Firefox

Use Chrome add-ons with Firefox

Posted on April 2, 2018. Filed under: Chrome and Chromium, Firefox | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post on a Firefox extension that allows Chrome add-ons to work.

I tried this rather than wait for the Firefox version of the Library Extension, which is available on Chrome but only promised for Firefox.

Fair warning – you have to set up a Developer login, check email for the notice, and all the usual hoops for a new service. However, once I got through all that, I actually did get the Library Extension on Firefox working. So, this is recommended!

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Facebook Container for Firefox

Posted on March 28, 2018. Filed under: Facebook, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Security, Social media | Tags: , |

Mozilla has provided an add-on for Firefox to keep Facebook from tracking you across the web. MSN has a post about it. Just go to the Add-Ons function and search for “Facebook Container”.

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Instead of Firefox Quantum

Posted on February 22, 2018. Filed under: browsers, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: |

HowToGeek has a post on what to use safely instead of Firefox Quantum (if you want to keep using your extensions).

Apparently Pale Moon and other alternatives based on Firefox are not good ideas.

Use Firefox ESR instead.

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10 Useful Google Keep Extensions for Chrome and Firefox

Posted on April 10, 2017. Filed under: browsers, Chrome and Chromium, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: These Chrome and Firefox extensions make Google Keep even better. Get fast access to your notes and save information quicker. Note-taking has never been easier.

Source: 10 Useful Google Keep Extensions for Chrome and Firefox

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How to Fix: Make Firefox Faster; Enable Multi-Processor Support

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Firefox | Tags: |

Infopackets Reader Jesse T. writes: ” Dear Dennis, A friend of mine told me that the new version of Firefox is a lot faster, but requires special configuration changes in order to get the speed boost. Do you know what she is referring to? How can I make my Firefox faster? ” My response:

Source: How to Fix: Make Firefox Faster; Enable Multi-Processor Support | www.infopackets.com

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Waterfox: The fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox!

Posted on February 23, 2012. Filed under: browsers, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Waterfox is billed as the fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox.

This is Firefox optimized for 64-bit systems, which many (most?) Vista and Win7 systems are.

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Blacksheep warns about Firesheep

Posted on September 6, 2011. Filed under: Firefox, networking, Security | Tags: , , , , |

Blacksheep is a Firefox add-on to warn you if anyone is using the spying add-on Firesheep on your network.

A useful precaution to have this, especially on public networks.

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GrabMyBooks for ebook readers

Posted on August 29, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

Free Download a Day recommends GrabMyBooks to convert content from the web and convert it to the popular epub format used for ebooks. Then, just load it on your ebook reader.

Free Firefox add-on.

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Plugin Check for Firefox

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: Firefox | Tags: , , |

Plugin Check is a page to use in Firefox.  It automatically checks some of the more common plugins (such as Silverlight, Java, and Flash) and sees if you need to update any of them.  Just visit the page!

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Pearl Crescent Page Saver Basic for Firefox

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pearl Crescent Page Saver Basic is an Add-on for Firefox.

” It lacks an editor, but it’s easy-to use and allows you to save Web page images as JPEG or PNG files. You can scale the output image, format the file’s name, and capture Flash content.

Using the plugin’s button, located on Firefox’s Navigation Toolbar, you can easily capture the visible portion of Web page that’s currently displayed or the entire page. You can also configure a keyboard shortcut for taking screenshots.” — TechRepublic review

More instructions are here.

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CaptureFOX addon for Firefox

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

CaptureFOX is “a Firefox add-on and a handy tool to create tutorials about a software, a web site or anything that can be displayed on your computer. It records your screen frame by frame. You can also record your voice.
Features

  • Capture screen, record your sound and get an AVI (movie) file.
  • Adjust video quality
  • Easy to use. With two clicks, you can start capturing your screen and record your sound.
  • Best of all, it is FREE :)”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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10 handy Firefox about:config hacks

Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: Firefox | Tags: |

TechRepublic offers 10 handy Firefox about:config hacks.

Make a few tweaks in your Firefox to improve various functions.

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Internote :: Add-ons for Firefox

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Internote is an Add-on for Firefox.

“Internote is an awesome tool that makes it easy to stick notes anywhere – very useful for remote workers who rely on lots of websites for work. In addition, having these notes on your webpages will increase your productivity since everything is laid out for you.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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The Pale Moon Project

Posted on November 15, 2010. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

The Pale Moon Project creates faster (up to 25%, they claim) versions of Firefox.

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Firesay Add-on for Firefox

Posted on November 15, 2010. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

Firesay is an add-on for Firefox that gives you voice control for your browser.

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Siphon Synchronizes Firefox Add-Ons Simply

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker recommends Siphon to Synchronize Firefox Add-Ons Simply.

Siphon will put the same group of add-ons on every Firefox installation where you install it.

Tested for Linux and Mac, but Windows may or may not have bugs as yet.

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TweakTube – YouTube Enhancer / Video Downloader ✔ :: Add-ons for Firefox

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Video, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , |

TweakTube is a YouTube Enhancer / Video Downloader for use with Firefox.

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The Ultimate Guide To Speeding Up Firefox 3.5

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Firefox | Tags: |

The Ultimate Guide To Speeding Up Firefox 3.5 has instructions, many of which may also apply to later versions of Firefox.

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Add-On Compatibility Reporter for Firefox

Posted on April 12, 2010. Filed under: Firefox | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lifehacker reports on Add-On Compatibility Reporter which Enables Incompatible Firefox Extensions, Reports If Still Not Working.

The drawback to all the great addons available for Firefox (or any program that allows people to contribute like that!) is that each new version can disable, even temporarily, your favorite addon(s).

Addons have listings that say they have been tested with Firefox version this to version that.  If you get a newer version, they are automatically disabled until updated.

Add-On Compatibility Reporter will re-enable them and let you test them.  Then you can report that they still do or now do not work.

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Firefox + Windows 7 = Winfox

Posted on April 12, 2010. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , |

Sarah in Tampa has a post on Firefox + Windows 7 = Winfox.

Winfox is a Firefox addon which works with Windows 7 features.

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