What FireFox Extensions do You Use? 16 replies

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marvinmatthew

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#1 12 years ago

Alright, list your extensions, and say what each extension does. Then, pick your favorite extension, and tell us why it's your favorite. Maybe we can expose each other to some terrific extensions that not everyone knows about.

Here I go: -Adblock (Pop-up blocker) -NoScript (Keeps potentianlly mallicious scripts from running, unless I tell NoScript to allow a script (like java) to run on certian sites (like GF).) -Tab Mix Plus (adds more functionalities to the tabs) -Adblock Filterset.G Updater (Updates the adblock library) -ForecastFox (weather extension) -McAfee SiteAdvisior (informs you if a site your on is clean or mallicious) -RSS Ticker (a good RSS extension)

My Favorite: McAfee SiteAdvisior- McAfee has indexed a massive number of sites that this extension utilizes. When your on a page, the siteadvisor button is sits on the lower toolbar in FireFox, and changes colors (green, yellow, red) to tell you if the site you're on is safe or not.

If you click on the button, you have the option of viewing a report about that particular site, and why it recieved the color it did (here's the report for GF).

Lastly, it also integrates itself into Google. When you do a Google search, each result has a circle next to it, and the circle is the safety color of that site.

I recomend it to everybody.




Chris

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#2 12 years ago

I use:

- Homeland Security Level - RSS Ticker - ForecastFox - delic.io.us And... that's it, I think.




Kilobyte

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#3 12 years ago

ForecastFox. = Weather. Adblock = Block annoying images/ads. BBCode = (Right-click paste quote/image here in Gaming Forums.) Dict = Word Definition, in a tooltip. Image Zoom = Resize images, particularly those small images.. Media Player Connectivity = Open movies in a Media Player, instead of Firefox. Session Saver = Crash Recovery, and more reliable Offline viewing of the last web pages I visited. Sort Extensions and Themes and Sort Downloads = To keep things nice, and neat. Stop-or-Reload Button = Combines the Stop, and Reload buttons, allows for more space. Wayback = If a page has dissapeared from the internet, I can just right-click, and check an older archived version. XE Currency Converter = The need for this comes it handy every now and then.




marvinmatthew

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#4 12 years ago
Monster_user Adblock = Block annoying images/ads.

You might try "Adblock Filterset.G Updater" as it updates the AdBlock filter sets.




Rod Menass

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#5 12 years ago

Adblock - Duh. Flock'd - Really serves no purpose, since most Firefox extensions already work in Flock. Gmail Notifier - Does what it says. ForecastFox - I'm in a basement and am therefore unable to stick my head outside to see what the weather is. Fission - Sticks the progress bar in the address bar, a la Safari. Plus it clears up the space from the bottom. Adblock Filterset.G Updater - Updates the list of blockable material for Adblock from a whole database that you can help update. Leet Key - It helps once in a while with translating stupid geek crap. Tabbrowser Preferences - Makes things a lot easier to use. Customize Google - Removes Google ads on their pages, adds a few things to Google pages for you. Gmail Space - Stores stuff on Gmail accounts, useful due to the 3gb you get. Internote - Sticky notes on pages you visit in Firefox.

Flock has some pretty useful features that unfortunately don't come in extension form, like web snippets (works like Internote, except saves it like it's in Notepad and accessable from every page), Photo bar (allows you to drag pictures directly into Flock and uploads them to your Flickr or Photobucket account), integrated blog posting, and a RSS reader IMO better than that in Firefox.




*Soviet.Power

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#6 12 years ago

I have Adblock and something called Foxy Tunes, which lets you control iTunes from firefox. Its a pretty neat tool, as I nearly always listen to music whilst on the internet.




Homer Gonerson

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#7 12 years ago

Uhh.. Pinball theme? Lol, I've had to reinstall recently, so I don't have any installed (didn't have any before, just Foxy Tunes, it's quite useful, really), I'll find this ad block and some of the others to dl when I get home.




mentalmagic

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#8 12 years ago

ForcastFox, Adblock and Chatzilla that's not really an extension but I thought I'd include it anyways.




*The.Doctor

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#9 12 years ago

Forcastfox, Foxytunes, and Adblock are all i have installed at them moment.




PanAm

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#10 12 years ago

I only use FasterFox. I find it speeds everything up quite nicely.




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