Harsh J

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Two more Firefox extensions


Don’t worry, both of these are just minor UI improving Mozilla Firefox extensions and not one of those heavy-weight resource hoggers. And you’d probably need the first one installed, its like a bug-fix. Read on … ;)

First one would be the Long Titles extension.

As you’d have noticed on Firefox at times that the title attributes (tooltips/titles) in various pages are never displayed fully and always end abruptly with a “…”.

Like this image below:

Tool tips aren't shown fully, so you might miss up on some text.

This is cause of certain bug in Mozilla Firefox. Though this has been fixed in the upcoming Firefox version 3.0, you can fix this partial-showing in Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 with this extension – Long Titles.

After fixing they’d look like below: (To get what am talking about)

Tooltips are now shown fully and wrapped as necessary. Opera and IE do this by default but Firefox had a bug.

The second extension is a rather personal pick of mine. Its called Hide Menubar.

Does what its named as, hides the menu bar (File, Edit, Favorites, History, Tools, etc …) and shows them only when you hit your ALT key.


Menu as normal Firefox has it.

And, after installing the extension:

Menu hidden, will show only at pressing the ALT key.

Just like IE 7 does, perhaps. I use this to get more viewing space since I don’t really use my menu bar that much.For bookmarks, I use the Ctrl + B sidebar feature instead, when required. (This plugin also auto hides your menu after a certain amount of time, neat!)

Written by Harsh

December 2nd, 2007 at 8:25 am

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  1. Thanks for the info, I’ve just installed the Hide Menubar extension. Very useful to me as well.

    Shankar Ganesh

    2 Dec 07 at 8:31 am

  2. Why not the first one? Handy in some buy/sell websites where live data actually exists in the title=” ” attributes, as a small example!


    2 Dec 07 at 8:52 am

  3. Those are cool, definitely checking out the first one. I hate it when it just finishes with an ellipses.


    2 Dec 07 at 9:34 am

  4. Hmm… I used to have a similar kind of 2nd extension. Instead of having File, Edit, View, etc.. it got only one item and you need to click that to get started.

    The first one is cool. I’ll install it.


    2 Dec 07 at 10:27 am

  5. I started using long titles for xkcd :P


    2 Dec 07 at 5:23 pm

  6. Heh weird but Firefox does show the entire XKCD img tag’s title even without this extension!


    2 Dec 07 at 5:54 pm

  7. Using the Hide Menubar extension…

    Its useful..more screen space. ;)


    2 Dec 07 at 7:53 pm

  8. qwerty dude, check out the ones with really long titles

    http://www.xkcd.com/350/ this one for eg.


    2 Dec 07 at 8:17 pm

  9. Seems good..will try them out when I go good..


    2 Dec 07 at 9:20 pm

  10. @anomit – Yep, works without the extension enabled :? <img> tags alone worked here for me, rest like <abbr> or <a> etc ones didn’t!


    2 Dec 07 at 9:25 pm

  11. the hide Menubar was nice :) thanks for the find.


    2 Dec 07 at 10:44 pm

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  13. I mostly use FF on Fullscreen :P so all the real-estate’s available

    BTW, FF was released within of! Seems some regression bug was re-introduced in 10…


    3 Dec 07 at 12:15 am

  14. errr…’twas supposed to be ‘within a week of′


    3 Dec 07 at 12:17 am

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  16. Wow tht Hide menubar is pretty useful!!


    6 Dec 07 at 4:59 pm

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