Tag Archives | Tweaks

Easy Editing of Config Files

Edit Your Config FilesAre you one of those people that likes to tweak around with what is behind the pretty Firefox curtain? If you want to jerk back the interface and get to the guts of the browser, you might need to jump here or jump there to get to the settings you need.

One person made this job a little easier with the Edit Config Files extension for Firefox. Once installed it gives you quick and easy access to such things as the about:config screen and your UserChrome.css file as well. Here is a full list of the options from the extension.

UserChrome.css, UserContent.css, prefs.js, user.js, Open Profile Folder, and about:config. Quick and easy access to all the tweakers’ tools. Now I wouldn’t suggest messing around with these unless you know what your doing – but if you do this extensions can be a real time saver because you no longer have to go on a hunt for how to open each of these options up.

Popular Tweaks with User Styles

Yes, I am still having fun playing with the Stylish extension for Firefox. There are a lot of neat hacks I guess you could call them to make some of your favorite Web sites and Online applications just look a little better. Here are a few of the more popular ones.

Darkoogle – Gives you that “hey, somebody just turned the lights out” feeling for the Google Web pages out there. Personally I like the white look a little more, but this is neat for trying something “a little different”.

Transparency Edits for iGoogle – Want to make a few elements on iGoogle a little more transparent? This user style makes your search at the top fade a little more into the background so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Google Reader Optimized – This one takes away all of the useless things from around Google Reader (mainly from the top) and gives you a cleaner and more straight forward interface to work with.

Gmail Air Skin – Want to give Gmail a more curved interface? This style makes a lot of your menu items and the Gmail interface a little more “round” I guess you could say.

Have any other popular ones you love but I missed?

Personas – More Firefox Customization

Firefox PersonaA few weeks back I got an E-mail from a guy who wanted to know if there was an easy way to customize the toolbar background for Firefox. You know, a simple way for people who just want to do a little personalization – not write an entire theme. Well, even though it is in an early beta I have found a project that will do that and a little more. Personas for Firefox is one of the more interesting Firefox projects I have seen for while.

Personas are lightweight designs that “skin” the Firefox web browser. Delivered as a web service, the menu interface and the Persona designs are exceptionally dynamic, and should allow for a wide range of interesting possibilities.

+ Check Firefox Persona Out | Read More at MozillaLinks.org

Hacking Flash High Scores

Feel like doing something creative this morning?

Maybe that flash version of Pac-man has really got you down in the dumps, and you would like to get some revenge on the little yellow glutton? No matter what your reason is for doing so, you can hack into some flash games’ high scores.

It takes Firefox, a little knowledge and a some free time – but you have all of that, right?

+ Learn How to Hack Flash High Scores Using Firefox!

Firefox Tools for Google Reader

Do you use Google Reader a lot?

Ever since Google moved Google Reader over to the newer, cleaner and better design I have been using it to handle all of my feed reading. I have gone from FeedBurner, to Newsgator, to Rojo to Google Reader – so I have tried a lot. Google Reader beats the rest of them hands down.

I just posted my big Google Reader Guide over at my personal blog, Mitchelaneous. There are a lot of Firefox and Greasemonkey goodies in there for you to check out, so please do so. If you know of any good ones that might have missed let me know as well. I did my best to find the best of the best.

Free Greasemonkey Resource

Greasemonkey is one of my favorite extensions to ever come out of the Firefox browser, and it seems to be the first thing I install whenever I am setting up a new installation of our favorite browser. To help with some of the details with Greasemonkey, I have found a neat Web site. All you need to do is read, and then click the page to get something new. Very innovative indeed.

+ Check Out the Greasemonkey Guide!

Find Toolbar Tweaks

One of my favorite features inside of Firefox is the find toolbar. Just by hitting Ctrl and F at the same time unlocks an ability to find anything one a Web page no matter where it might try to hide. Sure, other browsers have done the find bar before, but none are as good in my opinion.

+ Learn More About Find Toolbar Tweaks!