Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Firefly Turns Firefox into a Local File Manager

Firefly extension turns Firefox into windows explorer, Lifehacker carried this post on July 15, 2008. Download Squad too carried an article about Firefly. Here is the Download Squad article:

Firefly plugin turns Firefox into an advanced file manager

Posted Jul 14th 2008 4:00PM by Brad Linder
Filed under: Internet, Browsers

Firefly

If you spend all day sitting at a computer with your web browser open, you might have an aversion to minimizing your browser to perform simple tasks like managing files on your hard drive. Fortunately there's a Firefox add-on that can help. Firefly adds a full-featured file manager to Firefox. And when we say full featured, we mean it. Firefly includes a bunch of features that you won't find in Windows Explorer. Here are just a few:

  • Split the window horizontally or vertically. Add as many windows as you'd like
  • Image previews for audio, video, PDF, and image docuements
  • Filter display using regular expressions or wildcards
  • Search the current folder and subfolders
  • Create keyboard shortcuts
  • Use the Firefox or Internet Explorer rendering engine (when using IETab)

You also get all the usual features you'd expect from a file manager including the ability to copy, cut, and paste files from one folder to another.
[via gHacks]

Links to:

Lifehacker article

Download Squad article

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