Posts Tagged ‘firefox-add on’

Get Coupon Code Notifications on Merchant Sites In Firefox

Friday, October 28th, 2011

I probably wouldn’t use an add-on like this myself … but I’m sure my wife would.

Coupons are a great way of saving money on the Internet. They obviously work best if you can get a coupon for an online shopping site that you want to make a purchase on (and not the other way round). The Firefox extension CouponsHelper is an unobtrusive add-on that informs you about coupon codes on supported merchant websites. The extension displays a small notification at the top of the browser window that lists coupons for that merchant.


Ebay Negs Summarizes Ebay Negative Feedback

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

If you use eBay very much, this might be helpful …

Users who buy regularly on the popular auction website eBay know that it is a good practice to check a seller’s feedback before making purchases. Every buyer on eBay is allowed to leave feedback about transactions on the website, which can act as an indicator of a seller’s trustworthiness.


Improve Firefox’s URL bar with Locationbar2

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

I like this concept; rather than removing the URL bar, add more functionality to it …

The website address is an essential element of any web browser, or at least of the browser’s of this generation as some browser developers experiment with designs that remove the addresses fully or partially from the browser (see Mozilla Also Experimenting With Url Bar-less Designs and Will Google Kill the URL Bar in Chrome?).


Bazzacuda Image Saver Plus for Firefox

Monday, February 28th, 2011

This would probably come in handy for those who save a lot of images that they find on the internet …

Internet users who do a lot of image searching, browsing and downloading usually have tools at their disposal that optimizes their workflow. Bazzacuda Image Saver Plus For Firefox could be one of those tool as it makes the downloading of images a lot easier.


Mozilla F1 Social Add-On Updated – Drops Firefox 3.6 Support

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Given the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, this makes a heck of a lot of sense …

Mozilla F1 is one of the few official add-ons by the Mozilla Messaging team. The extension basically offers quick access to share links and websites faster. Mozilla Messaging recently updated F1 and the thing that sticks out in the new version is that support for the Firefox 3.6 browser has been dropped. Not because the developers want to push Firefox 4 but because it has been designed to make use of user interface elements that are not supported in Firefox 3.


Don’t Like the New Firefox Button? Then Change It!

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you’re unhappy with the way that the Firefox button looks in Firefox 4, here’s how to change it …

Firefox 3 users who switch to Firefox 4 for the first time need to get used to several interface changes that the developers have made. If you have followed the development from the first beta on you may have noticed that some of the design choices have been removed and replaced with something more Firefox-3 like. The mouse-over url information for instance were initially placed in the Firefox address bar but have been moved back to the bottom of the Firefox interface in the latest beta.


Paste and Go Firefox Extension

Monday, February 14th, 2011

This is kind of a cool idea … but it really doesn’t take all that long to just copy and paste the URL either.

I’m always looking for ways to improve my workflow. This often involves changing a manual task into a semi-automated or fully-automated task. Take copying urls and loading them in a web browser for example. Say you received a website address in a messenger or email client that you want to open with a specific browser. You need to copy the website url, paste it into the address form of the web browser and click on the go button to do so. Some users press enter instead of clicking on go to speed up the process. That’s optimization right there.


Scrollbar Search Highlighter for Firefox

Friday, February 11th, 2011

I haven’t really messed around with Firefox’s built in search feature yet, but this article makes it sound kind of interesting …

The Firefox built-in page search can be handy at times, especially on large pages or pages where a specific term is not found on first glance. Firefox users just need to press Ctrl-f to open the onpage search form at the bottom of the screen. They can enter a search term there and flip through the results on the active page easily.


Buttonizer Turns a Firefox Toolbar Into a Button

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

This seems like a sensible add-on, especially for laptops and tablets that have a smallish screen to begin with …

Browser toolbars are sometimes a necessity, especially if they provide functionality that is otherwise not available. The main problem that many users have with toolbars is that they take up a lot of space. Firefox offers the tool to move at least some of the toolbars around but that usually is not enough to reduce the space the toolbar needs in the browser interface.


Firefox Quick Search Bar – Easier Search Engine Access

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I have a hard time seeing much difference between a quick search bar, and simply clicking on the bookmark for your favorite search engine; the bookmark route only takes one extra click …

Firefox’s search bar offers direct access to one search engine and pulldown access to all configured search engines. One search engine is always selected as the default search engine and used for searches unless another is selected manually by the user first. Users who often switch between search engines may like the new Firefox add-on Quick Search Bar which replaces the standard layout of the search bar.