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Favourite Firefox add-ons

39
wraybling says:

I know there are a million "Top 10 Firefox Add-ons" lists around the web, but I thought it would be cool to see what other Customizers are using.

My personal favourites are to preview links and to add thumbnails to search engine results.

What are your favourite add-ons?

05:52 pm, Sunday, April 01, 2007 (10 years ago)
1560
dive says:

Adblock Plus - Blocks ads really effectively.
Colorful Tabs - 'Cause they're fun.
Firebug - Really handy for web development.
FireFTP - An FTP client built right into Firefox.
Gmail Notifier - It's nice to have.
Stop-or-Reload Button - Saves some space in the toolbar by displaying the stop button in place of the reload button only when a page is loading.

07:37 pm (10 years ago)
1464
egolatra says:

that cooliris is nice

07:43 pm (10 years ago)
3345
cthu1hu says:

Adblock - The latest dev build blocks elements before they load.
CustomizeGoogle
User Agent Switcher - For sneaking into registration-required forums by posing as a google bot.
Tiny Menu
ViewSourceWith
Tab Mix Plus
Paste and Go 2
Imglikeopera

08:06 pm (10 years ago)
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aakio says:

Compact Menu and Titlebar Tweaks

09:06 pm (10 years ago)
1553
-_- says:

Chatzilla
Colorful Tabs (fun!)
Download Statusbar
IE Tab

09:18 pm (10 years ago)
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Technigma says:

Adblock Plus - an absolute MUST!
All-in-one Gestures - mouse gestures rock!
McAfee SiteAdvisor - very useful, especially if u download a lot
Linkification - I find it useful
Wizz RSS New Reader - I uninstalled after getting Feedreader, but it was great while I had it

12:58 am (10 years ago)
1408
aMADme says:

stumble upon!

08:35 am (10 years ago)
1521
adz_619 says:

Web Developer Extension.

It helps me so much while I am coding and validating my web pages.

08:41 am (10 years ago)
1481
motorist says:

My Extensions (! MUST HAVE !)
All-in-One Sidebar
ColorZilla
Compact Library Extension Organizer
Ctr-Tab Preview
DOM Inspector
Download Statusbar
Fasterfox
Firefox Extension Backup Extension
FireFTP
Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
Full Screen
Gmail Notifier
Gmail Space
IE Tab
Image Toolbar
MeasureIt
MR Tech Local Install
NoScript
PDF Download
Print/Print Preview
Session Manager
Splash
Sun Cult
Talkback
Torrent-Search Toolbar
Update Notifier
Web Developer

08:54 am (10 years ago)
1521
adz_619 says:

'IE Tab'

Why would you need this.

09:24 am (10 years ago)
1553
-_- says:

Some websites just don't open in FF, so with IE Tab you basically have a tab open (you can open a link in IE tab or just hit some button below to switch to IE engine) where you can use the IE engine to watch that particular website. I found it very handy as i sometime stumble upon incompatible FF websites.

05:59 pm (10 years ago)
469
StriplingRz says:

Download Statusbar is an absolute must!
Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer (because I regularly use 3 computers)
Adblock Filterset G & Adblock Plus
Add Bookmark Here (very convenient if you do a lot of bookmarking)
Image Zoom
NoScript
Sage RSS aggregator
Tab Mix Plus

06:58 pm (10 years ago)
1342
vsm says:

Compact menu

10:44 pm (10 years ago)
39
wraybling says:

adz_619, one web site that comes to mind where IE Tab is useful is Windows Update.

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm surprised more people didn't mention .

I hope you guys who are using Adblock aren't blocking ads on sites that you appreciate, like Custo. As I'm sure you all know, web sites cost money to run and for many sites, ads are the only revenue source.

12:58 am (10 years ago)
1481
motorist says:

ColorZilla... cool extention

09:44 pm (10 years ago)
1481
motorist says:

U can make a color palete 4 photoshop from a web page

09:46 pm (10 years ago)
1481
motorist says:

Sorry not ColorZilla but >Palette Grabber<!
Creates a color palette for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, or Flash based on the current page.

03:57 pm (10 years ago)
2450
Frankenstein says:

I use nabber for colours. Is on tinyapps.org. Way good!

I use gestures compulsively (and with StrokeIt... throughout my system).
Compact menu - Menu
Downloads status bar - nice n easy. minimal if required
Fast video download - works
Tab Catalog - thumbnail for tabs (like a menu). not used unless using loads n loads of tabs

:P

05:46 pm (10 years ago)
301
Aphaits says:

compact menu :)

06:27 pm (10 years ago)
543
craeonics says:

generic browsing:
Adblock Plus - I was online before there were ads, so I'd like to imagine that time still exists.
Download Status Bar - Or in my case, "download icon in the status bar"
Linkification - So I don't have to copy/paste addresses from boards/sites that don't link 'em
Ook - Bookmarks in your context menu
Tiny Menu - More minimalism. But ideally the menu bar should be part of the context menu, just like how Ook treats the bookmark menu.

webdevving:
Firebug - Has turned out to be essential for debugging complex stylesheets. Also rendered obsolete quite a lot of other tools. Use it all the time.
Live HTTP Headers - For tracking browser/server communication
View Cookies - Lists the sites' cookies in the property window
View Dependencies - Very useful. Show exactly what files were loaded

I use more extensions, but these are probably the ones I always install.

07:22 pm (10 years ago)
2450
Frankenstein says:

hey craeonics thanks 4 Linkification intro.

I am currently using gestures and can highlight a link and drag up. But this is hastle. Linkification is lush.

; ]

08:18 pm (10 years ago)
543
craeonics says:

Yep. It rocks. And it's so subtle that I usually don't even notice it doing its magic.

01:23 pm (10 years ago)
1541
dustkt says:

snap links
ui tweaker
tiny menu
ctrl+tab preview

06:31 pm (10 years ago)
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R I P says:

My Favs (if not already listed)

Dog Ears - good if youre reading a really long article (on one page) and want to mark sections of it so you can go back.

FEBE (Firefox Extension Backup Extension) - Backups your entire profile, bookmarks, themes, extensions, history, cache & more so you can transfer them to a different computer or just use it as a backup utility.

Launchy - great extension. creates a right click context menu that opens links/pics/videos in apps installed on your pc. e.g. right click an image - choose open with - photoshop. also replaces the functions of 'i.e. tab' since it lists i.e. as an 'open with' option.

Organize Status Bar - get rid of extension icons you dont need that place themselves on the status bar.

UI Tweaker (Formerly Toolbar Cleanup) - A must for any customizer. has the many options including the 'combine stop and reload button' so you dont need to get the standalone extension.

:)

07:39 am (10 years ago)
1076
vkeios says:

Adblock Plus and noscript of course.
Growl Notification. so I can tell when my downloads are done.
Stumbleupon.
Add Bookmark Here. (though I have too many bookmarks now)
Various "imageboard" extensions.

08:59 pm (10 years ago)
1722
plain-doh says:

Let's see here...

Adblock Plus
Cooliris Previews
Download Statusbar
DownThemAll
FireFTP
FoxyTunes!!
Greasemonkey (just started, seems pretty cool)
IE Tab
PDF Download
And lastly... President Bush Countdown :)

03:15 pm (10 years ago)
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cooliris says:

**** NEW FIREFOX ADD-ON: PICLENS ****

I thought you might be interested in PicLens, our brand new Firefox add-on, currently available at:

piclens.com/firefox/
(and soon coming to Mozilla).

PicLens for Firefox instantly transforms your browser into an immersive, interactive slideshow experience for viewing photos on the web. With just one click, PicLens makes mundane thumbnail images come to life via a full-screen presentation that actually goes beyond the confines of traditional browser window.

We'd be thrilled if you'd try out PicLens, and let us know what you think.

Kind regards,
Alec


08:47 am (10 years ago)
1408
aMADme says:



pretty sweet little addon I recently found

11:21 am (10 years ago)
1759
eragonian says:

Yup! When you posted the link in the Shoutbox, I was on it!

Now it is also my favourite.

01:30 pm (10 years ago)
1727
bigbag says:

My addons:

AdBlock Plus
Adsense Notifier
FasterFox
Mouse Gestures (Very useful!)
Resize Search Box
Screen grab
SearchStatus
Session Manager
Tab Clicking Options

10:23 pm (10 years ago)
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DeeperWeb says:

Some of the great addons I use:

ScrapBook- excellent to bookmark, highlight, comment and save bookmarks for offline use as well.
-the best (not just because it’s mine ;-) Top navigation tools, mapped information, sidebar with access
to results such as answers, news, Wikipedia, videos, podcasts, slides, articles, experts… if you search on Google don’t miss this addon.
OutWit- harvest the web. Transforms any page to excel file with all links++
Cooliris- allows viewing webpage “behind” the link without leaving the present web page.
FoxTab- very sexy and helpful –good for people that work with gazillion opened tabs and can use some visuals to get around

These and other addons are the reason I use Firefox. It makes surfing so much more fun and productive.

04:43 pm (8 years ago)
4449
xesolor says:

Adblock Plus - shove the ads back where they come from!

British English Dictionary - saves the lazy me to check my spellings

Cooliris - you know it's fantastic, same goes to Preview

Flagfox - good to know where the site's from

InstantActions.com Game Launcher - the best BBG on the web

LinkExtend - all your web safety speculation services you need, compacted.

NoScript - bit like AdBlock Plus, another web firewall

RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin - safe download of any flash item on the web.

WebMail Notifier - I got 4 emails (2 Yahoo, 1 Hotmail, 1Gmail), can check all of them under 20 sec

WOT (Web of Trust) - the ultimate web safety add-on, outstripping SiteAdvisor and others by far.

06:16 am (8 years ago)
4173
stagnant45 says:

I rather like having Forcastfox, AdBlock of course, and Status Bar is a must for anyone. Although it would be nice if it knew how to clear torrents automatically!

10:47 pm (8 years ago)
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artist X says:

I use Ad-Block Plus, Gmail Notifier, Fire.FM Toolbar, Stumbleupon, Fox Tab, personas for Firefox. I'm running Firefox 3.5 .

05:10 am (8 years ago)
4834
Radiophonic says:

AdBlock
DownThemAll
Greasemonkey
SearchLoad Options
Stylish

10:51 am (8 years ago)
 
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