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Open Blocked/Country Specific Websites in Firefox with Blue Box

While visiting websites, one often comes across such websites which are restricted access to certain countries. For example, popular video sharing service Vimeo is not available for web surfers in Pakistan. One way to get around this access problem is, well, to change countries. However, this solution can more than often prove to be costly and time consuming. The other way around this, which is far more easier, is to change your surfing location virtually. This is possible by using web proxies which link the user to a server present in a foreign country which routes and links all their internet traffic.

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Luckily, Firefox’s huge add-on library has some great tools of accomplishing this task. Blue Box Proxy is a Firefox extension which allows users to access blocked websites in their area by temporarily having their internet traffic routed via proxy servers on foreign locations.

Once the Firefox add-on for Blue Box Proxy is installed, a context menu is added to Firefox’s right-click functions which enables the user to select “Open with Blue Box”. This will open a new tab in Firefox which will then link the website to the user’s browser via an external proxy server in a country where the desired website isn’t blocked.

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Upon testing, we found that Blue Box Proxy works fine for almost all major websites which are blocked for certain countries. For instance, we were able to open Vimeo using Blue Box Proxy.

Blue Box Proxy is available as a free add-on to Firefox and is compatible with almost all Firefox versions up to Firefox 4.0. It can be downloaded and installed via this link.

XMarks: Password Bookmark Synchronization Software

Xmarks offers bookmark synchronization; that is you can access your favorite bookmarks from anywhere, for simplifying the process there is an Add-on for Firefox, Chrome, Safari (Mac), Internet Explorer, which helps you to synchronize your bookmarks across multiple computers and even multiple browsers. I would suggest you for using this Add-on with Firefox .

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This is very useful Add-on for all the people who work on multiple computers at home and office; they can easily sync their bookmarks and passwords from their home computer to office computer. Xmarks Firefox is quite easy to install and just with not much configuration you will be able to synchronize all your bookmarks.

Here are quick steps to sync your bookmarks and passwords through Xmarks:

  • Register yourself on Xmarks website.
  • Download Xmarks for Firefox from here.
  • Once you installed Xmarks in Firefox, you just need to Run Setup Wizard as shown below.

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  • Click on the Next Button shown below.

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  • If you have not created an account earlier you can create now, or skip through if you have already created an account. You will skip this step ,if you are setting it up from another computer.

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  • Enter you’re your username, password in the screen shown below.

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  • Once you enter username and password, it will ask you whether you would like to synchronize passwords, select no and click on next.

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  • A Dialogue box will appear and you need to click ” Next”.

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  • Following windows will appear.

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  • After that your bookmarks are uploaded to the server. Now whenever you want to sync your bookmarks or passwords and just click on “Synchronize now” as shown below.

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Xmarks also gives you options like synchronizing as soon as you open your browser or close browser, saving passwords and automatic synchronization. You can choose your preferences according to your requirement.

Hope you found this Add-on useful. Which add-on you use to synchronize your bookmarks from one computer to another?