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lilbond

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#1 11 years ago

Here's a list of useful or interesting Firefox add-ons and extensions I have found (I currently have 57 add-ons and extensions). RSS Feeds: RSS Ticker - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2325/ It automatically updates RSS feeds and you can have them scrolling across the screen. It's also easy to use. Tabbed Browsing: Firefox Showcase - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1810/ Lets you view all your tabs and windows by viewing them all as thumbnails in one window, tab, or sidebar. Hide Tab Bar - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1337/ Lets you hide the entire tab bar using a keyboard shortcut. IE Tab - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1419/ Lets you embed internet explorer into Firefox tabs. In other words, you can display Firefox tabs in Internet Explorer without having to open IE. Page Title Eraser - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2363/ Lets you hide the name of the tab simply by pressing a keyboard shortcut. You can also choose what you want it to display instead of the regular page title. ReloadEvery - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/115/ Gives you the option to reload specific tabs every X number of seconds or minutes. Saving Tabs: LinkWad - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3263/ Allows you to group and save open tabs as a "wad". MorningCoffee - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2677/ Allows you to have firefox automatically open up certain pages, or something like that. It's really useful when there are certain sites you visit often. PermaTabs - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2558/ It's basically what the name says it is. It allows you to have tabs that are permanently open. If you close firefox, they will reload when firefox starts up. Session Manager - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2324/ Saves and restores all opened tabs and windows, even if Firefox unexpectedly crashes. It also lets you reopen closed tabs. Downloading Tools: Batch Downloader - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3104/ First, highlight the images you want and right click and select build gallery from selected links. After it's done loading, right click and select batch download all images. FlashGot - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/220/ I use this with Free Download Manager, a free download manager and accelerator that, for me, has downloaded files at up to 750 kb/s, while firefox downloaded the same file at only 250 kb/s. Forum Tools: BBCodeXtra - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/491/ Allows you to insert BBCode, Html, or Xhtml. Works with all forum types that support these codes. Smiley Xtra - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/375/ Lets you search a fairly large database for smilies and paste them into your posts. Unhide Passwords - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/462/ Allows you to see what you are typing in the password field. As soon as you click anywhere else on the screen, the text you typed becomes hidden again. General Browsing: Advanced Dork - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2144/ To use it, you highlight the text you want to search on google, then right click and go to Advanced Dork. You can choose to search for that term with various operators (e.g. Related:, Define:, Site:, etc.). There is also an option to search on Scroogle.com instead of Google.com iMacros For Firefox - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3863/ Saves time by allowing you to record and replay things such as filling out forms, checking web sites, etc. Link Alert - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3199/ When you hover over any type of link, the cursor will show what type of link it is. Snap Links - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4336/ This extension lets you open multiple links contained in a selected area of a web page. Split Pannel - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3275/ Displays two web pages next to each other in the same window. Translation Tools: FoxLingo - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2444/ It can translate pages into 45 languages. There might be better ones, but this one supports a lot of different languages. Gaming Tools: Game-Monitor Extension - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2634/ Allows you to search for a server in a game, and view its current status. Supports 27 different games. Miscellaneous/Fun Tools: eQuake Alert - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2239/ Alerts you to earthquakes anywhere in the world. By default, your browser will shake proportional to the magnitude of the quake. You can disable this in the options menu though. HostIP.info Geolocation Plugin - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/663/ Simply by hovering over any link on any page, it shows you the IP, location, and coordinates of that server. Leet Key - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/770/ Transforms static or typed text into various forms, includes 1337 (leet), HEX, URL, and many more. To view the full list of what it can transform text into, go here: http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f316/bfpics/leetkey.jpg President Bush Countdown - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3792/ DIsplays the number of days remaining in President Bush's presidency. Time Tracker - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1887/ Tracks how much time you spend on Firefox during each session and since the extension is installed. To view some additional Firefox tools, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Firefox_extensions or https://addons.mozilla.org/.




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#2 11 years ago

Awesome! I use Torrent-Search Toolbar though. It has like 20 something sites... But it has a issue where if you opening it you need to close firefox and start it again...




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#3 11 years ago

I will be using addons from that list for sure.




lilbond

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#4 11 years ago

Here are some more add-ons and extensions.

Conversions:

Change - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3399/ Currency converter. Supports 36 different currencies and is updated daily from the Central European Bank.

FoxClocks - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1117/ Allows you to view the time in almost any time zone. There are many options that allow you to customize it to suit your needs. You can choose where to display it, which time zones to display and how it will display them, color, and more.

Tabbed Browsing:

Ctrl Tab Preview - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2134/ Pressing the Ctrl Tab keys lets you quickly switch between tabs. With this Extension, holding down the Ctrl Tab keys allows you to see a mini image of the tab you are switching to, and the tab before and after it.

Undo Closed Tabs Button - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3082/ It's basically what the name says it is: an extension that allows you to reopen closed tabs.

Clipboard Tools:

Clippings - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1347/ Allows you to save text and for future pasting. You can also organize the saved text into folders.

Advanced Tools:

Greasemonkey - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/748/ A user script manager for Firefox.

DOM Inspector - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1806/ Lets you inspect the DOM of HTML, XML, and XUL pages, and their mail chrome.

Domain Details - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2166/ Finds the IP Address, whois information, search engine stats, server information, and map of the location of the website's server for the site you are viewing.

General Browsing:

TinyUrl Creator - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/126/ Creates shortened url redirects from longer ones. ( Example: http://filefront.com/[/i] becomes http://tinyurl.com/ydpydb when you use TinyUrl.)

URL Fixer - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2871/ Corrects common URL misspellings. Corrects mistakes such as "htt://", "ww.", ".cmo", etc.

Safe Browsing:

WOT - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3456/ Helps prevent phishing, malware, and other types of fraud. Shows you how much other users trust the website you are viewing.

People Searching:

People Search and Public Records Toolbar - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3167/ Allows you to search dozens of different places for the name of a person.




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#5 11 years ago

Advanced Tools:

Web Developer - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/60/ This is a great tool for web developers. It adds a menu and a toolbar with numerous web developer tools.




lilbond

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#6 11 years ago

Here's some more Add-ons and Extensions. Also, could someone please make a search plugin for Filefront.com on http://mycroft.mozdev.org/index.html?

Advanced Tools:

ColorZilla - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/271/ Gives you the ability to get a color reading from any point in the browser and paste it into another program. It lets you zoom the page and measure the distance between 2 points. There is also a DOM spying feature.

Fasterfox - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1269/ A performance and network tweaker for Firefox that lets you tweak your internet and rendering settings.

Firebug - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1843/ A great tool for developers. Allows you to debug, edit, and monitor CSS, HTML, and Javascript live on any web page.

ServerReplace - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1420/ Allows you to replace the current url's server with the server from a bookmark on the bookmark toolbar.

Clipboard Tools:

My IP Viewer - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4316/ Shows your current external IP address and your IP's country. It also lets you copy the IP to your clipboard. Note: My IP Viewer is guaranteed by Softpedia.com to be 100% clean of malware,

viruses, etc. http://www.softpedia.com/progClean/My-IP-Viewer-Clean-62986.html.

Conversions:

FireCal - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3747/ A calculator suite that includes a currency converter, temperature and wind chill converter, color picker and converter, high precision calculations, and mroe.

General Browsing:

TryAgain - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2462/ It will keep attempting to load a wepage when the server isn't found.

Miscellaneous/Fun Tools:

Track Package - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/908/ Tracks packages from UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, Canada Post, TNT, and Purolator.

Water Levels of German Rivers, Wasserstaende Deutscher Fluesse - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4406/ Shows the most recent water levels of dozens of rivers and cities. Updated every 30 minutes.

Search Engines:

Download Statusbar - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/26/ Allows you to more easily manage and view the status of your downloads.

GooglePreview - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/189/ Shows thumbnails of web sites in the search results page in Google and Yahoo.




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#7 11 years ago

Here's a list of useful or interesting Firefox add-ons and extensions I have found. Since I first installed Firefox last November, I have installed over a 100 different extensions, although the most I have had at any point in time is 84, and I currently have 68. Yes, it does slow my browser down somewhat, but I've gotten used to it lol. NOTE: All of the extensions listed below are compatible with the current version of Firefox (2.0.0.3). RSS Feeds: SiteDelta - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4337 Highlights all changes that a webpage has made since your last visit. Tabbed Browsing: Tab Mix Plus - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1122 Gives you many options for customizing your tab bar. One of the options is adding multiple rows of tabs. Tab Effect - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4258 Adds a cool special effect for transitioning between tabs. Tab Catalog - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1937 Shows a thumbnail-style catalog of all open tabs. Aging Tabs - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3542 Causes tabs that aren't being used to fade over time, as well as highlights the current tab. WARNING: this extension may cause some Firefox themes to not work properly. You can view a complete list of compatible themes here: http://en.design-noir.de/mozilla/aging-tabs/ ChromaTabs - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3810 It assigns each web site that you view a certain color. You can also pick which color you want a website to be. Very useful when you have many tabs open at once. WARNING: this extension may be incompatible with certain themes, or extensions that modify tabs. However, ChromaTabs IS compatible with the Tab Mix Plus extension. General Browsing: Fission - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1951 Shows the loading progress of the page in the address bar. The progress bar looks like the one in the Safari browser. Stealther - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1306 Gives you the option of browsing the web without leaving any traces in Firefox. Opera View - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1190 Allows you to view how a web page would look in the Opera browser. Advanced Tools: Font Finder - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4415 It tells you the CSS styles for the highlighted text. FireFTP - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/684 An FTP client for Firefox. Cache View - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2323 Lets you view a cache by right-clicking or going to the Tools menu. You can choose from Google's Cache, Coral's Cache, Wayback Machine's Cache, Dot Cache, Tech Guru's Cache, and Cachebin's cache. MR Tech Local Install - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/421 Gives you many options for configuring your Firefox browser. Web Developer - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60 Adds a toolbar with many different useful tools for web developers. Clipboard Tools: Copy All Urls - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/934 Copies and pastes all the URL's on all open tabs in an easy to read form. There is also a similar Firefox extension here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2069. Extended Copy Menu - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4554 Allows you to choose between copying the selected text in html or as plain, unformatted text. Miscellaneous/Fun Tools: ChatZilla - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16 An easy to use IRC client built into the browser. Translation Tools: Any Key - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3990 Lets you choose from many different languages to type in. The extension includes a reference map that you can use when typing in other languages. Safe Browsing: LeechBlock - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4476 Gives you the option of blocking certain web sites. Search Engines: Add to Search Bar - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3682 Lets you add any search box on a web page to the search bar. You can also download search engine plugins here: http://mycroft.mozdev.org/ NOTE: I already requested a FileFront search plugin a few weeks ago.




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#8 11 years ago

How is it possible that noone mentionned DownThemAll ? ^^ It's a great tool allowing to download all files or customised lists based on regular expressions, or file extension... from the current webpage.

Oh and I think it might be a good idea to create a unique thread about firefox extensions, that would mix the contents of the present one and these two others : http://forums.filefront.com/tech-discussion/299885-how-many-firefox-add-ons-do-you-have.html http://forums.filefront.com/tech-discussion/266824-what-firefox-extensions-do-you-use.html




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#9 11 years ago

I'm going to start focusing more on themes now, since I've pretty much covered the extensions area. I'll still include some extensions in the posts, but not as many.




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#10 11 years ago

Okay, I doubt I'll do themes since the only way test them out is to download them all, and I don't have enough free time to do that. For now, I'll just stick with extensions, and I'll have another list of extensions posted by next Monday.