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20 Mar/12

Auto Refresh Select Tabs In The Firefox Web Browser

Auto Refresh Select Tabs In The Firefox Web Browser

Have you ever been on a website where you waited for something to happen? Maybe it was on the Yahoo Mail website where you have been waiting for the registration confirmation email of a service that you just registered with, or you are on eBay waiting for the auction to end. If you are impatient, you may have tapped on the F5 key every few seconds to reload the page to see if anything has changed yet.That’s fine and doable if you are waiting for one page to reload with the information...

18 Mar/12

What Is BitDefender QuickScan

What Is BitDefender QuickScan

With threats and attacks becoming more versatile by each year, come new security tools that protect users from these threats. In the past one or two years, many security companies have started to utilize the cloud for their purposes, for instance by keeping a large portion of a software’s database in the cloud for better and faster updating.BitDefender QuickScan is a free online service by BitDefender for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers....

16 Mar/12

Tranquility Improves The Readability Of Websites In Firefox

Tranquility Improves The Readability Of Websites In Firefox

Tranquility is definitely not the first add-on or bookmarklet that is improving the readability of websites in the Firefox web browser. We have covered quite a few apps that can do that for you, from Readable over Tidyread to the recently released Evernote Cleary extension. All tools work considerably well in the browser. They have in common that they turn a common web page into a compressed page that is displaying the article or post on the page, and barely any other page element. This...


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14 Mar/12

Schedule Websites To Open Automatically In Firefox

Schedule Websites To Open Automatically In Firefox

With a default installation of Firefox, there are two options to open websites automatically in the browser. The first is to configure the browser to load one, multiple or random, homepages on start, or when you open a new tab. Your second option is to load the previous browsing session when the browser starts.There is however no option to load websites on schedule, say once a week on a specific day, or even once a year. The extension Morning Coffee offers to open sites on a specific day...

11 Mar/12

Private Browsing Without Closing The Active Firefox Session

Private Browsing Without Closing The Active Firefox Session

One of the things that has always annoyed me in regards to Firefox’s private browsing mode was the fact that the browser did close the active session before switching to that mode. And while Firefox offers to save the active session, that is the open tabs and other session related information, it is nowhere near as comfortable as a solution that would spawn a new private browsing window without affecting the active session.Google Chrome and the Opera web browser handle the private...

9 Mar/12

Google Play My Music Hotkeys for Firefox

Google Play My Music Hotkeys for Firefox

Google Music has been moved to the new Google Play subdomain along with the Android Market, part of Google Books and Google Movies. The main purpose for the move was to consolidate all services under one address, to make it more attractive and accessible to users of the service. The main aim of the service is to create a counterweight to Apple’s iTunes service which is also offering different media in one interface.Google Music users who open the service’s website now are automatically...

8 Mar/12

Tweak Firefox’s Back and Forward History

Tweak Firefox’s Back and Forward History

Most Firefox users know that they can use the browsing history to go back to a site they have visited previously. Depending on the configuration of the browser, they see history related items when they enter text in the browser’s address bar, or when they visit the history menu that lists all the previously visited pages.Most do not know that Firefox displays site-specific history entries when the back and forward buttons in the browser are right-clicked (or left-clicked and held...

8 Mar/12

Tweak Firefox’s Back and Forward History

Tweak Firefox’s Back and Forward History

Most Firefox users know that they can use the browsing history to go back to a site they have visited previously. Depending on the configuration of the browser, they see history related items when they enter text in the browser’s address bar, or when they visit the history menu that lists all the previously visited pages.Most do not know that Firefox displays site-specific history entries when the back and forward buttons in the browser are right-clicked (or left-clicked and held...

8 Mar/12

Mozilla Retires Add-on Collector

Mozilla Retires Add-on Collector

Remember the Firefox collections feature? No? Then you are not the only one. Back in 2009 Mozilla introduced collections to the official Firefox Add-ons repository. With this feature users could create their own add-on collections, and publish them  publicly on the Mozilla website. A collection usually listed between 5 and 30 different add-ons that other Firefox users could then install more comfortably in the browser.There was no option to install all add-ons in one go though, but a third...

8 Mar/12

Mozilla Retires Add-on Collector

Mozilla Retires Add-on Collector

Remember the Firefox collections feature? No? Then you are not the only one. Back in 2009 Mozilla introduced collections to the official Firefox Add-ons repository. With this feature users could create their own add-on collections, and publish them  publicly on the Mozilla website. A collection usually listed between 5 and 30 different add-ons that other Firefox users could then install more comfortably in the browser.There was no option to install all add-ons in one go though, but a third...

7 Mar/12

Safe For Firefox Visualizes Secure Connections In The Browser

Safe For Firefox Visualizes Secure Connections In The Browser

The Firefox web browser displays several indicators in the browser interface when you are connected to a secure website (using SSL). The first indicator is the https protocol in front of the web address instead of the http protocol. The second that the company, website or service name is displayed in front of the address, and that it is highlighted in color.Firefox distinguishes between standard secure connections, and sites that use Extended Validation certificates. The former are highlighted...

1 Mar/12

Protected Search Lets You Use Google Without Being Tracked

Protected Search Lets You Use Google Without Being Tracked

With Google consolidating many of the company’s privacy policies into one came the fear that the companies primary motivation for the move was to generate even more revenue through their advertising programs than before.Google users have only a few options at their disposal to escape the tracking. Experts suggest to log out of the account whenever it is not necessary to use a product’s functionality. A user leaving Gmail for Google Search could for instance log out to avoid...

28 Feb/12

HTTPS Everywhere Now Warns About Encryption Weaknesses

HTTPS Everywhere Now Warns About Encryption Weaknesses

Two weeks ago a team of mathematicians and cryptographers have released a paper in which they describe a weakness in the encryption used by routers, firewalls, web services or virtual private network. The flaw, affecting only a small number of cases where the random prime number generation fails to work correctly.A new HTTPS Everywhere version released today for the Firefox web browser can detect and notify users of that encryption weakness.The Firefox add-on ships with the optional SSL...

28 Feb/12

Google Privacy Blocks Websites From Tracking You

Google Privacy Blocks Websites From Tracking You

Privacy has moved into the public focus in recent years. Initiatives like Mozilla’s Do Not Track Header try to improve user privacy on the Internet.Google Privacy is a Firefox add-on that tries to enforce do not track on popular websites. The name may suggest that the add-on has been created by Google but that is not the case. It is likely that it concentrated on Google in the beginning, and that support for other websites have been added later on in development.Google Privacy currently...

22 Feb/12

Block Animated Gifs With Gif Block For Firefox

Block Animated Gifs With Gif Block For Firefox

Animated Gifs are still popular on today’s Internet, albeit for different purposes. Back in the beginning days of the public Internet, webmasters used them to add animated contents to their websites. This soon died out when they realized that repeating ten second animates had a damaging effect to their website’s reputation.Today, animated gifs are mainly posted on social networking sites like Facebook or Google+. Their biggest advantage over video is that they can be posted...

20 Feb/12

Find Out Exactly What Changed When Firefox Updates

Find Out Exactly What Changed When Firefox Updates

Mozilla publishes release logs whenever a new version of the Firefox web browser gets released. These logs detail the most prominent changes and feature additions, but not everything that has happened in the background. There are also situations where no log is published, for instance when the beta, aurora or nightly builds get updated.How can you find out about the changes in those updates? That’s where the Current Pushlog extension by Sören Hentzschel comes into play. It basically...

18 Feb/12

Resize Images Directly On Web Pages In Firefox

Resize Images Directly On Web Pages In Firefox

It happens that you stumble upon a site where images are posted that are simply to small to make out all of the details. Some let you view a larger version of the image when you click on it, while others do not offer larger versions of the images at all. This can be a problem, for instance on shopping sites if you’d like to zoom in on a photo of an item that you consider purchasing.We have covered extensions and userscripts before that can do that, like the Image Zooming extension...

17 Feb/12

Hide Offline Contacts From Facebook Chat

Hide Offline Contacts From Facebook Chat

Facebook fairly recently made a change to Facebook Chat that is irritating many users of the site. The chat interface, displayed in the lower right corner of the screen is now not only listing contacts who are online, but also those who are not. To make matters worse, online and offline friends are mixed in the listing. The only way to identify online contacts is the green icon next to the contact’s name.It is not really clear why offline contacts are displayed next to online contacts...

15 Lug/10

Mozilla Removes And Blocks 2 Firefox Add-ons

Mozilla Removes And Blocks 2 Firefox Add-ons

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It has not happened often in the past that Mozilla had to pull the plug on add-ons hosted at the official Firefox add-on repository. The developers of the popular Firefox web browser have some tools at their disposal to deal with add-ons that are either malicious in nature or insecure. A recent blog post on the Mozilla Add-ons blog revealed that the developers had to deal with two add-ons falling in those two categories recently. The...

30 Apr/10

Firefox Add-ons Manager Redesign

Firefox Add-ons Manager Redesign

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Firefox add-ons manager is currently hidden deep in the web browser. It can only be accessed by clicking on Tools > Add-ons. The add-ons manager then opens in a new window that gives the user options to manage extensions, themes and plugins. Search engines on the other hand are not maintained in the add-ons manager which is not the most elegant solution. Redesign plans existed for some time but progress has only been made...