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Thursday, August 12, 2004 

Back in July I posted a lament about how I wanted to be a Firefox person, but couldn't do it without the Internet (H)explorer toolbars I live by. Well, I don't know why it took me so long to find this out, but...those fabled Firefox extensions and plugins of which I've heard (greengrl and j-mo have rhapsodized about the BugMeNot extension) include (drum roll) a Yahoo! Companion emulator, the which I cannot live online without, and a Google toolbar emulator to boot. This made my day. My week, even. I was actually feeling weepy about it: the very things I need and thought I couldn't have, yet here they are, and now I can be one of the cool people too!

So I installed the Google and Yahoo! toolbars as fast as I could figure out how; the browser interface isn't as pretty, and some of the buttons don't do exactly what I expect them to, but it's nothing I can't get used to in a day or two. And now? I'm a Firefox convert. Oh yes. I love it. I want everyone who doesn't know about it to love it. I'm ready to start sending epistles to Ephesus and Laodicea. I'm sold, baby.

The first Mozilla-inspired improvement to my blog: my very own favicon, which I had to get when I realized Mozilla displays them in the address bar and the browser tabs, instead of just the favorites menu like IE. Props to the Web site I used to make it: Chami.com Favicon from Pics turns any image, regardless of size or format, into a favicon and puts it into a ZIP file you can download. It's fast, it's free, and they didn't even ask for my e-mail address. Highly recommended.

(My favicon doesn't always show up on the archive pages, but you should be able to see it on the blog homepage: http://www.zhaba.com/blog/.)

More improvements (and more posting) to come, I expect, once I get past the "omigod let's see what else Mozilla can do" stage and stop spending every free online minute looking for extensions and plugins on Mozilla.org and MozDev.org.

[ at 4:42 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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