Snippet: How to Make Google Chrome As The Default Browser in Ubuntu

Snippet: How to Make Google Chrome As The Default Browser in Ubuntu

Even though Google Chrome is faster and lesser prone to crash, it is still NOT the default browser in Ubuntu. At least until Ubuntu Lucid, Firefox still reign in Linux arena. Now, if you have installed Google Chrome and intend to use it as the default browser, won’t it be great if you can set […]

By Damien -
How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

Quite some days back, Google introduced encrypted Google searches. The concept of encryption comes into play when Internet services use secure socket layers, better known as SSL connections to encrypt the information that travels between your computer and their service. An encrypted service is recognized by a web address that starts with “https” and this […]

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6 More Greasemonkey Scripts for Your Browsing Enjoyment

6 More Greasemonkey Scripts for Your Browsing Enjoyment

We’ve previously covered Greasemonkey, an unbelievably useful Firefox extension that allows you to run user-created scripts that enhance what Firefox can do. Now, these scripts are no longer confined to Firefox. Chrome, Opera, and Safari also have support for user scripts, although sometimes with limitations. These scripts provide a huge range of capabilities, like revising […]

By Joshua Price -
How to Install Sopcast in Ubuntu (and Watch World Cup in Your Computer)

How to Install Sopcast in Ubuntu (and Watch World Cup in Your Computer)

As the 2010 World Cup getting closer and closer, soccer fanatics who are not able to catch it on the TV has started to hit the Web to look for alternative sources to support their favorite teams. Needless to say, P2P is one of the most popular resources. However, to be able to watch P2P […]

By Damien -
Beginner’s Guide To Watching HTML5 Video In Your Browser

Beginner’s Guide To Watching HTML5 Video In Your Browser

There has been much news and debate regarding HTML5 video, which is not even considered an official standard yet. The urgency from some individuals and organizations (particularly Apple), reflects the bad taste that Adobe Flash Player has left in many mouths. HTML5 video is an effort to make streaming video on the web more accessible, […]

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Get Compiz-like 3D Effects In Your Firefox

Get Compiz-like 3D Effects In Your Firefox

If you are into eye-candy and are always looking for ways to impress your non-geek friends with 3D graphical effects, here is another one to add to your collection. FoxTab is a Firefox extension that transforms Firefox into a 3D browser with Compiz-like graphical effects. The good thing about FoxTab is that it is cross […]

By Damien -
How to Install Multiple Windows Applications In Only 6 Clicks

How to Install Multiple Windows Applications In Only 6 Clicks

Have you ever been surfing the web or reading an article and came across a application or site that solves a very simple problem? A problem that, up until that point, you just dealt with because that’s how things are? When you read a little about this amazing problem solver you say “DAMN! I wish […]

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How to Get Chrome’s Smart OmniBar in Firefox

How to Get Chrome’s Smart OmniBar in Firefox

As we all know, the Google Chrome is famous for its minimalist approach to laying out the interface. There is no menubar and statusbar and the tabs are located out of the window rather than inside the window. One of the important component that it has successfully discarded is the search bar. Instead, there is […]

By Damien -
5 Great Firefox Addons For Power Video Surfing

5 Great Firefox Addons For Power Video Surfing

Anyone surfing the Web these days can tell you they are hard pressed to find a site that doesn’t have or isn’t linking to video. Many of the videos embedded on sites are hosted on Youtube or a similar site. Most of these sites do not offer many options to share the actual video. Sure […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
How to Create a Customized Toolbar for Your Browser

How to Create a Customized Toolbar for Your Browser

Toolbars as they are named, provides us with invaluable help with the set of tools that they come with. But most of the time, the toolbars are from any software developer or online service provider. They serve some purpose but have a little bit of self promotion involved. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could […]

By Soumen Halder -
5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration

5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration

KDE’s default web browser is Konqueror, and many users love it for its speed, integration with KDE, and its host of features. Nevertheless, some sites do not perform as well as they do in Mozilla Firefox, and some users prefer the large number of available Firefox add-ons. Furthermore, users who move from Windows to Linux […]

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KwiClick: Power Up Your Firefox Search and Improve Your Efficiency

KwiClick: Power Up Your Firefox Search and Improve Your Efficiency

Out of the total time you spent online, how much time did you spent in searching and social networking site? A lot, I would say. In fact, I won’t be surprised if that take up the bulk of your Internet time, at least it is for me. Being a blogger, most part of my time […]

By Damien -
6 SEO Extensions for Firefox

6 SEO Extensions for Firefox

When you are writing for a website of any kind, the overall goal is to get traffic. If you don’t get traffic to your site, then it isn’t really worth your efforts. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is something you need to consider if you rely on “organic” search engine traffic to feed your site. […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
How to Create New User Profiles in Firefox and Google Chrome

How to Create New User Profiles in Firefox and Google Chrome

User profiles are a set of information for a browser that includes bookmarks, addons, passwords, browsing cache, general settings etc. This user profiles let you use different instances of the browser from a single installation. This post will help you create multiple user profile for two mostly used browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

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4 Useful Google Wave Apps

4 Useful Google Wave Apps

Like most everything Google does, they give you the core product and let other people create the tools to use it; Google Wave is no exception. If you would like to read more about Google Wave, Joshua did an outstanding job in a couple earlier posts. Read them here and here. Below are the most […]

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Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Web developers know the importance of testing web sites and blogs on the different web browsers available. A site/blog can look great on one browser, but if you try to access it on another one, it can probably look garbled. It’s a hassle checking a web site/blog on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc. […]

By Shevonne -
Firefox Extension Adds Functionality to Google Analytics

Firefox Extension Adds Functionality to Google Analytics

If you have a web site or blog, you probably rely on web analytics to understand about your visitors. It provides a way for you to know 1. How they found your site 2. The items on your site they find interesting and 3. Location information about your visitors. The best known and most widely […]

By Shevonne -
Visual View of Your Firefox Web Search History With History Tree

Visual View of Your Firefox Web Search History With History Tree

Update: This extension is no longer available. Having a visual view of something is usually helpful to many people. It’s one of the reasons that charts, graphs, and mind maps are widely used as an aid to represent data that would just be numbers or text. Browsers (e.g. Chrome, Safari, and Opera) have started to […]

By Shevonne -
How to Enhance Your Browser with Greasemonkey

How to Enhance Your Browser with Greasemonkey

How would you like to be able to customize the layout of the Google homepage? How about add better video controls and a download button to YouTube? Or set a profanity filter that works across all websites? Maybe remove all the “What type of leafy vegetable are you?” quizzes from Facebook? These are very few […]

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How to Easily Upgrade your Firefox to 3.5 (and future version) in Ubuntu

How to Easily Upgrade your Firefox to 3.5 (and future version) in Ubuntu

Have you ever feel frustrated when Mozilla releases a new build for their software (especially Firefox) and you are still stuck at the previous older version, simply because Ubuntu did not (and do not intend to) add the newer version of software packages to the repository? The truth of fact is, Ubuntu does not update […]

By Damien -
Scribefire: A Full Featured Blog Editor For Firefox Users

Scribefire: A Full Featured Blog Editor For Firefox Users

Not too long ago I started looking around for an easy way to post to some of the blogs I write for. The first thing that came to mind, since I was already using it to write, was to use the publish option in Google Docs to post. If you use the free hosting sites […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
How To Use Wolfram|Alpha Search and Firefox Extension

How To Use Wolfram|Alpha Search and Firefox Extension

If you keep up on tech news, you’ve doubtlessly seen all the hype surrounding Wolfram|Alpha, the new not-exactly-search-engine that’s making big waves in the web search industry. Your traditional search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc all work on the same basic principle: finding web pages based on keywords. Wolfram|Alpha isn’t about bringing web pages […]

By Joshua Price -
How To Default Your Search To Google.com In Firefox

How To Default Your Search To Google.com In Firefox

If you travel to foreign countries, Firefox has the annoying habit of returning search results in a language based on the nationality of the service provider. Before I did this trick, when I was at home in France I’d default to Google.fr, but at work in Switzerland it would default to Google.ch. Follow these instructions to always force Google.com in English.

By Miles -
How To Be More Efficient With Firefox Keywords

How To Be More Efficient With Firefox Keywords

A feature of Firefox that often gets overlooked is the keyword system. Firefox can be set up to accept keywords to do things like open a favorite page or search a particular website. Today we’ll try out some of the things you can do with keywords.

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Automate Your Browser Tasks With iMacros

Automate Your Browser Tasks With iMacros

iMacros is a nifty Firefox extension that allows you to save loads of time by letting you record repetitive tasks such as filling out forms, email, and more without the need of any sort of special skills! End the terrible thought of having to manually conduct every task that requires your attention on the web […]

By Joel Reyes -
Zip Through Pages Without Having to Hit Next

Zip Through Pages Without Having to Hit Next

If you’re a heavy Firefox user like me and love to search for things utilizing Google, other search engines and photo sites then you’re going to find great use for PageZipper within your Firefox arsenal. This extension allows you to automatically load the following page within a search window without having to click on the […]

By Joel Reyes -
How To Install Firefox 3.1 On Ubuntu Without Affecting The Default Setting

How To Install Firefox 3.1 On Ubuntu Without Affecting The Default Setting

If you are someone who always like to test out bleeding edge products and applications, then Firefox 3.1 is something that you definitely don’t want to miss. Not only does it comes with more improved features, it is also much faster than its predecessor and other browsers. The current version is at beta 2 and […]

By Damien -
Flickr Gallery Plus Makes Flickr Even More Fun To Use

Flickr Gallery Plus Makes Flickr Even More Fun To Use

Flickr is one of my favourite websites. I use it for storing photos, searching for interesting photos for my blog posts and to meet like minded people. The best part is the simple and plain interface and the social aspect. The sheer number of users active on Flickr make the whole experience of photography very […]

By Sharninder -
Easily Create and Insert HTM signature For Your Webmail

Easily Create and Insert HTM signature For Your Webmail

If you are bothered that you can’t create html signature in Gmail or other web-based email accounts, WiseStamp could probably be the answer to your problem. WiseStamp is a Firefox extension that allows you to create and insert rich HTML signature for your Web-based email accounts, including Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL mail. After you […]

By Damien -
Portable Firefox For OS X

Portable Firefox For OS X

When Portable Apps released their portable Firefox, it is meant to be used only on Windows. Now, with the release of Portable Firefox OSX, Mac users can also enjoy the benefit of bringing the Firefox everywhere they go, even on their iPod. Portable Firefox OSX is developed by FreeSMUG (Free Open Source Software Mac User […]

By Damien -
Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

After upgrading to Firefox 3, if you find that you cannot get java to run and you are 100% sure that you have already installed the latest version of java, here is a simple fix (for Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Open up your Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). Type the command sudo apt-get autoremove icedtea-gcjwebplugin to remove the icedtea-gcjwebplugin […]

By Damien -
Is Opera Good Enough For Your Ubuntu Desktop?

Is Opera Good Enough For Your Ubuntu Desktop?

While there are tons of news, excitement and hypes over the release of Firefox 3 and how it is going to break the Guiness World record, few have realized that Opera has also released their latest version 9.5. This browser was built with a new browser engine and it contains plenty of useful apps, that […]

By Damien -
How To Install Firefox 3 RC1 On Ubuntu Hardy Heron

How To Install Firefox 3 RC1 On Ubuntu Hardy Heron

With the release of Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1, all those who have waited long can now download and install it in your system. For Ubuntu users, it is wise to install it via the repository rather than download from the Mozilla site.

By Damien -
Quick Review: Firefox 3 Beta 3

Quick Review: Firefox 3 Beta 3

Mozilla has released the latest beta of Firefox 3 for testers and early adopters. This latest beta includes many useful features and improved user interface. There is expected to be a beta 4 coming out in end February: There will be a fourth beta and it is expected quite soon. Probably by February’s end. Release […]

By Damien -
Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Last December, Mozilla released their second beta of Firefox 3 for public testing. This version fixed over 900 bugs over the previous version and included many new features. I took the opportunity to download it and test it on my Windows VM. Once the beta version is downloaded and installed in my Windows, I launched […]

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