something new here. With all the Firefox Facts fans out there and myself, I think we can do some good and help some folks.

Are you looking for Firefox to do something that it has not done before? Are you having trouble finding the perfect extension to fix your issue? Do you have a request for a Firefox feature that has not been seen before? If you fall into any of these camps – drop me an E-mail at mitch@mitchkeeler.com or use our “submit a tip” link and let me know.

If we get enough, I might make the Firefox Most Wanted a regular feature here on the Web site. Get to it, send me your most wanted requests from the folks at Mozilla and I’ll do my best to either let the world know about it or find a solution for your problem.