Posts Tagged ‘Firefox’

Free Software Pack – 2013

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Posted 18 Aug 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Geek Girl, Reviews

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.

8 Android and iPhone Apps To Check Out Today!

Posted 18 Jul 2011 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Geek Girl, Soulville, Technology

We all need more tools for productivity (and procrastination). These 8 apps are all available on both Android and iPhone platforms and prove to be useful for being on the move and keeping track of your business. Most don’t require signing up to use (a couple do even to test the app and we all know no one likes extra signing up or extra email).


How to Add Facebook to the Sidebar Firefox 3.5

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Posted 17 Aug 2009 — by Ellie
Category Technology


Love Facebook?Add its chat to your sidebar in Fireofx 3.5.

  1. Navigate to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks. A window will open.
  2. Click on the folder where you want to place the bookmark. Now press Organize and Add New Bookmark.
  3. Name the bookmark “Facebook Chat” and paste
  4. Checkmark the box that says “Load this Bookmark in the sidebar”
  5. Close the windows.
  6. Now try to use your new bookmark. Facebook chat will now open in your sidebar.

facebook chat in sidebar

Now you can chat with your friends without having to open Facebook in a separate tab.

3 Great Ways to Find Social Networking Information of a Twitter User

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Posted 28 Jul 2009 — by Amit Banerjee
Category Technology

Search other social networks of a Twitter user

If you want to befriend a Twitter user on multiple social networks, Identify, a Firefox add-on will come in handy. This add-on provides you with more information about a Twitter user and you can also add him (or her) as a friend on other popular social networking sites.

To get started, install Identify in your Firefox and restart. Then browse to any Twitter profile. Press the shortcut Alt+I  (or Control+I on the Mac) and you can see more Information about the user.


Geek Girl to Customize Google: Fix It!

Posted 27 Apr 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

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,, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam).


Are your passwords secure?

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Posted 23 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
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.


Make Leaving Comments on WP Blogs Easier

Posted 17 Dec 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysLeaving 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)

How to Setup Multiple Home Pages in Firefox

Posted 17 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI 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.

Screenshot of the Home Page Options

Screenshot of the Home Page Options

10 Must Have Firefox Add-ons for Serious Web Surfers

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Posted 10 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlOne 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!