View Formatted Source - cleans it all up - indents nested DIV's etc. Very handy.
W3C compliance checker
User Agent Switcher (this is a must have in any SEM's toolbox in my opinion)
Live HTTP headers - great debugging tool
I found a couple of good ones I didn't have like gmail manager. Thanks.
Here are a few you don't have:
- SpellBound - spell checking for forms
- Always Remember Password - Now FF can remember all those pwds just like Opera
- Paste and Go - makes FF's address bar act a bit more like Opera
+ most of the ones already mentioned.
* User Agent Switcher
* Web Developer Toolbar
* Tabbed Browsing
* Session Saver
* Proxy Switcher
* Add Bookmark Here
* Search Status
* Live Headers
* Mouse Gestures
* PDF Download
* Wayback Machine (with right click)
Synchronize bookmarks was another goodie, but not sure if it got updated yet.
I have a real knack for installing EVERY one I come accross and then screwing FF up beyond all recognition where about 3/4 of 'em work:)
Some of these save a ton of time though doing simple research stuff.
Anybody found a decent cache viewer? Yes, about:cache works, but has anybody found anything a bit more advanced that they like?
Extensions (enabled: 19, disabled: 1):
* Bookmark Backup 0.3.1
* ChromEdit 0.1.1.1
* ColorZilla 0.8.3.1
* DOM Inspector 220.127.116.11
* Fangs 0.9.4
* Furl Tools 0.6 [disabled]
* Greasemonkey 0.6.4
* IE View 1.2.7
* InfoLister 0.9c
* Link Toolbar 18.104.22.168
* LinkChecker 0.4.5
* Nightly Tester Tools 1.0.3b
* Performancing 1.2
* QuickNote 0.6.0.2
* Sage 1.3.6
* Screen grab! 0.6
* SearchStatus 1.15
* Talkback 22.214.171.124
* User Agent Switcher 0.6.8
* Web Developer 1.0.2
this list is courtesy of infolister plugin..
sometimes one bogs everything up.. but so far have managed to update most of the relegated ones myself if updates are not automatic.. also might be time for a spring clean as I've either forgotten some of them or maybe it's just that I use them so much I expect them to be there?
*adblock -- makes the net a pleasant place again
Web Dev Toolbar
Paypal Send Money
Coop, is this one any good?
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Has no one mentioned Aardvark?
Trouble is, there are so many, and some duplicate/overlap. You could spend all day playing with them... and get no work done.
Disable targets for downloads
Add bookmark here
Loren Ipsum generator
My must haves:
ScrapBook - very handy at capturing pages and adding notes & or highlights for later reference (captures as a web page so links and everything still work, great for keeping track of SERP's)
Search Engine Ordering - organize engines in the list as well as add ANY sites search to the bar
Html Validator - lets me see with a glance at the status bar if my pages validate
SpellBound - Very handy!
Tab Mix Plus - best tab enhancer IMHO
TargetAlert - no more surprise PDF, email or download links. Also can show which links are labeled rel=nofollow
Web Developer - a billion tools in one!
Mouse Gestures - I didn't think I'd like this at first, now I'm lost in IE, these make everything just a bit faster
Adblock Filterset.G Updater is a great addition to Adblock. Once a week it dl's freshly added common ads. I never have to add anything myself anymore - it seems to get tham all.
ReloadEvery is one I like a lot.
Google PageRank status, of course.
Man, it took Flashblock long enough to show-up in the thread - I couldn't surf the net without it.
One I like that I don't think anyone has mentioned is MeasureIt. You can quickly draw a rectangle on the screen and get the hight/width in pixels.
Yeah, MeasureIt is neat.
dreamcatcher, I seen that one but wasn't quite what I was hoping for. There is one called "Cache View" that used to be freeware but is now shareware. Google that search phrase and you'll find it. I see another extension but it is so new I hesitate to install it:
I guess I'm just not as brave as SuzyUK ;)
Running 29 extensions right now. About a half dozen may get the boot next time I do house cleaning. Here are a few:
Pearl Crescent Page Saver - Really slick. Takes full page screenshots and saves as .png file.
Auto Copy - Must have.
ColorZilla - Really nice to have.
Vertigo - Must have for me. (Reduced width to minimum, which is 50px or so.) At least one of my other extensions make Vertigo scrollable. Love it.
All-in-one-Gestures - Handy; once you learn the gestures that you'll be using. I taped a list on the side of my box, forced myself to be diligent in use, and picked it up fast.
View Source Chart - Don't use it much, but nice to have.
Firesomething- Fun. Deleted defaults and customized.
Yellowpipe Lynx Viewer Tool
MeasureIt - Got it. Like it.
The latest version of Web Developer does this also.
Miscellaneous > Display Ruler
The Web Developer version will 'freeze' the page. Refreshing unlocks this. I much prefer MeasureIt, though don't actually use it much.
dreamcatcher, I seen that one but wasn't quite what I was hoping for.
Ok, coop, no problem. I like MeasureIt. Not seen that before. Very cool.
One that has not been mentioned is Text Size Toolbar. It adds 3 buttons to the toolbar - increase, decrease, normal - so changing text size is just one click away.
I'm not familiar with that, but use keyboard shortcuts.
CTRL 0 = 'normal'
Yes, I know the keyboard shortcuts - and CTL-scroll wheel too, but when my fingers are on the mouse, I don't want to lift them off to hit the keyboard keys, or to click View>Text Size>Increase. That's an additonal useful option to have.
BTW, Synchronize Bookmarks works on the latest FF version.
Nobody's mentioned ScrapBook? A superb extension. History Menu is a new discovery, but it works soooo much better than digging through the history sidebar.
Here's my current list:
* Download Statusbar
* Live HTTP Headers
* Web Developer
* Adblock Plus
* Adblock Filterset.G Updater
* History Menu
* Leak Monitor
The sheer breadth of customization you can apply to Firefox has to be one of its best features.
Has anyone ever heard of a great tool for Firefox (or any browser for that matter) that will check links after a page loads and display bad links right on the page (crossout line) to save the aggravation of clicking on a bad link just to be taken to another useless page? Seems so simple and convenient, yet I have never seen this great tool!
Disable Targets For Downloads - This is a workaround for a bug in firefox that opens blank windows when you try to download something.
WellRounded - This is a look-and-feel kind of thing.; It adds rounded edges to the location bar, search bar, find bar, and all manor of other toolbars on your browser.
BB Code - Adds BBCode/HTML/XHTML formating to the context menu for forums like www.webmasterworld.com. I can not stress how usefull this is if you post much on forums.
User Agent Switcher - There are many uses for this: 1) When sites won’t let you do something unless you are using IE 2) Impersonate googlebot to see cloaking and get access to sites that require you to be logged in. Impersonating googlebot does not always work but sometimes it does.
Print Image - Adds “Print Image…” when you right click on one.
Roboform - You can only get this extension if you buy Roboform. I love it. It keeps track of all my passwords for me. It can even generate passwords.
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I like refspoof.
Allows you to spoof the referer. I find it useful for testing when a page acts disfferently depending on where you came from.
funandgames.. not exactly what you're after I think
but LinkChecker 0.4.5 [addons.mozilla.org] does this, though you have to click one button to highlight good/bad links on a page, I suppose it would be too much spidering if all links were to be checked all the time?
Coop me not brave, if it's already broken I can't do it much more harm ;)
fangs for instance still works with a manual adjustment to the version number as do many others
My personal favorite is the "Abe Vigoda current status." It puts a cute little picture of him at the bottom right of your browser and tells you he's still alive (for now).
Haven't seen this extension yet but one I know I couldn't live without.
I can't believe I didn't know of this Adsense Notifier.
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