Saturday, November 13, 2004

New Firefox Extensions

They aren't really new, but they're new to me. I found them while strolling through the Mozilla Update Extensions for Firefox:

  • User Agent Switcher changes Firefox's identification string to match Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape, or anything else you can imagine. This is useful when you are trying to access a site which insists that you use Internet Explorer. Dan's Web Tips has a list of such sites, explains why this trick works, and why you might not want to use it too often.
  • Translate does what it says: it takes a page from French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, etc., runs it through either Alta Vista's Babel Fish or Google's Translation Tool and puts it back up in your browser. Just click on Tools => Translate, pick your language, and go.