How often do you get to part of a team who's setting a Guinness World Record? Now's your chance!On Tuesday June 17th Mozilla will release Firefox 3, and today you can pledge to download your copy on Firefox 3 Download Day 2008. Mozilla wants your help to set the record fo most software downloads in 24 hours.
Definr is a single-page, super-fast dictionary lookup tool that suggests words as you type.
Start typing a word, and definr uses their word-completion algorithm to suggest possible word matches as you add letters.
To make it even more useful, you can add the Definr search extension to Firefox, and add a Definr link to your Firefox bookmark toolbar; go to the Definr Tools page for details.
Definr's free dictionary is based on Princeton's open WordNet 2.0.
I could have used this tool a few months back when I had trouble figuring out how to spell the word "apropos" (as in "apropos of nothing"), and when Firefox's built-in spell checker didn't have it, and after trying every spelling alternative I could think of, I IM-ed a colleague who knew how to spell it. (Thanks again, Karla!)
If you like to visit the same web pages at the start of each day (like the Winnefox Extranet, your newsfeeds in Bloglines,LISNews, etc.) you can set Firefox so every time you start it, those same web pages open in tabs and act as your 'home' page.
You may have already noticed, but the upgrade to Firefox 2 quietly added support for text search inside text boxes.
That means that next time you write a long blog post or email, and you want to search for a bit of text inside your entry, you don't have to skim the text in its entirety to find what you're looking for.
If you're subscribed to a mailing list, you've no doubt been subjected to the 'thread that just won't die!' If you're part of a long message conversation that isn't relevant, you can 'mute' the conversation to keep all future additions out of your inbox. Read the full article here.
The cache, or Temporary Internet Files contains a kind of travel record of the items you have seen, heard, or downloaded from the Web, including images, sounds, Web pages, even cookies. Storing these files in your cache can make browsing the Web faster because it usually takes your computer less time to display a Web page when it can call up some of the page's elements or even the entire page from a local folder. But, all those files stored in your cache take up space, so from time to time, you may want to clear out the files stored in your cache to free up some space on your computer.
By holding down the Shift key on your keyboard and scrolling up and down with your mouse, you can scroll between pages you've visited. So, rather than clicking on Forward and Back in your browser, you can use this tip. Scrolling up is Forward, scrolling down is Back.