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## Thursday, March 7, 2013

### two useful firefox extensions

Here are two neat firefox extensions I think are worth sharing.

You may notice that Google does not directly link you to its search results. This is particularly problematic for non-html links (e.g. pdf files). Suppose I'm looking for a pdf file of the paper "A New Method for Constructing Invariant Subspaces." If I type that into Google it comes up as a search result, but the link it gives me is as follows:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=method%20of%20compatible%20sequences&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&ved=0CF8QFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.math.sc.edu%2F~sanacory%2Fseminar%2Fabstracts%2F50826GA.pdf&ei=gYI4UbuyJIqTyQGIh4DYBw&usg=AFQjCNGfW8PLPNUjfZfS_nwLFea9ZnrJ0A&bvm=bv.43287494,d.aWc

Needless to say, this is not the actual address of the pdf file. In order to fix this situation, I'm using the so-called Google/Yandex search link fix. The Google link I get for the paper is now:

http://www.math.sc.edu/~giorgis/ISP.pdf

Glorious! The only problem is this extension is not currently compatible with the latest version of Firefox. Still, it works for earlier versions---and it works well!

2. Lazarus Form Recovery

Have you ever typed up a response to a blog post only to have it get lost when your browser crashes or the blog eats it? Man, that gets me! But it turns out that there is a firefox extension called Lazarus form recovery which automatically saves what you type and gives you the chance to recover it later if you want.