Browser Productivity Using Firefox Add-ons: Extensions
What are Add-ons? <ul><li>Add new features or functionality to your installation of the Firefox browser.  </li></ul><ul><l...
Add-on Categories <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Personas </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries & Language Packs </li></ul><ul>...
What are Extensions? <ul><li>Add new features or modify existing functionality. </li></ul><ul><li>Are installed within the...
How to Find Extensions Using Firefox 3 Using Firefox 4
Toolbars <ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick access to PubMed Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NLM  (National Libra...
More Extensions <ul><li>Firefox Sync </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install it on your computers and iOS or Android devices in orde...
More Extensions <ul><li>Cutyfox ULR Shortener </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With one click, it shortens the long link of your curr...
Greasemonkey Extension <ul><li>Customize the way a webpage displays or behaves, by using small bits of JavaScript. </li></...
Want to learn more about Add-ons? <ul><li>Contact C. Scott Dorris </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul>...
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Using Firefox Add-ons: Extensions

  1. 1. Browser Productivity Using Firefox Add-ons: Extensions
  2. 2. What are Add-ons? <ul><li>Add new features or functionality to your installation of the Firefox browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Help you customize Firefox to suit your personal style and help you become more productive. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Add-on Categories <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Personas </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries & Language Packs </li></ul><ul><li>Plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are Extensions? <ul><li>Add new features or modify existing functionality. </li></ul><ul><li>Are installed within the Firefox browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to block advertisements, download videos from websites, integrate more closely with social websites, and add features you see in other applications... </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to Find Extensions Using Firefox 3 Using Firefox 4
  6. 6. Toolbars <ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick access to PubMed Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NLM (National Library of Medicine) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick access to all NLM resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biobar: Bioinformatics & Biology Toolbar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick access to major biological data resources: European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. More Extensions <ul><li>Firefox Sync </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install it on your computers and iOS or Android devices in order to sync bookmarks, open tabs, browsing history, passwords, and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add to Search Bar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When installed, right click any search box and add that search to the quick search box on the top right. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RefWorks’ RefGrab-It </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily import web page information and PubMed citations to your RefWorks account. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Login to RefWorks > Tools > Install </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Extensions <ul><li>Cutyfox ULR Shortener </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With one click, it shortens the long link of your current webpage and copies it to your clipboard. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fireshot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Screenshot tool that allows you to capture viewable page or the entire page and then edit, save, and share the image. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Greasemonkey Extension <ul><li>Customize the way a webpage displays or behaves, by using small bits of JavaScript. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ovid straight to pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opens Ovid PDFs in a new window </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/94973 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PubMedPlus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adds citation information on PubMed abstracts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/66950 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LongURL Mobile Expander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expands shortened URLs so you know their source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/32115 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Want to learn more about Add-ons? <ul><li>Contact C. Scott Dorris </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text or call: 202.431.9562 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>View the entire slide presentation at SlideShare </li></ul>

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