Fancypants Browser – Firefox Adds Personas

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File this one under: “I don’t know how I missed this, and it’s probably old news.”

I was working online the other day, while my wife was sitting at the next desk over, working on installing Windows 7 onto her Dell (FYI: it took her 4 hours to do it, and she spent a good amount of time with tech support). Once she was done, she reinstalled Firefox on her machine and said to me, “Kevin, did you know that Firefox has personas now? You can customize the look of the browser. Kinda neat.”

I imagine the blank look on my face was the first sign that I was clueless.

Turns out, Firefox has personas now. What’s that? The team at Mozilla has taken the basic concept that iGoogle uses for their custom home page and expanded it to the browser itself. Choose from personas on their site, or create your own using the tools on the site.

It’s not for everybody, and not every persona looks amazing when competing with your bookmarks and the like. But if you find something you like, give it a shot. It’s free, and only takes a few minutes to install.

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Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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