Archive for the Firefox Category

Context Menu Too Big?

Posted in Firefox, Firefox Extension with tags , on September 26, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

Firefox Menu Editor:  After you add some extensions you’ll find the context menu in Firefox gets pretty big.  Fix it with Menu Editor.  You can install it here.



Hyperwords – Hype What You Can Do in Firefox

Posted in Firefox, Firefox Extension, Google, Office with tags , on September 26, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

Hyperwords is one of the most functional extensions in Firefox. I use this all the time through the context menu. I use it consistently for thehyperword.jpg following things;

1. it allows me to highlight some text and send it to the printer. This is good for a lot of things, including Google directions

2. copy url

3. copy link location

4. look up definition in dictionary

5. send highlighted words to Google search

6. get similar pages through delicious

7 and many more…

There are a lot of things it enables you to do. You can also see a report of everyone who links to the page, see a wayback report of the page… It makes all the sense in the world to install this extension because many of the things that you would normally pull up a different site to do are part of hyperwords and it is much faster to use it as opposed to pulling it up individually. It will take you a while to get used to everything and know what you can use hyperwords for but once you’ve figured it out I’m sure you’ll appreciate how useful it is.

One word of warning on this extension, when you first install it the default settings will enable a bothersome auto engage. Whenever you click on a text box it will bring up a ‘hyperword menu’. Disable this bothersome function in the options and you’ll be happy with the abilities of the extension.

Manage Gmail Accounts Easily

Posted in Firefox, Firefox Extension, Google on September 24, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

I use several Gmail accounts, and you should too, even if you have plenty of room left on your 2GB of free email storage that Gmail gives you, it’s nice to have another Gmail account so you can set it up with your Gmail drive  and backup your important files.  It’s easy to get another Gmail account.  Simply log out of your existing Gmail account and request another one.  Once it is setup you can manage multiple accounts with the Gmail Manager.   You login by simply clicking on the ‘live icon’ which Gmail Manager puts on your Firefox statusbar and selecting the appropriate account.

This Firefox extension has always kept current with Firefox’s new releases. It works well with the rest of our configuration so it fits right in.

Flick The Pic – Quick Access to Your Photos From Firefox

Posted in Firefox, Firefox Extension, Free Storage on Internet, Photo, Sidebar, Social Bookmark, Extensions on September 22, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

I use the Flickr photo service because it’s a great photo management site but also because there are a lot of tools available so I can manage my entire online photo experience. One of those tools is the Flickr Sidebar and it’s a great way to look up pictures while you are working on your blog or website or when you want to send an email of a picture… You simply click on your AllinOne Sidebar and it gives you a list of thumbnails on your left panel. If you don’t see what you want you can either search for your photo or just page through them. If you are not using Flickr yet, you should. They are one of the best sites for managing, organizing, and sharing photos. They helped define the online photo business.

You can download the Flickr Sidebar for Firefox at the link below.

Sadly, the one thing that Flickr doesn’t do well is organize their ‘tools page’. To download the flickr uploader that I’m using and recommending in this post click on this link.

Breedlink: Flickr Uploader for Windows

The Flickr page of tools is at They have a new uploader specifically for XP and a plugin for Windows Explorer that I have yet to use, so I can’t recommend. I’ll be checking those out in the next couple weeks and I’ll post my opinion on them then.

Up Yours – With Firefox Universal Uploader

Posted in Firefox, Firefox Extension, Photo, Utilities on September 20, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

This is an extension that you can’t live without if you want to storespinning blue world video and/or pictures on the Internet. And you should use the Internet because you can get a lot of free space and they have several features that you and your friends and family will benefit from.

The Firefox Universal Uploader is a ‘one stop shop’ for uploading files to several of these online photo services. You can upload to Flickr, Picasa, Youtube, of free space), Facebook, Webshots and OmniDrive.

This extension works well with everything else in our suite of Firefox extensions. boulder rollerI use 2 of the services mentioned, Flicker and Picassa. I have multiple Picassa accounts because I have multiple Gmail accounts. You have virtually unlimited space because you can sign up for as many Gmail accounts as you want and this upload manager will allow you to manage them seamlessly.

Flick and Get The Pic

Posted in Firefox, Firefox Extension, Searching on September 15, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

Flickr Sidebar: It’s great to have the ability to search and locate pictures from your sidebar and Flicker integrates well with the All-in-One Sidebar really well. I use both Flicker and Picassa so getting pictures up and down is important because I’m

always sticking a photo in a blog or a webpage and if you don’t have good tools it will take you a lot longer and it can be frustrating… This will make it easy for you to find your photos and link to them quickly. I use it all the time.


History, The Key to The Present

Posted in Firefox, Firefox Extension, Sidebar on September 15, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

Enhanced History Manager (EHM):  Another Extension that should be part of the Ff product.  I don’t even remember what an un-enhanced history looks like.  I want as much help as I can get when it comes to finding a web site I’ve been to before and EHM breaks it out by day and gives me a search window which makes it easy to pull up where I’ve been.  EHM integrates with your all-in-one Sidebar seamlessly.  This is a good standard tool that has been around nearly as long as Ff itself, so you know it’s reliable and it’s never had a problem running when Ff upgrades, you can’t go wrong with EHM.