Delete Duplicate Bookmark in Firefox Browsers Using BookmarkDD
Adding your favorite websites in bookmark is the best way to quickly access to them whenever you want it in the future. However sometimes you add the same links more than once in your favorites. It means you add duplicate links in bookmark tab. If you store too many websites in bookmarks, and if have added one link more than one time, it would get quite confusing while opening your favorite website.
Therefore here is something that is made perfectly for you, Firefox add-on named, BookmarkDD (Duplicate Detector). It enables you monitor duplicate links in bookmark tab, and it prompts you to delete that duplicate link instantly in order to work more efficiently.
After downloading this add-on, you need to restart your Firefox web browser in order to run this add-on properly. Once your Firefox restarts, a new drop down menu will be added to Tool menu, which allows you customize settings according to your preferences.
The working mechanism of this add-on is very easy, as it detects duplicate bookmarks without any complicated process, and it asks you to delete them. It scans your bookmark list thoroughly and it prompts you whenever you add any duplicate links in bookmark tab. This BookmarkDD add-on is compatible with Firefox 1.1 to 3.0 versions. If you find it useful, then download it Here and use it instantly.
How to prevent Firefox from scaling down large images while browsing
Different browsers have different ways representing web pages. This happens due to the fact that the web browsers have different encryption capacities and thus represent the data and layout of web content according to their capacities. Firefox users sometimes find that when they are viewing an image file (say a wallpaper/desktop background design) on Firefox, the image is shrunk in size so that it fits the browser window. This does not happen when you got to the same webpage and view the exact same image using Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, or other browsers.
This is not a major problem, and has to do with a simple default setting of the Mozilla Firefox. All you need to do to fix this thing is follow the steps given below.
Open Mozilla Firefox web browser.
Go to the Preferences/Options menu. [This menu may be located at different points depending on the version of Firefox you are using. In some, it is in Edit -> Preferences, while in some others it is in Tools -> Options.]
Go to the Advanced tab, and there you will find an option that says, Resize large images to fit in the browser window, under the Browsing heading.
Select (tick) the check-box next to this option.
Click on OK.
After this, you should be able to view images in their full dimensions. However, another point worth noting that although Firefox (by default) scales large images to fit in the browser window, most of the versions have a zoom facility in that scaled down image. Hence, it seems to be a far more convenient way of viewing a large image, larger than viewing the image in its full size. However, every one will have their own needs and tastes, and hence the option s there in the Preferences menu.
These tips will help you improve the speed up the performance of your Browsers, Internet Explorer and Firefox. After performing these tweaks to your browser, you’ll notice significant improvement in browser loading speed.
If you are on a broadband connection you may not notice much difference, but if you are on dial-up connection and a slightly older model PC then you’ll notice the difference.
To Optimize Firefox Browser For Faster Browsing :
1> Open Firefox and type “about:config” in the address bar and hit ‘Enter‘
2> A warning will pop-up, but don’t worry. It is a security warning, you can proceed without worrying.
3> Search for ‘network.http.pipelining‘. By default the value will be ‘false‘, change it to ‘true‘
4> Search for ‘network.http.pipelining.maxrequests‘. Default value will be ‘4’, change it to ’10‘.
5> Create a new string (you can do this by right clicking in the empty space) – ‘nglayout.initialpaint.delay‘ and set its value to ‘0‘ (zero).
Restart the browser and you should enjoy faster browsing.
To Optimize Internet Explorer For Faster Browsing :
1> Click on ‘Start –> Run –> type regedit‘
2> Go to ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> Current Version –> Internet Settings‘
3> Change the value to 10, save the new registry values and close registry editor.
You will experience faster browsing after restarting the browser.
I wanted to write about Zemanta, one of the most powerful firefox addon I’ve used which has helped me speed up time taken to blog about anything.
I’d boldly say this addon has reduced the time I take to blog by around 20% – 25%.
What does Zemanta do ?
Zemanta does a whole bunch of things for me. It has a smart engine which understands what I’m writing about and gets me relevant
1> images (also ensures none of these images are copyrighted.)
2> relevant links and,
3> Best suitable tags for my post ( SEO advantage)
Zemanta is supported on a bunch of blogging platform, almost all the famous ones. Some of them are WordPress.com, Self-hosted WordPress.org 2.1+, Blogger.com, TypePad, Ning, MySpace, LiveJournal, MovableType, Tumblr, Drupal. Zemanta also has a version for Microsoft Live Writer too, that supports a number of other platforms through XML-RPC. Users have reported to sucesfuly use it with above platform as well as Vox, SquareSpace.
What Next ?
Once you’ve installed the Zemanta plugin, you are good to go. Restart Firefox or IE and you’ll see Zemanta integrated to your favorite blogging platform.
Just start writing and you’ll see Zemanta in action :).