I’ve raved about the wonders of the Camino browser many times before, but one comment I’ve heard from many people is that while they love its Cocoa simplicity and stability, they wish they could tweak just a few more settings to get a few more of the extras they can get on Camino’s cousin, Firefox.
This is where a set of free add-ons called CamiTools comes in handy.
The tools are a series of prefpanes that are added to ~/Library/Application Support/Camino/PreferencePanes, so that they show up the next time you open Camino’s preferences panel. They each do something different.
Some of the extras include a Flash blocker, an images blocker, a toolbar search editor, and an appearance changer (Aqua, Unified or (ugh) Brushed Metal). CamiOptions lets you control use of icons in your bookmarks, change the way Camino identifies itself to web sites (agent spoofing), among other things.
The only downside with using the CamiTools collection is that if you want to make use of all of them, you have a series of six files to download and install separately. Although to be honest, it’s not much more hassle than installing six Firefox extensions or Greasemonkey scripts.
So if Camino appeals to you, but Firefox’s tweakability appeals more, CamiTools might be just the thing to help you make a fairer side-by-side comparison.
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