Posted: 31 Dec 2009 08:46 AM PST
All in all, 2009 was a great year for Firefox. It grew by leaps and bounds, and continues to be the best alternative browser out there. Firefox Facts did pretty well in it's own right too – surpassing the 7,000+ RSS subscriber mark. So with today being the last day of 2009, let us all sit back and revisit some of the best posts of the year.
Here are 10 of the most read stories, tips, tutorials and reviews I have posted here in 2009. Hope you check out some classics you might have missed, or revisit a favorite post or two.
Love it, or hate it – Firefox got one more addition to it's browser that seems to have gotten a mixed reaction from the fans. The open new tab button rests at the end of your tab bar in Firefox 3.5 giving you an easier user interface to open a new tab.
Thanks to Firefox and some of the great add-ons that have been developed for it, your browser is your best friend when it comes to web site design. From CSS tools, to promoting your domain, here are 10 of the most popular web designer tools for Firefox.
Have more than a few bookmarks you want to keep handy on the bookmarks toolbar in Firefox but don't have the room? Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar, an extension for Firefox, will help you solve that issue by letting you add as many bookmark toolbars as you need.
Want to increase your privacy on your PC? With the release of Firefox 3.5, our favorite browser now has a Private Browsing mode. Usually your browser remembers the web sites you have visited, your user names and passwords, your browsing history and more. However, with this newest addition to the Firefox 3.5 feature list, you can now go incognito on the Internet.
The experimental add-on YouTube 2 MP3 will convert and download YouTube videos in the .mp3 audio format. There is no doubt that YouTube has a large collection of music videos, so this type of service was bound to happen eventually.
Want to speed up your flash video watching? By default, Firefox takes a sort of "snapshot" of whatever you are doing every ten seconds. Why? It is so that the browser can restore itself, just in case of a crash. Now you might ask, what does this have to do with flash videos? Well, the snapshot action is what is causing your ten second delay, at times, with watching flash videos on the Web.
One of the negative side effects of a new version of Firefox rolling out is the fact that some Firefox theme creators neglect to update their themes to the newest versions. So, when updating our browser, that leaves some of us in the dark, when it comes to using the themes we know and love. However, this time around many more popular themes have been updated to support Firefox 3.5 and here are my favorite ten for you to choose from.
Want to skip the totally unnecessary "wait to download" pages on Rapidshare, Megaupload and more? SkipScreen, and add-on for Firefox is here to help.
Firefox wallpaper that I would actually see myself using is hard to find. The main reason behind third is that I don't really like text on my desktop, and I really don't like feeling like a marketing campaign either. So with that said, what type of Firefox wallpaper does make me happy?
In a nutshell, Greasemonkey is an add-on for Firefox that allows you to customize a web site's look and function. Now you don't have to be a coder to use it though, because there are already hundreds of scripts out there available for free that you can use to help you do a number of different things.
I hope you have enjoyed reading all the Firefox Facts tips, tricks and more this year – and you'll subscribe to the RSS feed, visit daily and be entertained and informed all the way though 2010 and beyond. This site wouldn't be a success without you, so thank you for making Firefox Facts on of the most popular Firefox tip related blogs out there today. Happy New Year!@mitchkeeler on Twitter!
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