Re: OT - AGAIN
- Subject: Re: OT - AGAIN
- From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 19:34:09 -0400
> Thanks Chris. I'm using Firefox now and it's running smoothly; it's my
> default, though it opens slowly. I have one very important question about
> it though. I just bought gloves on ebay via paypal. I did not see a
> padlock in the toolbar that indicates in IE that the page is secure. What
> does Firefox use to indicate security?
I also get a little padlock on the bottom right of my browser.
> > and most importantly, has plugins!
> As far as I know I've never used a plugin. Not sure I need any. I have
> weather.com in my links bar if I want to check the weather. I don't use
> facebook, myspace, or any of those sort of things. Better image browsing?
> I don't know, I just google what I'm looking for and browse them there.
> Thanks for the link though. I'll see if there's anything I'd use.
For example, there's a plugin that displays the image EXIF headers. Those
are secret headers that cameras put into images to list what all of the
camera settings are. If I see a cool picture on Flickr, I can right
click on it, look at the EXIF headers, and see that they shot it at
ISO 200 with an f-stop of 8 and a shutter speed of 1/8s. It's helped
me understand what kinds of things I need to do in my own photography.
Another plugin that I use is called Web of Trust (www.mywot.com). People
report Web pages that have viruses, bad content, etc. and WoT will
warn you if you're going to a reportedly bad site.
Another can connect to gmail and let you know if you have a new message
without having to log in to gmail. Adblock Plus will hide any advertisements
on pages. The YouTube Video downloader will pop up a window asking
if you want to save the YouTube video that you're currently viewing.
And so on...
I could even envision a hort.net plugin that scanned for plant names in
pages that you downloaded, then made them right-clickable to bring you
to a page about that plant at hort.net. ;)
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