I just learned about AllPeers – another Firefox extension. This lets you create a list of contacts who you can then share files, webpages, photos, and any other files you have on your computer – or you find on the web. My husband and I are installing it so that we can play – but the tour looked pretty nifty.
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Are you reading Download Squad? If you’re not, you’re missing out on all kinds of neat tools. I just read about Link Alert – a Firefox Extension that changes your cursor based on the type of link you’re about to click. So if you’re about to click a PDF link it will add the PDF icon to your cursor. I have made edits to the CSS here on this blog [ Read More ]
I just stumbled upon a list (it’s a bit old) of the 50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing – I haven’t finished the list but I have already found 4 or 5 new extensions that I want – so I wanted to share the list with you in case you missed it the first time around. [update] I just saw that this thread is constantly updated – so it’s [ Read More ]
I just read on LibrarianInBlack about a list of Extentions specifically for Web programmers. I have some of them, but I did find some new tools. The one I was most excited about was Screen Grab, but its not compatible with the newest version of Firefox, so I’ll have to wait.
First, let me say – I love Lifehacker – I just wish it wasn’t so hard to keep up with – I’m out of commission for 2 days and I have 95 new things to read about Now what I’m really writing about. View Rendered Source Chart is a Firefox plugin that lets your view the souce code of a page with the nesting in pretty colored boxes. Now if [ Read More ]
For those of you web designers with Windows (sorry MAC users) this is a new tool that I just learned about that will make your life easier. As you know you have to design for the popular browser resolutions – but if you’re like me you have your resolution set as high as it will go – so this requires a plugin or a script like this one from interactivetools.com, [ Read More ]
I know the title is What I Learned Today… but there is something I’d like to learn. How do you get Firefox to notice that there is an RSS feed available on a page? I see the icon show in my address bar for some sites – but not for the library’s site – even though we have a feed. Thanks for the pointers!
I mentioned BugMeNot as an invaluable site if you want to get around required free registrations. Well now there’s a Firefox Extension that helps you skip a few steps. The BugMeNot extension makes it so that you can just right click on the loging box and choose BugMeNot to automatically fill in the login box. Nifty!!
Okay, so I’ve read all over about Firefox 1.5 and I went to download it (a while ago) only to find out it wasn’t an official release … so I decided to wait. Today I went back to the Firefox site and what do I see? Version 1.5 available for download!! How come my browser didn’t give me the “New Updates” message? Oh well, who cares – I’m off to [ Read More ]