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Accessibar – Make the Web Usable

AccessibarAt no fault of the user, the designer doesn’t always think of usability when designing a web site. Sometimes fonts can be to small, web pages can be the wrong color – and text can be seven different shades of wonky. The Accessibar extension for Firefox looks to change all of that for you.

This toolbar provides the following features:

+ Web page fonts, links and background colors can be changed from a selection of 70 colors on current session

+ Icons with configurable shortcut keys to increase and decrease Font size

+ Line spacing can be increased or decreased to five different spacing settings incrementally

+ All images (including Flash) displayed on a web page can be selected as being hidden or shown

As you can see for such a tiny footprint in your Firefox’s browsing space, Accessibar does a lot of work. Does this toolbar do the job for you?

Stupid Photo to Text Trick

Photo 2 TextJust call this stupid browser tricks Monday! Ever felt that need to turn your favorite photo you have on the Web into some ascii art?

With this Firefox extension from Photo2Text.com now you can. Now I am not going to pretend that anybody has a good reason to do this. There isn’t one darn good reason you can think of either – go ahead and try. Time to geek out, relax and transform your photos into a load of interesting characters.

+ Download and Install the Photo to Text Firefox Extension!

Copy a Link’s Name

I know I run into this issue from time to time and have yet to find a good solution.

It is hard to select the text of a link and not click on the link by accident. The Copy Link Name extension gets rid of that issue and gives you right-click access to copy the text you need. It copies the name (source anchor) of a link. Just a small extension that adds a context menu item to copy a link’s source anchor. Sure it could do more – but it does not have to.

+ Download and Install the Copy Link Name Extension for Firefox!

Firefox Text Editing

Thanks to Mozilla Links for pointing me towards this Firefox extension. It’s All Text sounds like a very neat tool indeed.

It’s All Text! is a Firefox extension that let’s you edit text entries you may need to do in your preferred text editor. It adds as small transparent button to a corner of text areas which you can press to launch your selected text editor with a uniquely named file IAT! creates.

When you want a little more control over your Web text editing, it sounds like this extension might be the way to go.

+ Check Out More at Mozilla Links!

Text Complete

I like being organized and having multiple things available to me at a moment’s notice. When you also add into the equation that I do a lot of tech support, then there is only one extension I should be looking at. The Text Complete Firefox extension makes quick and easy work out of saving text to use at a later time and date.

+ Learn More About Text Complete!

Great Text Editor for Firefox

When it comes to editing text forms on a Web site, you are pretty much stuck with the tools the Web site provides. Some Web sites and scripts do it very well – while others tend to suck. What is the answer? Give the WYSUWYG Firefox extension a try!

wySUwyg is an Extension for Firefox browser which allows you to format the content of any TextArea. Just right-click on any web based form you want to fill, and launch the editor. It makes HTML formatting as easy as using a word processor, by bringing the power of Xinha editor to your browser.

+ Learn More About the WYSUWYG Firefox Extension!

No Squint

They always tell you to be sure you read the fine print before you do anything important. So wouldn’t you say that it is important to be able to see the fine print? The No Squint Firefox extension hopes to make your vision a little better for any small text you might encounter.

[Learn More About No Squint!]

QuickZoom

It is safe to say that I have a pretty good set of eyes. I have never needed glasses and I can read even the smallest print. That doesn’t mean I want to though. When I find super tiny print on a Web site it is a real annoyance. Thankfully though, with the QuickZoom Firefox extension, now I have a quick and easy way of changing the font size.

[Learn More About QuickZoom!]