List your Mozilla Firefox extensions...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by squash, Jun 4, 2005.

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  1. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    I only use extensions that are useful:

    Adblock - Almost everyone uses it
    Flashblock - Block all flash, with whitelisting
    ImageZoom - Name says all
    NoScript - Allow Javascript per site and block the rest
    Objection - Remove Flash cookies
    SwitchProxy - Change proxies
    Tweak Network - Make Firefox load pages faster
    x - Clear Privacy data (History, URL etc.)

    My Adblocking technique:
    In order to block ads, I use 3 combined host files (Remember.mine.nu, MPVC, Mike's) which all total to 1.5MB, I also use Adblock (filter image ads based on URL) with 3 combined adblock filters (pierceive, rejzor and my own), Flashblock (filters Flash ads), I have a userContent.css to filter image ads based on dimensions (468x60 etc.) and NoScript to block all javascript (and thus javascript ads) it allows me to allow javascript for a certain site and block the rest.

    You may also like to give RIP extension a try, http://rip.mozdev.org/ which can remove any content PERMANENTLY (unlike nuke anything which removes temporary). Good for removing text based ads.
     
  2. Matt_Smi

    Matt_Smi Registered Member

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    I only use three, Adblock, FoxyTunes and ForecastFox, I might give FlashBlock a go though, but I have heard of problems with it crashing FF.
     
  3. LostSurfer

    LostSurfer Guest

    Hi ;)

    Anyone knows of a FFox extension that would allow it to load JRE's Java applets without th ebrowser hanging as it does since version FF 1.01 - that would be an interesting and uiseful extension to be sure..

    Thanks
     
  4. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    I don't think there is such an extension. Because the Java applet loading is part of the browser core - an extension can't do or help anything.
     
  5. Ailric

    Ailric Guest

    All in one gestures
    Cookie Culler
    Sound Extension
    Tabbrowser Preferences
    Adblock
    Dictionary Search
    Plain Text Links
    TabX
    Flashgot

    Adblock really put Firefox over the top for me. I really like Opera but you need to use a third party program like Admuncher to have the power of Adblock. Many of the other extensions are needed to get the same kind of usability as Opera.
     
  6. dog

    dog Guest

    Rather than typing them all out ... here's a screen shot ... there are two that are not in view - they are dictionary search and leechget
     

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  7. Pollmaster

    Pollmaster Guest

    Even easier, use another extension to list them out. I use infolister. There are others.


    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.:cool: Gecko/20050512 Firefox/1.0.4

    *** Extensions (enabled: 49, disabled: 5)
    Aardvark 1.0 [disabled]
    Adblock Plus 0.5.7
    Advanced Search Sidebar 0.1.4
    All-in-One Gestures 0.15.2
    All-In-One Search button 1.61
    BugMeNot 0.6.2
    Clusty Toolbar 1.0.3
    ConQuery 1.5.4
    Context Search 0.2
    Cookie Button 0.4
    CookieCuller 1.2.0
    Diggler 0.9
    Download Scan 1.0 [disabled]
    Download Statusbar 0.9.2
    downTHEMall! 0.9.4
    EMbuttons 1.1.3
    fraudeliminator 2.3.1 [disabled]
    Go Up 0.9.1
    Greasemonkey 0.3.3
    ieview 1.2.2
    Image Zoom 0.1.7
    InfoLister 0.8.2
    Interstitial Buster 0.1
    Linkification 0.9.20
    MDHashTool 0.3
    Menu Editor 1.2
    MR Tech Local Install 2.5.0
    netcrafttoolbar 1.0.1 [disabled]
    NoScript 1.0.8
    Objection 0.2
    OpenBook 1.2.0
    Password Maker 0.5.1
    Paste and Go 0.4.1
    Paste Quote 0.3
    PDF Download 0.4.1.1
    Platypus 0.4
    PrefButtons 0.3.2
    Remove It Permanently 1.0.3
    SearchStatus 1.5 [disabled]
    SearchWP 0.4.3
    SessionSaver .2 0.2.1.027
    ShowIP 0.7.7
    SpellBound 0.7.3
    SpoofStick 1.05
    Super DragAndGo 0.2.4
    Tab Mix 0.2.1
    TinyUrl Creator 0.7.1
    Toolbar Enhancements 0.16.2
    Translate 0.6.0.7
    Translation Panel 1.4.13
    User Agent Switcher 0.6.6
    Wizz Encrypted Bookmarks 0.1.1
    x 0.6.3
    xMirror 0.2

    *** Themes (1)
    Firefox (default) 2.0 [selected]

    *** Plugins (11)
    Mozilla Default Plug-in
    Shockwave for Director
    Shockwave Flash
    RealJukebox NS Plugin
    RealPlayer(tm) G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)
    RealPlayer Version Plugin
    Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 2
    Adobe Acrobat
    QuickTime Plug-in 6.5.1
    Microsoft® DRM
    Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
     
  8. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    Wow, Pollmaster you have a lot of stuff there. I just keep on imagining what you do when it's time to upgrade :p
     
  9. diginsight

    diginsight Security Expert

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    Extensions:
    Adblock with Filterset.G
    Tabbrowser preferences
    PDF download (finally a solution to avoid FF stalling while loading PDF)
    Allow Right-Click
    ieview

    Themes:
    Phoenity
     
  10. Pollmaster2

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    Upgrade? It's no hassle, the profile carry forwards. Most of my extensions are 'hacked' so that they will not be disabled regardless of which firefox version is being used.

    Though this isn't strictly necessary of course. At worse, you get a message telling you your extensions are disabled.
     
  11. MikeBCda

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    "Lean and mean" here, in the spirit of Firefox itself:

    Show Image (saves having to open a new page or tab to check a thumbnail image)
    Whois
    Forecastfox

    I suspect one heck of a lot of users are going to dump that last one if they don't drop the recent switch from Weather.com to AccuWeather. Almost nothing but complaints in the feedback area.
     
  12. rdsu

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  13. Matt_Smi

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    I agree I dont know why they make this switch, from what I have seen AccuWeather is not nearly as accurate. For example right now it states it is sunny outside, when it is cloudy and about to rain. I am about to ditch this extension...
     
  14. gottadoit

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    Somewhere else that is worth a look is the MRTech website they list new extensions in their "approved" list.

    See http://www.mrtech.com/cgi-local/msgboard/ikonboard.cgi?act=SF;f=12

    This suggests that they have done something to check and see that they are not destructive at install (hopefully).

    On the other hand they have released their own extension which allows you to remove the delay introduced before installing a new extension. The last I read about the delay it was a security feature to make sure that webpages don't trigger an install (and auto-respond).

    Either way its a convenient place to have a look from time to time, as are the other extension mirror sites. http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/ is probably the one I check more often than the others

    Having a look though my extensions, I think its probably about time I rationalised them again to unbloat my FF install a little
     
  15. bigbuck

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  19. maxthonsucks

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    They are called extensions in firefox.

    Plugins in firefox refers to something else.
     
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  21. MakoFusion

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    I am using Walnut 1.0.28!
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    @ maxthonsucks

    A bit off topic maybe, but can you perhaps also tell me why you think Maxthon sucks? :)
     
  23. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    I'll list only the ones that I like:

    Noscript
    Adblock Plus (with filterset.g - never saw an add)
    Adblock Filterset.G Updater
    Flashblock
    Spoofstick
    Stealther
    Tamper Data
    User Agent Switcher
    IE Tab
    Mix Tab Plus
    Clear Private Data
    Ref Control
    Dr.Web anti-virus link checker
    CustomizeGoogle

    Mrk
     
  24. gracie123

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    Firefox 1.5 question

    Hello, I have the latest version of Firefox installed on my PC. I really like it... and I was wondering if anyone who uses Firefox 1.5 can recommend any good extensions that should be used.

    Thank you,

    Gracie
     
  25. WSFuser

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    Re: Firefox 1.5 question

    extensions can add most any feature or function. i currently have 43 extensions installed. if u hate ads the get adblock plus 0.5.11.2 with adblock filterset.g updater. if u want more power in customizing tab option get tab mix plus. if u like posting smileys as much as BeetleBoss then get smiley xtra or if u post often in forums, then bbcodextra may be of assistance. if u visit sites where u dont want to register then bugmenot will provide logons u can use. if u use a 3rd party download manager then flashgot makes a handy extension. there are also various extension for checking ur email. the list goes on and on. just got to mozilla update and browse to ur hearts content
     
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