What are your Favourite Firefox Extensions?

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  1. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    So I have to run Firefox at work (we run 10.2.8 and Safari 1.0.3), and I'm just trying to discover what the point is to Extensions.

    Whats your favourite Extension for Firefox? Any that you use regularly?

    :EDIT: I just found one that saves your session.. One of the things I loved about opera.
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Theres only one.

    Adblock

    I use it on every version of firefox i have to block out those pesky ads. I just wish safari had something similar as i prefer the safari tab switch keyboard shortcut. If that was in firefox i wouldn't use safari much.
     
  3. pulsewidth947 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for that.. You know you cant press ctrl+tab to switch to the next tab dont you?

    :EDIT:
    Is this any good to you?

     
  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I like:

    adblock

    spellbound (spell checker). although it's kind of a pain to install.

    and gmail notifier


    That's all that I've found to be all that useful. Besides I'm currently using Safari almost exclusively.
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Yup i do, you can also use ctrl+shift+tab to go back a tab but i like the option+shift+left/right shortcut that safari uses better. It's a lot more natural for me to do with my hands on the keyboard.
     
  6. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    FARKit
    PictureZoom (or something like that)
    smoothscroll
    Gmail notifier (before I used Mail)
    others I can't remember due to my infatuation with Camino
     
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  8. Emkooda macrumors newbie

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    Most definitely, Stumbleupon is my favourite firefox extension. It enables preference specified, random website surfing. It is a brilliant way to discover new sites, and is home to many of the most well created and interesting blogs on the web. Check it out at: www.stumbleupon.com/

    I'm currently also really enjoying speed dial, which gives you an Opera style opening page that contains 9 of your favourite sites, graphically displayed, for you to choose from: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4810
     
  9. sclough macrumors regular

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    I have found MeasureIt and ColorZilla helpful in web development. Live HTTP Headers has come in helpful a few times for app development. I used to use FasterFox and know several that use it. It did used to make a difference, but I haven't tested it with 3.0 yet.
     
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  11. RevK macrumors member

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    It's called SafariBlock: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19202
     
  12. Emkooda macrumors newbie

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    Google Preview is another I really like. It gives you a graphical preview of the websites that come up in google searches. I thought it would slow google down, but it makes no difference to load time at all. Very nice.

    You can find it at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/189
     
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  14. Emkooda macrumors newbie

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    I found the 'Mac bookmark toolbar favicons' addition to Stylish was perfect for adding icons to the Firefox toolbar. Very useful if you like to have a lot of links on your toolbar without any text, for prettiness and good space economy.

    Emk
     
  15. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Adblock Plus and Download Helper.

    Also, adding a bunch of other sites and search engines into the "Google Bar" at the upper right. Having everything from IMDB to Amazon to Weather.com and several others up there for easy access is great.
     
  16. clevin macrumors G3

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    I can't imagine I didn't reply to this one before.

    necessity

    Adblock+
    Firegestures
    Autodial
    Delicious Bookmarks
    Compact menu (win/lin only)
    password exporter

    Good to have

    Stealther
    PicLens
    Ubiquity
    resizeable textarea
    fireftp
    download status bar
    screengrab!
     
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    AdBlock Plus /w Easylist subscriptions
    Google Bookmarks Button
    uTorrent
     
  18. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Adblock Plus
    Web Developer
    Firebug
    Better Gmail 2
     
  19. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe no one has mentioned NoScript at all - first extension/add-on I install on Firefox. Mouse Gestures is pretty handy too.
     
  20. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    My must have extensions:
    Tab Mix Plus
    Findbar Basics
    NoScript
    DownThemAll!
    FoxyProxy
     
  21. Emkooda macrumors newbie

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    I certainly 2nd:

    delicious bookmarking for web synced, social bookmarking,

    download status bar for in-browser download notification,

    and stealther for untraceable browsing.

    Have just installed fast dial as a possible replacement for speed dial - anyone had much experience with it? I do wish it was drag and drop like speed dial, but I'm hoping it will replicate Google Chrome's homepage present-you-with-links-you-are-likely-to-want feature.
     
  22. Emkooda macrumors newbie

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    One of my favourites is Google Preview, which gives you preview images of google search results.

    Suprisingly, it does not slow down searches either.
     
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  24. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm..

    FireGestures
    Close'n Forget
    Ubiquity
    NoScript
    AdBlock+
    qtl
    ReloadEvery
     
  25. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    I really like:

    Forecastbar Enhanced (Formerly ForefastFox Enhanced)
    PDF Download
     

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