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    Firefox extensions

    What Firefox extensions do you use? If there are any you particularly recommend then why? A similar question was asked in <!post=May 2004,375,253>May 2004<!/post> but a lot has changed since then.

    Here are the extensions that I use:
    <UL><LI>Adblock Plus 0.5.9.2 - Filters ads from web-pages. Now with whitelisting and synchronization.
    <LI>Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.2.4 - Synchronizes Adblock with Filterset.G - In conjunction with Adblock Plus removes nearly all ads from web pages.
    <LI>Bookmark Backup 0.3.3 - Creates a backup of bookmarks.html each time the browser is closed - I think this is an essential extension.
    <LI>Configuration Mania 1.06.2005070901 - Advanced (hidden) configuration options that are usually only accessible by using about:config
    <LI>Copy URL + 1.3.1 - Copies to clipboard the document's URL along with the title or the selected text. See <post#=484,091>post 484,091</post: > for how this can be used to create clickalble links.
    <LI>IE View 1.2.5 - Open pages in IE via Firefox menus
    <LI>MR Tech Local Install 3.1.0 - Provides the tools needed to install and manage extensions and themes locally.
    <LI>Popup ALT Attribute 1.3.2005092503 - Popups alternate texts of images or others like NetscapeCommunicator(Navigator) 4.x, and show long descriptions in the multi-row tooltip.
    <LI>SpellBound 0.7.3 - Adds spell checker support to web forms and extensions.
    <LI>Tab Mix Plus 0.2.4 - Tab browsing with an added boost.[/list]

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    The only one I use is the Web Developer Extension from Chris Pederick. Its main use is to web developers, and other people interested in peeking under the hood at why a web page is or isn't working properly.

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    I have the following extensions that I use pretty frequently especially the spelling and the dictionary search ones. These two are my favourites!! I also see that I have a few in my extension list that I don't need or want so I am going to remove them when I finish typing this!! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I also see a few in your list that I want to check out! <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

    1. DictionarySearch 0.9.3
    2. SpellBound 0.7.3
    3. QuickTabPrefToggle 0.0.4
    4. PopupAltAttribute 1.3.2005042001
    5. Bookmark Backup 0.3.3
    6. Launchy 4.0.0


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    Re: Firefox extensions

    I've been using:

    1. Resize Search Box 0.0.6
    2. Customize Google 0.28
    3. Bookmark Backup 0.3.3
    4. Tiny URL Creator 1.0
    5. Drag to Tab 0.2
    6. IE View 1.2.5

    I use all of them every day, and find IE View to be most helpful when viewing how pages will look in IE, or, on the rare occasion when Firefox won't display a page correctly.
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    Re: Firefox extensions

    Hi Skitterbug

    I had never used Launchy, it looked promising so I gave it a try and now it is a permanent addition to my list of extensions <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    Hi Tony!

    Okay, I have been revising my extensions and as I mentioned in my earlier post, I have gotten rid of these: Tab Clicking Options, Quick Toggle Preference, and Open Links In. And it isn


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    Re: Firefox extensions

    Hi Phil

    There is no homepage for SessionSaver, instead there is a MozillaZine Knowledge Base article on SessionSaver. The next version of Tab Mix Plus will incorporate most of the SessionSaver features.

    As for the drag & drop feature of miniT, Tab Mix Plus has incorporated this feature from the miniT extension. In addition, one of the new features of Firefox 1.5 is the ability to drag & drop tabs.

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    I loved the Reload every X minute extension. Last year during the Ontario Curling Association playdowns, I was refreshing the results page every 20 minutes manually, until I found the extension.

    I'll have to do some google assisted searching for that now I imagine.
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    Re: Firefox extensions

    Of course, I could simply wait for Tony to post a reply with the results for me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    Hi Tony:
    Nice list. I want to try out many of these. Two extensions I used to have & like no longer seem available. Double click tab header to close & automatic reload every X minutes don't seem available. Here's my list:
    <table border=1><td align=center valign=top>extension</td><td align=center valign=top>description</td><td valign=top>Ai RoboForm Toolbar 6.4.0</td><td valign=top>For filling in forms automatically; I have the paid version; well worth it.</td><td valign=top>IE View 1.2.4</td><td valign=top>View page in IE</td><td valign=top>All-in-one-sidebar 0.5.5</td><td valign=top>Allows you to view downloads, extensions, recent pages, bookmarks, etc. from a side bar.</td><tr><td valign=top>Locate in bookmark folders 0.2.1</td><td valign=top>This is to search bookmarks, but I honestly haven

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    I like these two additional extensions:
    Scrapbook - Allows for easy page captures that are viewed in the Sidebar
    NoScript. - Gives complete control over what JavaScript to display on any given site

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned "Forecast Fox" and "Bug me not"

    Forecastfox places weather icons at the bottom-right of your browser window. BugmeNot helps you avoid hassles with "free registration required" sites, by making it's servioce available from the right click menu

    These should both be available from the "get more extensions" page.

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    I've been playing with one called "Stumble" that puts a button on your bar that serves you a random "cool" web site from a lits of you interests.

    Pretty fun.

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    Re: Firefox extensions

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide, or the 1-Click TagPanel, or even <!post=this StarPost.,438749>this StarPost.<!/post>

    for me the gratest firefox extension of all time is paste and go (Paste and Go extension) not sure why this is not included in the firefox builds themselves.

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