What are the "Must Have" extensions for Firefox

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  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

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    you know the one's

    particularly in the area's of ad-blocking and privacy, but anything you have become hooked on might be something worth looking at.

    I have to admit, I have a pretty bare bones setup, and am pretty happy with it. I just wonder if I couldn't be even happier!


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  2. MaB69

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    Hi HandsOff,

    For me, you need NoScript, AdBlock plus + Filterset G Updater, Refcontrol, Spoofstick and Extended Cookie Manager for privacy and security of your browser
     
  3. ~*Nat*~

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    Hi HandsOff, :)

    Though I'm STILL looking...I've so far got in Security:

    Adblock Plus,
    No Script, &
    Netcraft toolbar
    Cookie Culler

    Then absolute "Must Have's for me are also:

    Forecastfox (Weatherforecasts from the Weather Channel)

    Reminder Fox

    Foxclocks (displays times from cities around the world. Good if you have family
    and friends living abroad, for example)

    Gmail skins with emoticons! ;)

    Gmail Notifier

    Smiley Xtra ;)


    I think that's it so far.
    I'm sure though there's still more to come. :p
     
  4. ~*Nat*~

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    Hi MaB69,

    I've been looking for Spoofstick in the Extension pages, but I think it said no longer available or I cannot find it. :doubt:
    I have the latest browser version.
    Where did you get Spoofstick from ? I know..dumb question. :oops:

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Tab Mix Plus, QuickJava, OpenBook and of course the Qute theme, but that goes without saying :)
     
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    Thank's ronjor ! :)
     
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    You're welcome Nat.
     
  9. Old Monk

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    Ahh great :)

    I too couldn't find a 1.5 Firefox version of Spoofstick.

    Thanks Ronjor

    Cheers

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  10. MaB69

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    Thanks ronjor for your reply and sorry nat i was busy :doubt:
     
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    I frequently used ScrapBook - as I can copy and captures everything in the webpages if I want to. ;)

    ImgLikeOpera - if I am only interested to surf not to include pictures or images and speed up my browsing. :cool:

    SpoofStick - to at least know what really is the real name of the site I am visiting. :cautious:

    FoxClocks - to know the time in different parts of the world...:D

    Though I have many extensions...:rolleyes: :) ...but the above I think is the most important must have for me. Coz other extensions may sometimes are very annoying. :p o_O Besides, I have some other programs that handles security and privacy in my pc. :cool:
     
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  12. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Noscript, Adblock Plus + Filterset.G Updater, Flashblock, Spoofstick, Refcontrol, TabMix.
    Mrk
     
  13. WSFuser

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    tabmix plus, adblock plus v0.5, Filterset.G Updater, bbcodextra, noscript, permit cookies, amazing media browser, menu editor
     
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    I agree - although I don't know why Flashblock is necessary since Noscript can block Flash and other plugins, too.
     
  15. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Noscript can allow / block flash from running on the page.
    With Flashblock you can decide which one you want to view.
    Imagine a page with 10 flashes.
    You allow them with Noscript, but then you get the play button used by Flashblock. Then you can click each one individually and see them, rather than all of them. Reduces a bit of clutter and adds more control over content. Not crucial, but useful. I have no fear from flash, I just hate seeing them.
    Mrk
     
  16. MikeBCda

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    Thanks for the Spoofstick link, ronjor. Too bad the Mozilla people, for whatever reason, don't want to recognize it so you have to go "outside" to get it for FF 1.5.x.
     
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    Thanks Mike.
     
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    stumble upon, you'll find websites/info you would have never found in a bazillion years..
     
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    Flashblock seems to kick up my firefox memory usage, but you can create a UserContent.css in the Chrome Folder of the Profile Folder and include this code:
    /* Block Flash, using a placeholder you can click to unblock a desired Flash animation. */
    /* Doesn't work for embed tags, which are less common than object tags - bug 190970 */
    object[classid$=":D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"],
    object[codebase*="swflash.cab"] {
    -moz-binding: url("http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~jruderma/flash.xml#obj"); }

    And it does the exact same thing

    Alphalutra1
     
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    I also uses Fasterfox before but found out that it slowed down my surfing...:p so I switch to FireTune for firefox and now I think it's much more faster. :D
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Firefox has done a great job so far for me as far as malware is concerned. Something did try to install itself the other day, but it was blocked. Still I figure I better make sure it is set up right.

    Get, what is that avatar of yours? I tried zooming in, but still cannot tell.


    -HandsOff
     
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    i've got loads of must have extensions, but i'll show just 5 of them.

    Search Engine Ordering
    i've got alot of search engines, so it's nice to be able to put them all in order. you can just drag them around in the menu, or delete the ones you don't like.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2164/

    Search Engine Wizard
    this lets you right-click in a search box and add a new search engine
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2206/

    VideoDownloader
    download videos from over 60 sites, like Metacafe, Google and youtube.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2390/

    bugmenot
    lets you login to places you don't have passwords for.
    http://roachfiend.com/archives/2005/02/07/bugmenot/

    Wayback
    it takes you to the waybackmachine for the page you are on, which is good when the page has disappeared
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/318/
     
  25. Notok

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    I always have a hard time limiting mine..

    Adblock Plus with Filterset.G Updater
    TabMix Plus
    Forecast Fox
    BBCode Xtra
    Paste and Go
    IE Tab
    SmoothWheel
    StumbleUpon
    Trashmail.net (got it from the actual site, not addons.mozilla.org)
     
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