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What Firefox Extensions do you use?

9:35 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is a pretty useful thread idea I got from a forum I run, and I found an awesome screen capture plugin today...so I figure I would share my list:

searchstatus 1.15 - displays pagerank and alexa ranking
roboform - fills in forms/stores passwords (paid)
gmail manager - allows you to manage multiple gmail accounts and shows their status, also alerts you when you get new mail.
split link - supposedly shows you where a redirect link actually redirects you. If I really need to trace soemthing I use HTTP watch and open it in IE
IE Tab - allows you to open IE windows in firefox, good for adcenter
Duplicate tab - allows you to duplicate the current tab to a new tab or window and keeps the history
colorful tabs - ads some color to multiple tabs, a small but helpful change
tabbrowser preferences - control over tab usage, open tab in new window, merge tabs from open windows
bugmenot - fills some registration things with accounts other people created, good for newspaper sites
user agent switch - self explanitory
del.icio.us - portable bookmarking
sage - rss reader
ie view - launches the site in an IE browser
web developer - allows you to turn of css /java etc
pearl crescent page saver - allows you to capture the entire webpage (including things you have to scroll down to) as a png file.

What are your favorite firefox plugins?

7:23 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I saw earlier someone posted about the spellchecker. But that only works for stuff you write into text areas.

I'd like to see a plugin that spellchecks a whole page, like everything between <p> and <h> tags.

7:48 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, Adsense Notifier this is a first extension that I install when I have a new installation. It's sometimes a little funny the way it works but after you login into your account it works flawlessly! Really saves me time or maybe I just check more. :)
9:44 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have found FireBug to be the most helpful debugging tool out there.
12:15 am on May 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My favorites

Search Status 1.15...Pagerank obsession
DownThemAll..........Down Them All :-)
HeaderGetter......... HTTP Header INFO for a link or page
JSview............... View source code of external Js and css
PaletteGrabber....... Creates a Photoshop palette from the current page
ViewSourceChart...... View Formated Source and JS generated code
User Agent Switch.... obvious
ImageZoom ...
ShowIP............... Ip of visited page
MeasureIT ........... A ruler
GoogleBar Lite 4.0.1 (4.1.0&4.1.1 crash on my Firefox)............. better for me than official GB. and run in
Web Developer........ a toolkit bar for WebDev.

2:04 am on May 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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5:04 am on May 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Adsense Notifier
Session Manager
Keywords competition research
IE tab
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9:48 am on May 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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via InfoLister [mozilla.doslash.org] 0.9c :

  • Adblock Plus [bene.sitesled.com]
  • Allow Right-Click [roachfiend.com] 0.3
  • Always Remember Password [extensions.roachfiend.com] 0.5.5
  • BugMeNot [roachfiend.com] 1.3
  • CSSViewer [addons.mozilla.org] 1.0.1
  • CuteMenus - Crystal SVG [cutemenuproject.com]
  • DOM Inspector [mozilla.org] 1.8
  • Dictionary Tooltip [rjonna.com] 0.9.1
  • Edit Config Files [s2works.homeunix.net] 1.5.8
  • Fasterfox [fasterfox.mozdev.org] 1.0.3
  • Feedview [epigoon.com] 0.9.8
  • FlashGot [flashgot.net]
  • Flashblock [flashblock.mozdev.org] 1.5.1
  • Google Pagerank Status [tapouillo.com] 0.9.6
  • GooglePreview [ackroyd.de] 1.3.1
  • Image Zoom [imagezoom.yellowgorilla.net] 0.2.4
  • Launchy [gemal.dk] 4.2.0
  • Live HTTP Headers [livehttpheaders.mozdev.org] 0.12
  • Menu Editor [menueditor.mozdev.org] 1.2
  • Password Save [extensions.aeruder.net] 0.5
  • Plain Text to Link [tommasobeniero.com] 1.5.20060124
  • Popup ALT Attribute [piro.sakura.ne.jp] 1.3.2005092701
  • Popup Count [pikey.me.uk] 0.3.3
  • ReloadEvery [reloadevery.mozdev.org] 1.5.1
  • SEOpen [seopen.com] 0.7
  • SearchWP [legege.com] 0.7.1
  • Sound Extnsion [extensionsmirror.nl] 1.0
  • Tab Mix Plus [tmp.garyr.net]
  • Talkback [talkback.mozilla.org]
  • User Agent Switcher [chrispederick.com] 0.6.8
  • Web Developer [chrispederick.com] 1.0.2
  • replayanimation [replayanimation.mozdev.org]
  • 2:30 pm on May 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    I use most of the extensions above so I won't both resubmitting any, except TamperData; it hasn't been listed yet. It lets you modify the GET data sent to a website before you submit a form. Good test of your site's security.

    My new favorite extension (if it existed) would be one to organize the others, that is, to put their options all in one place under the Tools menu. I was a little offended that the Del.icio.us extension saw fit to give itself a whole new column in my browser's menu, and next to Help! (I got rid of it, of course.)

    2:37 pm on May 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    roboform - fantastic password manager
    7:18 pm on May 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Some that I use but haven't seen above:


    GM's one of my favourites, you can mangle any page any way you want. I wrote one script to add a couple of tabs to my CJ account, including changing the Mail tab to show the number of new messages. There are lots of scripts on the net, especially for Gmail (integration with calendar, highlight tags, force https)

    FoxyLicious integrates your del.icio.us bookmarks into your local bookmarks sorted by tag.

    I've also got one at work that I can't remember the name of, it shows the IP address and originating ASN of the web page you're on.

    6:57 am on May 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    My favourite extensions are
    1.web developer
    2. search status
    3. Bumble search(best!)
    4. Traction control(easy surfing)
    5. Anchorun
    7.mr tech local install
    8.Meta tags sidebar
    10. Groowe search toolbar.
    11.view dependencies
    8:53 am on May 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Wow, lots of good ones in this list. Some I seem to have installed but haven't seen mentioned:

    - SessionSaver (save all open windows, with crash recoveery)
    - Document Map (view heading structure in a sidebar)
    - Server Spy (nothing special, just displays the server type in the status bar)
    - View Source Chart (nicely formatted source code)

    3:28 am on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    If I could only have one it would be the Web Developer. Seeing changes to CSS as you type is f@#$'in awesome.
    5:41 am on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    I have 23 different Firefox extensions

    Auto Copy
    Bookmark Backup
    Context Search
    Copy Plain Text
    Dom Inspector
    Favicon Picker
    Fetch Text Url
    Google Pagerank Status
    IE View
    Menu Editor
    New Tab Homepage
    Open Book
    Paste And Go
    Redirect Remover
    Remember Mismatched Domains
    Searchplugin Hacks
    Web Developer

    They are great.

    12:36 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    StumbleUpon - throws up a few surprises
    NoScript - disables scripts


    1:55 pm on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    FlashGot - download using flashget
    Download Manager Tweak - a exensions of ff download manager
    Video Downloader - could download videos from YouTube, google and something else
    Google Notebook - google's notebook, very useful
    DownThemALL! - The mass downloader, my favor
    infoRSS - You can tell. :)
    Forecastfox - weather forecast, wonderful even i am in China.
    StumbleUpon - explorer yours favorite sites that you love.
    3:13 pm on June 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    I only just found out today that the web dev toolbar has a ruler function too. No need for Measure It.


    9:58 pm on June 9, 2006 (gmt 0)


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    web dev toolbar has a ruler function too

    Sure enough --

    Miscellaneous > Display Ruler
    -- I'll be. How'd I miss that? Thanks for the heads up, dc.
    10:22 am on June 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Just found a new one, and so far am loving it!

    Stylish [addons.mozilla.org]

    It does much more than let you customise your favourite sites by domain!
    Globally you can block ads, block background music(and most other downloads), kill those annoying blink/marquee elements etc.

    It does what userContent.css/userChrome.css do but it's easier to get to, changes are instant and it can be enabled/disabled on a per site basis more easily!

    10:01 am on June 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Adblock Plus - If I want to buy it I know where to look plus I don't need seizures.

    Keyconfig - Because backspace should delete the character to the left, not your entire post because some genius decided it should navigate back a page.

    Menu Editor - Tools Menu - Alphabetically listed, separator, Options.

    NewTabURL - A power user has their own custom built homepage with everything they need immediately at their disposal.

    Paste and Go - Behold the power of, well the not power of not being linked...

    Tab X - Close a tab without having to bring focus to it.

    User Agent Switcher - Great for emulated testing in many situations.

    Web Developer Toolbar - What isn't useful about this extension?

    - John

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