Like to use the “View Source” option in Firefox a lot? When you do this neat little option, it always opens in a new window. That can be a little annoying. What if you could get the source to pop up in the same tab? That is the action that the View Source Code in the Same Tab add-on does.
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Need an in-browser PDF reader? Sure you could go with Adobe Reader, but who wants that bloated mess? If you want something quick, built in and simple you need to go with the Nodobe add-on for Firefox.
At this time Nodobe support 38 different file format:
doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx
png, jpg, gif, tif, bmp, ppm, xpm
odt, odf, ott, odg, odp, stw, sxw, std, sxd, sti, sxi, sxc
sda, sdd, sdw, vor
otg, stp, ods, pts
You can pick up the Nodobe Viewer on its official web site or the Firefox Add-ons web site. Free yourself from Adobe, and give it a shot today. Also if you know of anymore Adobe Reader alternatives, be sure to share!
Open IT Online, an add-on for Firefox, delivers you what you want. Well, it delivers you what you want, if you are one of those people who love all these new Online services such as Zoho’s office applications or Google Docs. Open IT Online allows you to open your documents and images online without the need of any software to be installed.
Here are some of the extension types it can recognize and handle:
- Documents (*.doc, *.rtf, *.odt, *.sxw)
- Spreadsheets (*.xls, *.csv, *.ods, *.sxc)
- Presentations (*.ppt, *.pps, *.odp, *.sxi)
- Images (*.jpg, *.gif, *.png)
How do you use it? Well whenever you face a document with the “Open With” option, it will also give you the option to open it Online. From there you can choose one of the various Web 2.0 tools to view and edit the document in question.
One last really nice feature is that Open IT Online gives you the ability to also see the file size of the document you are about to view. This is handy in determining if you want to open the file, or not.
I hate it when a PDF opens up inside of my browser, no matter which one I am using. It wastes my time and I would rather not have Adobe get it’s mitts all over my beautiful Firefox interface. Now you can either poke it back with a stick – which is not the easiest thing to do Online – or you can pick up the PDF Download extension fore Firefox. This extension allows to choose if you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML), if you want to view it outside Firefox with your default or custom PDF reader, or if you want to download it!