Yearly Archives: 2006

FireFox RC1

Been using RC1 since it came out last week, and it works great. It seems faster but that could be because I had to disable a few of add-ons that havent been updated yet. Think I’ll just leave them uninstalled. The theme I was using wasnt updated as well, which reminded me that the standard icons are pretty ugly. I’d like to suggest users of Firefox to check out BlueQute. It’s a very nice theme.

New features I enjoy so far: havent found too many to be honest, but I did mention the speed, and there is a close button on each tab. Which you cant see on this theme btw, but it’s there if you hover over the right side of the tab. You can reopen closed tabs as well, which is nice, if you closed one by incident or if you just remembered something else you needed off that website you just closed.

Another thing that’s nice is that if you just installed a theme, or an add-on, you can restart FF and it remembers your tabs ! Very handy indeed !

All in all a pretty stable release, the 2.0 Final cant be far off ;).

RC1 in action, using roboform and the google bar.

Right after I posted this, I discovered RC2 is already released !

Google Demo Videos

Just read one of Scoble’s latest entries on his Scobleizer blog and I think he’s right on the money. It would be nice when google would have a channel9 type site, where they show some of their products (they have an incredible amount of stuff out at the moment) and show some of their features off. And make it a bit informal, not marketing talk ofcourse.

Google Notebook

Google Notebook has been out for a while, but I just recently started using it. It’s really very handy if you want to keep track of ideas you have on a certain topic, or doing some research on a topic and want to save urls, and web content and want to access that from multiple places. Sometimes I want to save some work related links when I am surfing at home. Before I used to email them to my Gmail account, but now I save them in my Google Notebook.

As you can see it sits quietly in the bottom of the screen if you have installed the firefox extention. Then you can select a piece of the site you’re looking at, bring up the google notebook and then select add note. Then you can add some text of your own, if you want to, give it a title and you’re set ;).

So if you havent tried it out, I’d say give it a shot. It’s free anyway, so you can’t go wrong ;).