Firefox 3 Goes Live and Mozilla’s Site Goes Down

This is Firefox 3 live day. They have been promoting Download day for a while. At this time though it looks like the mozilla’s website has gone under due to the traffic volume. I can not get the site to load. I will try later. Download here.

Update: I got the site to load but the download link is still for Firefox 2.

Update 2: Try this direct download link for the Windows version of firefox 3Bwana McCall posted links over on FriendFeed for Linux and MAC as well.

Firefox Extension Spotlight: Copy Plain Text

firefox-logo2.pngFirefox is my browser of choice. Why? There are many great things about Firefox but my No. 1- Extensions. Extensions do just what you think they extend the abilities of the web browser. There are many I can not live without. There are hundreds if not thousands to choose from.

The one I am featuring today is Copy Plain Text. It is very simple but very good. It does just what it says it gives you the ability to highlight any text on a web page and copy it as plain old text. For anyone that does research or writing from the web knows that when you copy from a site you often get rich text instead of plain text. I often kept a Notepad window open and copied to Notepad first and then copied again from Notepad to my Word doc. Otherwise when pasting into Word or whatever office app you use you would end up with poorly formatted rich text. The days of double copy and paste are over. Simply install this Firefox extension and your right click menu will now have an option that says “Copy Plain Text.” This is a small extension that you may just find you can not live without. The author’s description is as follows…

Have you ever copied text from a website and pasted it into an email program, such as Thunderbird, but been frustrated that the text formatting (bold, italic, font, etc.) were copied with it? This extension copies the text without all the formatting.

Try it out and let me know what you think. Do you have any Firefox extensions you can’t live without?