Archive for January, 2009

For the past 1 year I have been using these Plugins and found them very useful when using Firefox Browser. The compatibility and robust open source is creating endless possibilities for creative users to prepare very useful plugins……..

So here are “a must plugins for Fire Fox”

Ad block Plus 1.0.1

Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Ad block Plus now and get rid of them.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

Answers

1-Click Answers TM will save you even more time with Answer Tips that instantly deliver the information you are looking for. Just point at any word, hold the Alt key (Ctrl in Linux) and click. Upon letting go, an Answer Tip in the form of a pop-up… For any questions or comments on the Answers add-on, please contact us:

http://www.answers.com/main/contact_us.jsp

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/735

Auto Copy 0.8

Select text and it’s automatically copied to the clipboard. Like Linux or mIRC.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/383

http://autocopy.mozdev.org/

Auto Pager 0.4.0.2

The Auto Pager Firefox extension automatically loads the next page of a site inline when you reach the end of the current page for infinite scrolling of content. Auto Pager works with a ton of sites, including Life hacker, of course, Google…….

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4925

Download Manager Tweak 0.7.2 — Fire fox 2 only

A modification of the Firefox download manager that changes its appearance and allows it to be opened in a separate window, a new tab, or the…

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/256

For Firefox 3

http://rapidshare.com/files/190035525/download_manager_tweak-0.8.1_for_FF3.xpi

Fast Video Download 1.6.1

Download video files from popular sites like YouTube, Daily motion, Break.com and more. 100% Free!

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3590

http://www.teesoft.info/content/view/68/49/

Faster fox 3.0.4

Performance and network tweaks for Firefox. 1.5 – 3.0.3 This Faster fox was edited from the faster fox 2.0.0 to work with FireFox 3.0.3

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9037

FEBE 6.0.3

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up — It will actually rebuild your extensions individually into installable .xpi files. Now you can easily synchronize your office and home browsers.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2109

Flash Got 1.1.7.7

Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/220

iMacros for Firefox 6.1.1.4

Automate Firefox. Record and replay repetitious work. If you love the Firefox web browser, but are tired of repetitive tasks like visiting the same sites every days, filling out forms, and remembering passwords, then iMacros for Firefox is the solution you’ve been dreaming of! ***Whatever you do with Firefox, iMacros can automate it.***

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3863

Meebo 1.1

Instant messaging across all major IM networks built right into Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5700

MinimizeToTray 0.0.1.2006102615+ —- Only Firefox 2.0

Minimizes Mozilla windows into the system tray. Also includes a right clickable tray icon menu to further load only the windows you want visible…

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2110

For Firefox 3

http://www.softaq.com/firefox-305-minimizetotray-extension-13.htm

PDF Download 2.1.0.1

Use PDF Download to do whatever you like with PDF files on the Web. Regain control of them and eliminate browser problems, view PDFs directly in Firefox as HTML, and use the all-new Web-to-PDF toolbar to save and share Web pages as high-quality PDF files.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/636

United States English Dictionary 3.0.3

English United States (en-US) spellchecking dictionary.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3497

Update Notifier 0.1.5.4

Notifies you when updates are available for your extensions and themes. Allows quick access to your extensions and themes and the ability to check both types for any updates. Easily configurable for automatically installing updates when available and checking for updates when Firefox starts.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2098

Cooliris 1.9.1

Full-Screen, 3D — Cooliris transforms your browser into a visually stunning, lightning fast way to search and enjoy online photos, videos and more. Just launch Cooliris from the browser toolbar and our unique “3D Wall” lets you zoom your way around thousands items on a single, ever-expansive wall. Or, to enjoy Cooliris on hundreds of supported sites such as Face book, Google Images, YouTube, and Flickr, mouse over images on the site and click the Cooliris icon that appears. See http://www.cooliris.com/product for details.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579

Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) 3.56

This is a fully skinned version. This theme is based on the Noia 2.0 icon set by Carlitus ( http://carlitus.deviantart.com ).

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/72

Gradient iCool

A modern glassy dark theme with unique animated interface. A perfect mixture of black and blue for your ultimate Firefox browser.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7403

Twitter Fox 1.7.4

Twitter Fox is a Firefox extension that notifies you of your friends’ status on Twitter.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5081

Fashion Your Firefox

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fashionyourfirefox

Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer

If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you’ll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer and it works silently in the background to keep your bookmarks and (optionally) passwords synchronized. Foxmarks also keeps your data backed up and safe from computer failures. If you’re away from your computer, Foxmarks allows you to access your bookmarks online by logging into my.foxmarks.com.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2410

The strongest critique we received about our recent guide on dual booting Windows 7 with XP/Vista was that we should’ve included information covering the likely event of you wanting to kick the beta OS to the curb, sooner or later.

Well, we couldn’t agree more, so as a follow up to that guide we’re going to look at the reverse process; deleting your Windows 7 partition and reallocating its hard drive space to another partition.

If you recall, in the dual boot guide we looked at two separate approaches for creating a new partition depending if you are running Windows Vista or Windows XP, and we intend to do the same here.

View: How to remove your Windows 7 installation & partition

OpenOffice.org is an open-source, multiplatform and multilingual office suite comparable with MS Office.

It is compatible with all other major office suites and is free to download, use, and distribute. It was previously known as StarOffice before it became an open-source project. OpenOffice comes with OpenWriter – a word processor, OpenCalc – a spreadsheet and OpenImpress – a presentational package.

News source: OpenOffice website
Download: OpenOffice 3.0.1
View: Release notes

If you’re an IT professional and currently using Microsoft’s Service Pack Blocker, the software giant recently announced that the current blocks for Vista SP1 and XP SP3 are going to expire in a few months.The Service Pack Blocker Tool only temporarily prevents Windows from the installation of a Service Pack via Windows Update, and the block is only effective for one year after the Service pack is released to the market via Windows Update.

Effective April 28th, 2009, Windows Vista SP1 will no longer be blocked by the tool and will be delivered via Windows Update. The same goes for Windows XP SP3, but the block will be lifted on May 19th, 2009.

These dates correspond with the official release and distribution of the Service Packs through Windows Update. Microsoft Windows Communications Manager, Brandon LeBlanc, also released a QnA for users who are concerned about the announcement:

Q: What does this mean if my company has the tool in place?

A: Enterprises currently using the service pack blocker tool for either Windows Vista SP1 or Windows XP SP3 will be prompted to install Windows Vista SP1 or Windows XP SP3 as appropriate. Microsoft recognizes the need for IT pros to have this type of information in advance and wants to provide them with an early heads-up to ensure they’re prepared to deploy the appropriate service pack(s) when the blockers expire.

Q: Is there a separate blocker tool available if we don’t want to deploy Windows Vista SP1 or Windows XP SP3?

A: No. Microsoft strongly recommends all customers move to Windows Vista SP1 if they are running Windows Vista or Windows XP SP3 if they are running Windows XP. Our goal in announcing the removal of the blockers early is to provide you with an early notification to ensure you’re prepared to deploy the appropriate service pack when the blockers expire.

Q: Does this mean we have to download Windows Vista SP1 or Windows XP SP3?

A: No. Service packs will not automatically install on a machine even after the Service Pack Blocker tool expires. For service packs, you must accept the offering before installation will start. If Automatic Update is turned on, WU will alert you that it has an important update to install. If you don’t want to install the update (service pack), simply decline to install and/or hide the update. If you do not have AU turned on, the service pack will not be offered until you open Windows Update and “Check for Updates.”

Q: Does this signify the end of support for Windows Vista and/ or Windows XP SP2?

A: No. For more information on Windows product support lifecycles, please visit the following site:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifecycle#ServicePackSupport