I’m Sorry Firefox

….but it’s over.

 

Out with the old. In with the new
firefox chrome

 

We had a good long run (I’d been with you longer than anyone else), but I’ve found someone new.  She’s younger and faster and has most of what you had to offer me (even the really geeky stuff).

Most of all, I’m impressed with how fast she is (no matter how I try to slow her down)

So Firefox, we can still be friends, but it’s just not gonna be the same any more..

 

All my love,

Scott

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111 Reasons why I love Mozilla Firefox

  • Adblock Plus – Ads were yesterday!
  • Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper – Helps you create element hiding rules for Adblock Plus to fight the text ads.
  • Add Bookmark Here ² – Add a menuitem “Add Bookmark Here…” to Bookmarks Menu.
  • Advanced Dork: – Advanced Dork: gives quick access to Google’s Advanced Operators directly from the context menu.
  • Auto Context – Automatically shows User Popup Menu if text is selected
  • Autofill Forms – Fill out web forms automatically
  • AVG Safe Search – Guard against clicking malicious links.
  • BBCode – Adds Formating (BBCode/HTML/XHTML/etc.) to the context menu for Blogs and forums (PHPBB and others).
  • Better Gmail 2 – Enhances Gmail with a compilation of useful features written by Greasemonkey user script developers. All scripts copyright their original authors. Click on the script homepage in the Help tab for more information.
  • Better Lifehacker – A compilation of the best Greasemonkey user scripts for Lifehacker and other Gawker Media blogs.
  • Cert Viewer Plus – Certificate viewer enhancements: PEM format view, file export, trust configuration
  • Character Identifier – This extension adds a context menu item for selected text that provides more information (from the Unicode database) about the characters selected.
  • Chrome List – Lets you take a peek at the files under the hood of your application and add-ons.
  • Chromifox Companion – Installs Chrome like toolbar buttons on the Navbar.
  • Clean And Close – Adds a Clean And Close button to your download manager.
  • Clear Fields – Toolbar buttons that clear various fields 🙂
  • CLEO – Create multi-addon install package (Cleopack)
  • ColorZilla – Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies
  • Configuration Mania – More Advanced (hidden) configures
  • CopyFeedLocation – Allows you to copy the location of a detected feed to the clipboard.
  • CustomizeGoogle – Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
  • Deepest Sender – Post to blogs directly from Firefox.
  • Delicious Bookmarks – Access your bookmarks wherever you go and keep them organized no matter how many you have.
  • deskCut – Create desktop shortcuts from the context-menu. Windows and Linux (KDE/GNOME) supported.
  • DictionarySearch – Looks up selected word in an online dictionary
  • Download Statusbar – View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
  • DownloadHelper – Download videos and images from many sites
  • DownThemAll! – The mass downloader for Firefox.
  • EditPrefs – Add a Preferences option to the Edit menu (just like a *nix Firefox)
  • ErrorZilla Mod – Implements a useful error page when a website cannot be reached.
  • Exif Viewer – Extracts and displays the Exif (Exchangeable Image File), IPTC-NAA/IIM (International Press Telecommunications Council / Newspaper Association of America / Information Interchange Model), and IPTC Core (Adobe XMP, Extensible Metadata Platform) metadata, as stored by digital still cameras, in both local and remote JPEG images.
  • FacePAD: Facebook Photo Album Downloader – Quickly and easily download entire photo albums of Facebook
  • FEBE – Backup your Firefox data
  • Feed Sidebar – Displays the items from your Live Bookmarks in the sidebar.
  • feedly – A magazine-like startpage
  • Fire.fm – Get your daily music fix from Last.fm.
  • Firefox Search Sidebar – Enjoy searching through multiple search engines with one query, and managing search plugins through one interface.
  • FirefoxView – View pages and links loaded into IE in Firefox
  • FireGestures – Executes various commands with mouse gestures.
  • Fission – Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
  • Flagfox – Displays a flag depicting the location of the current server
  • Flashblock – Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them.
  • FlashGot – Enables single and massive (“all” and “selection”) downloads using the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD (dozens currently supported, see Extension’s Home Page for details). FlashGot offers also a Build Gallery functionality which helps to synthetize full media galleries in one page from serial contents originally scattered on several pages, for easy and fast “download all”.
  • Flickr Buddy – Get your flickr friends’ updates.
  • Font Finder – Get all CSS styles of selected text.
  • Fotofox – Upload pictures to your preferred photo sharing services.
  • FoxReplace – Lets you replace text in web pages. You can define a substitution list and apply it automatically or at your own discretion, or make individual substitutions. You can use this as a filter, or just for fun 🙂
  • FoxyTunes – Control any media player from Firefox and more…
  • FxIF – View EXIF data in image properties
  • GMarks – Shows your Google Bookmarks in the sidebar.
  • Google Gears – These are the gears that power the tubes! 🙂
  • Google Notebook – Allows notetaking while browsing
  • Greasefire – Automatically find Greasemonkey scripts on Userscripts.org
  • Greasemonkey – A User Script Manager for Firefox
  • gui:config – This extension provides advanced settings
  • Harmony – View artist information and scrobble the music you listen to on Pandora or in FoxyTunes. Harmony is an unofficial user-produced add-on and is not endorsed by Last.fm nor Audioscrobbler.
  • History Submenus – Adds submenus to History Menu for previous days’ history.
  • IE Tab – Enables you to use the embedded IE engine within Mozilla/Firefox.
  • is.gd Creator – Provides easy access to the is.gd URL shortening service
  • Java Console
  • MeasureIt – Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
  • Media Converter – Video downloader and converter
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant – Adds ClickOnce support and the ability to report installed .NET Framework versions to the web server.
  • More Tools Menu – Unclutter the “Tools” menu by moving new items to a “More Tools” menu.
  • MR Tech Toolkit – MR Tech Toolkit power tools for all users. (en-US)
  • MySocial 24×7 Bar – FriendFeed Companion
  • Neo Diggler – A URL manipulation tool for power users
  • Netscape Link Pad – Sidebar to save interesting links for later without cluttering your bookmarks.
  • Open In Google Chrome – Open websites directly in Google Chrome
  • OperaView – Open pages in Opera from Firefox, Mozilla, Flock and Netscape 8 context menus.
  • OPIE – Import/Export extension preferences
  • Password Exporter – Export and import your saved passwords.
  • Paste Email (original) – Paste email addresses and more into text fields.
  • Paste Quote – Lets you paste text as forum quotations from the context menu.
  • PDF Download – Allows you to choose what to do with a PDF file: download it, view it with an external viewer or view it as HTML.
  • Platypus – Dynamically create GreaseMonkey scripts.
  • Refractor for Prism – Create Prism applications directly in Firefox
  • Router Status – Shows the current status of your router.
  • SamePlace – Extensible, multi-network instant messenger
  • ScribeFire – A full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog.
  • Send Tab URLs – Send a list of browser tab URLs to email, Web mail, or the clipboard.
  • Shareaholic – Share stuff easier and faster via e-mail, sharing and bookmarking sites like Digg, Facebook, Google, MySpace.
  • ShowIP – Show the IP address of the current page in the status bar. It also allows querying custom services by IP (right mouse button) and Hostname (left mouse button), like whois, netcraft. Additionally you can copy the IP address to the clipboard. This extension was formerly known as ipv6ident. License GPLv2 only.
  • Skype extension for Firefox – Skype extension for Firefox
  • Smarter Wikipedia – Adds a “related articles” box to Wikipedia and enables searching of selected text from popup bubble and context menu
  • SmoothWheel – Scrolls the document smoothly when scrolling the mouse wheel
  • Song.ly – Song.ly lets you share music links on Twitter and other services
  • StumbleUpon – StumbleUpon Toolbar
  • Stylish – Customize the look of websites and of the user interface.
  • Tab Counter – Counts the number of open tabs.
  • Tab History – Links opened in a new tab retain their history.
  • Tab Mix Plus – Tab browsing with an added boost.
  • Text Complete – Adds shortcuts / autocomplete functionality to text fields.
  • TinyPaste Uploader – Upload selected text to TinyPaste
  • TinyUrl Creator – Convenient tool to create small url redirects from longer ones.
  • TubeStop – Stops the auto-play of YouTube videos.
  • Tumblr Post – Posts photos, videos, quotes and links to your Tumblr tumblelog.
  • Twitbin – Twitbin is a tool that allows you to interact with your twitter friends and followers right from your browser sidebar.
  • TwittyTunes – Post your tunes to Twitter using FoxyTunes, and more…
  • Ubiquity – An extension that allows for the use of dynamic commands in Firefox.
  • Unhide Passwords – Shows contents of password fields in cleartext.
  • Uppity – Navigate up one level (directory).
  • URL Fixer – Fixes common misspellings in URLs entered in the address bar.
  • User Agent Switcher – Adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser.
  • Wappalyzer – Wappalyzer tracks the distrubition of software on the web and shows you which is used on the page you’re currently at.
  • Web Developer – Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
  • Xmarks – Bookmark Sync and Web Discovery
  • xmpp4moz – XMPP integration layer for Mozilla
  • Yoono – Yoono Toolbar, People Powered! (build 15601_15617)
  • Zemanta – Contextually relevant suggestions of links, pictures, related content and tags will make your blogging fun again.
  • Zoho Notebook Helper – Helper extension for Zoho Notebook Online Service.

Now if you try all these out yourselves, just keep in mind that Firefox will go from being a very fast browser to one that’s slower than molasses uphill during January in the Yukon.

But then, my priorities are different than most….

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70 Reasons why I love Mozilla Firefox

(a/k/a My Addons [Extensions] list)

  • Adblock Plus – Ads were yesterday!
  • Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper – Helps you create element hiding rules for Adblock Plus to fight the text ads.
  • AutoFormer – It loads saved data in forms. Loading is automatic, saving is manual (2 mouse click)
  • Better Lifehacker – A compilation of the best Greasemonkey user scripts for Lifehacker and other Gawker Media blogs.
  • Bookmark Duplicate Detector
    – Helps you find, move and remove duplicate bookmarks. It also notices
    you when you are adding a bookmark already in your Bookmarks.
  • Clean And Close – Adds a Clean And Close button to your download manager.
  • Clear Fields – Toolbar buttons that clear various fields 🙂
  • CLEO – Create multi-addon install package (Cleopack)
  • Color Management – Enables color management and other related options.
  • ColorZilla – Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies
  • Configuration Mania – More Advanced (hidden) configures
  • Context Search – Expands the context menu’s ‘Search for’ item into a list of search engines.
  • Copy Link Text – Right-click a link to copy its text
  • CustomizeGoogle – Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
  • Deepest Sender – Post to blogs directly from Firefox.
  • Delicious Bookmarks – Access your bookmarks wherever you go and keep them organized no matter how many you have.
  • deskCut – Create desktop shortcuts from the context-menu. Windows and Linux (KDE/GNOME) supported.
  • Digger – Dig through URLs
  • DownloadHelper – Download videos and images from many sites
  • DownThemAll! – The mass downloader for Firefox.
  • Easy DragToGo – Allows you to open a new tab using drag and drop gestures easier.
  • ErrorZilla Plus – Show a more useful error page when the network address cannot be reached.
  • Facebook Toolbar – Integrate your Facebook life into your browser
  • FEBE – FEBE – Backup your Firefox data
  • Fire.fm – Get your daily music fix from Last.fm.
  • FireGestures – Executes various commands with mouse gestures.
  • Fission – Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
  • Flashblock – Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them (great for viewing MySpace pages).
  • FlashGot
    – Enables single and massive (“all” and “selection”) downloads using
    the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X,
    Linux and FreeBSD (dozens currently supported, see Extension’s Home
    Page
    for details). FlashGot offers also a Build Gallery functionality
    which helps to synthetize full media galleries in one page from serial
    contents originally scattered on several pages, for easy and fast
    “download all”.
  • FlickrFox – Browse your Flickr Photostreams in a sidebar.
  • Font Finder – Get all CSS styles of selected text.
  • Form Saver – Saves form field data as autofill-bookmarklets.
  • Fotofox – Upload pictures to your preferred photo sharing services.
  • Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer – Synchronizes your bookmarks across machines.
  • Google Notebook – Allows notetaking while browsing
  • Greasemonkey – A User Script Manager for Firefox
  • History Submenus – Adds submenus to History Menu for previous days’ history
  • It’s All Text! – Edit website textboxes using your favorite editor.
  • JSView – View the source code of external stylesheets and javascripts.
  • McAfee SiteAdvisor – A McAfee SiteAdvisor Firefox Extension for safe searching and browsing
  • MeasureIt – Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
  • More Tools Menu – Unclutter the “Tools” menu by moving new items to a “More Tools” menu.
  • MR Tech Toolkit – MR Tech Toolkit power tools for all users (it generated the list you’re reading now).
  • OPIE – Import/Export extension preferences
  • OPML Support – Adds OPML import/export functionality to the Firefox Bookmarks Manager.
  • Organize Search Engines – Organize your search engines with separators and folders.
  • Paste Email – Paste email addresses and more into text fields.
  • Paste Quote – Lets you paste text as forum quotations from the context menu.
  • PDF Download – Allows you to choose what to do with a PDF file: download it, view it with an external viewer or view it as HTML.
  • Platypus – Dynamically create Greasemonkey scripts.
  • Popup ALT Attribute
    – Popups alternate texts of images or others like
    NetscapeCommunicator(Navigator) 4.x, and show long descriptions in the
    multi-row tooltip.
  • QuietUrl
    – Stress-free url experience. Automatically converts mistyped or
    obfuscated urls to valid ones. Automatic generation of anchor on
    textual url hovering and automatic obfuscation on textual url input
    based on a per-domain check.
  • Read it Later – Save pages to read later, then bookmark.
  • Refractor for Prism – Create Prism applications directly in Firefox
  • Remove It Permanently – Permanently hide items from the Context Menu
  • ScribeFire – A full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog.
  • ShowIP
    – Show the IP address of the current page in the status bar. It also
    allows querying custom services by IP (right mouse button) and Hostname
    (left mouse button), like whois, netcraft. Additionally you can copy
    the IP address to the clipboard. This extension was formerly known as
    ipv6ident. License GPLv2 only.
  • StumbleUponStumbleUpon Toolbar
  • Tab Counter – Counts the number of open tabs.
  • Tab Mix Plus – Tab browsing with an added boost.
  • TagSifter – Browse your bookmarks with sets of tags
  • Text Complete – Adds shortcuts / autocomplete functionality to text fields.
  • TinyUrl Creator – Convenient tool to create small url redirects from longer ones.
  • Tumblr Post – Posts photos, videos, quotes and links to your Tumblr tumblelog.
  • Unhide Passwords – Shows contents of password fields in cleartext.
  • URL Fixer – Fixes common misspellings in URLs entered in the address bar.
  • URL Link – Allow navigation to broken/unlinked URLs
  • User Agent Switcher – Adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser.
  • View Dependencies – Adds a tab listing dependencies and their sizes in the Page Info window.
  • Web Developer – Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools
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Just 8 Moar Firefox Addons/Extensions…

would bring my total to 100! 😀


Scott’s Installed Firefox Addons/Extensions: [92]

Installed Themes: [2]

Installed Plugins: (13)

  • DivX Browser Plug-In
  • DivX® Web Player
  • GCJ Web Browser Plugin 1.4
  • Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible (compatible; Totem)
  • mplayerplug-in 3.45
  • NPAPI Plugins Wrapper 0.9.91.5
  • QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7
  • QuickTime Plug-in 7.2.0
  • RealPlayer 9
  • Shockwave Flash
  • Totem Web Browser Plugin 2.20.1
  • Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)
  • Windows Media Player Plugin

List Generated with MR Tech’s Toolkit: Tue Feb 26 2008 06:20:03 GMT-0700 (MST)

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VIDEO: Inside The Mozilla Foundation (the folks who bring us Firefox)

Robert “Scobelizer” Scoble recently visited the Mozilla Foundation to interview Mitchell Baker, chief lizard wrangler. Mitchell had some very interesting things to say about the history and development of Firefox

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Windows Portable USB Flash Drive Toolbox

Excellent collection of portable Windows applications. With download links to each.

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