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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.


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.


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?


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.


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


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