Tuesday, March 13. 2007
UPDATE 2010-07.03:Added latest theme for Opera 10.60 in Unix and Windows versions. (if you provide me with the default Mac skin, I can modify that, too).
Alright everyone. I admit I have abandoned this site for quite a while but this stops now ;-). For my first post in a while, let me share with you what I did to make my favourite browser even better and more useful.
I've created a set of buttons which you can add to your Opera browser. I made these out of bookmarklets, so if you don't use Opera (which would be a shame) you can still use the regular bookmarklets with your browser. These are the buttons:
And this is what they do (just click on the titles to add the buttons to Opera or drag and drop the bookmarklet-links on your Firefox bookmarks bar):
- Post to del.icio.us
- Post the current page to your del.icio.us bookmarks. del.icio.us is a very cool service that lets you save sites you come across to their online service and easily access them or share them with friends. Once you tried it you will never want to miss it again! (bookmarklet)
- Post to del.icio.us
- New delicious button.
- If a site requires you to log in to continue (i.e. nytimes.com) simply click this button to get a username and password immediately. Very cool because you can avoid annoying registrations. (bookmarklet)
- Search this domain
- If you ever had the problem that the search on the site (i.e. newspaper) you are currently viewing sucks, use this button to do a google-search on the current site only. (bookmarklet)
- A great URL shortener
- A unique way of organizing your delicious bookmarks ajax style (bookmarklet)
The last one (direc.tor) is especially cool. It allows you to search-as-you-type in all your del.icio.us bookmarks and has a nice tag-browser. Take a look at the following screenshot to see how it works.
One last thing: You don't get those nice icons for the new buttons automatically. They have to be added to the skin you are using. Here is a list of modified skins I made (last updated 10-07-03):
I know this article is similar to one I have written before. But since there are some additions and changes I figured I might just reciycle it ;-)
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