5 Addons to Make Firefox Behave Like Google Chrome

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How can make Firefox behave like Google Chrome browser? When you compare Google Chrome with Firefox, Google Chrome naturally beats Firefox for its speed and minimalist appearance.  Apart from this there are more Chrome features I wish to have in Firefox.  We can get some of the features of Chrome in Firefox with the help of add-ons.  This post is dedicated to it.

Firefox like Google Chrome

1. Stop repeated alerts

Google Chrome has the ability to stop repeated pop up alerts. Repeated alerts are nuisance for people who visit the site.   Now we can implement this feature in Firefox, using Alertcheck Firefox add on.

Block Alerts

2. Integrate address bar with the search bar

We can integrate address bar with the search bar in Firefox easily using Omnibar Firefox add on. After installing this add-on, just type keyword, leave a space and then type the word you wish to search and the search results open immediately.

3. Convert websites to applications

Google Chrome has the ability to convert websites to applications which can be directly accessed from the desktop. We can obtain the same feature with Mozilla Prism Firefox add on.  With this Firefox add on, you can convert websites into applications, by selecting ‘Convert website into application’ from the ‘Tools Menu’.   Though this Firefox add on is not as good as one from Google Chrome, you can try this.

4. Select and go

In Google Chrome you can select a url in text format, right click and select “Go to” to open the url in new tab.  Though select and search feature is available in Chrome by default, this feature is not available in Firefox yet.  This feature can be made available in your Firefox browser using Right-Click-Link Firefox add on.

RightClickLink Firefox

5. Show most frequently used sites, bookmarks in new tab

Firefox by default opens the empty page when you open the new tab.  Though this is simple, it will be more useful if it shows you the list of most visited sites and bookmarks.  New tab jump start Firefox add-on achieves this task. When you open new tab, your new tab is now loaded with frequently used sites and bookmarks.

What I miss more is the ability to move tabs, attach and detach tabs easily?  What do you feel missing in this list?  Please share it in comments.

Guest author Girish Mony blogs at Browsomatic about how to optimize your Firefox browser with addons based upon your needs. You can subscribe to his blog to get more updates in  future. Image by brucknerite under CC. You can guestblog here and share your Firefox tips.

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author

10 comments on “5 Addons to Make Firefox Behave Like Google Chrome

  1. venkat says:

    Google toolbar for Firefox also comes enabled with new tab page of Chrome .

    • Girish Mony says:

      You are correct. I checked both. Since ‘New Tab Jump Start’ Firefox add on is exclusively for new tab purpose. I added it.

  2. Julian says:

    for addition
    there is Chromifox Theme which obviously converts the Mozilla Firefox’s look into Google Chrome’s

    and also when browsing on Firefox, try to hit the F11 :)

    best regards

  3. Joe says:

    What a stupid article. Rather than jumping thru hoops to get Firefox to behave like Chrome, why don’t you just download and use Chrome?

    • QuickOnlineTips says:

      Some people like Firefox more than Chrome. This helps them get extra functionality.

  4. Girish Mony says:

    Sorry if my article sounds stupid to you.

    If your only concern is speed and minimalist appearance, then Google Chrome is the best choice. I too like Chrome for speed and minimalist appearance. If you consider other features, then you should use Firefox. There are more areas where chrome should grow more.

  5. hasitha says:

    Great article Girish. Finally found the solution!

  6. Phaedrah says:

    I like firefox better, despite the fact that chrome is a bit faster overall, java crashes far too often and makes much of the activity i do online very tedious for me. with this article i was able to add all the features i liked best about chrome. thanks so much!

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