What are the "Must Have" extensions for Firefox

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    Has anyone mentioned Collusion yet? http://collusion.toolness.org/ https://secure.toolness.com/xpi/collusion.html

     
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    LOL! SeaMonkey #1 series is all of three years old.

    Does it require any particularly special skills to use it?

    Speaking of extensions, I quite like this dictionary & Session Manager.
     
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    I don't remember Mosaic, but I quite like this retro Mosaic theme. I bet it brings back memories for some people.
     
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    The only retro stuff I like is music, Julie London being an example. I avoid Fx themes and prefer to get the appearance I need using the Stylish extension largely because this is one add-on that is being actively developed and has an active community. Further, themes affect a minor overall area of the visible area and so I don't quite get what the excitement over themes is. My loss to be sure ;) There's also a chance, however remote, of a theme not playing nice with something or the other.
     
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    I just thought it might be fun. You're right, themes can sometimes not work with other extensions. This seems fine, apart from Webutation's icon being a little squished in appearance in the task bar. I thought it looked nicely 'retro' on my portable.

    Julie London? Did she ever tour with Echo & the Bunnymen? ;)
     
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    1: Fx themes shouldn't affect the task bar at all. Isn't that Windows territory?
    2: I don't think so.
     
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    Maybe I mean the 'add-ons' bar. It (Webutation's icon) is squished even without any theme in the GUI, I can't figure why. It is OK dragged from the 'Customisation' window down to the add-ons bar. I have other icons there: NoScript, Ghostery, Reader, ABP, Translator, Recently closed tab (session manager) etc.

    The only other thing is that the Mosaic theme drags them all to the right of the bar, I normally have some on the left. Apart from that, they all work perfectly well in the Mosaic theme. I have discovered that I can't drag & drop URLs from the runbar to the toolbar, which you can in any other theme. Although, you couldn't probably do that with the original. So it makes the whole re-living the '90s thing have a verisimilitude of sorts LOL.


    Oh ... that Julie London. ;)
     
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    Firefox 6.0.1 with:

    Adblock Plus - strip out ads
    Add to Search Bar - "make any pages' search functionality available in the Search Bar"
    BetterPrivacy - "protect against special long term cookies"
    Context Search - "expands the context menu's 'Search for' item into a list of installed search engines, allowing you to choose the engine you want to use for each search"
    DownThemAll - download manager
    FireGestures - use mouse gestures
    Is It Compatible - "are your addons compatible with the next version of Firefox?"
    LastPass - password manager
    Menu Editor - edit menus, including context menu
    NoScript - selectively block scripts per domain
    OptimizeGoogle - change how Firefox interacts with Google
    Organize Search Engines - "organize your search engines with separators and folders"
    Perspectives - "securely bypasses Firefox HTTPS security errors by verifying certificates using a collection of Network Notaries"
    QuickJava - "allows quick enable and disable of Java, Javascript, Flash, Silverlight, Images, Stylesheets and Proxy"
    Resurrect Pages - see old versions of page from various archive services
    Search Site - "searches current site from searchbar or context menu"
    SearchWith - "search selected text with various search services"
    Sidebar Bookmarks Search Plus - show location of a given bookmark in the bookmark tree
    Site Information Tool - "provides information about a webpage (or website) including rankings, domain registration data (whois), IP information, server response and page data, thumbnail and more"
    SortPlaces - "sorts your bookmarks in a variety of ways"
    Tab Mix Plus - customize many aspects of tabs
    VTzilla - "simplifies the process of scanning Internet resources with VirusTotal"
    Web of Trust - "website reputation rating tool"
    Xmarks - bookmark backup and synchronization
     
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    eCleaner is an excellent addon.
    Since I do have most popular extensions installed (~10) and tried out quite a few extensions prior to deciding which ones to keep, it does what it claims.
     
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    Looks mighty useful, thanks.
     
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    An alternative which is more powerful, IMHO, is Preferences Cleaner.
     
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    You're welcome. It's simple yet powerful.
     
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    Thanks, but since its description is not in English I will wait to try it out when/if the developer will be inclined to translate. Requests for translation (in reviews) were submitted months ago. Shows as being more complicated than eCleaner. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=eCleaner
     
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    Yes, but the GUI of that extension is in English, and for the description on AMO you can use Google Translate or, e.g., Quick Translator.
     
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    IPvFox, Display All Connections A Web Page Makes
    and
    -https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ipvfox/?src=cb-dl-updated-
     
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    vasa1, thanks for that IPvFox add-on mention; excellent! :cool:
     
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