‘Firefox’ Posts

6 Must-Have Programs To Protect Your Computer (For Free)

6 Must-Have Programs To Protect Your Computer (For Free)

Your computer contains parts of your life. Everything you do is tied up in it somehow. You must protect it. Hackers can be real dicks. They exploit malicious code. This malicious code can get into your computer. Depending on how adept the hacker is this code could make your computer sniffle. Or cough. Or die a ...

Indexing Firefox 3.0 Bookmarks with Quicksilver

Indexing Firefox 3.0 Bookmarks with Quicksilver

If you’re a Quicksilver user, you may have noticed that an upgrade to Firefox 3.0 will screw up your bookmark indexing. Ordinarily, Quicksilver should keep track of all of your bookmarks even when you make them through Firefox. In the same way that the new version of Firefox “predicts” what URL you’re typing in, Quicksilver ...

IE Tab: Never Launch the Internet Explorer Browser Again!

It sounds crazy, but there are some sites on the Internet that still don’t play nicely with Firefox (ahem, MTV2). Why?! But instead of launching Internet Explorer on top of your favorite browser, get the Firefox add-on IE Tab. It will embed the IE engine within Firefox. So if you’re visiting a website with videos ...

The Easiest Way to Get Those Coupon Codes

The Easiest Way to Get Those Coupon Codes

Are you buying all your gifts this holiday season online? If so, the new Firefox add-on from popular site RetailMeNot is a Godsend, made especially for you. Install it here. RetailMeNot offers an easy way to search for coupon codes from several online stores (e.g., Amazon, Victoria’s Secret, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Dell, and many others). ...

Finally, Make Gmail Your True Default Mail App

The only problem with an in-browser email application like Gmail, is the bothersome mailto: tags. If you find yourself inadvertently opening Outlook, Mail or what have you when you click on something like this: hackcollege@gmail.com , then now is the time to install the Firefox plug-in from Lifehacker.com:   Lifehacker Code: Better Gmail (Firefox extension) ...

Saving Your Tabs in Firefox

Research season: the productive student becomes a tab maniac during this time of year. Just in time for midterm papers, I’ll share some methods for saving tabs in Firefox so that you can come back to your research later. You and your computer can take a rest.   Impromptu Personally, this is my favorite method, ...

Firefox Campus Edition Now Available

Firefox Campus Edition Now Available

The previously mentioned Firefox Campus Edition is now available for download! The new edition comes with three extensions pre-installed: FoxyTunes – allows you to control your media player from within Firefox. FoxyTunes can also find lyrics, covers, bios, videos, and more. StumbleUpon – helps you find different websites, videos, and photos based on your interests ...

Firefox Campus Edition

Firefox Campus Edition

Mozilla is working on a new Firefox edition exclusively for college students. Basically it’s the Firefox browser bundled with extensions focused for student use such as FoxyTunes, Zotero, etc. Although the Firefox Campus Edition isn’t quite ready for download yet expect it to be released soon, just in time for the upcoming school year. Stay ...

Download It!: ChatZilla (Firefox)

Earlier I posted on how to download torrents via Firefox. But the real old-school chatters and downloaders, they use IRC –which is less likely to be blocked at your college campus. ChatZilla provides all the usual IRC client features: multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and sorting of available channels, logging, ...

Download It!: FoxTorrent (Win, Mac, Ubuntu)

An extension for Firefox, FoxTorrent is a very, very practical BitTorrent client –working right within your browser. The open source FoxTorrent Firefox extension that lets you stream torrents as they download, from your web browser, with zero configuration needed. I’ve been using it for about a week, and my only complaint is that you can’t ...

Productivity:  With 6 Firefox Extensions

Productivity: With 6 Firefox Extensions

If you like Star Wars, here’s a cute “Easter” Egg inside Windows XP: 1. Start > Run2. telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl3. Enjoy! But, That’s not the point of this entry. Since I will be spending this holiday working on my senior thesis, I thought I’d share with you all some of my frequently used Firefox extensions (you ...