Monday, April 12, 2010

MyWords - Firefox Plugin

Have you ever noticed yourself typing same words in phrases over and over again in your forum messages and blog comments?

MyWords is a handy extension that helps save your time by making your favorite words and phrases always available just a few mouse clicks away.

+ Save any number of your favorite words and phrases, use xml import and export functionality to transfer your word database between computers.
+ Select the phrase you just typed and use right mouse click to access "MyWords" menu and add it ("+") to your favorite words database.
+ Right mouse click in any text input area and select one of your saved words to paste at current cursor position.
+ Use shortcut (default Alt+W, can be changed by using setup screen) to either:
- at a start of a input line: paste the last favorite phrase you have just used again,
- or, after you typed first few letters, auto complete your phrase with one best fitting from your saved phrases database.

Works with Firefox: 1.0+ – 3.7a4pre
Updated March 26, 2010
Developer Kitya Karlson

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Image Zoom - Firefox Plugin

Adds zoom and rotation functionality for images

Easily zoom in, zoom out, fit image to screen or set custom zoom on individual images within a web page. All this can be done by using the context menu or a combination of mouse buttons and scroll wheel. Handy to see the finer details of smaller pics or to make very large pics fit within your screen.

Image Rotation will allow you to rotate an image +90,-90,180 degrees from the context menu.

All this control is customizable from the preferences

Works with Firefox: 3.0 – 3.6.*
Updated February 9, 2010
Developer Jason Adams

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pwgen - Password Generator - Firefox Plugin

pwgen, stands for "password - generator". Upon install, a small 'P' icon will show up in the statusbar of your browser.

1. One click on the icon and a password is instantly generated, shown and copied into your clipboard (all using default settings)

2. Wanting to custom your options, right click on the icon and select "Options..."

-- Added locales for French, Italian and German
Want to help translate, visit

Works with Firefox: 1.5 – 3.7a4pre
Updated April 3, 2010
Developer Ali Abbas

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Flagfox Firefox Plugin

Flagfox is an extension that displays a flag icon indicating the current webserver's physical location. Knowing where you're connected to adds an extra layer of awareness to your browsing and can be useful to indicate the native languages and legal jurisdictions that may apply. Additional information can be obtained via a multitude of external lookups and users can add their own custom actions. All actions can be added to the flag icon's context menu and set to icon click or keyboard shortcuts for quick access.

Clicking the flag icon loads our default action, Geotool, which gives a detailed map showing the city the server is in and other useful information such as its local time and ISP. Many other actions are available for a wide range of uses such as:

* Site safety and malware checks
* Finding similar sites and reviews
* Automatic translation to your language
* SEO and web development research
* Diagnostics like pings and traceroutes
* Whois and DNS information
* Page code validation
* Quick URL shortening
* Copying a server's IP address or other info
* or you can create your own custom actions!

Flagfox is simple, unobtrusive, and uses relatively little resources. In order to protect your privacy, country lookups are done locally rather than asking an external server about every page you browse to. It works by accessing an internal IP address location database, basically a rough map of the physical layout of the Internet, based on data provided by Maxmind. This gives a flag for the nationality of the actual location of the server you're connected to, rather than just the nationality of the domain name which may be different. Flagfox updates are provided on a monthly basis to keep this internal database accurate.

Works with Firefox: 3.0 – 3.7a4pre
Updated March 10, 2010
Developer Dave.G

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WebMail Notifier Firefox Plugin

WebMail Notifier checks your webmail accounts and notifies the number of unread emails.
You can use multiple accounts in a same host.

Currently supports
- Gmail (Gmail & Google Apps)
- Yahoo (,,,
- Hotmail (,,
- AOL (,,
- Daum (,
- Naver
- Nate (,
- Paran (,

Below sites are supported by user script.
- Facebook
- AdSense
- Twitter

Works with Firefox: 1.5 – 3.7a1pre
Updated March 24, 2010
Developer Byungwook Kang

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WeatherBug firefox plugin

Get live, local weather conditions in Firefox with the WeatherBug extension. Featuring forecasts, radar, and severe weather alerts from WeatherBug's community of neighborhood weather stations.

Works with Firefox: 1.5 – 3.6.*
Updated May 19, 2008
Developer Justin Dearing

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Google Shortcuts - All Google Services at a glance

Display all of your Google Services as buttons just next to your addressbar or anywhere you like it!

You can go to settings to change which services should be available for you as buttons.
Left click on a button opens the service in the current tab, MIDDLE CLICK opens a new tab.
If you like you can change the main appearance from a Toolbar with all buttons you've selected to a single Dropdown Menu.

If you don't see any buttons:
Add the buttons on menu, view, toolbars, customize! Or install version >1.7.2 which adds Google Shortcuts automatically.

The extension is currently available in ar, ca-ES, cs, cs-CZ, da, da-DK, de-DE, en-US, eo, es-ES, es-MX, fr, fr-FR, hi-IN, hu-HU, it-IT, ja, mk-MK, nl-NL, pl, pl-PL, pt-BR, ro-RO, ru-RU, sr-RS, th-TH, tr, tr-TR, uk-UA, vi, zh-CN, zh-TW.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Does Mozilla support ActiveX controls? (Windows)

Mozilla does not support ActiveX controls natively. A plug-in for ActiveX controls (which also works with Netscape 4.x) is in development, with limitations: it will not download or install controls itself, and it will only host controls that are already installed and marked safe for scripting, so it is not as insecure as ActiveX normally is. The current plug-in does not yet allow controls to be scripted.

You can read about the plug-in at the Mozilla ActiveX Project.

Note that ActiveX can pose a security risk to your computer.