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Firefox Extensions for Your Workplace The Top 5 Picks

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Authored by Kumara Velu in Computer Software 
Published on 01-10-2009

Here are some Firefox extensions that may come useful in a workplace environment.

Page Title Eraser

This Firefox extension helps protect your privacy at the workplace by hiding the titles and the icons of opened tabs on your browser. All you have to do is right click on the desired page and select `hide title.’ Also you can set the desired text to appear on the tabs.

IE Tab

Although Firefox is the browser of your choice, there may be instances when you need to view a web page over Internet Explorer. This is especially so when you’ve designed a web page and would like to see how it’s displayed in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Also this extension will come in handy when you need to view web pages optimized for Internet Explorer. You don’t have to look for the IE icon and click on it. Just right click on the page and choose `open the link in IE tab’. With this extension, you can easily revert to Firefox after viewing a page in IE. You also have the option to set the URLs you always want to be opened in Internet Explorer.

URL Fixer

Are you a bad speller? Do you make mistakes when typing in web addresses? URL Fixer will aid you the next time around when you misspell .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil, .aero, .biz, .coop, or .info. It will also correct htp to http. You can either right click on the address bar to choose the auto-correct mode or opt for `ask for confirmation’ before correction.

Download Statusbar

Annoyed with the Firefox Download Manager popping up every time you need to download a file? Download Statusbar allows you to place your download progress bar on the unused area of Firefox’s taskbar. In this way you don’t need to open a separate window to monitor your download progress. You can also configure it to emit a sound when download is complete. For Windows 98SE users you have the benefit of enjoying the Windows XP taskbar version. Download Statusbar is among the best Firefox extensions created.

Answers

Need quick answers on a topic or a keyword you’re curious about? You would thank yourself for installing the Answers Firefox extension. The extension links you to Answers.com where facts, definitions and other useful information await you. This saves you the time you’ll usually spend using your search engine to find answers to important queries.

Just press the Alt key and click on the desired word or keyword phrase and you’ll be directed to Answers.com. You could also select the word and right click and choose `Look Up in Answers.com’.

To open your query in a new tab, press the Ctrl and Alt keys together and click on the desired word. To open in a new window, press the Ctrl and Shift keys and click.

This extension is extremely useful when you need to find quick answers to topics or keywords not adequately explained on a web page.

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