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TaskForce Manages Your Tasks and Email Activity in Gmail (and We've Got Beta Invites) [Gmail]
Your inbox is a steady stream of incoming information. TaskForce sorts your tasks, emails, and activity to help you work more efficiently. We've got 2,000 beta invites so hurry and sign up!
TaskForce is a little window that lives in your Gmail, splitting your messages into types: information, action, and broadcast. It lets you add tasks directly from its interface or through email. You can share tasks with others, even if they don't use TaskForce. You and others can comment on tasks, prioritize, and attach files. It all lives in a small space in the top right corner of your Gmail and aims to make time spent in your inbox a lot more efficient.

Creating tasks using TaskForce is really simple. You just click the "New Task" button and enter the relevant information. When you're finished, you'll see your tasks detailed similarly to the picture on the left. You don't have to be signed in to Gmail to add tasks, however. TaskForce has an iPhone-optimized site for adding tasks when you're out. In the picture to the left you can also see the ability to add people to the task. If they're using TaskForce, the task will synchronize with their account. If not, they'll receive an email so they can still participate.

TaskForce also creates an activity feed to help clear out the numerous broadcast emails you receive every day. It works via filters, so you can specify virtually anything that you want to show up. It'll archive those messages to get them out of your inbox and save them to your TaskForce activity feed instead. If you want those messages to bypass your inbox entirely, you can set them to be delivered directly to TaskForce and TaskForce will insert them into your feed automatically—without the need for filtering.

Invites have run out, but you can sign up to be let into the beta when more are available. Please do not email us for invites.

Gmail  Beta  Chrome  Email  Firefox  Productivity  Safari  task_management  todo  Top  webapp  from google
august 2010 by 9diov
Firefox Friday Five: Mozilla Labs in overdrive and some lovely Firefox wallpapers
Filed under: Features, Mozilla, Browsers
A happy, sweaty Friday to you all! This week we were meant to see the final release of 3.6.4, the minor release that 'crash proofs' Firefox. Instead, we have a release candidate -- the final release will probably come later in the month (along with the first beta of Firefox 4.0!)

Early testing from Mozilla suggests that 3.6.4's Crash Protection may significantly reduce crashes, so even if you are running a 3.7 beta version, make sure your friends and family grab 3.6.4 as soon as possible. My mother hates it when FarmVille crashes her entire browser.

All the while, Mozilla Labs has been working its ass off. Not only has Jetpack 0.4 been released, but there are also some very cool add-ons emerging that utilize it. On top of that we have a new design challenge (what if your browser had your complete contact list?) and a new experiment called 'sudosocial.me' that creates profile pages from OpenID.

Let's tuck in -- oh, and just after the break I have a furry Firefox anime/hentai wallpaper for you!

1. 64-bit Firefox is COMING!

Don't worry, you're not alone: no one at Download Squad really appreciates the significance of this little factoid either. All we know is that Mozilla has started to churn out 64-bit versions of Firefox. Yes, this means Firefox could now, in theory, manage more than 4GB of RAM and won't have to run in a compatibility layer... cool...

Anyway, almost no add-ons will work on 64-bit Firefox, and the only 'major' plug-in available is Java. There's actually an unofficial wiki for 64-bit versions of Firefox -- and until Mozilla says something officially about its 64-bit builds, the wiki's your best bet!

If you prefer official sources, you can grab a 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows, Linux or Mac from the nightly trunk.

And now for the scantily-clad anime Firefox...

2. How about some crazy, sexy, cool Firefox wallpapers for your desktop?

I would link you directly, but the site happens to be one of those 'cool' Web 2.0 sites that doesn't expose its URLs. So, visit http://wallbase.net/search and type in 'Firefox'. Feast your eyes upon a truly vast array of high-resolution, high-quality wallpapers!

A surprisingly large number of the results seem to include anime or hentai characters. I'd never have guessed that Firefox is the weeaboo (second definition) browser of choice... but you learn something new every day, eh?

My personal favourite (other than the hot, scantily-clad nubile animals) is this nebulartastic starscape -- beautiful, but the source isn't given! If you know the artist, let me know.

3. Jetpack SDK 0.4 released, creeping ever closer to public consumption

Another week, another point release! For developers there's a bunch of new high-level APIs, but for end-users there's a very exciting prospect indeed: restartless add-ons! (I think we need to come up with a new, sexier-sounding term for that.) Add-ons that have been created with Jetpack 0.4 can be installed in Firefox 3.7a5 without restarting!

Now, I don't think Jetpack will quite be ready for prime-time by the time Firefox 4.0 is released, but there'll definitely be some exciting add-ons for bleeding-edge enthusiasts to play with. Speaking of which...

4. MailPing shows off the power and slick appearance of Jetpack add-ons

I bet you want try out the restartless add-ons in Firefox 3.7, eh? Grab the latest 3.7/4.0 nightly build for Mac, Windows or Linux, and then install the MailPing add-on. Ignore the warning about it not being compatible -- and look! It's now installed and visible in the bottom left corner of your screen!

Only problem is... it doesn't seem to work, at least under 3.6.3 or 3.7a5. It's meant to show your unread email count at Yahoo or Google, but it doesn't. Still, it's interesting to see what the menu and add-on UI will look like in Firefox 4.0 -- MailPing uses Jetpack's Widget API, which will be probably be used by every add-on in the future.

5. Mozilla Labs continues to look at how Firefox can enhance our online relationships: Sudosocial.me, and an in-the-browser contact manager

I can almost picture Aza Raskin now: "ask not what you can do for your browser - ask what your browser can do for you!" Or perhaps a more succinctly, 'if you build it, he will come'. Either way, Mozilla Labs is really hammering away at the idea of online identities and what you can do with them.

Sudosocial.me is a logical extension of OpenID. It lets you create a profile page that's fully under your control -- essentially, it's just a hand-picked collation of RSS feeds from Flickr, Facebook, Twitter... or anything, really. You have the ability to set custom CSS and JavaScript, so your profile page's appearance can be as crazy or conservative as you wish. It's still early days, but it has potential! Watch the video on the Sudosocial Concept Series page and then give it a go yourself! It's actually being pitched as the 'QBasic of the iPad generation', which is an interesting -- and noble -- angle to take. Go Mozilla!

Now, the in-the-browser contact manager. Wouldn't it be cool if your browser kept track of your online connections? If you could send a link to a friend from inside the browser? The obvious advantage is that you never expose your contacts to other websites (it always makes me a bit anxious when I connect my Google or Facebook account to a random site). Again, there's a video introducing Contacts -- watch it. Then, if you feel like giving the experimental add-on a go, install it!

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Bonus feature: here's one more Firefox wallpaper that caught my eye. Have a nice weekend.

Share Firefox Friday Five: Mozilla Labs in overdrive and some lovely Firefox wallpapers originally appeared on Download Squad on Fri, 04 Jun 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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june 2010 by 9diov
GleeBox Makes the Web Keyboard Friendly, Is Very Cool [Downloads]
Firefox/Chrome: If you love using your keyboard and shun your mouse, you'll definitely want to try gleeBox, an awesome add-on that lets you effortlessly browse the web without your mouse. Check out the video inside to see it in action.
Click on the picture above for a closer look.

Browsing the web without a mouse isn't easy. Without any add-ons at all you're stuck furiously punching the tab key to move through all the available links on the page. Other add-ons help you to navigate without your mouse but often not very intuitively.

Gleebox offers a highly customizable and intuitive way to navigate web pages via keyboard. At its most basic gleeBox allows you to hit the G key, and every link on the page is highlighted and you can navigate to it by typing part or all of the link name into gleeBox. Check out the videos below to see it in action.

After you've watched the intro video above to get a feel for how gleeBox works, this video showcases the newest features and customizations:

GleeBox is so neat we of course had to try it out immediately on Lifehacker.com and then make a custom script to browse Lifehacker with ease. The following screenshot shows the options menu of gleeBox with the entry you'll want to make to enable "ESP mode" on Lifehacker. ESP mode allows you to narrow the range of links on a page so that only the important links are selected.

For your cut and paste convenience this is the value from the screenshot above: div.content>h1:not(div.menubar-bg). That entry will highlight all the articles in the main column on Lifehacker, but will not highlight the main title bar or top stories. If you don't mind the big Lifehacker logo being highlighted in exchanged for the top stories being highlighted too, you can trim the entry down to just div.content>h1 to highlight all stories.

Definitely check out the manual for more gleeBox tips and tricks, and before you slog through creating a new ESP mode entry for a favorite web site, make sure to check out the gleeBox TipJar where users submit new commands and ESP modes they've created.

GleeBox is available as an extension for Firefox and Google Chrome.

Have a tip or trick for mouseless computer use, web browser-related or otherwise? Let's hear about it in the comments. Thanks JBu92!

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february 2010 by 9diov
After the Deadline Brings Better Grammar and Spellchecking to Firefox, and It's Awesome [Downloads]
Firefox: As you make the rounds commenting at your favorite blog or composing a lengthy email, avoid misspellings or a bad turn of phrase with After the Deadline's excellent grammar and spellcheck Firefox extension.
This nifty little add-on hides in the background on Firefox until you're ready to use it. The next time you visit a message board, fill out a web form, or leave a comment on your favorite web site, just hit F7 on your keyboard before you send your message into the intertubes. The extension checks for spelling and grammatical errors and underlines them in hard-to-miss bold colors.

Optional settings let you exclude words and phrases so you can still interact with your L33t friends without getting called out by spellchecker. You can also tell After the Deadline exactly what grammar and style rules you want proofread, including double negatives, passive voice, redundant phrases, and more. Right clicking the highlighted words calls up suggested words and grammatical corrections.

If you're prone to forgetting to proofread comments before sending them, the plug-in will prompt you to do so, though you can disable the option if you find it gets annoying. After the Deadline will also skip proofing at whatever web sites you choose so you can comment in LOLspeak to your heart's content.

After the Deadline's Firefox extension is more robust than Firefox's native spellchecker and customizable to boot, so it's well worth downloading to have on hand. Even if you don't usually worry much about your grammar and spelling in comments, it'll be handy to have on hand the next time you write a five-paragraph impassioned plea on a message board on why Firefly should be resurrected.

After the Deadline Add-on [Firefox Add-ons via Download Squad]
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february 2010 by 9diov
Get Google Toolbar's Features Without the Toolbar [Web Browsing]
Google's Toolbar does a few nifty things, but it is, well, a browser toolbar. And it might track your browsing without permission. Here's how to get most of its features without having to install it, or nearly any extra software.
At its heart, the Google Toolbar is a horizontal strip that offers a Google search box—which your browser already provides, to the right of your address bar—and links to Google services and web tools. For nearly all of those extra tools, you can simply add a bookmarklet, a tiny little web script program, to your browser's own bookmarks bar by dragging it from the spot we've linked to. That way, you can rename, rearrange, and pick and choose the web tools you want to have handy at all times.

If you're more of a keyboard fan, or don't like the clutter of the bookmark bar, you can activate those bookmarks using tricks like keyword bookmarking in Firefox. The CyberNet blog details how to set up keyword bookmarks in Opera. If you're a Safari user on a Mac, you can quickly access any bookmarks in your bookmarks bar based on location—Cmd+1 activates the first bookmark (or, in this case, bookmarklet), Cmd+2 the second, and so on. If you're using Quicksilver, it can expand to cover your bookmarks for convenient access. Internet Explorer user? You can kind of get there with a registry hack, or by installing IE7Pro, which, oddly enough, works on Internet Explorer 8.

Onward, now, to the toolbar liberation.

Automatic Form Filling: Certain browsers, Internet Explorer among them, have built-in tools for automatically filling forms with standard information. That's not all that secure a method, mind you. Password service LastPass stores your password data in the cloud, and can also remember multiple sets of form data for different sites and situations. Better still, if you don't want to install any of the LastPass extensions and add-ons, you can simply grab a "LastPass Fill Forms" bookmarklet and activate it when needed. You'll be prompted for your password if you haven't logged into LastPass in some time, and after that, your tedious order forms are filled and gone.

Translate text on the fly: If you're an English speaker without much need for Google's other language translations, install the To English bookmarklet and activate it on any page that needs activating. If you'd like to translate to other languages, grab Google Operating System's translate bookmarklet, which drops a little JavaScript toolbar onto your page that, like the To English bookmarklet, automatically detects the language of the page you're on.

Gmail checking & default composing: As for checking Gmail, there are plenty of addons for Firefox, Google Chrome, and even a desktop application made by Google to ping you when new messages are available. As for making Gmail your default mail link handler, you can do that with Google's desktop apps, in Firefox's settings, and in Ubuntu's Preferred Applications dialog.

Web history access: You still need to be logged into your Google account and have it enabled in your account, but by installing this user script, as explained by Google Operating System, you'll get more personalized search results and a convenient log of everything you've looked at. And if that starts to freak out your privacy receptors, you can always turn it off.

Make Goo.gl shortened links: This bookmarklet at Marklets.com will give you a quick goo.gl shortlink to whatever site you're on. If you'd rather enter a URL for a more complex site manually, Alexandre Gaigalas' webapp can make them for you, too.

View SideWiki comments: It's not the most beautiful browser trick you've seen, and it's for a service that hasn't really taken off. But if you know there's a good SideWiki conversation happening on a page, you can get at them with the SideWiki Comments bookmarklet stashed in the middle of Digital Inspiration's explanation post.

Search sites via Google: Accomplished, without having to click anywhere, through the use of keyword bookmark searches.

Social sharing: AddThis is the little click-able button you see on nearly every news and blog site, combining the multitude of news, social, and bookmarking services into one pop-out list. Put the AddThis bookmarklet in your browser, and it'll do the same when clicked or activated, popping out with pretty much the definitive list of sharing services to choose from, with the heavy hitters available right out front.

Add to Google Bookmarks: Grab the Bookmark link from Google Operating System's post, and you're good to go.

Highlight search terms: The Word Highlight user script not only highlights the terms you were looking for on a results page, but hit your Ctrl button and the / key, and you can type a word and see it highlighted everywhere on the page. Requires Greasemonkey on Firefox, a current version of Chrome or Opera, or GreaseKit on Safari.

Everything else: One thing the Google Toolbar offers is a huge number of buttons to access all of the search firm's many, many, many services. You can, of course, just bookmark your favorites, but for the search-able Google tools, we recommend either a smart keyword search, as described near the top of this post, or the Quix bookmarklet, an all-in-one tool that provides access to tons of services, many of them Google-based, from two-letter shortcuts.

We didn't cover everything that the Google Toolbar does—like add a Chrome-like new tab page to Firefox, which you can approximate with Speed Dial—but we tried to cover the tools that would work on nearly any browser, any system. Tell us what we missed, and what bookmarklets or apps can or can't make up for it, in the comments.
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january 2010 by 9diov
Enable Firefox's Secret Mousewheel Scrolling Acceleration [Firefox Tips]
Windows only: If you are accustomed to scrolling quickly through long documents, there's a secret Firefox 3.6 config setting that allows you to enable acceleration, which will scroll more quickly based on how many times you've scrolled.
To tweak the acceleration for yourself, head into Firefox's about:config page, and then filter by mousewheel.acceleration to find the two settings that apply—the mousewheel.acceleration.start setting actually enables acceleration by setting the number of times you need to scroll your mouse before the acceleration kicks in, while the mousewheel.acceleration.factor setting specifies how much acceleration to apply.

The new mouse wheel acceleration feature is disabled by default in Firefox 3.6 because it can conflict with your mouse drivers, especially if you've enabled faster scrolling in the Mouse panel in Control Panel, but you can tweak the setting either way. It's not a setting that everybody will want to apply, but if you're unhappy with the current Firefox scrolling, you can play around with the settings to figure out your preferred level of acceleration. It only works in Firefox 3.6 on Windows, and make sure to hit the link for a full explanation on how it works.

Faster! Accelerate Firefox 3.6 page scrolling [Mozilla Links via Life Rocks 2.0]
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january 2010 by 9diov
Off the clock: The Ultimate Porn Surfing Firefox Add-ons
Filed under: Internet, Features, Mozilla, Browsers, Lists

A lot of people use the Internet to find porn.

A lot of people use Firefox (go download Firefox 3.6!)

In fact, I'd go as far to suggest that porn surfers -- or at least the search for naughty, illicit, adult-only material -- account for Firefox's biggest market demographic. The 'young' Internet -- blogs, social networks, porn -- is predominantly ruled by the spotty teenagers of the browser world: Firefox and Chrome. Internet Explorer's total market share is larger, but corporations, geriatrics and aging family computers -- i.e. the non-porn world -- account for most of that.

I'm not expecting you to raise your hand or even nod your agreement, but let's face it: most of us, at some time or another, will search for porn. It makes sense to be prepared for such an eventuality -- I think we all know the perils of loud, auto-playing sex music or aggressive pop-ups of hairy, German MILFs that just. won't. close.

Note: all of the links in this feature are safe. Don't worry: you should be fine to read this at work.
Safe surfing -- of any variety, be it pornographic or not -- usually covers 3 areas:

Navigation -- this deals with getting around quickly and easily. Elimination of pop-ups, moving around your tabs quickly, finding the stuff you want quickly and painlessly, that kind of thing.
Downloading -- where do you download the files? Are the files you download safe? How about streaming Flash videos, can we save those to the hard disk?
Security & Privacy -- those darn pesky temporary internet files and cookies! Covering your tracks, basically -- though I'm going to assume you're trying to surf from home, not from the office... or the library... (pervs!)

I'm starting with this one first because it helps you get at the pr0n easier and faster. Without pushing the boundaries of decency, I think I can speak for all of us when I say there's nothing worse than slow porn.

I'm just going to list add-ons and tips/tricks, I hope that's enough -- I was hoping illustrative diagrams wouldn't be required...

Alert Box Blocker -- AlertCheck lets you escape infinite loops of those pesky pop-up boxes.
Link Manipulation -- Linky lets you do a lot more with standard links. It adds a little menu every time you right-click a link -- from there you can open every image or link on the current page in a new tab, or window! Neat.
Quick Access & Verification -- there's nothing worse than hitting a slow-loading link only to find out that the contents are, well, low quality. Thumbs is an add-on that gives you a thumbnail preview when you hover over links. There are also experimental add-ons like Image Viewer that simply show you all the photos on the page without the fluff.
'Gallery Hacks' -- there are some neat add-ons that just move sequentially through similarly-named images -- HOTMILF01, HOTMILF02, etc. -- URL Flipper just increments and decrements through the URL, while Firefusk actually creates a gallery for you.

Ah, the 'meat' of this feature! Sometimes you don't want to click through slow, ad-ridden websites to get at all the good bits -- sometimes you just want to push a button, let an add-on do all of the 'hard work', and then come back when everything is ready for you to just... dive in.

Download Manager -- looking at the 'downloaded' figure -- 34 million! -- I bet most of you already have DownThemAll! installed. If you haven't, you should! It does a lot of things, but most importantly, for porn-surfing, it lets you download every image (or link) on a particular page.
Sorting Downloads -- Download Sort lets you set up predefined locations for different file types. This one's useful even if you're not surfing nefarious content: you could set up a directory for EXEs and ZIPs, and another for images, movies, etc.
Download Streaming Videos -- unless you've been under a rock for the last few years, you've probably noticed that a lot of adult-only Internet content has moved towards streaming. Pushed along by YouTube and every other on-demand streaming service, patience is no longer a virtue: we want our our multimedia now dammit. But... after you've finished watching the video, why not save it? It's sitting on your computer, it just has to be saved to a FLV file! That's where Video DownloadHelper comes in. You'll need a video player like VLC to watch the FLV files.

Security & Privacy
Firefox is pretty good when it comes to intrinsic privacy. You should start by using 'Private Browsing' -- Tools>Start Private Browsing, or hit Ctrl-Shift-P (for 'porn', obviously). When you do this, all of your other tabs are whisked away and you're presented with a new Firefox window -- when you next open Firefox, your old (pre-private session) tabs will be restored. It's not as smooth as Chrome, but it works!

Then, grab these add-ons:

Ad-Blockers -- I think it goes without saying, but adult-oriented sites are usually full-to-overflowing with adverts. Get AdBlock Plus and Flashblock.
Better Privacy -- I'm not sure if Firefox's Private Browsing actually eliminates the 'Flash cookies' that are becoming more and more popular on the Internet. BetterPrivacy makes sure you're really private -- but read the warnings first: using this add-on will interfere with some sites, so be careful!
Browse With Ultimate Anonymity -- if you don't know what Tor is, don't worry -- but basically, it's a network that lets you surf the Internet very, very anonymously. At the push of a button, Torbutton lets you surf from behind the mega-proxy of Tor. There's also the option to use other proxies, if you can't make Tor work for whatever reason -- some Internet services might not work with 'Tor Mode' enabled, so bear that in mind.

As a final note, remember that Firefox itself has some pretty powerful options! You can disable JavaScript (Tools>Options>Content), or even control what JavaScript has permission to do. You can prevent automatic window resizing, which is pretty annoying when you're trying to click on a nipple.

For more add-ons, and even some handy (and surprisingly powerful!) bookmarklets for page manipulation, check out Pornzilla -- an entire project dedicated to porn surfing in Firefox. And of course, if you have a tip or add-on that I've missed, leave a comment!
Share Off the clock: The Ultimate Porn Surfing Firefox Add-ons originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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january 2010 by 9diov
Decreased Productivity Helps You Browse at Work Without Getting Busted [Downloads]
If your boss is particularly restrictive to non-work browsing while you're on the clock, Firefox extension Decreased Productivity makes web pages you're looking at dull and boring so your boss will be none the wiser.
(Click the image above for a closer look.)
Decreased Productivity adds a small toolset to your Firefox browser that, once activated, drops a style sheet over the web page you're looking at that washes out the images and converts all the text to a plain, boring font. Anyone who glances at your screen as they walk by won't have a clue what web sites you're visiting and when the coast is clear just hover your mouse over the image place holders to see them again.
Commenting on blogs and forums takes time, so Decreased Productivity also gives users a drop-down context menu and hotkeys to common markup languages so you can format your comments quickly and get back to work—or more discreet browsing. It's not that we encourage everyone to goof off all day at work, but sometimes even the most productive workers need a little reprieve.
We've seen plenty of boss key tools in the past, and we've even shown you how to create your own customized boss key, but Decreased Productivity's browser-specific features are handy. What browser tools do you use at work to hide the fact you're taking a little R&R when you should be working (it's okay, we all do it). Share your tips in the comments; you're secret's safe with us.
Decreased Productivity [Firefox Add-ons]
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december 2009 by 9diov
Locationbar² adds breadcrumbs, domain emphasis to your Firefox address bar
Filed under: Mozilla, Browsers

Firefox's Awesome Bar is definitely a more powerful tool than it used to be. It's still got room for improvement and tweaking, though - and fortunately there are plenty of nifty add-ons available to do just that.

One worth checking out is Locationbar². You can see one of the add-on's features in my screenshot. Hold down your control, shift, or alt key and directories in the URL become clickable. While it's not useful everywhere, it does come in handy when browsing many download and shopping sites (especially those with poorly-designed navigation).

Locationbar² also adds emphasis to the current domain name. It's a good way to make sure you're not being spoofed by a deceptive link - to a fake Facebook or Hotmail login page, for example.

Head to the options screen to customize the color used and set the text to bold if you choose. While there, you can also optionally hide protocol prefixes (like http://. https://, ftp://. and file://), tweak the linkification settings, and more.

Locationbar² adds breadcrumbs, domain emphasis to your Firefox address bar originally appeared on Download Squad on Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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november 2009 by 9diov
The Camelizer Tracks Retailer Prices Over Time to Find the Best Deal [Downloads]
Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Firefox extension The Camelizer adds a small button to online retailers Amazon, Newegg, and Best Buy that, when clicked, displays price history charts and item watch features to help you make a smart buy.
(Click the image above for a closer look.)
Once you've installed the experimental extension (the experimental part means you'll have to tick a checkbox agreeing that it could be unstable before you can install it), just start doing your normal shopping around on Amazon, Newegg, or Best Buy. You'll notice a small Camel button strip on the left of your browser. To bring up Camelizer's price history charts, just click the Camel button. As you can see in the screenshot above, on Amazon Camelizer compares Amazon's price history with third party new and used prices.
Camelizer also adds a Track This Product button to the supported sites that can help you keep an eye on a specific product and send you email or Twitter alerts when the price of the product you're tracking falls below a user-defined threshold.
The extension and the supporting web site (camelcamelcamel.com) are a little young, and as such sometimes light on data, but it's a great idea that could certainly come in useful for finding the best price and helping you make more informed purchasing decisions.
The Camelizer is a free Firefox extension, works anywhere the 'fox does.
The Camelizer [Firefox Add-ons]
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october 2009 by 9diov
Juice brings a smart research toolbar to Firefox
Filed under: Utilities, Productivity, web 2.0

Juice is a Firefox add-on that makes it easier to go off on browsing tangents and get more information on things you find on the web, without opening new windows or browser tabs. When you highlight and slightly drag text from webpages, Juice pops open a sidebar that shows you relevant entries from Wikipedia, Amazon.com and more. That way, you never have to leave a tab to look something up. You can also watch videos - and even playlists - in the Juice sidebar. You can also set Juice as your default search engine in Firefox - or just start Google queries with "juice" - to see your search results in Juice instead of in your main tab. On top of its usefulness as a multitasking tool, Juice also connects with Facebook, so you can share links and media from the sidebar. Unfortunately, Juice doesn't really reveal how it does its magic, and there's no way to add or subtract from the list of sites it searches. Even with a lack of customization, though, you'll love Juice if you hate opening new tabs for quick research tasks. [via ReadWriteWeb]Juice brings a smart research toolbar to Firefox originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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october 2009 by 9diov
Customize Your Web Modifies Web Pages to Your Liking [Downloads]
Firefox on Windows: If you've always wanted to modify websites with Stylish and/or Greasemonkey but lack the CSS or JavaScript chops, Customize Your Web lets non-developers change the appearance of web pages and add functionality to them.
Using Customize Your Web's WYSIWYG editor, you can change the appearance of elements, hide them, or copy and paste them somewhere else in the page. You can also add keyboard navigation or auto-executing macros. For advanced users, Customize Your Web also supports inserting HTML and JavaScript. Check out the demonstration video above for an overview of what Customize Your Web can do.
If the interface to Customize Your Web looks daunting at first, start off with the extensive documentation on the project's wiki.
If you've tried Customize Your Web to bend the web to your will, share your thoughts in the comments. Customize Your Web is a free Firefox extension, Windows only.
Customize Your Web [Mozilla Add-ons]
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september 2009 by 9diov
Simplify Text Copying & Pasting in Firefox with AutoCopy
Looking for an easy way to speed up copying and pasting in Firefox? Now you can reduce the amount of work that you have to do by half with AutoCopy.

Setting AutoCopy Up

After installing AutoCopy, you should take a quick look at the options to see if there are any changes or adjustments that you would like to make. As you can see, there are multiple options for Auto Copy (default setup shown) and the ability to create keyboard shortcuts as well (if desired).

Using this extension is as simple as highlighting text (to copy) and clicking the middle button on your mouse (to paste). If you do a lot of copying and pasting inside of Firefox while browsing the Internet, this extension will certainly help speed things up (terrific!).

Note: Pasting text from Firefox into another application using the middle mouse button does not work, but you can use “Ctrl + V” to complete the pasting action.

Status Bar Control

If you have it selected in the options, there will be an icon in the Status Bar for AutoCopy. It will allow you to quickly and easily enable or disable the extension. Here you can see what the icon looks like when AutoCopy is enabled…

And what the icon looks like when AutoCopy is disabled. A single click on the icon toggles the active/non-active status for the extension.


If you are needing a way to speed up and simplify copying and pasting in Firefox, then this extension just might become your new best friend!


Download the AutoCopy extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

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How to Highlight Text Like a Keyboard Ninja [Keyboard Tips]
When we showed you how to master highlighting text with your mouse, commenters were quick to point out keyboard alternatives. Considering keyboard shortcuts are our first and only serious love, here's a few handy ways to select text without leaving the keyboard.
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The battle between keyboard lovers and mouse lovers may never end (it's a personal thing), so we here at Lifehacker like to give equal time to both sides. (Okay, let's be honest—keyboard shortcuts generally get more than their share of time over the mouse.) If you felt left out by our previous text selection tips for mousers, let us make it up to you with the following keyboard-centric text-selection tips.
Universal Key Combinations These key combinations should work in most every application:
Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right arrow: Select text by whole words. (Swap Alt/Option with Ctrl for Mac users.) Shift+Up/Down arrow: Select text by entire lines Shift+Page Up/Page Down: Select one screen's height of text Shift+Home/End: Select all the text from the current caret position to the beginning or end of the current line. (Mac users, try Cmd+Shift+Left/Right arrow.) Ctrl+Shift+Home/End: Select all the text from the current caret position to the beginning or end of the document. (Mac users, Cmd+Shift+Up/Down arrow should do the trick.) Ctrl+A: Select the entire document (Swap Cmd with Ctrl if you're on a Mac.) Microsoft Word Specific Once again, Word shines when it comes to text selection, offering more than just the standard key combinations:
Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down arrow: Select text by paragraphs. (Cmd+Shift+Up/Down arrow on Mac.) Ctlr+Shift+F8: Begin selecting a rectangular block of text—use the arrow keys to size the rectangle; cut, copy, or press Esc to exit this selection mode. (Does not seem to work on Mac.) F8: Press repeatedly to expand the selection from the current word to the current sentence, then the current paragraph, and finally the whole document (Shift+F8 will shrink the selection); cut, copy, or press Esc to exit this selection mode. (Does not work on Mac.) Share your own keyboard tricks in the comments.
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Weave Now Syncs Firefox Preferences, Auto-Logins [Downloads]
Firefox 3.5: Weave, Mozilla's add-on to synchronize bookmarks, passwords, and now preferences and automatic logins across Firefox browsers, updated to a 0.4 beta, just in time for the release of 3.5—which could happen tomorrow, by the way.
We've previously covered Weave's major release, albeit still as an experimental product, and found ourselves intrigued at its plans to provide automatic web site logins. This release includes those automatic logins and OpenID support, for sites that support it, and can sync your browser preferences across systems, giving it a leg up on cross-browser solutions like Xmarks. This version of Weave also works with the Fennec mobile browser 1.0 beta 2, just released for (touchscreen) Windows Mobile and Maemo devices. The big missing feature is syncing for add-ons and their preferences, but you can get halfway there by creating your own add-on collection and using the Add-on Collector to keep it updated.
What's that about Firefox 3.5's official release? The developers told Betanews Friday night that, assuming no more show-stopping bugs are reported, Firefox 3.5 could be pushed out as an official release "as soon as Tuesday, June 30." No indicator which time zone's Tuesday that refers to, but it's nice to hear even the softest of target dates.
Mozilla Weave is a free download, works wherever Firefox 3.5 does.
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FoxyTunes Controls YouTube Tracks from Firefox [Updates]
Firefox: YouTube is a video site, but it's got one of the best music selections on the net. Use that to your advantage with FoxyTunes' latest update, which can play YouTube videos and playlists like any other music source.
The downside for those trying to save memory or browser tabs is that YouTube still has to be open in at least one tab while using FoxyTunes' controls, but that's not to say you can't just load up a YouTube playlist, ignore the tab, and then play, pause, skip and rewind at your leisure. All the other FoxyTunes benefits—song info, artist links, scrolling playlist information—are present for YouTube clips, and it worked pretty much flawlessly in a few tests.
FoxyTunes is a free download, works wherever Firefox does. Existing FoxyTunes users may need to head to the FoxyTunes site to grab a version newer than the one offered on Mozilla's Add-Ons site.
Control your YouTube with FoxyTunes [FoxyTunes Blog]
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JetPack Could Revolutionize Firefox's Extensibility—in Time [Beta Beat]
Yesterday Mozilla introduced a new Firefox project, called JetPack, that could revolutionize the extensibility of Firefox. Currently available as a Firefox extension, JetPack allows users to extend their browser using regular HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. So far JetPack seems to us sort of like a hybrid between a normal extension and Greasemonkey user scripts; using new JetPack functionality requires a page refresh and not a browser restart (like Greasemonkey), but JetPack can add elements to the user chrome (like extensions). It's a tool that'll probably interest developers most for the time being, but JetPack's functionality could be the future of Firefox extensions down the road. [JetPack via Mozilla Labs]
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Top 10 Greasemonkey User Scripts, 2009 Edition [Lifehacker Top 10]
Two years ago, we compiled our 10 favorite Greasemonkey scripts, the site-fixing wonders you can load into Firefox's Greasemonkey extension for a better browsing experience. We've updated our picks, and there's a lot that's new.
That's not to say that the original 10 aren't worthy of your consideration. It's just that we've found a lot of cool new scripts in the following 2+ years, and some of the fixes and features those original scripts addressed have been implemented in Firefox 3, or changed by the sites themselves. This list is a bit Google-heavy, but that's to be expected—the search giant crafts all its web sites in the same kind of JavaScript that Greasemonkey works with, so geeks have the power to make Gmail, Google search, and other webapps much more useful and powerful.
All of these scripts run best on Firefox with Greasemonkey installed. (If you're using Firefox and haven't already installed Greasemonkey, you'll need to do that before trying out the scripts below.) Some of them, however, can be loaded into other browsers, like Google Chrome's dev channel version, Safari with Greasekit, natively with Opera's user JavaScript tools, or apps like Trixie for Internet Explorer (which we haven't tested with IE 8, so apologies for any confusion).
On with the user scripts!
10. Google Inline MP3 Player Self-promotion alert! Adam wrote this one, but it's not like it's a big money-maker for him (there's no money involved at all). All the Google Inline MP3 Player does is add a [Play] link next to any linked MP3 file you come across on the web, making it both easy to find them and super-easy to play them without having to wait for your browser plug-in, VLC, Windows Media Player, or whatever you've got on your system to load. It quickly inserts Google's/Gmail's player onto the page with the MP3 loaded for streaming, and you can hide the player again by clicking, well, [Hide Player]. Nice, simple, and works.
9. A Bit Better RTM There are, to be sure, a whole lot of Greasemonkey scripts that tweak the AJAX-y interface of one of our favorite to-do managers, Remember the Milk. This one, though, is the most elegant and useful if you're an RTM fan. It moves your lists to the left, where they're more visible and accessible, and lets you hide lists you don't normally examine (like, say, someday/maybe or shopping lists). It also adds more keyboard shortcuts that make RTM easy to get around, which is kind of a guaranteed fan-maker 'round these parts. All in all, a very helpful script.
8. Twitter Search Results Apart from everything else you've heard about it, Twitter is a powerful, real-time search engine. With the Twitter Search Results user script installed, the top of your Google search results will also include the same results for that term you'd get from search.twitter.com, so you can see what's being discussed before you take a look at what's already been written.
7. Google Reader Absolutely Compact If you're a Google Reader user, chances are you value speed and reading space over fancy light-blue menus and drop-down widgets. This Greasemonkey script/Stylish style, crafted by VIP Lifehacker reader Dustin Luck, isn't for everyone, but it does compact as much information onto the Reader page as is seemingly possible (before jumping over to terminal-style, text-only reading). Other Greasemonkey coders have mined a similar vein, releasing the eye-catching Helvetireader and the Google Reader for Wider Screens tweaks.
6. Google Docs Download For whatever reason, you can't just select a bunch of Google Docs files and download them in your chosen format. That makes a theoretically convenient web-based work space much less convenient. Google Docs Download steps into the void, adding a right-hand menu that, after searching out and/or selecting the files you need, offers a handy, Down-Them-All-friendly download link for all the formats Google Docs supports.
5. TinyURL Decoder They make long URLs email friendly and save Twitter users from overflowing their 140-character limit, but shortened links from services like TinyURL, bit.ly, and many, many others can be a pain to click, wait, and then be disappointed by. This script lets you see what's behind http://tinyurl.com/abc123, http://bit.ly/lifehacker, and all the others (those were, by the way, random typing, not links we created). We've covered Firefox extensions and bookmarklets that do the same, but they require clicks or mouse-overs to activate; TinyURL Decoder clarifies the entire web for you automatically.
4. Gmail Unread Message Count in Favicon A great little script that works in a tiny little space. Gmail Unread Message Count in Favicon does, well, what you might presume it does, but does it really well: It adds a number to the standard Gmail Favicon that gets brighter as more unread messages pile up in Gmail. It maxes out at "99+", turns orange when you have a chat message, and changes to blue for the Google Apps users out there. Gmail offers a title bar tweak that puts just the number of unread messages in the front of your Gmail tab/window, but this little icon is far more intuitive and powerful.
3. Invisibility Cloak Self-Promotion Alert Pt. 2: We made this one as well. It doesn't alter how web pages display and operate; instead it alters how you operate your web pages. If you're prone to more-frequent-than-necessary trips over to Twitter, Facebook, Fark, or any other time-sucking sites, just load them into Invisibility Cloak, as Gina describes in her write-up on banning time-wasting web sites, and you'll never see them before you hit that magic oh-well-work's-almost-over-anyways time—3pm on weekdays, by default, but you can set any time that applies to your work flow.
2. Textarea Resize Some web sites give you just one line of space to type out a lot of information, like an address, article comment, or other mini-post. Textarea Resize pushes on the downward edge of any typing area and makes it one line bigger whenever you hit Ctrl+Enter, and knocks it back down with a Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Take that, web sign-up forms! Want more control over your text area sizes? Try this grab-and pull bookmarklet.
1. Folders4Gmail Move from traditional email clients to Gmail's web interface, and the first thing you'll likely ask is, "Where are the folders?" Folders4Gmail eases the transition and makes sense of Gmail's clever, unique, but sometimes hard-to-grok labels. Create a folder called, for example, "Sports." Next, create a folder named "Sports\Soccer." "Soccer" shows up nested under "Sports," and you can get as multi-level as you'd like, assuming you've got this neat little script installed to show them all as drop-down, folder-like containers.
So ends another compilation of 10 tweaks we hope you'll find useful in your day-to-day browsing. By all means, though, tell us the scripts you can't believe we left off, and the better versions of the scripts we didn't, in the comments.
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may 2009 by 9diov
Identify for Firefox: stalking made easy, no Google required
Filed under: Web services, Social Software, web 2.0

Googling someone to get more information about them is a pretty common practice these days, whether you're an employer, a journalist, or just curious. A new Firefox plugin called Identify makes the task of information-gathering easier, by displaying information and links to someone's blogs and social profiles with just one keypress. From any page with a "rel=me" line -- that's most blogs, Twitter pages and other profiles -- hitting control-i on a Mac or alt-i on a PC will show you the info.Identify is good for finding info on others -- including contact info like phone numbers and addresses, sometimes -- but you can also use it to see much information you're revealing. If you want to make sure you're easy to find and all of your profiles are linked, give it a spin and correct as needed. Twitter, FriendFeed, Digg, Flickr and LinkedIn are just some of the sites Identify searches for info.[via ReadWriteWeb]Identify for Firefox: stalking made easy, no Google required originally appeared on Download Squad on Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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In the past year we've highlighted hundreds of Windows apps aimed at making your life easier, boosting your computer productivity, and powering up your PC.
For those of you who weren't able to keep up, here's a look back at the most popular Windows downloads of 2008.
Keep in mind that this list is based on the popularity of posts we've published in 2008 only, regardless of the original release date of the app. Many were brand new this year, while others were solid updates to popular software. Here's the full run-down of the 12 most popular Windows downloads of 2008:
Firefox 3 Is Released, We Download Firefox 3 was easily one of the biggest events in software in 2008 regardless of what platform you run. We may be well on the way to Firefox 3.1 now, but if you're looking to brush up on your Firefox 3 chops, be sure to check out the top 10 Firefox 3 features and our power user's guide to Firefox 3.
Mojo Downloads Music from Your Friends' iTunes Libraries Over the Internet Mojo makes it easy to download music from your friends' iTunes libraries over the internet. Mojo comes in both free and premium flavors, but the free version offers plenty of functionality for the money. If you're just getting started with Mojo, check out our guide to using Mojo.
Free PDF to Word Doc Converter Does What It Sounds Like It's easy to convert or print Microsoft Word documents to PDF, but what about when you want to go the other way around? The aptly named Free PDF to Word Doc Converter does exactly that. (Original post)
OurTunes Grabs Music from Shared iTunes Libraries If the limitations on Mojo aren't for you, the open-source classic ourTunes—which downloads music from any shared iTunes library on your network—made a comeback earlier this year, as a new developer took up the reigns and continues to release updates. (Original post)
CCleaner Clears the Crap from Your PC The popular PC colonic CCleaner (the first 'C' stands for Crap) pushed out a 2.0 release earlier this year and you were quick to update and enjoy the crap cleaning goodies. (Original post)
AVG Free Anti-Virus 2008 AVG Free Anti-Virus 2008 hit the streets in May, and the application that you voted the best antivirus applications for Windows was unsurprisingly popular. (Original post)
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Microsoft released the first major service pack for Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (x64 version), in March, and you were eager to download and update to the latest and greatest from Redmond. (Original post)
Hotspot Shield Gets Around US-Only Blocks and Content Filtering Looking to protect your browsing privacy or access US-only content from outside the US? HotSpot Shield received a lot of attention in '08 from users looking to do that and more. (Original post)
Quick Media Converter Easily Converts Media to Any Format Quick Media Converter converts virtually any media file (audio or video) from one format to another. The application has an emphasis on simplicity: Just drag and drop a file you want to convert onto the app, click the icon of the device you're converting for, and let Quick Media Converter take care of the rest. (Original post)
DExposE2 Brings OS X's Expose to Windows Freeware application DExposE2 is a clone of Mac OS X's Expose feature for Windows XP and Vista, providing an attractive, innovative interface for switching and managing windows in Windows. Check out the original post to see a video DExposE2 in action.
Dropbox Instantly Syncs Files Across the Internet Instantaneous file syncing was huge in 2008, with free, cross-platform application Dropbox leading the pack. Dropbox boasts web-based version control, fast and instant syncs, and a dead-simple setup. Among other things, Dropbox makes for the perfect password syncer. (Original post)
Executor Challenges Launchy, Impresses Open-source application Launchy has long been a favorite of savvy keyboarders looking for quick app launching in Windows, but a saucy newcomer called Executor hit the ground running when it was released earlier this year. Check out our original post for a more detailed rundown of what makes Executor so impressive.
Sharepod Frees Your iPod from iTunes Want to free yourself from the shackles of iTunes but still want full functionality from your iPod? Sharepod is a lightweight iTunes alternative that runs directly from your iPod, so it's with you whenever and wherever you plug in your player. (Original post)
What's your favorite Windows download of 2008? ( polls) Whether or not your favorite Windows download of '08 won out in the popularity contest, let's hear more about your favorite download of the year in the comments.

said: A few good ones there - but check out that last one - Sharepod - sits ON your ipod so that you have an iTunes alternative anywhere you have your ipod (and USB cable presumably) (also if you don't have wi-fi)

said: Best PC apps for 2008. Some cool stuff.

said: Nice list, but if you want free antivirus, go w/ Aspire rather than AVG.
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Easy way to find plugins, user scripts to tweak any webpage
Filed under: Internet, Browsers, Web
There are a ton of Firefox add-ons or Greasemonkey user scripts that can change the look, feel, and behavior of web sites. For example, did you know that there are at least 292 Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail alone? They let you do everything from login to multiple Gmail accounts simultaneously to setting a 2 minute time limit for any new message or thread to keep you from wasting all day writing an email.But when you visit a web site, how do you know if there are better ways to view it? Greasefire is a Firefox add-on that will tell you if there are any user scripts for the page you're visiting. When you have Greasefire and Greasemonkey installed a little monkey will show up in the bottom right corner of your Firefox status bar. If there are scripts available for the site you're viewing, the monkey's background color will change to red. And when you right click on the icon you'll see the number of available scripts. Click on that number and a window will open telling you more about those scripts.Last week another plugin was released with a similar purpose. App Discover will theoretically tell you if there are any user scripts, Firefox add-ons, or even Adobe AIR clients that will enhance your web experience for a specific page. But unlike Greasefire, App Discover will only work on web pages where the publisher has added a bit of code to the page to let the plugin know about recommended user scripts or add-ons. And since the plugin is so new, right now the number of sites optimized for use with App Discover is hovering around zero. But that could change at any time, making this one plugin worth keeping an eye on.[via Firefox Facts and ReadWriteWeb]Easy way to find plugins, user scripts to tweak any webpage originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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december 2008 by 9diov
30 FireFox Add Ons to do just about anything | TechCityInc
Firefox is one browser that offers you thousands of extensions and add-ons to get the job done without wasting any time. I've compiled a list of best 30 Firefox
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november 2008 by 9diov
How To Monitor Sites Without an RSS Feed Using Firefox
This guest article was written by Syed Abbas from TNerd.com, a blog focused on technology news, tricks and tips.
Ever wondered how to track updates on the sites which do not offer RSS or E-mail subscription? Most of the websites and blogs today offer RSS subscriptions but not all of them offer E-mail alerts.
In particular e-mail alerts are more important to a blogger because every blogger wants to be the first to break the news in blogosphere. For example tracking "press" pages of company blogs can be very important because if you are one of the first few to notice the update, you will be one of the first to write about it. This article will discuss one of many solutions you can use to monitor pages which do not offer RSS or E-mail subscription.
This one is called Update Scanner, a Firefox plug-in and works like a charm. Selecting a page to be monitored, the frequency of monitoring, highlight the updates are some of the features this tool offers.
Using Update Scanner
Let's look at the installation and the functionality of this plug-in step by step.
Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3362 in your Firefox browser and click on "Add to Firefox" to start the installation of the plug-in.

Now click on "Install" button to download and install the plug-in.

"Restart Firefox" Restart the browser once the installation is completed.

Now visit any site/blog/webpage you wish to track for updates and right click to select "Scan Page for Updates" from the context menu. In this case we wish to track TNerd.com, go to the page and once it loads right click and select "Scan Page for Updates"..

Once you click on the option, it's time to tell the software how often do you want to check that particular site for updates, etc…

Scroll the bar from left to right to select the frequency of scanning a page, it ranges from once every 5 minutes to once every 24 hours or just do it manually.
Change Threshold:
You can choose to ignore the numbers on the page to be monitored by checking the box and also select how many characters on the page should be changed to trigger an update alert, this value can range from 0 to 1000 characters.
Character Encoding:
Leave it to Auto-detect for the plug-in to decide what is the appropriate encoding for the selected page.
Once the sites are setup for monitoring Update Scanner will show an alert as shown in the image below as and when it detects an update on any given site/blog.

You can access Update Scanner side panel by clicking on the Icon sitting on the status bar of Firefox or by using the shortcut key (Alt+U).

If the arrow you see in the image turn blue, that means that at least one of the sites you are monitoring has been updated.

Here is what a typical Update Scanner side panel would look like. The sites which have bold characters and have an arrow next to them are the ones which have updates we haven't checked. Click on each of the sites to check for the updates one after the other.

This is what it looks like when you click on a site to see the updates. The updates are highlighted using a yellow highlighter. The plug-in ads another bar to the page which options which let you view the Old-version of the page, New-version of the page, Changes (highlighted) or just the page as it is now, Current page.

Update Scanner Offers few features and also configuration options on the side panel. The features can either be accessed by clicking on the icons on the bar or just by right clicking anywhere on the Update Scanner side panel.
Update Scanner Menubar

Update Scanner Context menu options by right-clicking on side panel:

By clicking on the "Settings" button or the "Properties" option on the context menu you can further customize Update Scanner as per your taste.
Notification Options:

Here you can choose if you'd like to see the notification option or not or for how long should it show or do you have to close it manually before it disappears.
You can also select if it should play a sound for notification and also, personalize it by choosing a sound file of your choice.
Scanning Options:

Here you can choose the threshold style between a slider and a number for easy understanding. Setting the time out option lets you break away from the scan if the site is not responding.
Toolbar Options:

Here users can select what buttons to be shown on the menu bar and what shouldn't.
So that was a quick rundown on the installation and features of Update Scanner. I hope it helps you discover important updates as they happen and before others do
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october 2008 by 9diov
14 Extremely Useful Firefox Addons
Filed under: Internet, Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Mozilla

My affinity for Firefox comes as much from the fantastic community of addon developers as it does from the program itself. Now, I'm sure you will have heard of some of these before: good Firefox addons tend to spread like wildfire. I hope I've managed to include some that you might have missed.I've ranked just over a dozen addons that I find to be particularly useful - even to more casual Firefox users.1. Cybersearch - Customizable Google searches in my Awesome Bar? Yes, please! It also supports keywords so you can enter things like "ds firefox addons" and limit your search to a specific web site (like Downloadsquad, for example). Enter a comma separated list of URLs to search a group of sites.2. LastPass - I used to use KeePass, but I just like LastPass better. It did a great job of importing (and then removing) my Firefox stored passwords, and its secure password creation tool makes using different passwords on new sites a snap. The web interface is a great way to manage my logins and groups.3. FEBE - As with anything else on your computer, it's never a bad idea to back up your Firefox install. FEBE will back up everything - extensions, themes, bookmarks - or just what you choose, and you can set up an automated schedule. It's also got integrated Box.net support, which is actually a fairly nice way to roll-you-rown manual Firefox syncing.Continue reading 14 Extremely Useful Firefox Addons
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september 2008 by 9diov
Operation Foxbook: Could You Do It?
Over at Technologizer, Harry McCracken is in the midst of an experiment that he calls Operation Foxbook. The idea is simple: to forego desktop applications entirely for a period of time, doing everything on a netbook-class machine using Firefox.

McCracken’s initial progress report is encouraging, though as he points out, he’s hit a few roadblocks on the way. Moving stuff like blogging, email, and scheduling into the browser didn’t raise any issues. The tough application for him: image processing, since he’d been a heavy Photoshop user. His writeup includes some notes on the web applications he’s tried as a replacement.

Interesting as it is to read about McCracken’s experiences, it’s more interesting to contemplate what a life in the browser would be like for your own work. Could you manage to forswear desktop applications, even for one day? If not, which applications would be the sticking point for you.

In my case, it might be possible to move my life online, but it would be terribly difficult and I’d be less efficient. The big deal for me is managing all the pieces of a complex development project. While I know of online editing and testing environments for Rails, and in-browser tools for manipulating database files, they’re nowhere near as powerful as the desktop applications that I’m accustomed to.

Even if you don’t think you could make the move online, it’s worth thinking about what tools you could use if you had no choice. It might be smart to set up the necessary accounts, and have a record of passwords somewhere other than your primary machine, just so you could keep working (however impaired) in case of a disastrous hardware failure.
How_Do_You_Work?  applications  firefox  from google
september 2008 by 9diov

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