Category Archives: Firefox

Firefox 3 – A Browser That Works

The latest version of Firefox is a welcome upgrade to most browsers. The reduced system resources load and improved rendering engine (making pages load significantly faster ) is well worth the upgrade by itself.

Firefox 3 looks slightly different than its predecessor (minor changes to the user interface similar to the minor changes from version 1 to version 2). However, in version 3 the browser buttons and window frames have been redesigned to conform with the look of whichever OS you’re running—Windows XP, Vista, Macintosh, or Linux.

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Firefly plugin turns Firefox into an advanced file manager

If you spend all day sitting at a computer with your web browser open, you might have an aversion to minimizing your browser to perform simple tasks like managing files on your hard drive. Fortunately there’s a Firefox add-on that can help. Firefly adds a full-featured file manager to Firefox. And when we say full featured, we mean it. Continue reading Firefly plugin turns Firefox into an advanced file manager

Watch out for this Firefox gotcha

So far I’m reasonably happy with Firefox 3. I like two features in particular: crash recovery (if the browser crashes, it offers to restore all your tabs when you resume) and download pause/resume (if you’re doing a big download and you need to close the browser for some reason, you can restart where you left off). Here’s the Download Manager in action. See that Pause button?

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Domain Lookup Firefox Extension Makes Domain Name Search Easier

If you are one of those who’s always on the look out for new domain names then the Domain Lookup Firefox addon should come in very handy for you.

The domain lookup firefox addon adds a domain name search option to the right-click and let’s you select a text on a web-page and immediately search the availability of the related domain names. It’s options include almost all the prominent domain name registrars and the existing domains like .com, .org, .net etc. You can configure the options accordingly.

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Firefox Beer oClock extension

Beer day is the day of the week where you go out with the guys from work. More often than not it’s Friday afternoon. The Beer oClock extension for Firefox puts a little reminder about that special time of the week in the Firefox status bar. Not the usual “x days y hours till Beer Day” but funny ones like 3500 lines of code ’til beer o’clock” or 10 ridiculous questions from clients ’til beer o’clock”.

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Google Notebook Add-on (without the add-on)

Like the idea of the Google Notebook add-on but you don’t want to be bothered with installing yet another extension?  Google has released a useful bookmarklet for people using browsers who can’t take advantage of the browser extension.

The secret here is that this bookmarklet also works for handy dandy Firefox.

All you have to do is visit the Google Notebook Bookmarklet web site, and drag the “Note This” to your bookmark toolbar.  Your done!  Now clicking that link will bring up a pop-up window asking you to “Please
confirm that you want to add a note from this page.”.  Hit “yes” to do so, or “cancel” to go right to your notes.
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