Best of: Firefox Greasemonkey Scripts

Have you ever noticed that sometimes websites don’t behave in an ideal way, don’t look the way you want them to, or maybe there are a few features you would like to see added?

What if I told you that there is a way to manipulate those websites to look and work the way you want them to? If you use the Firefox web browser, you can use the Greasemonkey Firefox extension to customize the way a website displays using bits of javascript. Internet Explorer fans can use the IE7 Pro Compatibility Add-on to use some Greasemonkey scripts, and Safari users have Greasekit (formerly known as Creammonkey).

In the past, I have already done a post highlighting some of the best Greasemonkey scripts available, however I have decided to take it to another level and much larger compilation post. Once again, I’ve chosen to display the scripts broken down into categories for easy reference.

Amazon Greasemonkey Scripts

  • A9.com Googlizer – Make a9.com more readable, somewhat like Google.
  • Amazon Ad Blocker – Blocks Amazon sponsored links.
  • Amazon Dynamic Local Currency – Show prices in you local currency.
  • Amazon Music Helper – Creates a direct link to the download from free music downloads.
  • Amazon Super Saver Snooper – Enhance Amazon search by showing which items are eligible for Super Saver Shipping / Amazon Prime.
  • Book Burro – Compare book prices from various book stores.
  • RIAA Radar – Attach RIAA_Radar directly to Amazon’s pages.
  • The Movie Dude – Cross-links movie sites so you don’t have to.

Blogger Greasemonkey Scripts

  • Add Comment Edit Link in Blogger – Adds an edit link beside the trash can icon in Blogger comments. This link will only be visible to the blog owner when the owner views the comments.
  • Blogger Comment Moderation – Check off comments to delete, then blast them all at the same time. Use with Checkrange for extra fun.
  • Blogger Keep Current Time on Post – Blogger keep current time on post.
  • Blogger Large Template Editor – Hides the navbar setting and doubles the template editor’s height.
  • Sitemap Generator for Blogger – Generates a Sitemap for Blogger.
  • Technorati and Del.icio.us Tags for Blogger – Changes the Edit Post Blogger form to include a tags field.

Bloglines Greasemonkey Scripts

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Technology Talk – 01/13/2008

We are already a couple weeks into 2008! It looks like most of the review posts are finally over and things are starting to return to normal. Here is this weeks installment of technology talk:

  • Crestock has posted their 50 most popular web design, blog posts, and cheat sheets of 2007. If you do any web design, this is a useful post to read through.
  • Karthik of Shankri-La has posted his top Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail 2.0. This is probably the most complete list I’ve seen yet.
  • Advertise Space has posted 7 reasons you should be advertising on blogs. It is generally a good practice once your blog has started generating some income to set aside a portion of it to apply towards advertising and continuing to grow your blog.
  • Josh Spaulding has posted 6 underutilized ways to increase search engine rankings. I always love to read others opinions in this area and Josh does a great job in this post of focusing on internal link structure and other areas where you can improve your blog.
  • I ran across this list of funny Windows error messages. Some are so crazy that it is hard to believe they aren’t photoshoped (or maybe they are!).
  • 2Spare.com has posted the 10 Creepiest Old Advertisements. Creepy is a good word because it is just hard to believe that advertisements used to look like this.
  • Garry Conn offers his thoughts on having a Robots.txt. It took me awhile to get the hang of them, but I’ve enjoyed a lot of success with a Robots.txt file and recommend everyone have one.

Best of: Greasemonkey Scripts

[Last Updated: June 2, 2008]

There are many advantages to using the Firefox web browser for your daily browsing needs, but my favorite has to be the add-ons (extensions and themes) available to customize your browsing experience.

Within those add-ons are a few core extensions and themes that everyone should use. The Greasemonkey extension fits into that category in my opinion. Simply download the extension, then grab your favorite scripts and watch your internet browsing experience improve drastically!

Note: If you use Internet Explorer, you can use the IE7 Pro Compatibility add-in to permit some Greasemonkey scripts. If you use Safari, you may be able to run some scripts using Greasekit (previously known as the Creammonkey plugin). Opera is also known for being able to run a few scripts on their own.

How does Greasemonkey work? Greasemonkey assigns user-created scripts to run on the pre-determined web pages automatically, without you having to do anything. There are literally 100′s of them out their that improve the appearance and functionality of all sorts of websites out there. This post is a compliation of the best and most popular Greasemonkey scripts available to its users, broken down into category for easier reference.

- Blogger -

- Bloglines -

- Del.icio.us -

  • Del.icio.us Prettifier – Drastically improves the look of Del.icio.us.
  • Dejalicious – Tells you if the site you are looking at is already in your Del.icio.us bookmarks (adds + or -)
  • Fav.icio.us – Adds the websites favicon next to its bookmark.

- Digg -

  • Comment Box Sidebar – Makes the comment box appear where you are currently at rather than at the top of the page.
  • Diggmenu – Adds a Digg menu to your browser.
  • DuggMirror – Changes all Digg links to their DiggMirror links automatically so you never have to worry about broken links again.
  • Digg.licio.us – Adds a “Save It” button just below the “Digg It” button allowing you to click to add to Del.icio.us.
  • Digg Comment Helper – Highlights the most popular comments.
  • Google Search – Replaces Digg’s search engine with Google search.
  • Hide Buried Comments – Hides all buried comments (and their offspring).
  • Reddit on Digg – Adds Reddit comments for the same article to the equivalent Digg article.

- eBay -

  • Currency Conversion – Converts all currency to your currency of choice. Great for finding out how much you will have to pay for auctions and such that are listed under another currency.

- Facebook -

  • Facebook Auto-login – Automatically logs you in to Facebook.
  • Facebook Fixer – Makes profile pictures larger, shows additional menu items, adds people’s age to their profiles, and changes redirected links to direct links.
  • Facebook Remove Feed Advertisements – Removes the feed advertisements on your Facebook feed.
  • Facebook Auto-Colorizer – Changes the pages colors to match the dominant colors in the picture on each profile page.
  • Make Facebook Green – Allows you to change Facebook to green (or any color if you add a hexadecimal number to the javascript).
  • No Facebook Apps -Makes it so you don’t have to see facebook apps when you view Facebook profiles.

- Flickr -

  • FlickrBox – Enhances browsing on Flickr.
  • Flickr Shades – Changes Flickr to white letters on a black background. You can customize the script to colors of your choice.
  • Flickr Image Blocker – Blocks annoying hovering images over the picture (to prevent you from saving the images).
  • Flickr Photo Magnifier – Adds a small rectangular magnifier allowing you to see greater detail on Flickr images.
  • Multi Group Sender – Overrides the Send to Group button allowing you to send to multiple groups.

- GMail -

- Google AdSense -

  • AdSense EPC/CPC – Shows the cost-per-click (aka earnings-per-click) you’re getting on the AdSense reports page.
  • Prevent Accidental Clicks – Makes it so you can’t accidentally click on your own advertisements on your website.
  • Google Ads Remover – Blocks every Google Ad including SERP’s.

- Google Docs and Spreadsheets -

  • Google Doc Download – Adds a drop-down box to download to MS Office, Open Office, PDF, etc.

- iGoogle (Personalized Homepage) -

  • BeautyBlue – Nice blue theme for your iGoogle page.
  • Google IG Max – Maximizes the removal of extra space to save room. Removes headers, footers, along with reducing the size of many elements on this page.
  • More Rounded Corners – Allows you to round the corners of your modules.
  • Remove Extra Space – Removes all the extra space on your iGoogle homepage.
  • Remove the Header – Allows you to remove all module headers. You can also remove the footer with this script.
  • Remove the Plus – Removes the + symbol next to each link within the modules.
  • Replacing the Google Logo – Allows you to put any image where the iGoogle logo is (requires some hard coding).
  • Resizeable Columns – Allows you to resize your homepage’s columns to look how you want.
  • Transparencies – Makes the header image transparent to improve the look of your homepage.

- Google Maps -

  • GZoom – Allows you to zoom beyond the normal limits.

- Google Reader -

- Google Search -

  • GoogleEnlarge – Hover over a Google image to see an enlarged version of the image in a pop up.
  • Google AutoPager – Eliminates the “Next Page” button and automatically loads the next pages results at the bottom of your page. (Works with the Google Preview extension for Firefox)
  • Google Two Column – Displays search results in two columns (Ideal for people with wide screen monitors)
  • Google 100 – Shows the first 100 search results instead of the default 10. You can also show a different number of results by doing the following 4 steps:
    1. Visit Google.com.
    2. Go to Tools -> Greasemonkey -> User Script Commands.
    3. Choose “Set Google Results Per Page”.
    4. Enter a number between 1 and 100.

- Miscellaneous -

- StumbleUpon -

  • Best Friends – Create an area for your top StumbleUpon friends, just like on other popular social networks. There’s no limit to the number of best friends you can add, but no one else will see them. Your friends are arranged in alphabetical order.
  • Count Likes – Adds the number of “Likes” to the Preference and About sections of StumbleUpon.
  • Del.icio.us Stumbles – Allows users to add links to Del.icio.us, then click a link to Stumble all bookmarks.
  • Quick Tag – Suggests popular tags and personal tags to help you tag your links faster.
  • Preview Posts – Adds a preview button to the StumbleUpon forums and your personal Inbox.
  • Tag Toplist – Displays a top list of the most-used tags, and allows you to sort sort alphabetically or by tag count.
  • WYSIWYG – Formats your reviews and comments in a WYSIWG editor.

- Wikipedia -

  • Wikipedia Animate – Powerful script that animates the history of changes on the Wikipedia article. It highlights recent changes and provides a timeline slider.

- WordPress -

- YouTube -

If you can’t find the one you’re looking for here, you can find over 5,000 user scripts (according to their site) at Userscripts or you can simply make your own. Lifehacker has also posted a way to sync your Greasemonkey scripts between computers.

If I’m missing some of your favorites, please leave a comment below with a link to the script and I’ll review it for inclusion in the post above. My hope is to keep this post limited to the best Greasmonkey scripts available, as it can often by frustrating digging through 100′s of scripts to find the ones you are looking for. This list will be updated regularly in hopes of keeping it as a valid reference.

Best of: Firefox Add-ons

[Last Updated: June 2, 2008]

This post is my attempt at making a compilation of all the best Firefox Add-ons (formerly known as Extensions and Themes) and break them down into categories for easy access and future reference. I will also include a brief description whenever possible.

Here is the list as it currently stands:

- Bookmarks -

  • Foxmarks – Most popular bookmark synchronizing extension. Only syncs bookmarks.
  • Google Browser Sync – Syncs your various computers Firefox browsers. Includes all bookmarks, cookies and will restore last web session.
  • Google Bookmarks Menu – Adds a Google Bookmarks Menu to your menu bar.
  • Bookmark Sync – Lets you connect to an FTP server to sync up your bookmarks.
  • Add Bookmark Here 2 – Adds a ‘Add Bookmark Here’ menu to your menubar.
  • Boox – Adds enhanced functions to the Bookmarks sidebar.

- Blogging -

  • ScribeFire – Full featured blog editor built right into your web browser. (Formerly Performancing for Firefox)

- Convenience -

  • Better GReader – Bundles a bunch of Greasemonkey scripts into a handy extension for Google Reader.
  • Better GCal – Bundles a bunch of Greasemonkey scripts into a handy extension for Google Calendar.
  • All-in-One Sidebar – Puts your downloads, extensions, themes, and more into a sidebar.
  • StumpleUpon – StumbleUpon lets you “channelsurf” the best-reviewed sites on the web. It is a collaborative surfing tool for browsing, reviewing and sharing great sites with like-minded people. This helps you find interesting web pages that you wouldn’t think to search for.
  • Uppity – Allows you to navigate up one level. (Works great with the StumbleUpon extension)
  • All-in-One Gestures – Allows you to execute common commands using mouse gestures, rocker navigation, scroll wheel navigation and page scrolling.
  • eBay Toolbar – Allows you to do everything eBay from this handy toolbar.
  • Minimize to Tray – Minimizes Firefox to your computer’s system tray.
  • Session Manager – Restores all tabs (Replaces Session Saver and Tab Mix Plus).
  • Tab Mix Plus – Tabbed browsing, duplicating tabs, tab click options, session restore.
  • Colorful Tabs – Adds color to your browser tabs, helping you to differentiate between each tab.
  • Tab Preview – Adds a preview of every tab except the active tab.
  • More Tools Menu – Adds an additional menu called More Tools, and uses this menu for your other extensions.
  • Forecastfox Enhanced – Builds local weather alerts into your web browser (based on your zip code).
  • Always Remember Password – Forces Firefox to always remember your passwords.
  • Restart Firefox – Adds an option to restart Firefox.
  • Foxy Tunes – Allows you to control your music player of choice through your web browser.
  • CoComment – Assists you with comment tracking using CoComment.
  • Google Calendar Notifier – Notifies you of that days events from your Google Calendar.
  • Google Reader Notifier – Notifies you of unread posts in your Google Reader feed reader.
  • MySpace Toolbar – Allows you to access new comments, bulletins and more from your MySpace account.
  • Facebook Toolbar – Facebook developers created this toolbar for your Facebook account.
  • Rewind/Fast forward Buttons – Adds Opera style fast forward and rewind buttons.
  • Adsense Notifier – Displays your Google Adsense earnings on the status bar.
  • GraphSense – Displays your AdSense statistics in your web browser through the use of charts and graphs.
  • TrashMail.net – Generates a disposable E-mail address to use for subscribing to sites/forums.
  • Chartlet – Extracts information from designated sites around the Internet at designated intervals (great for pulling stock quotes, etc.)
  • Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) – Backs up your Firefox extensions.
  • Linkification – Converts plain texts to links automatically.
  • Tiny Menu – Converts all of your menus into one menu, making more room available for viewing pages.
  • Resurrect Pages – Uses a variety of caches to resurrect missing pages or sites that are down.

- Downloads -

  • Download Status Bar – Gives you the status of a file you are downloading. Includes to and from, status, time remaining, and percentage completed.
  • DownThemAll! – Download Them All adds advanced download capabilities.
  • Download Manager Tweak – Modifies download appearance and allows you to open in separate windows, sidebar, or tab.
  • Video Downloader – Adds an icon to your status bar that allows you to download all types of videos with one click.
  • FlashGot – Allows you to download one link, multiple links, or every link on the page in one click.
  • PDF Download – Allows you to adjust how PDF is handled within Firefox.
  • Download Helper – Allows you to download content from web pages with one click, including YouTube videos, and more!

- E-mail -

  • Better GMail – Lifehacker extension that combines all the best Greasemonkey scripts into one extension. You can choose which extensions you want to add via a menu.
  • GMail Manager – Builds GMail into your browser and allows you to manage multiple GMail accounts at one time.
  • GMail Skins – Builds additional features into your GMail account, including adjusting the colors, allowing HTML on your outgoing E-mails, etc.
  • Yahoo! Mail Notifier – Builds Yahoo! Mail into your browser, notifying you when you receive new E-mails.
  • AJAX Yahoo! Mail – Adds AJAX support to Yahoo! Mail and allows one-click access to E-mail.
  • E-Mail Notifier Toolbar – Supports GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail, & any custom POP3 account by placing easy access to them in a toolbar.

- Greasemonkey & Scripts -

- News/RSS -

  • Wizz RSS News Reader – This is the most downloaded of the Firefox Extensions and boasts such features as a feed search, integrated Google and Feedster search, and monitors weather and your GMail account for you. It also includes several languages.
  • Sage – This feed reader has gained alot of popularity recently. It boasts a feed locator, integration with bookmarks and live bookmarks, and technorati integration.
  • RSS Tickler – This works like the above feed readers, however it can build a scroll bar into your Firefox browser, allowing you to glance at feeds as they update without constantly checking your feed reader. This feature can be disabled if you don’t like it as well.

- Performance -

  • FasterFox – Makes Firefox run much faster.

- Search -

  • Google Toolbar – Adds a Google toolbar to your web browser.
  • Customize Google – Allows you to customize Google search results to your specifications.
  • Super Drag N Go – Allows you to drag a word or phrase and throw it anywhere on your web page to do an automatic search (uses which search engine you have set as default). Includes opening URL’s that you drag and directional dragging.

- Search Engines -

  • Firefox Search Engines Page – You can add many search engines to your browser search in the upper right corner of your browser including Wikipedia, Technorati, Del.icio.us, ESPN, Flickr Tags, and USA Today.

- Security -

  • No Script – Stops all scripts on every website you visit, helping avoid advertisements, malicious spyware and computer viruses. You can manually allow any trusted scripts.
  • Adblock Plus – Allows you to right click on an add and block it from all future visits.
  • McAfee Site Adviser – Gives every website you visit a security ranking. The ranking will appear in your status bar or next to the search results when doing searches.

- SEO -

  • RankQuest SEO Toolbar – Provides access to more than 30 SEO tools in a toolbar.
  • SEO for Firefox – Updates your Google and Yahoo search results to show various SEO tools.
  • SEOQuake – Adds SEO results to search results and on top of each webpage.
  • SearchStatus – Shows Google PageRank and Alexa Rankings within the status bar.

- Web 2.0 -

  • Digg This! – Adds a Digg This! menu to your web browser, making it easy for one click submit.
  • Digg Toolbar – Adds a Digg toolbar, making it convenient to search and track Digg.
  • DiggThumbs – Adds a Thumbnail preview of the website next to each article that has been Dugg.
  • Del.icio.us – Official Del.icio.us extension.
  • Del.icio.us Plugin – Adds Del.icio.us search to your Firefox search.
  • Del.icio.us 1.1 – Adds Del.icio.us to your sidebar.

- Web Development -

  • Web Developer Toolbar – Allows quick disable of Cookies, Cache, Javascript and other things by placing many Firefox options within your toolbar.
  • ColorZilla – Gives you the EXACT hex color code for a color you see on a website. Simply click on the eyedropper and the color you want.
  • AspellFox – Allows you to right click in any text box and select Aspell. This will spell check the text document.
  • Load Time Analyzer – Analyzes how long it takes for Firefox to load your webpage and provides a detailed report.
  • Measure It – Renders a ruler across your page, giving you exact pixel counts, etc.
  • FireFTP – Turns your browser into an FTP Client.
  • GMail Space – Turns your GMail into an FTP Client.
  • Total Validator – Validates XHTML compliancy and checks for broken links or spelling errors.
  • EditCSS – Places your style sheet into a side panel for easy editing.
  • Roboform – Password manager and will pre-fill some forms.
  • FireBug – Debugs your code. (Includes CSS and Javascript)
  • IE Tab – Embeds Internet Explorer within a Firefox tab.
  • IE View – Right click a page and select View this Page in IE to open your current page in IE.
  • Opera View – Right click a page and select View this page in Opera to open the current page in Opera.
  • Nightly Tester Tools – Makes your extensions Firefox 2.0 compatible and provides basic web developer functions.
  • Extended Statusbar – Opera style status bar that provides speed, percentage, time, and loading sizes.

- Themes -

  • FloFox – Makes your web browser look exactly like the Flock web browser.
  • Noia – Most popular Firefox theme.
  • Firefox Vista – Makes your browser look like Windows Vista.
  • Macfox – Gives your browser a Macintosh theme.
  • Macfox Graphite – Gives your browser a graphite Macintosh theme.

If you’ve noticed any Firefox Add-ons missing from the above list that you use regularly, please leave a comment with a link and I’ll review the extension for inclusion in this post above. Please keep in mind that this list is an attempt at showing off the best extensions, not all the extensions, so I’m only looking for ones that will be useful to a large group of people.

My hope is that everyone can use this list as a reference, so I will be updating it regularly to make it as complete as possible.

Users Guide to Firefox 2.0

An overwhelming share of the web browser market has been held by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for close to a decade now, but for the past two years their market share has been steadily declining in favor of the upstart web browser Firefox. This guide is designed to give you everything you need to know to get the most out of the Firefox 2.0 web browser.

What is Firefox? Originally titled Phoenix and Firebird, the free open source web browser now called Firefox was released in November 2004 by the Mozilla Corporation in an effort to compete with Internet Explorer. With the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world, as well as thousands of user made extensions and themes, Firefox has become a serious Microsoft competitor. Firefox’s most recent release is Firefox 2.0.

What are the features of Firefox? Features included with the Firefox web browser include enhanced security, a built-in pop-up blocker, extensions, themes, plug-ins, and a built-in search engine. Other features include the following:

Tabbed Browsing – This allows you to open multiple websites within the same web browser. Firefox 2.0 includes close boxes on each tab. You can also use your mouse wheel or arrow keys to switch between tabs.

Recommended Search Phrases – The built in search box now does a “recommended” search as your typing (requires a compatible search engine to be selected).

Improved In-page Search – Firefox 2.0 allows you to use Cntl+F to search the page you are on. By typing into the in-page search dialog to open quick find, which you can then use the search function to highlight either the first occurrence or each occurence of a term in the page.

In-line Spell Checking – Firefox 2.0 has a spell check built into any text areas and includes a customizable dictionary. This features works exactly like the spell check built into Microsoft Word.

Live Bookmarks and LiveTitles – Websites with web feeds can be saved as live bookmarks and LiveTitles will automatically refresh your bookmark title for a page when the page’s content updates.

Session Management – Make a quick adjustment to the settings and you can have Firefox restore any lost/closed tabs next time you relaunch Firefox.

Anti-Phishing Protection – Firefox runs checks on the web page and queries several database looking for suspected phishing websites. If you visit one you will get a warning message advising you to proceed with caution.

What are Firefox add-ons? Firefox add-ons are software plug-ins created by the users of Firefox that can build additional features into the web browser or change the browsers appearance. I have created a detailed post of the best Firefox extensions and themes currently available entitled Best of: Firefox Add-ons. This post is updated regularly to ensure that is remains a good and current reference.

Firefox Built-In Search Engine

Firefox Search Engines Page – You can add many search engines to your browser search in the upper right corner of your browser including Wikipedia, Technorati, Del.icio.us, ESPN, Flickr Tags, and USA Today.

If you are unable to locate an extension or theme to meet your needs, I would recommend checking out this post on How-To Create Firefox Extensions.

How can I customize Firefox 2.0? With the release of Firefox 2.0, you can now customize your browser a little more than before. The first option I’ll cover is the new session restore feature. In the past, people have used Google Browser Sync or Tab Mix Plus to restore their Firefox tabs. Now, Firefox 2.0 allows you to do this without an extension (which I always find to be a good thing, as to many extensions can slow down your browser). Here is how to do it.

  1. Click on Tools in your menu bar.
  2. Click on Options.
  3. Click on the Main tab.
  4. Select Show my windows and tabs from last time in the When Firefox Starts field.
  5. Click OK.

If you don’t want your tabs to be restored next time you open your web browser, you can also choose from Show my home page or Show a blank page.

The next is setting up Firefox to check for automatic updates. Once this is done, Firefox will notify you if any of your extensions or themes have a newer version or update available, then gives you the option of downloading the updates. Here are the steps to set it up:

  1. Click on Tools in the menu bar.
  2. Click on Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click on the Update mini-tab.
  5. Check the boxes to the left of Firefox, Installed Add-ons, Search Engines in the Automatically Check For Updates field.

Once this is done, Firefox will notify you prior to opening the web browser that you have updates available and list the individual extensions or themes. You can un-check any ones you don’t want to update, then click Install to have it install your updates. Once done, click Continue to open the web browser. This will save the extra restarting step of extensions like Update Notifier, and not require you to install all available updates if you don’t want to.

The third option you have is the one click RSS subscription feature. Firefox still has the same Live Bookmarks feature that you’ve come to expect from previous versions, but many people aren’t aware you also have some new options with this version. You can now integrate many of the popular feed readers into your web browser by default, or add your own feed reader if you use a different one. Here are the really easy steps to do this:

  1. Click Tools in the menu bar.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click on the Feeds tab.
  4. Click on the Subscribe to the feed using radio button.

Select your feed reader service. By default you can leave it on Live Bookmarks, or you can select Attensa, Bloglines, My Yahoo!, or Google Reader. You also can click the Choose Application button and locate your feed reader.

Thanks to CyberNet News, if you use one of the following services, simply click on the following link(s) to add the feed reader as a default option: My AOL, My MSN, Netvibes, NewsGator, or Rojo.

Once completed, any time you select the feed icon on the right side of your address bar, it will add the feed to the selected feed reader! As you can see from the picture above, mine will automatically drop itself into my GreatNews feed reader.

The last thing I wanted to cover is About Config. While browsing several of my favorite websites, I found a Guide on Firefox 2 Tweaks from CyberNet News that is well written and covers everything you need to know.

Included you’ll find instructions on how to:

  • Configure the scrolling tabs.
  • Configure the red X button on each tab.
  • Adjust unresponsive scripts.
  • Change the user agent.
  • Hide the Go button.
  • Eliminate javascript popups.
  • Enable inline spell-checking for single-line text fields.
  • Open search box results in a new tab.
  • Lower the physical memory when minimized.

Why should I use Firefox as my primary web browser? Due to the overwhelming market share of Internet Explorer, most viruses, spyware, phishing attempts, and hackers target Internet Explorer users. Firefox takes advantage of being open source, using thousands of developers from around the world to thoroughly test their browser, which helps to ensure a more safe and secure browsing experience. That, in addition to the features mentioned above, make for what most people feel is a better internet surfing experience.

If you like Firefox and would like to help others find Firefox, you can get a Firefox button for your website or blog from Spread Firefox.

You can also get a Firefox Download Counter if you’re truly a Firefox fanatic!

When is Firefox 3.0 due? Firefox 3.0 is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2007. Included in Mozilla’s plans for Firefox 3.0 are a revamp to how bookmarks work. In the meantime, if you are interested in making suggestions or requesting features, you can do so through Mozilla’s Feature Brainstorming Wiki.

Other useful Firefox references:

Firefox Blogs: