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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.

The second is bookmark backup. Everytime you close Firefox it creates a backup of your bookmarks.

The incredible Mouse Gestures. Here:

what extensions do you use?

Friday, July 9, 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 9, 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.

Friday, July 9, 2004

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

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

a cynic writes...
Friday, July 9, 2004

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

Adblock to remove ad servers based on regular expressions:

Matthew Lock
Friday, July 9, 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.

Joe Blandy
Friday, July 9, 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...

Friday, July 9, 2004

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

Friday, July 9, 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?

Friday, July 9, 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 :)

Friday, July 9, 2004

Don't worry most extensions are under 100kb

Matthew Lock
Friday, July 9, 2004

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

Friday, July 9, 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

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.

Friday, July 9, 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.

Friday, July 9, 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.

Gary van der Merwe
Friday, July 9, 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 9, 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(?)

Friday, July 9, 2004

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

Friday, July 9, 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 9, 2004

The spellbound spellchecking extension is pretty nice:

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


Saturday, July 10, 2004

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

You can use Clone Window by Pike:

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

Get the deskCut extension:

Monday, July 12, 2004

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