Mozilla has launched an interesting labs add-on for Firefox called Ubiquity. It’s a productivity tool for passionate users, as the Scobleizer writes “It’s not for non-passionate Internet users. They won’t get it.“.
I’ve had a few occasions to print out a website exactly as the browser is displaying it. Usually it involves a screen grab, scroll down, screen grab, scroll down etc. and then stitching the images back together. I’ve now found a much simpler solution – ScreenGrab:
Screengrab! is an extension for Firefox that makes it easy to save a web-page as an image. With it, you can save anything that you can see in a browser window – from a small selection, to a complete page.
iSquint – Mac OS X only, converts and imports movies you have which aren’t in .MOV format into iTunes. This means you can use Front Row to watch them. Takes about 15 minutes for a 75 minute movie. Fingers crossed it also means I’ll be able to use Apple TV to watch them over the wifi.
What an incredible Firefox plugin! Shows all your tabs in a discrete location letting you flip between them – and also lets you search across all tabs simultaneously.
Go and download it now – The Reveal Extension
The Google / Amazon / etc search box in Firefox is very useful, but a little bit bigger (or at least a customisable width) would make it so much nicer. Today I came across an extension which provides a ‘grab’ handle to let you resize the search box to suit your needs.
If you’re running Firefox and want to stop those darn popups which are getting more clever and avoiding the built-in popup blocker, install this extension. It blocks all popups by default, allowing you to whitelist just those sites that you allow. It’s still in beta, but when you test against http://www.popuptest.com/ nothing appears (WARNING: If you use IE, be prepared for lots of popups from that site, and then you’ll realise why you should be using Firefox :o)
ASP.NET by default sniffs Firefox and incorrectly identifies it as being a down-level browser. This has the effect of emitting ‘simple’ HTML without various CSS attributes. To fix it, view this blog and update your web.config (or machine.config if you have access).