Archive for category Firefox

Firefox Add-Ons Series: Photos, Music & Videos

Photos, Music & Videos


Browse faster — Preview links and images without leaving your current page or tab. Just mouseover any link, and a separate preview window appears to show you the content. (TIP: Mouseover subsequent links while the preview window is still open!)

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Save Images

Save Images saves the images from the current tab page, from the cache, to a specified location, with either the images original file name or a file name that you specify. The size, dimensions and types of images saved may be chosen, with options if the file size is unknown or if duplicate files are found. Images may be either saved from the current tab, left or right of the current tab or from all tabs. Also, all or selected links or image links in the current page can be opened in a new tab or multiple tabs. There are shortcut keys for some of the menu options.

Save Images can be accessed from either the Firefox Tools menu, the context menu (right click in page) or from a button placed on a toolbar (recommended – requires placement by user). Clicking the button will save the images using the Option “Default Save Action”. Click the arrow next to the button to display a menu for more options.

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Thumbnail Zoom

Zooms thumbnail pictures from Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Amazon, Picasa, Flickr, LinkedIn, Hi5, Twitpic, deviantART, PhotoBucket, Tagged, and Wikipedia!

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High definition image enlargement. Imagiris uses a new technology for picture enlargement that preserves details accurately. This is an add-on to directly pass your images to Imagiris for high definition zoom. Imagiris uses a new technology for picture enlargement that preserves details accurately.

Just click on a image and the image will be passed to the Imagiris flash application for enlargement.

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Turn Firefox into an image editor using Picture2Life – Choose from hundreds of cool effects, create collages or animations! Edit any image directly from the browser… this is perfect for sites like Google Image Search, Yahoo Image Search, Flickr, MySpace, Facebook, Twitpic, Imageshack, etc.

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On a very sad note, one of our blogger friends, Cherlyn Cochrane has lost her Great Grandfather, Robert Phillip Ramey. Mr. Ramey was 91 years old and passed on December 5th. Please at your earliest convenience, stop by Cherlyn’s site and pay your respects to her. She wrote a poem, dedicated it to him and posted it today. She also gives a little bit of information about her great grandfather and the impact his life had on her family and the world. Thank you for showing Cherlyn kindness at this time of grieving.



A face we love is missing
a voice we know is still
a place is vacant in all our hearts,
that only you could fill.
Tears in our eyes,
they wont go away,
we wish you were here with us today.
We know you never ment to hurt us
or make us cry.
Our love for you will always stay,
if only things didn’t end this way.
But you’ve brought it to the final end,
we will always remember you as our friend.
We love you
Rest in paradise till we meet again.

~ Hannity Luz ~

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Firefox Add-Ons Series: Social & Communication

Social & Communication


Quick Translator allows you to translate between more than 50 languages with a hot key or click of a mouse.

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Yoono is a powerful but easy to use sidebar for Firefox that helps you simplify your online social life by connecting you to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Friendfeed, AIM, Yahoo IM and more…all in one place. Yoono is also the easiest way to share stuff with all your social networks – share links, images and video from the page you’re viewing across all your networks simultaneously.

  • Connect to all your social networks and never miss another status update from friends or family. You’re connected wherever you are on the web.
  • Update your status across all your social networks at the same time.
  • All your IM services right in your browser sidebar to easily chat while your surf the web – no more logging on to multiple services.
  • Easily share links, images, and video from the page you are viewing with all your social networks at the same time.

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This addon allows you to right click on a pic while browsing in Firefox to upload it to If you are logged into at the time it will be added to your account.

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Instant messaging across all major IM networks built right into Firefox. Get a sidebar with all of your buddies visible while you’re browsing. Get visual notifications when your friends IM you. Drag and drop links and images from web pages right onto your friends!

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Firefox Add-Ons Series: Privacy & Security

Privacy & Security


Web of Trust is one of Mozilla’s most popular add-ons. Our safe surfing tool uses a traffic-light style rating system to help you stay safe when you search, surf and shop online.

WOT ratings are powered by a global community of millions of trustworthy users who have rated millions of websites based on their experiences. The WOT add-on provides reputation ratings to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Wikipedia and other popular sites, helping you protect your computer and personal information. Your online email account – Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail is also protected.

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No Script

Winner of the “2006 PC World World Class Award”, this tool provides extra protection to your Firefox.
It allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site, guarding your “trust boundaries” against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS), cross-zone DNS rebinding / CSRF attacks (router hacking), and Clickjacking attempts, thanks to its unique ClearClick technology.
Such a preemptive approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality…
Experts do agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript

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Block Site

You can add and/or remove websites, you don’t want to visit ever again, via the BlockSite Preferences. You can open this window by clicking on the options button of BlockSite in Tools > Add-ons menu, or by clicking on the Preferences item in the context menu of the extension in the Extension Manager.

You can block whole ranges of websites by using the wildcard symbol (*):
If you want to block, for example, a lot of Microsoft websites, you can use the following line: “http://*.microsoft.*” and “http://microsoft.*” The * symbol indicates that there may be zero or more random characters at that place.

You can import and export lists of locations via the ‘Import’ and ‘Export’ buttons in the ‘BlockSite Preferences’ window. The first line in the file you want to import has to be the ‘[BlockSite]’ in order to be read succesfully.

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Panic Button

Don’t want the boss to catch you surfing the Web on company time? Don’t want your teacher, classmates, roommate or significant other to see the Web sites you’re viewing? With Panic Button, a single click of a toolbar button will quickly hide all Firefox windows — bring them back by clicking a button on the Restore Session toolbar. The Panic Button action can also be invoked by pressing F9 (Command+F9 on the Macintosh).

After installing Panic Button, add the Panic Button button to the browser toolbar by choosing View -> Toolbars -> Customize on the Firefox menu bar, then dragging the Panic Button to the desired location.

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