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Week in Geek: Mozilla to Address Firefox Add-on Compatibility Issues


This week we learned how to make your Android phone tell you where you lost it, sync your media across your entire house with XBMC, customize and tweak your system tray icons in Windows 7, learned how to start using QoS (Quality of Service) on a router, had fun with a unique set of grab bag icon packs, and more.

Photo by pasukaru76.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/2/11

Comments (5)

  1. geeky

    i love lego

  2. nt0xik8ed

    without add-ons firefox is as useless as googles chrome

  3. Google

    Google Chrome FTW!!!!!!!!

  4. keltari

    Firefox is worse than IE. Chrome is so much better.

  5. Dan

    Angel I’am a Newbie. I’ve heard good thing about Firefox, and hope to learn how to use it. There will always be a different of opion in this World. Also from reading your article from xtox, including your Wallpaper. I Enjoy It, Please Keep Up The Good Work!!!! Thank You

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