Archive for the Bookmark Category

Do You Know Where Your Profile IS?

Posted in Bookmark, Disk and File Mgt, Firefox, Firefox Extension on August 22, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

This is a no brainer. Just install this because eventually you might need it. It expends no resources and it doesn’t take up space in your browser. The information it provides at your fingertips could be crucially important to you.

I’ve had a couple of problems with Firefox booting up and the interface looks all broken up. Like it’s at the wrong resolution and there are problems with the frames and menus. It’s not a functional browser and I have not been able to fix it. So then I have to create a new “profile” in Firefox. Well you’ll want to move your old bookmarks and extensions file over from your old “profile”. Even if this has never happened to you, and it might not because I am a power user of Firefox, it’s great to know where your bookmark, theme and extension files are stored. Even with this drawback to the browser environment I still think very highly of Firefox and the user community. Eventually these issues will resolve and having this information limits the potential damage it could cause you.

After you download the extension there is a menu option under your “tools” file that says “open profile folder” and when you select that it brings up the file in the file Explorer. Sometimes it can become really important to have this information at your fingertips.


Quick Access to a Calculator

Posted in Bookmark, Firefox, Firefox Extension, Sidebar on August 22, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

This is a really quick way to access a calculator. It has saved me from having to go look through my start button menu, access accessories, then find the calculator…  It is most accessible if you’ve already installed the All-in-One Sidebar because then you just pick the calculator from that menu and it will display in your sidebar.

This calculator will pop up in your right sidebar and this does everything that most “power” calculators can do…

Icons For Your Bookmarks in Firefox

Posted in Bookmark, Firefox, Firefox Extension on August 22, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

I like to be able to change my icons and this extension allows you to do just that. Any icon for a web page that is stored in your “bookmarks” can now be changed. It also works with bookmarks that you put on your toolbar. It will not replace “folder icons” so it has to be a web page and not a folder that the web page is stored in.

Once you install the extension, right click on bookmark page and select properties then select the button on the far right (it’s in French and it probably says change icon) and it will bring up an explorer window for you to select your icon. Then you are done! Of course, you have to have your own icons and for some great locations on the web to download icons you can go to Mighty Joe’s Freeware and look at section on Icons! The link for Mighty Joe’s is on the left toolbar for this page. The link to install this extension is below.

Bookmarks or Favorites – Accessible and Fast to Tag

Posted in Bookmark, Firefox, Firefox Extension, Social Bookmark, Extensions on August 22, 2007 by Ethan Dickenson

Someone needs to come up with a bookmarking system that links the popular services together because everyone I know has at least 2 that they work with on a regular basis. I use Delicious, Digg, Furl, andDelicious Stumble Upon. Some of these do more than just bookmark. Stumble Upon is a cross between Delicious and Myspace. But the extension where I keep my primary bookmarks is Delicious. The extension runs well, it’s fast to tag, fast to search, and fast to access on your browser. So it’s my choice for the ‘best of breed’ but there are other social bookmarking services that I will have posts on because they offer different niche’s of value and anyone that is trying to stay up to speed with everything needs to be tuned into more than one social bookmarking service.

This is the Firefox extension for Delicious. I only keep a couple of other bookmarks that are visible on my Firefox toolbar and that is because of the speed and ease of use of this extension.