Mozilla recommends updating!

Firefox exploit found in the wild - Mozilla Security Blog
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/07/15

useful hidden feature

Tracking Protection in Firefox

Note: Use carefully and only if you're familiar with the 'about:config' page.

Posted by joe.jenett on 08/04/15

different logins simultaneously

Multifox Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/17/13

useful info for Firefox users

Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/14/13

HTML5-based 'mobile ecosystem'

Mozilla Gains Global Support For a Firefox Mobile OS
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/03/12

privacy/data management

Form History Control Firefox extension

An extension to View and Manage form history entries (view, edit, delete, selective clean-up, export/import)

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/08/12

some new tools built in

Firefox Adds New Developer Tools and Add-on Sync
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/13/12

Who's tracking you?


Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

[The Letter]

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/04/12

a reminder to Firefox users

We can check your plugins and stuff

...and another reminder - watch out for checkboxes which are checked by default when updating certain plugins...;~))

Posted by joe.jenett on 02/23/12

some hidden shortcuts

Firefox keyboard navigation tricks
Posted by joe.jenett on 01/05/12

newly updated developer tool

Tilt 3D Firefox extension

Tilt is a fun new Firefox extension focused on creating a 3D visualization of a webpage, drawn using WebGL. Since the DOM is essentially a tree-like representation of a document, this tool layers each node based on the nesting in the tree, creating stacks of elements, each having a corresponding depth and being textured according to the webpage rendering.

(more info)

Posted by joe.jenett on 10/31/11

Firefox 7 kills 'window.resizeTo()'

Among my most useful bookmarklets are those I use to resize my main browser window. With Firefox 7, they no longer work. Some config changes made them work again, but only temporarily. This does not necessarily benefit the user. In some cases, it interrupts one's workflow.

Others have noticed the problem as well:

I don't like it when a site attempts to resize my window and never revisit such sites. But as a user, I want the freedom to quickly resize my own window to various specific sizes as needed and this change in Firefox 7 stops me from doing so – not a good decision in my opinion.

Posted by joe.jenett on 09/29/11

Java plugin vulnerability

Attack against TLS-protected communications
(more info: Transport Layer Security)
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/28/11

clean Google Reader theme

everySub user script
(for Firefox, Safari*, and Chrome*)

*I've only tested it in Firefox. /joe.jenett

Posted by joe.jenett on 09/15/11

the illusion of trust

Fraudulent * Certificate at Mozilla Security Blog

Mozilla was informed today about the issuance of at least one fraudulent SSL certificate for public websites belonging to Google, Inc.

Falsely issued Google SSL certificate in the wild for more than 5 weeks | Naked Security

Google Online Security Blog: An update on attempted man-in-the-middle attacks

Posted by joe.jenett on 08/30/11


Firefox 6 already, mozilla please stop this game
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/21/11

'way to try out code'

Introducing Scratchpad
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/17/11

'tools for web development'

Rainbow Color Tools Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/11/11

'protecting against tracking'


a Firefox add-on designed to prevent third-party buttons (such as the Facebook "Like" button or the Twitter "tweet" button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you until you actually click on them

[The Letter]

Posted by joe.jenett on 07/31/11

'aims to respect its users'

Instantbird » News » Instantbird 1.0 released in 11 locales!

As part of our belief in respecting our users, we give them an ad-free experience and respect their privacy by not collecting any information about them (Instantbird contacts our servers only when checking for updates, or in the unfortunate and uncommon event of a crash).

Note: This is not an endorsement.

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/30/11

'the biggest bottlenecks'

Slow Performing Add-ons

Note: I've peen experiencing some problems with Firefox 4 and am hoping this list will be helpful in troubleshooting. /jj

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/06/11

missing some useful features?

  • RSS Icon In Awesombar Firefox extension brings back the RSS icon in the location bar (removed in Firefox 4.0).
  • Status-4-Evar Firefox extension brings back the status bar (removed in Firefox 4.0).
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/27/11

4.0 now available

Mozilla Launches Firefox 4...

Note: A number of add-ons are not yet compatible with the new version.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/22/11

release expected Tuesday

Check out What's Coming Soon in Firefox 4
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/21/11

'warm and fuzzy' promo
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/08/10

copying tool

AddMoreTextToClipboard Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/06/10

dwt | quick Firefox tip

A useful home page for Firefox:

Copy and paste "chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul" into your address bar and go, then set it as your home page in Preferences>General (or Tools>Options>General on PC), as shown below:

dwt | quick Firefox tip

As an alternative, you can create a bookmark to page to use as needed instead of making it your home page.

Posted by joe.jenett on 10/02/10

edit before printing

Print Edit Firefox extension (not available for Mac OS X)

Allows editing of the web page content while in Print Preview mode. Editing the web page prior to printing can compact the layout and remove unwanted content such as adverts, sidebars and blank pages.

Posted by joe.jenett on 09/03/10

browser-based ePub reader

EPUBReader Firefox extension (more info]
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/03/10


App Tabs in Firefox 4 Beta 2

Posted by joe.jenett on 07/29/10

works nicely

Matchbook Firefox extension

This extension will read in the selected text, and parse out contact information (name, email, phone, etc.). A dialog will popup so you can edit the information, then it can save to a .VCF (VCard) file.

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/11/10

easy toggler

JSOff Firefox extension – "Disable and enable javascript using a simple status bar button."
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/07/10

tile tabs in browser window

Tile Tabs Firefox extension

Note: May affect functionality of other extensions.

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/28/10

discovery assistant

Twiference Sidebar
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/10/10

fills a void

TagSieve Firefox extension (experimental)

This is a continuation of the excellent but abandoned TagSifter extension.

Note: This is an expermental add-on – install at your own risk.

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/07/10

if you liked Firefox 2 better...

Fox Migration (configuration tweaks)
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/06/10

important security fixes

Firefox 3.6.2 Released
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/23/10

trojan-infected add-ons found

Please read: Security Issue on AMO « Mozilla Add-ons Blog
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/05/10

extensions gallery & community

jetpack – "a Mozilla Labs project that enables anyone who knows HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create powerful Firefox add-ons"
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/12/09

simply useful

Copy Title Firefox extension

Adds a "Copy Title" menu item to the pop-up menu. This puts the current page title on the clipboard.

Posted by joe.jenett on 10/21/09

'still in the works'

Mozilla: Plugin Check
[Mozilla Security Blog]
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/14/09

Flash: Security and Privacy (2)

BetterPrivacy Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/23/09

web form tool

Clippings Firefox extension – "save frequently-entered text for pasting later" (see Quick Start Guide)
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/18/09

link checking visual aid

Grab Them All Firefox extension – "takes screenshot of sites specifed in external file and writes them as JPG or PNG file to selected directory"
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/05/09

gone phishing

URL bar spoofing vulnerability
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/29/09

tool for linkers

Link Gopher Firefox extension

Extracts all links from web page, sorts them, removes duplicates, and displays them in a new tab for inspection or copy and paste into other systems.

Posted by joe.jenett on 07/18/09

new version fixes security issue

Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1 Release Notes
(see compiler bug post)
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/17/09

' magazine-like startpage'

Feedly Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/09/09

a solution for paranoids

TabRenamizer Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/28/09

shortcuts and other info

Mozilla Firefox Cheat Sheet
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/19/09

'know where shortened links *really* go'

LongURL Mobile Expander Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/02/09

helps to manage history/cookies

Close'n forget Firefox extension

Set options before using. Also, it appears to affect [back] button functionality.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/28/09

dealing with targeted ads

Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO) Firefox extension

Sets permanent opt-out cookies to stop targeted advertising by 28 different advertising networks, including Google/Doubleclick and many other members of the Network Advertising Initiative.

Please read the "Long Description" before installing this add-on, for important note regarding privacy settings in Firefox.

Note: This is not an endorsement.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/22/09

'helps navigate long pages'

Back to Top Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/28/09

tag-assisted search

Search Cloudlet for Google and Yahoo Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/19/09

history-based feeds

Ambient News Firefox extension (experimental)
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/31/08

edit textareas with external editor

It's All Text! Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/26/08

'tis the season theme

Tinseltown Firefox theme

Tinseltown is a Christmas theme with holiday imagery including Christmas lights, snow, reindeer, presents and more. This theme is made even better with great Christmas icons from Watiworks and a semi-transparent URL bar. Get in the holiday spirit!

Posted by joe.jenett on 12/17/08

search text in all open tabs

Find In Tabs Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/10/08

confusing graphs included

Add-on Compatibility Report (Firefox)
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/16/08

protect the important ones...

CookieCuller Firefox extension – "Keep the cookies you want, automatically delete the rest."
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/13/08

screen capture video + sound

Capture Fox Firefox extension (Windows only)
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/02/08

editing/printing tool {beta} – "a webpage editor that lets you control how webpages look when printed"

Note that similar results are possible with the Edit Page Firefox extension.

Posted by joe.jenett on 09/19/08

'smarter than ever before'

Get Firefox
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/02/08

tricky at first, but useful

Text Area Resizer & Mover Firefox extension (see Long Description and Reviews)
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/26/08

fakes selling fakes

Clipboards hijacked in web attack
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/19/08

helps to manage bookmarks

Bookmark Duplicate Detector Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/12/08

easy character codes

UnicodetoHTML Firefox extension – "Converts selected unicode text to HTML character codes with right-click."
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/02/08

manage Firefox3 data

SQLite Manager Firefox extension

Note: This is not an endorsement.

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/28/08

goofy add-on

STOP! Hammertime! Firefox extension

Adds 'STOP! Hammertime!' functionality to Firefox - Simply install and marvel as you hear MC Hammer sing whenever a page is stopped! Includes a new feature to allow you to change between a Hammertime button or a standard stop button - Now you can have the vocal without the visual! Install on friends computers when they're not looking for maximum enjoyment.

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/24/08

a reminder

Download Day 2008

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/17/08

out to set a world record

Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/28/08

simple feed validation

RSS validator Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/05/08

cellphone view

Small Screen Renderer Firefox extension

Turn your Firefox into a cellphone browser. It adds a new menu entry "Small Screen Rendering" under the View menu. Just select it to have the page you are currently browsing redisplayed in a cellphone style.

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/15/08

'eliminate paper waste'

SmartPrint Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/28/08

maps and mapping tools

Mini Map Sidebar Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/05/08

'digg' danger?

'digg' danger?
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/04/08

'simple, fast and intuitive'

Snap Links Firefox extension – "easily open multiple links in new tabs by drawing a box around them"
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/09/07

test connection speed

Broadband Speedtest and Diagnostics v1.1 Firefox extension (Windows) [v1.0.3]
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/06/07

splits content area

Split Browser Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/30/07

content previewer

Cooliris Previews Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/26/07

grabs entire page or selection

Screengrab! Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/10/07

extension for developers

Firebug - Web Development Evolved
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/10/06

extension for developers

Firebug - Web Development Evolved
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/10/06

odd logo placement

"Firefox crop circle on Google Maps"
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/08/06


Firefox Freak
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/03/06

list of new features...

What's New in Firefox 2
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/31/06

shortcuts, etc. (XP)

Mozilla Firefox Cheat Sheet
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/21/06

useful 'random tip'

Selecting Columns and Rows in HTML Tables with Firefox
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/02/06

extension for Windows users... - calculator
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/16/06

amusing promo...

Firefox Flicks: Wheee! [reddit]
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/14/06

not what you think... [reddit]
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/11/06

helps track link sources

How'd I Get Here (Firefox extension)
[gammatron (phase ii)]
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/18/06

button on status bar

firefox GeoURL extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/19/05

useful Firefox extension

[gammatron (phase ii)]
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/01/05

Firefox extension

Resizeable Textarea 0.1a
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/27/05

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