Firefox comes with its own speed dial. But, in my opinion, it leaves you wanting for more. For several years now, I’ve been using some add-on or the other to power my speed dial needs and here is a list of usual suspects that you might want to consider.
With Big Brother spying and advertising agencies attempting to give you targetted advertisements, protecting your privacy online is getting even more important than earlier. Meet the “Cookie”, the biggest helper to tracking your movement is sitting on your computer via your browser. If you’ve never heard, here’s a direct definition from Wikipedia: A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website.
With social media today, it is very easy to lose focus on the work at hand and get distracted. If you’re like me, you probably have Facebook open along with Twitter waiting to catch the latest update. LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool: an extension for the Firefox web browser designed to block those time-wasting sites.
Big Brother is watching. And, if you’re on the insecure HTTP protocol then your browsing can be monitored. Although HTTPS has been around forever, many sites (including us) do not allow for browsing on HTTPS.
Firefox 23 added a new feature that automatically blocks mixed content. Mixed content comes into play when browsing secure websites. (i.e. websites with “https”), when the webpage doesn’t serve everything on the https protocol but serves some images on http.
Normally, this isn’t really the big issue. However, if you are concerned about security and especially tracking, then you might want to prevent this happening. Firefox understands that and automatically blocks mixed content. When browsing a secure website displaying mixed content, you might view something like this: “Firefox has blocked content that isn’t secure”.
As you note in the URL, browsing WordPress.org is likely to throw up this warning. This is because Firefox automatically blocks all active content like scripts that aren’t also served on the https protocol.
Hitting “Disable Protection on This Page” will fix it for the particular page. However, it won’t respect this on other sites. If you’re like me, this isn’t a helpful feature but rather a pain! And, you’ll want to disable this.
Here’s how you do it.
In September 2011, Yahoo! declared that they have no intentions of exiting the search world which is still dominated by Google. As part of that strategy, Yahoo!
Consider a situation when you are browsing and suddenly your browsers crashes. You restart the browser and notice that all your bookmarks, history and profile data is lost. To get rid of this problem, we found an excellent utility, MozBackup, which can help you backup your Mozilla Firefox of Thunderbird data in few simple clicks.
If you’re addicted to Farmville, Roller Coaster Kingdom or Cafe World, then you’ll love this FireFox addon. Flash Game Maximizer will allow you to maximize (almost) any Flash content to the entire browser window as the click of a button. The addon also recognises F12 as the key to maximise the flash content.
First, a short disclaimer: This post merely shows you a method. You alone are entirely responsible for what you use it for. There are times when we need to grab media like images, audio and sometimes even embedded video files from various sites.