For several years we have provided you with recommendations for really cool software. Our annual software pack represents a solid set of programs that we think everyone should own for every day work and pleasure. This software is good whether or not you are a student, faculty, parent or someone who is just trying get things done on a budget. Let us know in the comments how you like these and if you think we should have included something else.
Posts Tagged ‘Firefox’
Category Back to School, Geek Girl, Reviews
CustomizeGoogle is one of my most favorite Firefox add-ons. I love its breadth of features and ability to tweak Google to fit my needs. BUT, I have noticed that my favorite features of CustomizeGoogle no longer work. It is as if the Google Gods have intentionally broken the magic that made CustomizeGoogle work.
In a nutshell:
CustomizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that enhances Google search results by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo, Ask.com, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam).
Category Geek Girl
Okay, I admit, I’m a bad Geek Girl. Some of my passwords are not as secure as they could be. It is a hassle to try to make up passwords of the right combinations of random letters, numbers and symbols. Some password systems do not want you to use symbols, others require upper and lower case letters, and the requirements combinations go on and on.
Leaving comments on WordPress powered blogs can be tiresome and frankly, tedious.
There are two ways to work around this problem – one is a Firefox extension and the other is a browser bookmarklet.
I’ve mentioned bookmarklets here before, and this one works just the same. Single click and drag this link (WordPress Comment) to your browser toolbar. Be sure to edit the name, email and website values after saving by right clicking on the link and going to preferences. A WordPress comments bookmarklet could come in handy on many blogs, but the developer says there are problems with some themes not having the right coding, so the fields do not automatically fill in. Note: I have only tested on Firefox 3. (Source: i0nutzb)
I read quite a few articles over the weekend about top Firefox extensions, and while several of them mentioned using add-ons like Speed Dial and Morning Coffee to set up your home pages in Firefox, I dug deep in the Geek Girl’s archives and found a way to do this manually, without adding any additional add-ons to my Firefox installation!
First, go to the menu bar and click on Tools, and then Options. Then, click on the Main tab.
Category Geek Girl
One of my favorite jobs was working in tech support for a large international company. Not only did I learn a lot about to troubleshoot OS and software issues, but I also got hipped to Firefox! When I first got introduced to Firefox, it was version 1.0 and it was November, 2004! Now, 4 years later, I’m using version 3.0.3 and loving every moment of it!
If you are serious about web surfing, you will quickly find that many websites render (load) faster in Firefox, it is easily customizable through the options available out of the box, but you can choose from hundreds of add-ons (extensions) to add additional functionality!