Firefox – Find extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:39:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Top 5 Firefox Extensions for the home user Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:09:45 +0000 Firefox is rapidly becoming the most popular web browser, and one of the main reasons for its success is its wide variety of useful addons. Here’s a list of the top 5 Firefox extensions, which you ought to add to your Firefox experience — if you haven’t already!

5. Download Statusbar

Download Statusbar gives you a simple, quickly customizable bar at the bottom of your window to keep track of your files. It’s a great improvement over the default Firefox download manager, and gets rid of that annoying popup window.

4. InstantFox Quick Search

This addon earns a spot as one of the top 5 Firefox extensions by making the address bar double as a search bar for sites ranging from Amazon to Wikipedia, as well as improved autocomplete terms. You can also customize your own search shortcuts.

3. Greasemonkey

Nearly an entity unto itself, Greasemonkey uses customized pieces of Javascript to control the way various websites behave. It’s easy to use and has a large library of scripts to get you started — you can even write your own!

2. Video DownloadHelper

We’ve all wanted to revisit or have a friend watch a video we came across on the web, only to find it’s been taken down or moved. Who knows if you’ll be able to find it again? Nearly the most popular of the top 5 Firefox extensions, Video DownloadHelper lets you save that video to your hard drive with one click. It even supports several different video formats.

1. Adblock Plus

Easily the most popular, it’s hard to understand why Firefox doesn’t come with this, the best of the top 5 Firefox extensions, already installed. It runs unobtrusively in the background, kills popups, stops those irritating video ads, and prevents you from having to see many more.

Hopefully this list of top 5 Firefox extensions will make your browsing easier, and just possibly, more fun. There are many, many others serving almost any function you can imagine, but these deserve to be installed first thing!

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Firefox 11 Sun, 01 Apr 2012 14:53:39 +0000 Firefox 11 is the latest installment in Mozilla’s series of Firefox web browsers. This version promises to make the web even easier to access, as well as to boost your productivity. The Firefox browser evolved out of the first browser made by the Mozilla Foundation, based on the Gecko engine used in some versions of the old Netscape Navigator browser. The browser originally focused on security at a time when the Internet Explorer browser was publicized as having many open security holes that could be taken advantage of. As time has gone on, the browser has expanded in terms of features and versatility.

Firefox 11 was released in 2012 in its final-release format, available for numerous platforms, including PCs running Windows and Linux, and Macintosh computers running MacOS X. Firefox is also now available for iOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets.

With a renewed focus on expanding support for synchronization between multiple devices, Firefox 11 allows the user to save bookmarks, install plugins, and configure their settings, and have these personalizations carry over to Firefox on their other devices, such as their work computer, phone or tablet. Firefox 11 sports the ability for even plug-ins to have their settings properly translate to each other machine the user installs Firefox onto. This is extremely convenient, as plug-ins comprise a substantial percentage of many users’ overall user experience.

Improvements have been made to keep the so-called “AwesomeBar” up to expectations. This is likely one of the most favorable features of Firefox 11. If you do not remember the exact name or address of a page you have previously visited, you can just begin typing whatever terms you remember that relate to the page into the address bar, and it will bring up a list of suggestions, sorted in order of relevance. Many users have found this absolutely invaluable.

Firefox 11 is so far proving to be another worthy addition in this browser’s lineage, and it can be strongly recommended to any user.

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