Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Firefox Tips


  • Bookmark
    Just drag the URL icon (in location bar) to the bookmark toolbar (and may be then to specific folder) to bookmark that URL.

  • Setting Homepage
    With firefox you can set two or more pages as Homepage simultaneously. Just Goto to Preferences-> then write two or more Homepage Locations using "|" . Example:
    http://www.google.com | http://yahoo.com | http://www.blogger.com
    you can add a pipe and a new URL after it.

  • Setting Alias
    If you want to set an alias for a long URL. for example if you want to set alias "gm" for http://mail.google.com then do : Just bookmark the page you want... Than right-clik on the bookmark -> Properties and type the alias for that URL in "Keyword". For example here set alias "gm". Now in location bar if you type "gm" and enter then it wll take you to "http://mail.google.com".

  • Increasing/Decreasing Font Size ... Use Ctrl + / Ctrl -
  • Smart Keywords : more details here
some more usefull tips can be found here

Sunday, October 23, 2005

My Firefox Extension (2)

Here goes the list of some more useful firefox extension that can enhance your brosing speed.

  • Greasemonkey : It lets you to add bits of DHTML ("user scripts") to any web page to change its behavior. This is wonderful extensions , with this extension you can increase functionality of firefox by installing user scripts which can be found here. After installing the extension yoou can simply install a script by right clicking it and selecting "install this script". Some of best scripts are
    1. Google suggest feature can be added to all google domain websites.
    2. Google Homepage Compose it adds a gmail compose button at personalized Google homepage.

  • Scarp Book : It helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. You can save webpage snippets also any text block. It provides you with functionality of editing them similar to opera. After this I don't need to do "save page as" and all I have to just do is to drag the "website icon " to Scapbook sidebar.

  • StumbleUpon : StumbleUpon is a mozilla toolbar which acts as an intelligent browsing tool for discovering and sharing great web sites with other people. Press the "Stumble" button and it takes you to cool web sites refined to your preferences.

  • Session Saver : SessionSaver restores your browser -exactly- as you left it, every startup, every time. Not even a crash will phase it. Windows, tabs, even things you were typing -- they're all saved.

  • Gmail Notifier : A mail notifier for Gmail accounts.

  • Adblock : Using the numerous free filter repositories available on the net and the intuitive blocking tools, you are able to customise your Firefox so that the most annoying ads are not displayed.
  • PDF Download : Allows to choose whether you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML) or you want to download it.

My previous list : My Firefox Extensions (1)