Firefox guide

By TS | Thomas
May 15, 2005
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  1. As you might be aware I've been working on one for a few months now (Slowly, so very slowly). Anyone got any suggestions as to what they'd like to see in it? I'm aware there's a few out there at the moment though I'd like to think that so far I've got a few things differently to the "norm" (recommendations wise at least I know I have).
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    I think one important addition to the guide would be a Top 10 (or could be 20), editor's recommended Firefox extensions, of course the staff and users could help pointing out a few for you. After all the extensions are the heart and soul of Firefox customization and one its biggest key features as well.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Do you know anything about doing your own themes?
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,327

    Nope. I was planning on just pointing to a few places where you could get them, or learn how to do them.
    At the rate I'm going I'm hoping to have it finished this week anyway :)
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

  6. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,327

    Thanks, I was thinking something similar when I got here. It would be neat to have some sort of "staff recommended" extensions. Probably 10 or so we could agree on, or at least I could narrow down anyway. Heck, maybe even a new thread I could link to just for extensions.
  7. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

  8. Steg

    Steg Newcomer, in training Posts: 422

    Some more good extentions -

    TabMix
    -The best of many tabbing extentions, including code from the buggy but feature rich 'Tabbrowser Extensions' and many others, this is perhaps the best tabbing extention.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/extensio...ation=firefox&category=Newest&numpg=10&id=625

    Foxytunes
    -Control, more or less, any mediaplayer from Firefox
    http://www.iosart.com/foxytunes/firefox/

    Sage
    -Light weight RSS reader. For those who don't like Livemarks.
    http://sage.mozdev.org/

    EDIT
    It appears there is an update for ForecastFox (0.7.6) on the developers website which is not listed at addons.mozilla.org. Many new icons added, radar views (US only :() and a new weather provider. Exciting stuff.
    http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

  10. Chami

    Chami Newcomer, in training

    firefox

    Hey why dont u try adding a feature that will allow a firefox user to import & export there bookmarks like on IE??? I think tat would be a very use full feature. :hotbounce
  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks -> File -> Import/Export
     
  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Firefox already imports and exports bookmarks in html format, just like IE can do. This is how I keep my bookmarks syncronised between the two browsers.
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504


    You beat me to it!
  14. Chami

    Chami Newcomer, in training

    Bookmarks

    Didou,

    Thanks man!!! that was a great help!!!

    chami
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,412   +281

    Why don't you just make an Opera 8 Guide?

    Seriously? At least consider this alongside a FireFox guide.

    Opera 8 (and 7) incorporates 90% of the extentions that the above posts have mentioned. In Opera you don't need those extentions, those abilities are there by default.

    In Opera its so much easier to just get things to work, no need to fumble around with dling whatever version of whatever.

    For those of you that complain about the banner: The banner takes up less screen realestate than 1/3 of the bar that includes 'back' and 'home' in Internet Explorer.
  16. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,327

    I probably will do Opera if this turns out alright. I've decided to go with 10 extensions, so far being (In no particular order);

    Flashblock.
    Netcraft Toolbar.
    Session Saver.
    Mouse Gestures.
    ForecastFox.
    Web Developer.
    Adblock.
    FoxyTunes.
    About This Site.
  17. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Migrating from/to

    I'm well aware Ms Ie has updates to updates and patches
    that patch those updates.
    As often as I like to try out beta ver of various proggies,
    I only just DL'd and installed firefox and thunderbird two days ago
    and would'nt mind just dropping IE all together.

    Seems to me all of you have shown inncredible patience conserning
    everthing on TS forums! thx!

    How about a forum just for mozilla.
    I don't even know what all the security features are let
    alone pluggins and extentions.
  18. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Socrates,
    Mozilla have their own extensive websites and forums, no need to double up here.

    Click your Firefox Bookmarks and follow the "Firefox & Mozilla Information" link.
     
  19. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    aaahh

    I was unaware of that.
    Thank you
  20. IronDuke

    IronDuke Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,267

    Join the club Socrates - quite a few of us have dispensed with IE along time ago.
  21. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    Thomas, no coverage for a Tab Browsing extension? IMHO that has to be one of the most exploitable features of Firefox.
  22. IronDuke

    IronDuke Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,267

    Tab browsing is definitely one of my favourite features.
  23. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,327

    Make that number 10 then ;)
    I see Tabbrowser Preferences is the most popular, although I was thinking of going with TabMix
  24. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    I think you may want to go with TabMix, seems to be way less buggy to me. It has happened to me on two different computers that I install Tabbrowser Preferences and it never works properly while TabMix has without a hitch.
  25. SimonC

    SimonC Newcomer, in training

    Great guide!

    I think you took to long for the guide! I just checked out a complete PDF Firefox tutorial guide at www.firefoxmentor.com. You have to pay for it, but it covers everything I could think of and a few cool things that I didn't! Did you know that your homepage can be more than one website URL? I didn't? Ok, maybe I'm a dunce :dead: , but it has pictures in it so I can follow along.

    It's good check it out.


    SimonC
    I am NO American idol! :evil:


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