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Mozilla Firefox Themes and Extensions

Mozilla Firefox Themes and Extensions - PCSTATS
Abstract: Users can customize the appearance and functionality of the Firefox browser with a number of themes and extensions.
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External Mfg. Website: Firefox Feb 07 2005   Mike Dowler  
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ConQuery: Firefox already provides a handy context menu tool which lets you search Google.com for the word(s) you have highlighted, but ConQuery does it one better. Installing this extension adds a 'Query too...' taskbar menu which contains Yahoo, EBay, Creative commons, Dictionary.com and Amazon in addition to Google. Even better, in the ConQuery configuration menu, you can add other sites to this menu by connecting to the ConQuery development site.

Tabbrowser preferences: You would never guess that this imaginatively named extension would become the most essential one you have installed, but if you like and use Firefox's tabbed browsing feature at all you will likely fall in love with this add-on immediately. All it does is add those little options to the tabbed browsing interface which should have been there to begin with.

Little things like making opening a link in a new tab the default browser behaviour, and having the search bar and address bar open a new tab instead of a new window. In short, if you've taken a liking to tabbed browsing, this makes it much, much easier to use, since pretty much everything you click will now open in a tab instead of spawning new windows for you to keep track of.

Stumbelupon: This could be the perfect antidote for being bored at your computer! Stumbleupon is a sort of 'recomendation network'; you sign up, indicate the sort of websites you are interested in, then whenever you click the Stumble! icon in the taskbar, you are taken to a site submitted by another Stumbleupon member that concerns one or more of your interests. If you like the site, you can give it a thumbs up, if not, thumbs down. We love it!

Quicknote: Do you often take notes while surfing the web? If so, the Quicknote extension could become a permanent replacement for notepad. This handy program brings up a yellow notepad as either a tab, a side bar or a floating window whenever you highlight text and choose the 'send to quicknote' option in the context menu. The content of these notes is saved automatically every 10th character you type, so they are always available to you even when you close and reopen the program. I find myself using it constantly these days.

Scrapbook: Scrapbook provides both modem users and those who wish to preserve web pages with an easy way to capture their favourite pages (and the pages they link to) from the context menu. When the scrapbook extension is loaded, right clicking on a given page will make the 'save page as' option available in the context menu. Using this will save a complete copy of that site and all links (up to one link deep). These are stored in scrapbook itself, which appears as a side bar when called from the 'tools' menu. You can then browse through the copied pages transparently using Firefox.

EggOn!: The Firefox egg timing tool... 'Nuff said.

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