Posts Tagged ‘firefox-add on’

Firefox CacheMachine – Open Cached Website Copies

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Here’s an interesting Firefox extension that can cache websites for future reference …

Websites sometimes are not accessible. It can be that the server the website is hosted on is currently down, that the webmaster accidentally or willingly deleted data on the website or that the user’s computer and Internet connection currently cannot establish a connection to the desired website.


Firefox Extension Options Menu Add-On

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Interesting: A Firefox add-on that’s designed to help you manage your other Firefox add-ons …

Many Firefox extensions come with an options page to customize their behavior, interface or functionality. These pages are sometimes accessible through context menus if an icon of the extension is displayed in the Firefox interface. Most of the time however no direct options access is available which means that users have to open the Firefox add-on manager to open the options of the extension there. This is not the most user friendly way, especially if the options need to be accessed regularly.


Change Firefox’s Minimum and Maximum Tab Width

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

If you’re in the habit of keeping a lot of tabs open, this might come in handy …

I just stumbled upon the Firefox extension Custom Tab Width which adds functionality to Firefox to change the minimum and maximum tab width. The default values are a minimum width of 100 pixels and a maximum width of 250 pixels. Custom Tab Width adds a small configuration window to Firefox where users can change the maximum and minimum tab width.


Firefox Home Dash – Removes Interface, Adds Dashboard

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Not only is this a difficult extension to explain, but it’s also kind of unclear what its purpose is …

It is a bit difficulty what the experimental Firefox extension Home Dash does, at least in one sentence. Home Dash basically removes the Firefox interface, and with interface I mean everything from the address bar to toolbars, menus and the status bar. Every visible element of the UI is gone after installation. It gets replaced with a tiny icon in the upper left screen of the browser that triggers the dashboard.


Samfind Bookmarks Bar for Firefox

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

If you’re unhappy with the way that Firefox handles bookmarks, then you might want to check this add-on out …

Firefox offers many options to work with bookmarks in the browser. From the standard Bookmarks menu to a single icon in one of the toolbars, almost everything is possible by default. Some users on the other hand may want additional options which are usually added by installing add-ons.


ImageFit – Scale Images Automatically in Firefox

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

If you’re bothered by over-size images that leap beyond the confines of page layout, then you’d probably be interested in this add-on.

The Firefox web browser scales images automatically to fit the current browsing window. Users who do not like the behavior can take a look at our guide How To Disable Dynamic Image Resizing In Firefox to disable the feature. There are however other possibilities where images may need to be resized. This is for instance the case on forums where images break the forum layout when they are too large.


Object-Based Password Generator for Firefox

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This is definitely an interesting idea; it might not work for every user, but it sounds worth trying out …

Password rules can be brought down to just a few. Users need to create unique secure passwords for the services that they use. Unique means that a password should only be used on one site, secure that it should have a healthy amount of chars (most experts suggest 16+) made up of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.


TitleQ – Jump Straight to Headlines in Firefox

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

This sounds like it might streamline the process of finding specific articles in online documents …

Many websites display more than one headline on their frontpage. These headlines link to articles or post on individual pages on the website. TitleQ is a handy Firefox add-on that adds a keyboard shortcut to the browser to jump straight between headlines.


Telify – Convert Phone Numbers into Links for Use with Skype

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Here’s an interesting extension for those who are too busy to key in phone numbers …

Telify, an extension for the Thunderbird email client and Mozilla Firefox web browser, turns phone numbers in emails and on web pages into clickable links that open supported voice applications to make calls more comfortably.


Youtube Music Player For Firefox

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

A lot of the music on YouTube is kind of lo-fi, but this still sounds like an interesting add-on anyway.

One of the best options on today’s Internet to listen to a song, any song for that matter, is to search for that song on Youtube. Chance is there is at least one video with that song on the video portal. Some web users use Youtube more or less exclusively to listen to music.