Ever wondered being able to change the colour and style of your Firefox browser at the click of a button, well thanks to the wonderful team at Mozilla Labs as its now possible. Personas are the new fantastic feature for Mozilla Firefox, change your browser to suit your current mood, feelings or personal taste without downloading individual skins. Personas are the new “light-weight” skins for internet users, offering simple designs that are simple to change when desired. All the changes to your browser are applied instantly with no restart required!
Getting Started With Personas
Personas are the newest feature straight from the Mozilla Labs. Personas are lightweight, easy-to-install and easy-to-change “skins” for your Firefox web browser. This latest feature has been introduced for several reasons:
* Themes today are hard to find, create and install.
* Who likes using the same theme everyday? Personas allow you to change your theme instantly.
* Personas can easily reflect your mood, feelings or hobbies.
Make Your Own Personas For Firefox
Firefox has always been an open source brower, meaning anybody can contribute to making firefox a better overall browser. Personas are no different and all the themes are designed by you the users. Anybody can make a personal Persona it is literally that simple.
Make a Persona featuring you, your favorite color, favorite past-time or even your pet! The options are endless. Personas can even be set to private if you don’t wish to share your personal styles.
Foxmarks is an essential Bookmarking add-on. Foxmarks backs up your bookmarks every time you make changes. You can View and restore your old bookmarks on their web site. Foxmarks has been available for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Now, Foxmarks is becoming Xmarks. It’s just not a name change, but they are also enhancing the browser add-on and web site with new capabilities.
With the upgrade from Foxmarks to Xmarks, you’ll still enjoy bookmark sync, backup and all the features you love about Foxmarks. In addition, Xmarks adds new discovery features:
1. Smarter Search
Xmarks will highlight the three sites in your Google results that have been bookmarked by the most people; this is a quick and easy way to tell which sites are most valued by real people like you.
2. Site Info
Xmarks adds a small blue information icon in your browser location bar. Click it to learn more about the site you are on and see recommendations for the top five similar sites. This is a great way to uncover the best of the web.
Visit Xmarks.com from any browser to write your own site reviews and to see even more similar site recommendations.
Xmarks is currently Firefox only, but it syncs perfectly with your existing Foxmarks Web account and the Foxmarks add-ons for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
You’ll also notice that Foxmarks.com is still a separate site. In the coming weeks, Foxmarks website will be fully rebranded and also release an Xmarks upgrade for the Internet Explorer and Safari add-ons.
Welcome to the all new and improved Xmarks.
Mozilla has now devised a Web application called “Fashion your Firefox” that allows Firefox users to dress up the web browser with their favorite add-ons.
It is a tool meant to customize the Firefox browser based on users’ interests and online activities. Fashion Your Firefox simplifies this by allowing users to select add-ons that they need with just one click.
Mozilla defines the ‘fashioning’ the Firefox bit in the following way:
Fashion Your Firefox refers to the application’s ability to customize, tailor, and “fashion” your Firefox to best suit your daily activities online.
Mozilla currently has 9 sets of interestingly named Firefox extensions with their description below them. Some of them are: Social Butterfly (for social networks), Shutterbug (for viewing and sharing images and videos online), Rock Star (for music), and so on.
To add multiple add-ons to your Firefox, users can select add-ons in categories that are interesting to them. Click the “I want this add-on!” button and select the adjacent “Click here to install them” link. Users will then be prompted to confirm their choices, and your browser will restart with the selections added to your Firefox, without having to add them individually.
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured web browser that’s easy to use. It has lots of great features including popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more. Plus, thanks to the PortableApps.com launcher bundled in the Mozilla Firefox – Portable Edition, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go.
Know more about Firefox
Download Firefox 3.0.1 for English (Portable) from SourceForge.net