Hi! This is Mooquackwooftweetmeow, a collection of stuff by Greg K Nicholson.
Since the demise of the free FeedDemon betas, I'd been using Sharpreader or Wildgrape NewsDesk (depending on what mood I was in) to read RSS feeds. Neither was perfect, but I'd settled on Sharpreader, despite the oh-so-slow notification pop-ups (this on a 2.5GHz machine...). But today I thought I'd give the RSS Reader Panel for Firefox (http://texturizer.net/firefox/extensions/#rssreaderpanel) another try. Guess what? It's pretty good. The Open In Contents Area option now produces a spiffy-looking display, with the option of customising the CSS used (so you can't complain even if you don't like it).
Multiple-desktop-ery is allegedly a somewhat standard feature of Linux desktops; here on Windows, however, it's incredibly cool. Two desktop multifiers for Windows that I've recently used are DoubleDesktop (http://www.fatfreesoft.com/) and VirtuaWin (http://virtuawin.sf.net/).
I had been using Microsoft's Wallpaper Powertoy to rotate my desktop backgrounds; I now use Winwall (http://net-session.com/winwall/). The biggest limitation of Microsoft's Powertoy is that it only recognises GIF (boo!), JPEG and BMP images - i.e. not PNGs. Winwall, however, recognises all four formats (and probably more), and its automatic resizing looks much nicer. The program is closed source, but freeware.
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Big New Tab Button The newest entry: An add-on for Firefox. It makes the New Tab button bigger.
Into the Fire A selected entry: This entry is not a good idea.
Just Give Me A Back Button Another selected entry: An extension to remove the Forward button from Firefox.