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?
Do you know which applications and processes connect to the Internet on your computer ? If you use a firewall chance is that you had to define rules to allow certain programs the right to connect to the Internet. Sometimes however users think of this as a burden and use low security settings to prevent that they are
being pestered all day with questions from their Firewall.
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”.
WattOS is a new Linux distribution that’s based on Ubuntu, but designed for low-power machines. It has low system requirements, which means you can run it on older hardware. But the developers are also hoping to build advanced power management features into the OS so that you’ll have a full Linux desktop experience without consuming much power (by today’s computer standards).
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.
Continue reading Google Notebook Add-on (without the add-on)
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.