Category Archives: Internet

10 most popular Firefox addons.

Adblock Plus by Wladimir Palant

Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them. For a quick overview watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNvb2SjVjjI

FlashGot by Giorgio Maone

Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.

Video DownloadHelper by mig

The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries

NoScript by Giorgio Maone

The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

DownThemAll! by Federico Parodi, Nils Maier, Stefano Verna

The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!

Greasemonkey by Anthony Lieuallen, Aaron Boodman, Johan Sundström

Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. …

Personas for Firefox by Mozilla Labs

Personas are free, easy-to-install “skins” for Firefox that make changing the look of the browser as easy as changing your shirt. With Personas, you can individualize your browser with hundreds of artist-created designs or create

Firebug by Joe Hewitt, Rob Campbell

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page… Firebug 1.4b1 requires Firefox 3.5b4 or higher.

AnyColor by pavlost

Change Firefox to Any Color and create your own personalized theme.

Download Statusbar by Devon Jensen

View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.

Adblock Plus by Wladimir Palant

Preview Image of Adblock Plus

Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them. For a quick overview watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNvb2SjVjjI

FlashGot by Giorgio Maone

Preview Image of FlashGot

Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.

Video DownloadHelper by mig

Preview Image of Video DownloadHelper

The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries

NoScript by Giorgio Maone

Preview Image of NoScript

The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

DownThemAll! by Federico Parodi, Nils Maier, Stefano Verna

Preview Image of DownThemAll!

The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!

Greasemonkey by Anthony Lieuallen, Aaron Boodman, Johan Sundström

Preview Image of Greasemonkey

Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. …

Personas for Firefox by Mozilla Labs

Preview Image of Personas for Firefox

Personas are free, easy-to-install “skins” for Firefox that make changing the look of the browser as easy as changing your shirt. With Personas, you can individualize your browser with hundreds of artist-created designs or create

Firebug by Joe Hewitt, Rob Campbell

Preview Image of Firebug

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page… Firebug 1.4b1 requires Firefox 3.5b4 or higher.

AnyColor by pavlost

Preview Image of AnyColor

Change Firefox to Any Color and create your own personalized theme.

Download Statusbar by Devon Jensen

Preview Image of Download Statusbar

View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.

50 firefox addons.

  1. Adblock Plus – It is one of the important firefox addon that blocks advertisements to appear on any webpage.
  2. Aging Tabs – Makes unused tabs fade with age and highlights the selected tab.
  3. All-in-One Sidebar – Sidebar control with award-winning user experience.
  4. Auto Copy – Copies selected text to the clipboard automatically. Like Linux or mIrc.
  5. AutoPager – AutoPager is a firefox/mozilla extension that autoloads the next page in background.
  6. Better GCal – Enhances Google Calendar with a compilation of user scripts and styles. All scripts copyright their original authors. Click on the script homepage in the Help tab for more information.
  7. Better Gmail 2 – Enhances Gmail with a compilation of useful features written by Greasemonkey user script developers. All scripts copyright their original authors. Click on the script homepage in the Help tab for more information.
  8. Better YouTube – A compilation of useful Greasemonkey user scripts for YouTube. All scripts copyright their original authors. Click on the script homepage in the Help tab for more information.
  9. ColorZilla – Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies
  10. Cooliris – Cooliris (formerly PicLens) transforms your browser into a full-screen 3D Wall for searching, viewing and sharing the Web.
  11. CustomizeGoogle – Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
  12. Delicious Bookmarks – Access your bookmarks wherever you go and keep them organized no matter how many you have.
  13. DownloadHelper – Download videos and images from many sites. It is the best tool to download videos from YouTube etc .
  14. FEBE – Backup your Firefox data
  15. Fire.fm – Get your daily music fix from Last.fm.
  16. Firefox Universal Uploader (fireuploader) – Provides an user friendly interface to upload files to various websites eg. Box.net, Flickr, Youtube, Picasa, Facebook
  17. FireFTP – FTP Client for Mozilla Firefox.
  18. FlashGot – Enables single and massive (”all” and “selection”) downloads using the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.
  19. FoxClocks – Displays local times around the world in the statusbar/toolbar. Supports virtually all time zones.
  20. FoxyProxy – FoxyProxy – Premier proxy management for Firefox
  21. FoxyTunes – Control any media player from Firefox and more…
  22. gDocsBar – Perfect companion for Google Docs.
  23. Gmail Manager – Gmail accounts management and new mail notifications.
  24. GmailSpace -Use your Gmail account space for file storage. Enables uploading/downloading of folders.
  25. GooglePreview – Inserts web site previews in Google and Yahoo search results.
  26. Greasemonkey – A User Script Manager for Firefox
  27. IE Tab – Enables you to use the embedded IE engine within Mozilla/Firefox.
  28. Master Password Timeout – Locks the master security device after a predefined period of inactivity
  29. NoScript – Extra protection for your Firefox: NoScript allows JavaScript, Java (and other plugins) only for trusted domains of your choice (e.g. your home-banking web site).
  30. Password Exporter – Export and import the saved passwords.
  31. PC Sync 2 Synchronisation Extension – Enables PC Sync 2 synchronization support.
  32. PDF Download – Allows you to choose what to do with a PDF file: download it, view it with an external viewer or view it as HTML.
  33. Perspectives – A secure way to verify encrypted websites and bypass security warnings
  34. ProfileSwitcher – Adds profile name to status bar tooltip and options to launch other profiles
  35. Read it Later – Save pages to read later, then bookmark.
  36. ScrapBook – Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.
  37. Screen grab! – Saves a web-page as an image.
  38. ScribeFire – A full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog.
  39. Twitbin – Twitbin is a tool that allows you to interact with your twitter friends and followers right from your browser sidebar.
  40. Yahoo! Mail Notifier – This extension notifies you when new messages arrive in your Yahoo mailbox.
  41. Flashblock The plugin blocks flash from running. It acts on all sites by default, but lets you set ‘whitelists’ of sites that can use flash, such as youtube. For blocked sites (those not on the whitelise) you get a window of the right size on the screen, and a ‘play’ button you can click if you want to load the animation. Here is an opera version.
  42. Fasterfox A bunch of tweaks to speed up firefox simply without manually tuning the registry parameters. Can be set to exceed the RFC specs if you want. Also provides a page load timer in the bottom right which is I like. See how much of a change you get after installing flashblock
  43. Autocomplete Manager – When you type into the default firefox location bar, you get ‘autocomplete’ suggestions based on the part of the URL you typed. This plugin enhances that so it automatically searches on bookmarks, and even web page titles from your history. If you keep a long enough history, it could almost render your bookmarks obsolete.
  44. Firebug – Essential for anyone who does web development. Install it, then for a page you want to analyze click Tools/Firebug. Click ‘inspect’ and point your mouse at any part of a web page and it’ll show a breakdown of the HTML in that section only, and let you modify the source ‘live’ to test fixes. Great for showing how web pages are composed, and it’s a much nicer alternative to a full ‘view page source’ option. Firebug and the inspect facility can be added as icons to your toolbar, so it doesn’t clutter up your browser out of the box. There is also a YSlow plugin that you can add after installing firebug to perform performance analysis on web pages.
  45. FoxEar – Essential internal tool that gives you a sidebar to interface into DogEar.
  46. Fast Video DownloadIt downloads videos from YouTube. You get an icon in the bottom right that you click when you’re on a page with embedded video, and it lets you save it.
  47. Remove It Permanently (RIP) RIP lets you right click on any section of a web page (Such as a sidebar or advert) and specify that it’s removed from all futuring rendering of the page. By using this carefully you can reclaim a lot of your browser screen area.
  48. PDF Download – helps download the PDF documents
  49. Down Them All! – a download manager for resume / split into parts / etc
  50. Foxsaver – A screensaver for your Firefox.

From Smilies to Emoticons ;-)

The National Telegraphic Review and Operators Guide in April 1857 documented the use of the number 73 in Morse code to express “love and kisses” (later reduced to the more formal “best regards”). Dodge’s Manual in 1908 documented the reintroduction of “love and kisses” as the number 88. Gajadhar and Green comment that both Morse code abbreviations are more succinct than modern abbreviations such as LOL.[1][2] Typographical emoticons were published in 1881 by the U.S. satirical magazine Puck. In 1912 Ambrose Bierce proposed “an improvement in punctuation — the snigger point, or note of cachinnation: it is written thus \___/! and presents a smiling mouth. It is to be appended, with the full stop, [or exclamation mark as Bierce’s later example used] to every jocular or ironical sentence”.[3] Emoticons had already come into use in sci-fi fandom in the 1940s,[4] although there seems to have been a lapse in cultural continuity between the communities. An early instance of using text characters to represent a sideways smiling (and frowning) face occurred in an ad for the MGM movie Lili in the New York Herald Tribune, March 10, 1953, page 20, cols. 4-6. (See “Creation of 🙂 and :-(” section below.) In 1963, the “smiley face”, a yellow button with two black dots representing eyes and an upturned thick curve representing a mouth, was created by freelance artist Harvey Ball. It was realized on order of a large insurance company as part of a campaign to bolster the morale of its employees and soon became a big hit. This smiley presumably inspired many later emoticons; the most basic graphic emoticon that depicts this is in fact a small, yellow, smiley face. In a New York Times interview in April 1969, Alden Whitman asked writer Vladimir Nabokov: “How do you rank yourself among writers (living) and of the immediate past?” Nabokov answered: “I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile — some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would now like to trace in reply to your question.” [5] Several Internet websites —such as BT’s Connected Earth[6]— assert that Kevin Mackenzie proposed -) as a joke-marker in April 1979, on a message board called MsgGroup. The idea was to indicate tongue-in-cheek — the hyphen represented a tongue, not a nose. Others used 🙂 for tongue-in-cheek, with the colon representing teeth. Also used was -:) to indicate sticking out your tongue, in derision or anger. Although similar to a sideways smiling face, the intended interpretation was different and this does not appear to have inspired the later smileys. Creation of 🙂 and 🙁 The creator of the original ASCII emoticons 🙂 and :(, with a specific suggestion that they be used to express emotion, was Scott Fahlman;[7] the text of his original proposal, posted to the Carnegie Mellon University computer science general board on 19 September 1982 (11:44), was considered lost for a long time. It was however recovered twenty years later by Jeff Baird, from old backup tapes.[8] 19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman 🙂 From: Scott E Fahlman I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: 🙂 Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes – given current trends.For this, use 🙁 Graphical replacement In Web forums and instant messengers, text emoticons are often automatically replaced with small corresponding images, which came to be called emoticons as well. Similarly, in some versions of Microsoft Word, the Auto Correct feature replaces basic smileys such as 🙂 and 🙁 with a single smiley-like character. Originally, these image emoticons were fairly simple and replaced only the most straightforward and common character sequences, but over time they became so complex that the more specialized emoticons are often input using a menu or popup windows, sometimes listing hundreds of items. Some of these graphical emoticons do not actually represent faces or emotions; for example, an “emoticon” showing a guitar might be used to represent music. Further, some instant messaging software is designed to play a sound upon receiving certain emoticons. An August 2004 issue of the Risks Digest (comp.risks on USENET) pointed out a problem with such features which are not under the sender’s control: It’s hard to know in advance what character-strings will be parsed into what kind of unintended image. A colleague was discussing his 401(k) plan with his boss, who happens to be female, via instant messaging. He discovered, to his horror, that the boss’s instant-messaging client was rendering the “(k)” as a big pair of red smoochy lips.[9] Emoticons are also commonly used in online computer games. The most common type of emoticon is the “smiley “ which is simply a cartoon-looking face showing a smile. This has evolved into a variety of different facial expressions including frowns, angry grimaces, blushing, crying, looks of surprise and thousands more. Emoticons have also expanded beyond simple cartoon facial expressions to a variety of still or moving images, including words, character actions, and images.[10]

Icon Meaning Icon Meaning
🙂 classic smile with nose :’-) happy crying (generally associated with mockery)
🙁 classic sad with nose |-O yawn
🙂 classic smile without nose 😀 laughter (originally ‘Big smile’, often used as that as well)
🙁 classic sad without nose %-( or
:-S
confused
8) smiley with glasses without nose (or ‘Big eyes’ smile) =) ‘smiley-face’ eyes without nose
:-B buck-tooth B-) Batman / smiley with glasses
:-# with braces T.T crying, blinking
Asleep :-@ scream
>:3 A lion, or an evil smile :@ what??? (seriously?)
😐 indifferent :-0 surprised
>O “Ouch” :0] smiling
;0] winking and smiling at same time 😉 winking smile with nose
;0 winking with open mouth 😉 winking smile without nose
(:-D gossip, blabbermouth `:-) one eyebrow raised
8D Awesome 😛 tongue sticking out (silly, or feeling lousy)
:-& tongue tied O:-) I’m an angel
c^:3 Left Mouse :-X My lips are sealed, or “mum.”
~:> chicken :-K Fangs sticking out.
x-( Angry, bummed out =0 surprised
:-* Kiss XD or xD Bubbly; happy; laughing hysterically
;:^)B> Beard with buck teeth and nose: (::[]::) bandaid; offering help or support
O.O or o.o or o_o or O_O Shocked O.o or o.O or o_O or O_o Shocked and skeptical
._. Sad, shy. Also used to show depression. A semicolon may be added ._.; to increase the portrayal of depression. <3 A heart, or ‘I love you’, or a hug (arms and encircling hands). Also a bouquet of flowers, or occasionally, ice cream.
</3 A broken heart. :] Square-faced smile.
8I Not happy or sad. 😀 Big, potentially goofy smile.
>8V-()< A duck :-$ Grillz‘ or money mouth. (Being greedy for money)
=3 Used to show happiness. 3 shows pouting of the lips in an amused way. (Alternative – :3) <|:) wearing a (tin-foil) hat
<>< Ichthys (Christian symbol), Fish >_<* or ><* or >.< DOH!/ Angry/frustrated face, also used to show embarrassment
<@:) dunce with hat and curly hair <_< or >_> Sneer to left or Sneer to right; has also been used in succession to demonstrate nervous back and forth glances; also used for surprise and shock.
(-_-) A bored face Oo Interested, the equivalent of raising an eyebrow
(-.-) or -.- or =.= The showing of annoyance. Usually used in replying to a stupid question. Meanwhile more often used to express irony (often relating to an ironical statement). >:D Evil grin
-.-‘ Known as the “anime sweatdrop.” It is used when asked a stupid question, similar to (-.-). e.e Used to show great anger, similar to an evil glare.
E.E This smiley can be seen as a joke. It has no real meaning. -.-* “Anime Anger-Twitch.” Derived from anime cartoons where the temple swells when angered. Used to show anger and aggravation.
-.O Used to show disbelief. A glare with one eye closed and another open. =] Derived from the classic happy smile. Instead of a parenthesis, a bracket is used, and the dash is dropped. Used to show happiness.
:[ Derived from the classic sad smile. Parenthesis is replaced by a bracket, and dash is dropped. Used to show sadness. Sometimes seen as =[. ;] Derived from the classic wink smile. Parenthesis is replaced by a bracket, and the dash is dropped. Used to symbolize a wink. Sometimes seen as =[.
:'[ Derived from the classic cry smile. Used to show tears and sadness. Sometimes seen as ='[. :\ Sad frown, or used to show depression, (could also mean ‘not entirely satisfied with…’) sometimes seen as =\, =/, 8\, 8/, or :/.
:’\ Shows great depression, sometimes seen as =’\, =’/, or :’/. ;D Used to show a broad smile while winking.
*o* “Shiny.” Symbolizes gawking, or a blank stare. :d “Dribble.” Guy dribbling. Might represent astonishment.
KD Big grin with tightly closed eyes (almost crying from laughter) ~.^ Angry and skeptical; “what did/do you mean by that?”; Alternative wink
D: Total fear :3= Walrus
c(Q_\\) Hurt ())–,’— or
@–>–
Rose/Flower
=^.^= or =^..^= or ∑:3 Cat ±_± Tiredness
>8O Extremely angry ¬_¬ Glaring
^^ Eyebrows raised. Used to add levity or playfulness to a preceding statement. Can also be used standalone to express a light chuckle or non-verbal acknowledgment. Also seen as ^.^ or ^-^ QQ Usually used in gaming for crying/sobbing
/)_- Face palm; slapping hand against forehead, for when expressing frustration or disbelief in words just isn’t enough /).(\ covering face in embarrassment. Often used when annoyed or embarrassed.
(<(^.^)>) or
@-_-@ or
:(|)
Monkey m(o.o)m To act nosey or be peeking at something you shouldn’t be peeking at
\o/ A variant of LOL, also depict a man cheering (^v^)or (^<^) Bird
\o or o/ Person waving, the one is often the reply to the other. *\o/* Cheerleader
\m/ Rock on, it looks the metal rock on that you do with your hand p_o or o_q Monocle face
<3)~ mouse ._____. Whale face
(O).(O) Tired :C Frown of despair, also for extreme disappointment
Q(-_=Q Stick ’em up, Put ’em up, have at you, Adriaaaaaan, etc. /o/ and .o. and \o\ Swaying back and forth, also doing the “Numa Numa” dance.
>:U Angry yelling smiley. :u A less angry shouting smiley.
=:3 A bunny. \_/(><)\_/ rock on