Web Browser Wednesday

Judging by our site’s stats Wednesdays tend to result in our most visited CyberNotes articles. On Wednesdays we try to cover tips and tricks for the various web browsers out there, and a majority of them focus on Firefox since well over 50% of our readers visit us with that browser.

Here are our favorite Wednesday CyberNotes articles from over the years:

200 firefox extensions.jpg200 Firefox Extensions Installed at One Time
For some crazy reason I decided to listen to the people in our forum when they were wondering what Firefox 2 would be like with 200 extensions installed. I took a lot of screenshots showing off the bloated browser as more screen space was being occupied by toolbars than the actual website area itself. You have to see it to believe it.

firefox ie opera.jpgThe Best Bookmarklets for your Browser
Bookmarklets can add features and functionality to your web browser without having to install additional software. They’re handy, portable, and often work in multiple browsers. What’s not to like about them?

remember passwords.jpgHow Safe are Passwords in IE, Firefox, and Opera?
I’m sure many of you store passwords in your browser without wondering how easily they could be compromised. This article shows you how passwords can be retrieved from some of the most popular browsers, and what you can do to protect yourself.

bookmark sidebar.jpgTop 10 Sidebar Sites
The sidebar in both Opera and Firefox is useful for managing bookmarks, navigating through your history, and much more. But did you know that the sidebar can also be used for opening your favorite websites? Checkout our top 10 favorite sites that look great in your sidebar.

opera tab.jpgOpera Tips & Tricks
Opera is an extremely customizable browser, but there are many features that people tend to overlook. This article highlights some of those features, and also shows off a few tricks to make Opera even better.

firefox profile.jpgShare a Firefox Profile Between Ubuntu & Windows
Anyone that wants/has to use both Windows and Ubuntu probably knows the pain of having to configure the browser in each operating system. This guide, however, demonstrates how you can share a single Firefox profile between the two operating systems. That means you’ll have to bookmark your sites just once, install extensions just once, and you’ll get full access to the browser’s history from both operating systems.

firefox phoenix.jpgHistory of Web Browsers
It’s amazing how far web browsers have come not only in the last 10 years, but even in the last 5 years. Here we take a visual tour through the history of Opera, Netscape, Firefox, and IE as they have progressed throughout the years. A definite must-see!

browser stats.jpgBrowser Stats
Each browser has its ups and downs, and some are attracting new users a lot more rapidly than others. In this article we take a look at the market share for Internet Explorer, Safari, Netscape, Opera, and Firefox showing how each of them have changed over the last two years.

browser performance.jpgBrowser Performance Comparisons
With so many different browsers out there it is always nice to know which one can perform the best. That’s why we put together this article that tests Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, and Safari to see which ones collapse under the stress.

firefox tips.jpgFirefox 3 Tips & Tricks
The new Firefox 3 browser has only been out for about a month, but we’ve already assembled a rather extensive guide on how to tweak a bunch of the hidden settings. This includes customizing how the address bar behaves all the way to managing your search keywords.

cybersearch.jpgCyberSearch Firefox Extension
Did you think that we would put together a list of our favorite CyberNotes without including our own homegrown extension? The CyberSearch extension harnesses the power of the Firefox 3 address bar to display Google search results. Be careful… once you start configuring those keywords you might get addicted to it.