2010年1月26日星期二

Firefox Facts

Firefox Facts


Enable the Tab Preview Menu Button in Firefox 3.6

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:45 AM PST

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I have one more Firefox 3.6 about:config tip up my sleeve.  By toggling one setting, you can go from having a drop down list of tabs to a thumb-nailed view of each tab that is open. 

Here is how you too can enable this secret Firefox 3.6 feature.

How to Enable the Tab Preview Menu Button

  • Type about:config in the address bar. Then, if needed click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.
  • Next, in the filter box – type in:
    • browser.allTabs.previews
  • Right-click that about:config entry, and select "Toggle"

This will change it from false, to true.  You could take the same steps to disable it too.  Now when you click that icon with the four tiny squares, you will get a visually prettier way to check out all your tabs.

Better Looking Tab Switching

Also once this has been enabled, you can use the keyboard combination:

Shift + Ctrl + Tab

To get the same tab previews, just without the button clicking.

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Better Facebook!

Posted: 25 Jan 2010 08:51 AM PST

better_facebook_large Looking for a way to make the social networking web site, Facebook, even better?  If some things annoy you about Facebook, or you are just an addict (don't worry, your secret is safe with me) check out the Better Facebook add-on for Firefox.

From head to toe, this add-on for Firefox will give you a lot of new toys, options and more to play with on your Facebook account, to make the Facebook experience even better for you.

Better Facebook Activity Tracking

After Installing, just navigate to Facebook's web site to get started. Right off the bat, you'll notice that your most recent notifications are now pinned to the right side of the Facebook window, as seen here:

Pinned Notifications in Facebook

If anybody un-friends you, you will also get notification from the front page of Facebook under the "Friend Tracker" section.

My Group Activity will alert you to new posts, members, and more in groups you are a member of.  This is much more handy than visiting each, one by one.

More Helpful Facebook Tools

Better Facebook News Feed

On your news feed, you have a few more options to play with too.  Here is a little more about those from the developer:

Click ‘Mark All Read’ once you have read every story on this page. The stories will then be hidden the next time you view the page. But don’t worry – if any new comments are added they will show back up! This will let you keep track of conversations that you otherwise might have missed.

You can always go back and see all the hidden stories by clicking ‘Show All’, then hide them again by clicking ‘Hide Read’.

Better Facebook Options and More

Better Facebook Options

By clicking the "Options" button on the front page, you can quickly configure and edit how you want to see updates come up.  For example, you can show, minimize or hide new friend notifications.

You can pick up the Better Facebook! add-on for Firefox from the Firefox add-ons web site.

More Facebook/Firefox Fun > Best 5 Add-ons for Facebook Fans

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