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Firefox extensions

Some very very handy firefox extensions:

The first one, that everyone should have is IE View, it lets you open a link in Internet Explorer. Handy if you're browsing the web for an answer and the best link is to an MS website.
http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&id=35&vid=145

The second is bookmark backup. Everytime you close Firefox it creates a backup of your bookmarks.
http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=13&vid=14&category=Bookmarks

The incredible Mouse Gestures. Here:
http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&id=12&vid=13



what extensions do you use?

RP
Friday, July 09, 2004

ieview - for the reasons you gave.

sage & rss reader panel - both for rss / atom (I understand they share code)

I'm also trying out radialcontext.  It gives you pie menus and takes a bit of getting used to. 

a cynic writes...
Friday, July 09, 2004

I use  the one that saves your session when  you close down FireFox and restores it next time, I think its called SessionSave or similar. It was the one feature that I really liked in Opera when I used that, I'm glad that it exists for FireFox also.

WhatTimeIsItEccles
Friday, July 09, 2004

Oh and of course Shellblock 1.0 which patches yesterday's security vulnerability.

http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=154&vid=263&category=Newest

The bug occurs in Windows (2k & XP)  only. 

a cynic writes...
Friday, July 09, 2004

Tabbrowser extensions is nice, it lets you move the tabs around, and save tabbed browsing sessions.

http://white.sakura.ne.jp/~piro/xul/_tabextensions.html.en

Adblock to remove ad servers based on regular expressions:

http://adblock.mozdev.org/

Matthew Lock
Friday, July 09, 2004

The Web Developer plugin is great if you do any kind of web development.  Lets you play with the style sheets, view headers, cookies, etc.  Just about anything you can think of.

http://www.chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/

Joe Blandy
Friday, July 09, 2004

Anyone know if there's something like a ClarifyButton on Firefox? it's the single thing I miss since switching..
oh, that and a history preservation when opening a new win/tab...

anon
Friday, July 09, 2004

"Plain text links" and "Linky" are very handy for opening URLs typed into page rather than put in the anchor tag.

.
Friday, July 09, 2004

IE lets you put a shortcut on the desktop to websites. All firefox can do is add it to its bookmark list. Is there a way to get firefox to put shortcuts to websites on the desktop?

shortcut
Friday, July 09, 2004

Hi all, I have just downloaded firefox.
I'm surprised that size is only about 5 megs, when IE or
Netscape or even Opera are bigger.

I'm also afraid that, after downloading all thoses plugins,
the size become more bigger than IE :)

victor NOAGBODJI
Friday, July 09, 2004

Don't worry most extensions are under 100kb

Matthew Lock
Friday, July 09, 2004

You need to filter what other people sugest versus what you really need.

RP
Friday, July 09, 2004

Live HTTP headers - lets you view the HTTP headers of your requests and responses, and replay them.

Very useful for developing webapps, particularly if you care about things like content types and character encodings.

And, they're bookmarklets rather than plugins, but the "Shell" and "Edit styles" from

http://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/webdevel.html

are great for web development too. The former opens a JavaScript shell that lets you execute JS directly against the page, and the latter opens a window with the current site's CSS in, and lets you edit it.

Inigo
Friday, July 09, 2004

I'd really like something with proper bugzilla support. I've tried one or two, but they all require extensions on the server side. Not an option in my case.

Then again, I know little about bugzilla architecture, so I have no clue as to what's possible.

Edward
Friday, July 09, 2004

I would like to metion a cool IE plugin. It's called HttpWatch.  It shows you all you need to know about Http Requests.

http://www.simtec.ltd.uk/

Gary van der Merwe
Friday, July 09, 2004

"Is there a way to get firefox to put shortcuts to websites on the desktop?"

Draggin the link icon or any link with your mouse will do that.

Jan Derk
Friday, July 09, 2004

Yeah, but then Firefox will throw up a dialog that says it can't find the file.  Then it goes ahead and loads the page anyway(?)

lh
Friday, July 09, 2004

"zap colors", which bashes the background to white or off-white and text to black.  A godsend.

Brent
Friday, July 09, 2004

@victor NOAGBODJI:
Opera 7.5 is only 3.4 MiB including the email client. I fail to see how that is bigger than 5MiB.

Peter Monsson
Friday, July 09, 2004

The spellbound spellchecking extension is pretty nice: http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=474

There is another spellchecking extension that you can get to work, but it is more work to install and doesn't work as well.

--Josh

JWA
Saturday, July 10, 2004

"a history preservation when opening a new win/tab..."

You can use Clone Window by Pike:  http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/#cw


"Is there a way to get firefox to put shortcuts to websites on the desktop?"

Get the deskCut extension: http://deskcut.mozdev.org/

Glenn
Monday, July 12, 2004

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