Fancypants Browser – Firefox Adds Personas

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.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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