Must have firefox add-ons

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  1. NotRight

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    Straight-forward, what are the must have add-ons for Firefox? So many different suggestions which ones to use.

    I have heard things that Ghostery sells your information. Is AdBlockPlus trustworthy and reliable?

    Currently I am using AdblockPlus with Discconnect. The only problem I am having is that when I go to yahoonews it can still detect what city I am from with news from my local city at the bottom. I am curious as to how they can tell where I am coming from as I thought I was blocking that.

    Anyways, what are the must have firefox addons?!

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  2. noblelord

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    Yahoo News will know where you are by the location of your IP address.
     
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    makes sense. still seeking the best, must have add-ons :D
     
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    AdblockPlus and RequestPolicy are my must have extensions. Although it is recommended in every one of these type of threads, I see no need for NoScript. You can block third party scripting with AdblockPlus and RequestPolicy handles any unwanted cross-site stuff.
     
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    I think Firefox privacy/security add-ons have been covered quite extensively on Wilders, but below are a few other types of add-ons I myself like a lot.

    MouseZoom: Right-click and scroll with mouse wheel to zoom text on page.

    Quick Dictionary Lookup: Shift + Right Mouse Button to see the dictionary definition for a selected word in a pop-up window. I always use it when I'm reading something on the web and encounter a word I don't know.

    Save Session: Saves your tabs and closes Firefox so that next time you open it, it opens to those tabs instead of your usual start page. I use it all the time when I've opened a bunch of tabs to go through and something comes up so that I have go and leave the browsing for later.

    Fast Translation: Select text and choose translate from mouse menu for insta-translation. Useful if you visit foreign language websites sometimes.

    Flagfox: Shows a flag in the address bar to indicate in which country the website you are on is located. Not really needed, but I like to know.

    KeeFox: Must have add-on for Keepass users. It auto-fills username and password fields for websites you visit if Keefox is running. Of course you don't have to click the login button if you don't want to sign-in. (I know Firefox can also auto-fill password fields, but I don't trust Firefox to remember my passwords).
     
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    For me. It's HTTPS-Everywhere, DoNotTrackMe, Greasemonkey, Disconnect, Click&Clean and Flagfox. Also Keefox if you use KeePass.

    I mostly use Comodo Dragon now but have these for when I use FF.
     
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    I've decided to use only Noscript, and Adblockplus. Hopefully that is all I need. :D
     
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    I did see that post, but it is from 2006 :\ I thought it would be appropriate to get a discussion considering how much time has past. I would be surprised if those users who posted are using that same set-up.

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    Hi, I use NoScript and Adblock plus. A few minutes ago I opened Yahoo news at...

    http://news.yahoo.com/

    ...If Scripts are not allowed, I do not see anything about Local news. If I Temporarily allow scripts, under "Local news", it says "We couldn't find your location." I am not seeing any news from where I am at (Central America).

    Bo
     
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    This seems to be a growing trend for major sites like yahoo, facebook, etc. You block a script or an ad and the whole site breaks.
     
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