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  • Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

    Without getting into the great debate of which browser is better. One thing I like about Firefox are the addons which are available for it. There are so many now, and you wonder which ones are worth it. Maybe collectively we can share our experiences with different addons.

    I personally like XMarks (formerly foxmarks) and colortabs.
    -XMarks - If you have Firefox on different computers, you can synchronize the same bookmarks on each computer.
    -colortabs - each tab you open is a different color.

    Which ones have you tried and like?

    Here are a couple of addon links:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
    http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...0&oq=firefox+a

    BTW: Thunderbird also has addons :-)
    |TG| RoadWarrior

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    Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

    NoScript. Enough said.

    For anyone from the moderately security concious to the paranoid, this plugin is something that could arguably become a standard feature in web browsers to come. It's definitely ahead of it's time.

    http://noscript.net/

    I won't use anything but Firefox with NoScript. There's just no functionality like it available anywhere else.

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    • #3
      Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

      As great as NoScript might be for the browser, it might not be a tool you'll find in a web designer/developer's box. I wouldn't want my browser to automatically by default block JS, Flash, and other scripts. It's great if you are surfing on a public computer. I find it's a pain to go and add every new website I come across to the exceptions list.

      Anyways, I'm pretty sure there was another thread where a whole bunch of us posted our addons. I'm sure it's somewhere in the back pages of this section.

      I current use:

      Abuction!
      Adblock Plus with Adblock Filterset.G Updater
      Basics
      Cooliris
      Download Statusbar
      DownloadHelper
      FFMyIP
      Firefox Throttle
      GooglePreview
      Greasemonkey
      IE Tab
      Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
      Move Media Player (think it's for FOX's Flash videos)
      Open Image In New Tab
      PackingMapping.com Extension
      PDF Download
      Personas for Firefox
      Zotero
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      • #4
        Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

        NoScript, and I don't mind the need to add sites, as I see a lot less ads by simply adding known ad sites to the black list.

        Similarly, FlashBlock prevents potentially hostile Flash from running until I say it's ok.

        These two let me visit potentially hostile sites without fear of immediately getting pwned by active content.

        I also run PDF Download, to avoid accidentally clicking on a PDF file, as they often take forever to load, compared to a regular web page. With the recent vulnerabilities in Acrobat, this also makes my browsing safer.

        I find myself now doing web dev, and I find Firebug indispensable. It shows the DOM structure and the lines of CSS that apply to an element, and how they were inherited.

        Forecastbar Enhanced is a nice way of quickly checking the weather. It displays the 3-day weather forecast in the status bar.

        I use Chatzilla as my IRC client.
        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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        • #5
          Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

          Currently running:

          DownThemAll
          FEBE
          FoxClocks
          FoxTabs
          Greasemonkey
          Google Preview
          Imageshack Toolbar
          PDF Download
          RSS Ticker
          Xmarks

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          • #6
            Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

            Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
            Anyways, I'm pretty sure there was another thread where a whole bunch of us posted our addons. I'm sure it's somewhere in the back pages of this section.
            Before I made this post I assumed this same thing, did numerous searches for any topic that contained the word Firefox and nothing about addons appeared. If there is something, it isn't easy to find.

            Thanks to all for sharing, there are a number of addons that I didn't know existed or saw them but didn't know if there was value to install or not...
            |TG| RoadWarrior

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            • #7
              Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

              favorite? Greasemonkey! :)

              It makes TG go from this:
              [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~whiskeysix//screens/search-before.jpg[/media]

              ..to this:
              [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~whiskeysix//screens/search_results.JPG[/media]


              details: http://www.tacticalgamer.com/wiki/in...p/Greasemonkey


              http://www.tacticalgamer.com/wiki/in...p/Greasemonkey

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              • #8
                Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                Searched for "firefox addons" and found this:

                http://www.tacticalgamer.com/hardwar...ns-thread.html

                (It didn't turn up with "firefox addon". Google didn't find it with the singular, either.)
                Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                • #9
                  Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                  W6, I see you have a way to filter out forums with your Greasemonkey setup. Do you have a way to get more threads per page? I start my session by clicking New Posts (I have a bookmark to that), go to page 2 of the results, then edit the URL to go back to page 1 and select 250 results per page (which the server truncates to 200, but it's an easy URL edit to change the 25 to 250 by replacing the end of the URL with "0"). It would be great if I could get 200 results per page on the first New Posts invocation.
                  Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                  snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                  Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                  • #10
                    Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                    Greasemonkey

                    Personas with Squinty's digital camo.

                    Xmarks for synchronizing my bookmarks between home, work, and laptop.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                      If I only had one...

                      Firebug hands down.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                        Maybe it's the old fashionness in me, but I still stick with a external editor and browse through the CSS/JS/XHTML myself. I also use Filezilla instead of something like FireFTP (uninstalled it about 2 months back).

                        Edit: Adding Firebug just to see some of the novelty features like "CSS Metrics".
                        Last edited by Acreo Aeneas; 06-02-2009, 09:55 PM.
                        |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
                        TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
                        Former 9th & 13th

                        Pronounciation: Eh-Cree-Oh Ah-Nay-Ess
                        Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





                        SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

                        TG Primer and Rules

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                        • #13
                          Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                          Site Launcher
                          Personas with the FireFox Robot Theme

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                          • #14
                            Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                            I'll list off all the ones I'm using starting with the blatantly obvious ones...

                            NoScript
                            Ad Block Plus
                            Download Status Bar
                            DownThemAll
                            DT Whois
                            Flagfox
                            Imagebot
                            M$ .NET blah blah
                            Simple RSS Reader

                            And by far my most favourite besides adblock and noscript would be
                            Smart Bookmarks Bar

                            Damnit Blizzard, fix ZvT already >.<
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                            • #15
                              Re: Firefox Users: What are your favorite addons

                              Adblock+ and compact menu 2. That'd be it for me.
                              It's Gaming
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