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#26 2009-09-19 13:07:08

sirphobos
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Registered: 2009-07-23
Posts: 52

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

4chan 0.4.5.14
Adblock Plus 1.1.1
Download Statusbar 0.9.6.5
Fission 1.0.9
Gmail Notifier 0.6.3.11
Greasemonkey 0.8.20090123.1
Nightly Tester Tools 2.0.2
Stylish 1.0.6
Tiny Menu 2.0.1

Last edited by sirphobos (2009-09-19 13:08:16)

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#27 2009-09-21 01:19:52

charlie01
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Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

CoolIris 3d web browser is pretty cool,,When im searching for wallpapers or anything visual its a great tool
and i also like NetVideo Downloader,,,Other than those two,,I dont use many addons.

For the netbook fans out there,,,,Tiny menu is terrific because you can customize your browser to make it thinner for more screen room.

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#28 2009-09-27 02:52:49

Jstuck044
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From: Somewhere in Pennsylvania
Registered: 2009-09-10
Posts: 32

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

I only use one extension:  Flashblock (especially on the laptop, those flash ads not only kill bandwidth but drain the battery on my laptop)


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#29 2009-09-27 04:18:57

tawan
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Registered: 2009-01-30
Posts: 385
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

To minimize the interface is my main concern

autoHideStatusBar

CompactMenu2


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#30 2009-09-28 00:41:45

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Registered: 2009-03-02
Posts: 33

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

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#31 2009-10-01 18:55:41

medianmajik
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Registered: 2009-01-11
Posts: 71

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

Compact Menu 2
Greasemonkey
Greasefire <-auto notifies of available scripts for current webpage
Better Gmail 2, Better Reader, Better Calendar
iMacros for Firefox <-records and automates common tasks
Adblock, No Script
AutoPager <-- works great on forums
AutoCopy

Used sometimes:
DownloadHelper
Foxy Proxy
Google Gears
Flashblock
User Fast Switcher
Aardvark

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#32 2009-10-03 18:55:30

gamerchick02
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From: Saginaw, MI
Registered: 2009-08-04
Posts: 42
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

I use:

Adblock
Greasemonkey (with a couple of Gawker and Consumerist scripts)
Shareaholic
Tomfox (an addon that works with Tomboy Notes)

Granted, I'm using Flock, so I have blogging, twitter, email and photp upload included.  :-D

Amy


blog|identi.ca|twitter|friendfeed|Get Flocked!
System76 machines: Pangolian Performance (Ubuntu) and Starling Netbook (UNR/Crunchbang)

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#33 2010-02-14 19:26:43

lordkrandel
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Registered: 2009-09-28
Posts: 8

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

My one and only,
Vimperator (http://vimperator.org)

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#34 2010-02-14 19:27:55

extraspecialbitter
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From: Cochituate, MA
Registered: 2009-01-21
Posts: 395
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

I use forecastfox and gmail manager.

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#35 2010-02-14 20:02:13

kmason
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From: Tempe, AZ, USA
Registered: 2010-02-04
Posts: 54
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

On Swiftfox on my netbook:

FireFTP
Fission
Locationbar²
Omnibar
Personal Menu

None on my Desktop, as I am still in the process of configuring everything on the #! install there. (I do have stuff on my Windows 7 install of it, but I don't feel like talking about what I have installed on Windoze on a Linux forum).


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#36 2010-02-15 15:31:55

pablokal
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From: Nijmegen, Holland
Registered: 2009-12-11
Posts: 232
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

couldn't live without adblock plus, xmarks, evernote webclipper, dowlnoadstatusbar.
Very useful for direct reference as the note is stored in the sidebar is list.it (mostly use it for storing RS links with password)
Image fetcher and linkification are useful but no longer supported in the newest firefox 3.6


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#37 2010-02-15 18:39:37

benj1
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From: Yorkshire, England
Registered: 2009-09-05
Posts: 1,084

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

omnibar, fission, compact menu 2 -- to claim back some screen space

download statusbar -- i don't need more windows

url2link -- turns plain text web addresses into hyperlinks

ad block plus


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#38 2010-10-22 09:55:55

Digit
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From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

FEBE backs up your extensions, themes, bookmarks, preferences, passwords, cookies and just about everything else Firefox offers (it can even backup/restore your entire profile). You can selectively restore only the items you need. For instance, you may just want your bookmarks restored and leave everything else as it was.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2109/


at last!   woohoo!

i've wanted something like this for aaaaaages.

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#39 2010-10-22 10:21:02

nwillettjeffries
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Registered: 2009-02-10
Posts: 51

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

Installed right now in Iceweasel on Statler A2:
Downthemall - easily the best download manager I've ever used. I use chrome on my windows side, but I keep firefox with DTA installed as it is sometimes needed and chrome's built in download manager is lolzy bad.

LastPass - How I keep track of my gazillion character random passwords...

TabMixPlus - until duplicate tab is a default setting in firefox, this stays.

Torbutton - For any anonymous browsing needs...

Link Target Display / Compact Menu 2 - First one allows me to hide my status bar. Second, makes the File menu bar into a small icon... I need all the screen real estate I can get on my netbook.

Have Had Installed in the Past:
AdBlockPlus - When I reinstalled #! I was using this but then I felt guilty about basically destroying the revenue source that supports my favorite sites. Yes, I know you can whitelist sites, but after the nth time of doing that after switching distros I just got lazy and stopped...

Omnibar - I used this until I realized it's way easier just to go into about:config and change keyword.url.

LocationBar2 - Like this extension but doesn't really change my life and I've been trying to keep firefox's extensions to a minimum since it already runs like a dog on my netbook.

^^^Ditto for Fission, Downloadstatusbar.

All in One Sidebar - Experimented with this on the netbook and ultimately decided that it was a system hog and really not much more convenient than firefox's defaults. But seriously, firefox needs to get the ability to open bookmark manager, history, and downloads in a tab, which is how chrome handles these things.

Speedial/Fast Dial - These are cool but the thumbnails just don't handle gmail, google reader, well and end up looking really ugly. Firefox could learn so much from Chrome's new tab page...

Last edited by nwillettjeffries (2010-10-22 10:31:22)

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#40 2010-10-22 16:10:33

murraythegoz
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From: Milan Area, Italy
Registered: 2009-04-29
Posts: 77

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

In strict alphabetical order:
ASNumber (for internet sites inspection)
BetterGmail2
FEBE (wonderful backup tool for both extensions and config)
Foxyproxy (to switch direct/tor/company PAC)
Ghostery (to check all that nasty statistics sites)
Live Ip address (to know your address)
Mozilla Archive Format (mostly to read Internet Explorer MHT files)
Noscript
ShowIP (to see remote site IP address)
Xmarks (since I use both chromium and Firefox/iceweasel on 2 different laptops)


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#41 2010-10-23 05:13:24

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From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 4,148
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

nwillettjeffries wrote:

AdBlockPlus - When I reinstalled #! I was using this but then I felt guilty about basically destroying the revenue source that supports my favorite sites.

I understand what you mean about feeling guilty, but how exactly would your favourite sites get any revenue from your viewing of the ads? Because once in a while you might buy something? Or do you mean by promoting the use of adblockers by people in general you'd undermine their revenue?

btw, my faves:
Adblock Plus (!)
Flashblock  (good for slower boxes, and just to clean things up, much like adblocking)
Inline Google Definitions  (definitions in a popup)
ScrapBook  (excellent - try synchronising your scrapbook folder between computers with Dropbox!)
Text Link  (maybe the best text-to-link convertor)

Last edited by johnraff (2010-10-23 05:20:25)


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#42 2010-10-24 16:22:23

Tunafish
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From: the Netherlands
Registered: 2010-03-07
Posts: 1,204

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

Not mentioned here yet:
Cookiesafe (blocks all cookies, unless you allow them)
Firefox Sync (instead of Xmarks)
Googlesharing
https-everywhere (from Electronic Frontier Foundation, great addon, https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere )
Readability (reading and printing of news articles in a nicer way)
ShowGo (always show go button)

Some other favorites:
Adblock Plus, Ghostery, Read It Later, All-in-one Sidebar

Last edited by Tunafish (2010-10-26 13:11:03)


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#43 2010-10-24 16:57:54

slapfish
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From: Athens, Greece
Registered: 2009-10-22
Posts: 601

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

Actually I have a lot of them:

Adblock plus
Auto copy
Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics
bug489729
Fast Dial
Favicon Picker
Find Toolbar Tweaks
Fission
Forecastfox Weather
Greek-English Spelling dictionary
Hide Caption Titlebar Plus
Intelligent Middle Clickums
NoScript
OpenDownload
Personal Menu
Reload Tab on Double-Click
Smart Stop/Reload
Tabs on top
Webmail Notifier
Zotero

and maybe I'll add some of yours too... smile

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#44 2010-10-25 16:30:59

nwillettjeffries
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Registered: 2009-02-10
Posts: 51

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

johnraff wrote:
nwillettjeffries wrote:

AdBlockPlus - When I reinstalled #! I was using this but then I felt guilty about basically destroying the revenue source that supports my favorite sites.

I understand what you mean about feeling guilty, but how exactly would your favourite sites get any revenue from your viewing of the ads? Because once in a while you might buy something? Or do you mean by promoting the use of adblockers by people in general you'd undermine their revenue?

What bothers me about AdBlock is that I can't universally condone it's use. If everyone used AdBlock, the revenue source that makes much of the internet financially possible would not be viable. So to answer your question, it's the general principle of the thing more than anything else. Clearly my blocking ads isn't going to show up in any meaningful way on anyone's balance sheet.

Of course, it's pretty clear that all internet users are not going to suddenly all adopt AdBlock, so it's little more than principle. Then again, it's not obvious to me that that fact should bear on the ethics of AdBlock. If (hypothetically) AdBlock is unethical in some way, then whether or not everyone uses AdBlock shouldn't change the underlying morality.

In the past, the way I've justified using AdBlock to myself has been through the white list. I white list sites that I use frequently, particularly if they have non-annoying (i.e. not flash, no sound, no pop-ups), reasonably relevant ads. This struck me as a good compromise. I could support the sites I like and consistently benefit from, while still blocking the more obnoxious ads that abound on the web.

But then I got lazy. I also started switching browsers a lot. In other words, I stopped using the white list. So I had to decide: is it better to support the sites I like and put up with the obnoxious stuff, or block the obnoxious stuff but also not support the sites I like. Judging that it was unfair for me to penalize all the sites I benefit from for my laziness, I opted to stop using AdBlock and put up with the occasional obnoxious ad.

So that's the long version, I guess. Really hope this doesn't derail this thread in any way, as that was not my intention...

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#45 2010-10-26 03:26:58

johnraff
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From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 4,148
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Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

@nwillettjeffries That sounds sensible.


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#46 2010-10-26 07:32:58

nomalab
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From: Finland
Registered: 2010-10-25
Posts: 7

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

I use just these three:

Flashblock
Read It Later
Delicious


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#47 2010-10-26 09:43:41

GFC
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From: Cosenza, Italy
Registered: 2010-10-18
Posts: 9

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

Look next post, please erase me.

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#48 2010-10-26 10:10:59

GFC
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From: Cosenza, Italy
Registered: 2010-10-18
Posts: 9

Re: Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons

Foxclocks- great if you work with people in foreign countries, puts a bar with any number of international clocks  just a flag, the name of the city and the local time in that city. Fast and simple. No bloated Windoze clocks.

FlashGot- save "all" , plus video downloading from streaming sites are alone enough to justify this one

FEBE - Total backup for firefox. Great for sync. different computer or
for backing up your config before reinstalling a new OS. Great for transition
from windows to linux. In my windows days I left Mozbackup when I found out it didn't exist
for Linux, so no cross-platform!!!!!
I am still looking for something like this for thunderbird (cross-platform backup,
like mozbackup but for linux too.) Can someone help me?

FastestFOX: a little bit of candy I have grown accustomed to. WIkipedia,
youtube searches at a click. Too bad they don't support more search sites, it should
be really easy for them. I suspect commercial and business reasons.

Multi Row Bookmarks Toolbar : makes the bookmarks 3 row high, and gives it a scroll
for further rows. 
It clutters I know, but I just don't look at the stuff i put in the favorites menu.
I keep it nice and clean with 2 rows of short named links.

Incredible Bookmarks: Incredible bookmarks.

Read it later: fast save page, for those times you see something good, but no time to read. Good archive.

Zotero: Automatic capture of citation information from web pages, excellent time saver for anything.
Even if you're not a researcher, having whatever you write with professionally cited webpages and
sources automatically , gives you that professional touch.


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FireFtp
ColorfulTabs

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