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David Atkinson

Member since: Jan 28th, 2011

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Google Chrome changes its logo... again! (pictures) (Download Squad)

Mar 25th 2011 9:56AM Probably just a bug. I'm still getting the flat logo in my taskbar. I prefer it, so hopefully that's the case.

10+ Chrome extensions and Web apps for new users (Download Squad)

Feb 22nd 2011 4:16PM Tactical URL Expander and Clickable Links are handy. The former expands shortened URLs from bit.ly/goo.gl/etc. to their actual address, so you know where you're going before you click. Clickable Links simply takes URLs and email addresses that aren't links and makes them links, which is useful when someone pastes a URL on a message board or something and the site doesn't automatically do that for them.

10+ great add-ons that only work with Firefox 4 (Download Squad)

Feb 21st 2011 3:31PM I'll give a shoutout to Firefox 4 UI Fixer. It's two main features are making the Firefox button movable (which I don't use since the default button doesn't bother me) and making icons that are locked to the status/add-on bar movable to anywhere. Personally I moved most of them to the tab bar. Most of my add-ons let me do that already, but for the few that don't (Priceblink and Greasemonkey) it's a good add-on to have.

Firefox 4's best restartless add-ons (Download Squad)

Feb 18th 2011 12:08PM Maybe I'm strange but my favorite is bug582139. All it does is make the bookmarks button movable to the navigation bar when the bookmarks toolbar is enabled. I have Forecastfox taking up the right side of the bookmarks toolbar, which put the bookmarks button directly to the left of it. That drove me crazy. I don't think it was intentional, as when you opened the customize toolbar menu it was movable, and switched back when you hit done.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bug582139/

Ask DLS: What's your primary Web browser? (Download Squad)

Feb 16th 2011 1:08PM I'm still a Firefox guy. Been using the FF4 beta as my primary for a few months. Chrome is a close second, but there are a few things that make me stay with Firefox. Stuff like being able to move some add-on buttons to the left of the location bar, or to the menu/tab bar. Also, pinned tabs like Facebook light up when I receive a notification or message. Little things like that.

Songbird 1.9 adds 7digital store and Mac CD ripping (Download Squad)

Feb 10th 2011 1:19PM 7digital has actually been in Songbird for more than a year now. They just rewrote the plugin for 1.9 to take advantage of new APIs that 7digital recently started offering.

Internet Explorer 9 RC released: Everything you need to know (Download Squad)

Feb 10th 2011 12:08PM I think the next thing they need to focus on is some kind of framework for serious extensions. I imagine it's a security nightmare, and they'd have to make the UI a little less minimal, but I can't use a browser without good extension support. Firefox and Chrome are the only browsers I can imagine using every day. I really like stock Opera, but so far their extension selection is lacking. Hopefully that will change in the coming months.

Webmail: older people using it more, teens tossing it aside (Download Squad)

Feb 8th 2011 1:41PM Not surprising. These days I pretty much only use my email address to sign up for site accounts and things. As far as not IRL personal communication goes, I stick to Facebook and texting. I'm only 19, so maybe as I grow up I'll begin to find more situations in which email makes sense for personal or professional communication, but right now I can say 99% of the emails I receive are automated, and I only send a few emails a year.

Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released before the end of 2011 (Download Squad)

Feb 7th 2011 10:23AM @jeffkwapil I think he means Mozilla is going to start releasing stable 64-bit builds. Right now they're all 32-bit. They run fine on 64-bit builds of Windows, but they're not actually 64-bit versions of Firefox.

Mozy kills unlimited backup, time to take matters into your own hands (Download Squad)

Feb 1st 2011 10:37AM Just canceled my Mozy account after taking a look at CrashPlan. Going to go with them instead.