One of the big advantages Firefox 3 holds over Safari is extensibility. Savvy users can customize the browser to look, feel and perform in any number of ways. Our earlier review said “Firefox 3 is an improvement on its useful but somewhat clunky predecessor in nearly every respect.”
In this week's Macworld Video, Rob Griffiths show you how to use extensions to extend the power of Firefox 3, all for no cost and with only a little bit of work.
He'll show you how to install extensions, where to find them, and then look at three of his favorites.
Download Macworld Video #71
- Format: MPEG-4/H.264
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- Length: 7 minutes, 24 seconds
For those of you still on the fence about Firefox, Rob details how to do a quick install and get up to speed with accessing extensions, themes and plug-ins.
Three of Rob’s favorites are:
Firefox PDF Plugin for Mac OS X: Allows you to view PDFs within your browser window.
Download Statusbar: Keeps track of multiple downloads in your browser’s status bar, rather than an external window.
Fast Dial: Presents numerous Web pages in a tabbed format for quick viewing, similar to a popular feature previously found in Opera.
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