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”.
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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We have been informed that Internet Explorer 8 is right around the corner, and Microsoft has released the beta of the new browser. Internet Explorer 8 is available from Microsoft’s Beta pages, and is compatible with Windows Vista x64 and x86, Windows XP SP2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The installation appears to overwrite the IE7 install, it can be later removed, and a reboot is required before the installation is complete.
So what novelties does Internet Explorer 8 bring to the table? Microsoft lists a good number of new features, including a new favorites bar, contextual “Activities” menus, “WebSlices” (chunks of content sites can serve to users’ link bars), an improved phishing filter, “domain highlighting”, new developer tools, and functionality to help users transition from other browsers. For instance, IE8 can import Firefox bookmarks and even look for extensions similar to those a user might have installed in Mozilla’s browser.
While it is definitely true that some add-ons get a wider coverage and more downloads than others it is still a fact that each Firefox user had his own share of add-ons that he considers essential. This can be mostly attributed to different motives in using Firefox. A web developers is using a different set of add-ons than someone who loves to surf on video portals or social networks.
There is still some common ground, add-ons that are used by most of the Firefox community, or at least the part that knows that add-ons are available to extent the browser. Most users would call them essential but there will be some who will question the addition of one or the other add-on in the list.
You can configure Firefox to download files to one specific folder on your hard drive. If you want to save a file in another location you have to browse your computer and pick the location manually which can be quite a task for someone who likes to sort the downloaded files properly during download.
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