Firefox

Plugins

Open Selected Links Adds a right click menu item to open all selected links in new tabs. Screen Grab Screengrab saves entire webpages as images. Just install it, make sure Java is configured (Java absolutely necessary), and right-click on a page. You can save the entire page as an image (it scrolls around the page taking shots and stitches it together), just the visible portion, or the browser window. Colorzilla Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies. With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. You can Zoom the page you are viewing and measure distances between any two points on the page. The built-in palette browser allows choosing colors from pre-defined color sets and saving the most used colors in custom palettes. DOM spying features allow getting various information about DOM elements quickly and easily. And there’s more… IE Tab IE Tab – an extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox. This is a great tool for web developers, since you can easily see how your webpage displayed in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox. Tab Browser Preferences Enables enhanced control for some aspects of tabbed browsing. Web Developer Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools. Foxy Tunes Do you listen to Music while surfing the Web? Now you can control your favorite media player without ever leaving the browser and more… Media Player Connectivity Allows you to launch embeded video from any website into an external application with a simple click Download Status Bar Download Statusbar is a browser extension that allows you to keep track of ongoing and completed downloads in a hide-away statusbar. Tab Mix Plus Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager with crash recovery that can save and restore combinations of opened tabs and windows.

Fixes

Always Viewing the Latest Content Force Reload: By default Firefox does not automatically re-download the entire contents of a web page every single time you visit the page. It will first try to detect if the page content has changed significantly from any stored versions of the same page it holds in your browser cache. This is fine since most websites don’t change their content by the hour. However often webmasters may change small parts of the site, update only a tiny portion of a page, or even one or two important words in the text body, and Firefox will not show the updated page for a day or two. For example I regularly update my guides on TweakGuides.com and users write to me saying they still only see the old version. To remedy this, there is a simple way you can make sure Firefox loads up the latest version of a web page at any time: simply press CTRL+F5, or hold down the SHIFT key and left-click on the Reload icon. This forces Firefox to reload every part of the currently viewed page from the Net and not your cache, ensuring every part of the content you’re viewing is the latest available. Use this method at any time if you believe you are viewing an old version of a page. Tabbed Browsing One of the most famous features of Firefox is Tabbed Browsing. This is a feature which allows users to open up a link as a new tab within their current Firefox window, rather than opening up an entirely new Firefox window. The benefits of this are faster loadup times for pages opened as tabs, less overall system memory usage, less buttons for open instances of Firefox on the Windows Taskbar, the ability to load pages in the background while reading the current page, and the convenience of being able to switch back and forth between pages just by clicking their tab. Opening, Closing and Switching Tabs: Whether you use tabbed browsing or not is up to you, however there are some basic things you can do to make better use of this feature. To start with, to open any link as a new tab you simply need to click your center mouse button while pointing to a link. If you don’t have a center mouse button, hold down the CTRL key then left-click on a link to get the same result. This opens the link up as a new tab with the contents hiding behind your currently displayed page by default. To switch to this new page, simply click on its tab. If you want to force a link to open as a new tab in the foreground, you need to hold down the SHIFT key and use the relevant methods above. If you want to close a tab quickly, simply click the center mouse button on the tab, or press CTRL + W or CTRL + F4 while viewing the tab. To switch quickly between open tabs, press CTRL + Tab to go to the next open tab, or SHIFT + CTRL + TAB to go to the previous open tab. If you want to go to a specific open tab, press CTRL and a number key (e.g. CTRL + 2) to jump to that tab. In fact, if you click your middle mouse button on a range of things in Firefox, they will typically open up in a new tab (substitute CTRL for middle-click). For example, click the middle button on the back or forward arrows at the top of Firefox, and the previous or next pages you’ve visited will open in a new tab. Middle-click on an item in your history and it will open in a new tab. Middle-click on the Homepage toolbar icon and your home page will open in a new tab. Clear Private Data This is a new feature of Firefox (version 1.5 or newer), which allows you to quickly remove a range of personal data from the browser in one go. For more details of how to configure it, see the Firefox Settings section on the previous pages. Aside from accessing it from within the Firefox Options, you can also access it on your Firefox menu, under Tools>’Clear Private Data’, or by clicking CTRL+SHIFT+DEL together. If you use this function often, untick the ‘Ask me before clearing private data’ box. Now whenever you use the menu option or press the keyboard shortcut for this function, it will occur instantly without asking you to confirm any options.

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