Firefox and Google Dictionary

There is an excellent extension by Google for Chrome browser, Google Dictionary.

The idea is that you selected a word and the extn will lookup meaning of it on Google Dictionary and provide a nice hover info containing meaning and other details.

I searched Firefox for such simple extension but couldn’t find one. So I created a very basic user script based on Google Dictionary.

The script will lookup the selected word meaning in Google Dictionary and uses javascript alert to show meaning. Its very basic and works for me 🙂

Here is a github gist url – Google Dictionary user script


Ubiquity – NSE Command

For those who don’t know what Ubiquity is please visit.

I have wrote a command “nse” which can be summoned to do tasks –

Following screenshots show it in action –

Using nse – Shows the current index positions.

Using nse relianc – Lists all companies those matches name “relianc”

If the name matches with single security then corresponding quote is displayed.

You can also get losers or gainers.

Here is a URL for above script. or visit Commands in the Wild.


Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 – Firefox 3.0

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Gecko 1.9 Alpha 1 introduces several new features which can be tested by using Gran Paradiso Alpha 1:

  • Cairo is now being used as the default graphics library, affecting all graphic and text rendering
  • Cocoa Widgets are now used in OS X builds
  • An updated threading model
  • Changes to how DOM events are dispatched (see bug 234455)
  • Changes to how <object> elements are loaded (see bug 1156)
  • Changes to how web pages are painted
  • New SVG elements and filters, and improved SVG specification compliance

Some of the changes in Gecko 1.9 Alpha 1 will affect the web and platform compatibility of Gran Paradiso Alpha 1:

  • Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME are no longer supported platforms
  • OS X 10.2 is no longer supported, and OS X 10.3.9 or higher is recommended
  • Moving DOM nodes between documents now requires a call to importNode or adoptNode as per the DOM specification.



Firefox Flicks

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These are 30-second ads, in any style (live action or animated,) that
brings Firefox to life for the millions of Web users who have yet to
discover Firefox and the better Web experience it delivers.



What is Greasemonkey?
Greasemonkey is a plugin (referred to as an ‘extension’) for the Firefox
browser. It allows you to change how your favorite pages behave and
look. There are many scripts that have already been written, and if you
know javascript you can easily create your own! This site is a
repository to download and install Greasemonkey scripts.

And is a repository for … userscripts! This is still in development, so … have fun!

I also created one userscript here

Another interesting extension is platypus

Platypus is a Firefox extension which lets you modify a Web
page from your browser — “What You See Is What You Get” — and then save those
changes as a Greasemonkey script so
that they’ll be repeated the next time you visit the page. Editing pages to suit
your needs is dandy — but making those changes “permanent” is the real payoff.



The Superbrowser

This guy installed 100+ firefox extensions to stress test the Firefox. Here is the main screen of his browser 😉


Gmail Skins Firefox Extension

Gmail Skins is a Firefox extension that lets you change the look of your Gmail inbox (amongst some other things).

It adds the following features:

  •  Change the colour/skin of your inbox
  •  Insert smileys/emoticons and images in to your emails
  •  Make the navigation (Inbox, Starred, Sent Mail, etc) horizontal
  •  Fix the navigation in place so that you don’t have to scroll to the top of the page to see it
  •  Zebra stripes on mailbox – pretty!
  •  Change the attachment paperclip (on inbox) to an icon indicating the type of attachment
  •  Hide various page elements (invite panel, page footer, your email address from the top right of inbox – may be useful for public computers)





ScrapBook - Firefox Extension


You can save a Web page by right-click > [Capture Page].
Also you can save a Web page by drag-and-drop favicon in the browser location bar into ScrapBook Sidebar.


You can save selection in a Web page by right-click > [Capture Selection].
Also you can save selection in a Web page by drag-and-drop into ScrapBook Sidebar.

More Features



Web Developer Extension

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The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser
with various web developer tools.

A must have if ur a web developer.






When you find something on the web that you want to save or share, you probably bookmark the page. But you
usually don’t want the whole page, right? Maybe you just want a couple of paragraphs from a news article, a photo,
a recipe, or an excerpt from a blog post.

Clip and save  just the stuff you want  from any web page.
• Create your personal online collection of clipmarks.
• Tag them with keywords, add your own comments and share them with friends.
• Search the Public Clipmarks to see what’s being clipped and who is clipping it.