While watching College Gameday this morning I decide to make my Firefox act like Google Chrome. Here is how…
Install these Firefox add-ons:
– Displays thumbnails of your most frequently accessed sites on new
blank Firefox tabs. (not automatically populated like Chrome, you must
add sites manually)
Tiny Menu – Lets you collapse your menu to save space.
Locationbar2 – Emphasizes the domain name in the address bar, to reduce risk of being tricked by a spoof site.
Prism – Application shortcuts for online apps. This one was tricky to get working with Ubuntu. The firefox add-on didn’t work and v0.9 had some style issues. To get it working I installed v0.9.1 from Fabien Tassin PPA.. https://launchpad.net/~fta/+archive …it’s probably much easier in OS X and Windows.
Then you can create Webmail Prism app using URL:
(filling in your email address and password)
Here is the launcher icon I used:
Not quite as pretty as Chrome, but its a good start…
(oh ya, and I turned my Ubuntu desktop into a Mac. More on that some other time)