Mozilla F1

Mozilla F1

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.3
  • Total Downloads:
    9,097
  • Date Added:
    April 01, 2011
  • File Size:
    41.33KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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As Flock and RockMelt duke it out for social-networking addicts' attention, browser kingpin Mozilla quietly introduces a new add-on for Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail users. Called F1 and created by Mozilla Messaging, the division of Mozilla that manages the e-mail client Thunderbird, the secure and unobtrusive add-on provides fast sharing of URLs via a dedicated navigation bar button. It mimics one of the best features found in social-networking browsers without having to deal with hassle of switching browsers, although the add-on is definitely still a bit rough.

One-button Web-sharing in Firefox

Once installed, F1 will create a button on the right side of the search box that looks like a comic book word balloon. Click it and the F1 interface appears to add accounts from Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail. Type in a message to accompany the link you're sharing and then hit Share on the right. The Gmail option will also provide To and Subject fields.

The add-on currently supports only one iteration of each account, too. It works on Firefox 3.6 and later, but it does not re-map the F1 hot key from Help to opening the sharing drop-down box. Mozilla stated in the blog post announcing the add-on that one of its goals with F1 was to cut down on cluttered and potentially insecure sharing buttons that have become ubiquitous on Web pages, a task that sounds Sysiphean at best, although Mozilla has taken some steps to make using F1 easier. The add-on relies on services that support OAuth, and the open-source add-on has an extensive developer's wiki. F1 developers said that Yahoo Mail was left out of the initial release because it required an extra Captcha authentication on top of OAuth support.

The Firefox add-on F1 makes it much easier to share links via Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail.

(Credit: Screenshot by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET)

Right now, F1 doesn't do much else. What it does do, though, it does well, so if you want to bring a little bit of social networking to your existing Firefox setup, this is a good add-on to use.

 
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"not working with 3.6.15"

March 12, 2011  |  By mehtaaseem

 |  Version: Mozilla F1 0.7.8

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.3
Version 0.8.3 includes a fix for the 100% CPU problem that can happen by switching tabs frequently with F1 installed/active.
General
Publisher Mozilla Labs
Publisher web site https://mozillalabs.com/
Release Date April 01, 2011
Date Added April 01, 2011
Version 0.8.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Firefox 4.0b10pre - 6.0a1
Download Information
File Size 41.33KB
File Name f1_by_mozilla_labs-0.7.3-fx.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,097
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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