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Upgrade Your Live Bookmarks With LiveClick

If you like to subscribe to feeds using Firefox’s Live Bookmarks feature, the LiveClick extension gives you so many upgrades that I can only cover the highlights of how great it is.

On the left: Firefox’s wimpy Live Bookmarks. On the right: Upgraded and powerful LiveClick bookmarks!

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Now that we’ve set the bookmark to monitor, we’ll get a notification right above the system tray whenever a new item shows up in the feed.

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Opening up the LiveClick options gives you a world of settings to play with, including my favorite: Middle-click opens location in a new tab.

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The Menus tab gives another option that makes me thrilled… favicons instead of livemark icons. I keep my live bookmarks in their own folder, so why not see the icon of the site instead of the same redundant icon?

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In order to make sure that the Open Location function works, there’s a new item in the properties for each bookmark: Location. Here’s where you can set the location of the site itself separately from the feed.

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If you are using Live bookmarks, this is pretty much a must-have.

Download LiveClick from Mozilla Add-ons

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/6/07

Comments (3)

  1. Ben

    Middle clicking an item in a live bookmark already opens the link in a new tab on my computer with no plugins, doesn’t it do that for you…? I kind of wish I could make it open in a new tab in the background instead of giving it focus, but that’s a small complaint.

  2. Joel

    It looks really good, but the one feature that I wish it had was support for feeds that require authentication.

  3. afafda

    ^this.

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