Are you a Firefox user that is running a 64-bit version of Windows? If so you make want to take a look at the Waterfox project. The geeks who put this together are trying to milk the browser for every ounce of performance that can be squeezed out of Firefox.
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With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure you're getting the best deal for the gifts you are picking up. There are all kinds of browser extensions out there that can help you save a few dollars, but PriceBlink is one I always use.
In the last major update to our CyberSearch Firefox extension we decided to add in some basic support for Bing searching. It had been requested by quite a few users, and even though I personally prefer Google over Bing I wanted to make sure that our users had a choice. As it turns out the way our extension works doesn't abide by their terms of service.
As our regular readers know I am the developer behind the CyberSearch Firefox extension, and I wanted to say thanks to all of our users for their bug reports... and especially Ronin who pointed out a doozy. He keeps up with nightly Firefox builds, and is kind enough to point out when some of our extension's features break.
One topic that is always sure to strike up a nerdy conversation is whether you should let your browser store your passwords. There is the obvious security risk of what happens when someone gets remote access to your computer, or even worse physical access.
Live Bookmarks are a feature that have been included in Firefox for ages, and have provided a simple way for you to subscribe to RSS feeds. They essentially act like dynamic bookmarks that are able to update as websites offer new content, and the Feed Sidebar extension makes it even navigate through the news they bring to you.
There are some Firefox themes that I absolutely love, but they don't always get everything the way that I like them. One of the areas I'm rather particular about is the Address Bar drop-down menu that appears once you start typing. A good example of this was a theme I tested out recently that styled both the title and URL in the exact same fashion.
A little while back we wrote about a cool Firefox extension called Snap Links that would let you draw a box around a bunch of hyperlinks with your mouse, and have them all open in new tabs. I loved this extension, but the sad news is that it hasn't received an update in well over two years.
Firebug is well known to web developers as one of the best tools to have at your side when trying to debug website issues. Many have said that it's a priceless tool, and at one point Joe Hewitt wasn't sure if it would remain free. He questioned whether users would be willing to shell out $15-$25 for an extension, but he strayed from the paid route in favor of keeping it open source.
In August of last year, Mozilla research showed that one of the reasons why people don't want to upgrade to Firefox 3 is the Awesome Bar. When you're typing in your address bar, the Awesome Bar displays suggestions based on your browsing history and bookmarks. This is a great time saver...
I heard about the InvisibleHand Firefox/Chrome extension on the Windows Weekly podcast, and it sounded like something that would be useful for all the online shopping that I do.
Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.
It's a common problem among Firefox power users: you've been surfing the web for some time and all of a sudden Firefox's memory footprint goes through the roof. And although Mozilla's developers do their best to ensure that Firefox is stable, many people play a part in the browser's memory leaks without knowing it.
For those of you using CyberSearch I thought I'd let you know that I just released version 2.0.2 that resolves almost all of the issues users were reporting with Firefox 3.6 Beta 1. The main reason I wanted to let everyone know is that Mozilla hasn't approved CyberSearch 2.0 yet, which means you won't receive an update notification in the browser.
I've been working on a new version of CyberSearch for a little while now, and I've been trying to come up with ways to add all of the most requested features.
For the longest time I've been wanting Google to bring all of their services together into some sort of unified interface. A place where I could read my email, manage my calendar, catch up on news in my RSS feeds, search for a place on a map, and so on.