Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Firefox fun: about:kittens !

Olive's about:kittens has got to be close to the top, if not at the top, of the list of useless but fun & fabulous extensions for the free Firefox browser (faster and a more secure browser than Internet Explorer).

What this excellent free add-on does is to change the standard Firefox graphic that you get when you go to the Help > About Mozilla Firefox menu:

- to a random kitten picture from the Kittenwar site, see the top of this blog post! And here's another one:

Get about:kittens from the Mozilla Add-Ons site (for beginners - click the Add to Firefox button, then click Install Now, and restart Firefox when prompted).

Talk about an excellent time waster, hours of mindless fun!

If you find yourself going to the About menu constantly now, here's a shortcut to really speed things up - hold down the Alt key and tap the h key, release both, and tap the a key for a quick fix of kitten. Then hit OK or Esc (or click OK or Cancel) to make room for the next Alt h etc if you want another pic.

Obviously, because it goes out and gets pics over the internet, it will only work if you have an internet connection and are online at the time you do it.

Kudos to Olive, brilliant. Have fun - and here's another one, just because:

All together now - awwwwwwwww.

Again: the about:kittens add-on download link.

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