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Tips to increase Firefox capacities

Using Firefox is very simple and comfortable. It offers many different innovative features like the tabbed browsing, the automatic update, and comfortable system to manage all personal data, including browsing history, cookies, Web form entries and passwords.

In addition, everyone can install some add-ons which extend the funcionalities of the standard browser. Here is a list of recommended extensions:
Colorful Tabs helps to distinguish among different tabs;
ColorZilla helps you pick the code of colours used in a the page you are visinting;
CSSViewer if you want to see the CSS of the site you are visiting;
CustomizeGoogle to allow you to make the same research on Google and other search engine;
Deepest Sender to blog directly from you browser without going to the blog site; to add links to you account;
DictionarySearch to right click on a word in a webpage and search for it on Google;
FoxClocks to see timezones in a small box;
Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer to store your bookmarks and share them wherever you are, whatever pc you are using;
Full Screen to have a full screen view button;
Gmail Manager to help monitor your Gmail account without going to the it;
Google Calendar Notifier to monitor your Google calendar without going there;
Google Notebook to collect notes;
GooglePreview to see a preview image of the site searched on Google;
IE Tab to see a webpage at the IE way;
LinkPreview to preview the site a link is going to;
Linky to open more links at a time;
ListZilla to list your extensions;
mozcc to verify copyrights of the page you are visiting;
Options Menu to visualize quickly the options of your installed extensions;
PDF Download to choose whether to open or download a PDF file;
Print/Print Preview to visualize a button to see the preview of your prints;
ScrapBook to easily save webpages;
Screen grab! to grab a screenshot image;
Tab Mix Plus mainly to restore previous sessions;
Web Developer to work on a web page and study it;
Yoono to share with other people your preferences.

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Travelling with portable applications with you

Traveling is something common for us. We have to move to a place to another. Sometimes you know what you find, some others don’t. I’m sure you have a laptop, but it is not always there, and maybe it is not properly configured and sometimes it does not work, etc.

So, a pen drive is maybe more useful. How? well, just install on it one or more Portable applications, that’s to say application that can be launched on your pen, wherever it is pluged-in. Very interesting!

So look at this web site and you’ll find many good tools to fill your pen-drive: web browser like Firefox, email client like Thunderbid, FTP loader like Filezilla, IM as GAIM, etc. Your bookmarks, your preferences, your cache, your contacts, your agenda… everything always with you.