Thinking of how nice it would be if you could view a webpage’s source code in your favorite text editor while browsing with Firefox? Now you can with two simple about:config tweaks.
Curious about a new distribution of Linux but not wanting to do a full install or use a Live CD/DVD just to try it out? Now you can enjoy all that Linux goodness by running it “Live CD” style inside of VirtualBox.
Run across an unusual word or need a synonym for a word quickly? Usually that means opening a browser and doing the appropriate search. Now you can have all that word power goodness at your fingertips with WordWeb.
Want to quickly and easily access your favorite e-mail, social accounts, and websites from your Desktop, Quick Launch, or Start Menu? Now you can with Mozilla Prism.
Do you need a quick and easy way to store your personal information? With Steganos LockNote, you can encrypt your information and take it with you wherever you go.
Frustrated with seeing all the new wonderful looking Windows 7 and Linux systems and having no easy way to try them? Now you can enjoy all the new operating system goodness in a virtual environment with VirtualBox. VirtualBox works on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris.
Needing synchronized bookmarks and Firefox-based goodness wherever you go? Now you can have the best of both built into a single browser with CometBird.
Want to always have the latest and greatest version of Google Chrome on your computer? Now you can by subscribing to the Early Access Release Channels.
You just clicked through to a website and realized that it was one you wish you had not visited. Now the website is in your browser’s history (ouch!) and you need to remove it. Here is how you clean up that “little history problem”.
Note: Depending on your History retention settings (i.e. retain for 30 days) before resetting Firefox, you will find that your browser’s history for that period has remained intact (very nice!).
Have you been excited about a new nightly build of Firefox, gotten it set up on your computer, and then found out that you can not install your favourite extensions? Say goodbye to that frustration! With a little tweak to the about:config settings, you can get those extensions installed and working.
This article was written by Asian Angel, the newest member of the How-To Geek writing team.