What are the "Must Have" extensions for Firefox

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by HandsOff, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. Alhaitham

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    @ kupo

    using adblock plus and Hellboy Firewall seems interesting

    thanks
     
  2. moontan

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    i kinda like Ghostery.

    it's not quite as comprehensive as NoScript but it cuts down on the sludge while being easy and 'set-and-forget'.
     
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    Now have it installed, and memory usage of Firefox decreased a lot, and I still have an ad free browsing (for most site). One difference is that placeholders for ads are not removed. As for pop-ups, I haven't experienced a site that built-in pop-up blocker can't handle and for Youtube videos, I can't tell since I don't have Flash installed and is using HTML5 in watching Youtube videos, but it should be blocked as well.
     
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    it seems ironic that the web page in the link above try to put blame on Ghostery/Evidon while it has 15 tracker 'bugs' on its own web page. ;)

    anyway,
    i could not care less if Ghostery/Evidon were to sell my data to advertiser.
    i even opted in Ghostrank to help them since they don't seem to accept donations.

    as long as it cuts down on the sludge they can sell my links to my favorites pr0n sites for all i care. :p
     
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  6. Tyrizian

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    I'm trying this one out now :thumb:
     
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    Interesting idea, but does it update its source for domains? Easylist updates every few days, the addon needs to be able to keep up with that. I see the addon itself hasn't been updated since May. Perhaps it's pretty good, but I believe one would need to keep ABP/Edge in order to custom block.
     
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    Its description says it only uses 5 hard-coded rules. I don't know why the author chose only 5 or if the author would consider changing them or adding more.
     
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    I like it because it's light, but because it doesn't update itself like ABP, I stopped using it.
     
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    hi
    i think it should be cleaned because many components don't work with the last version of firefox

    why don't open a new thread with the new components?

    cheers
     
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    Mmm...
    Removing something without explanation....
    Not so good. :cautious:

    Well, while I'm at it... Here is my two bit

    I'm partial to privacy concerns so I use a few extensions for this purpose...
    and a couple of security centric ones as well.

    DoNotTrackMe
    https://abine.com/

    HTTPS Everywhere
    https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

    Flagfox
    http://flagfox.net/

    IP Address and Domain Information
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ip-address-and-domain-info/?src=userprofile

    Roboform
    http://www.roboform.com/

    NoScript
    http://noscript.net/
     
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    Bluhell Firewall 1.3.0
    by Diego Casorran
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bluhell-firewall/
     
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    What is the diference between HellBoy Firewall (latest v.1.2.1) and Bluhell Firewall (latest v.1.3.0)...the same abilities...the same author...I don't ask - what's th(e)at hell? :D
     
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    With the change of name, I guess it's the use of "Hellboy" that made Mozilla to remove the extension. (Possible Copyright infringement)
     
  21. Pinga

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    Yes, for two reasons: First, I trust Diego. Second, I can read; it's easy to unzip the extension and see for yourself.
     
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    the same
    bluhell is an updated version

    good point

    yes, the author is trustworthy and the extension is fully reviewed now
     
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    Ghostery

    How to get rid of the numbers of blocked stuff next to the ghost?
    I'm getting blind or sth not being able to spot the option

    help?
     
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    remove the button.
    Go to toolbars, open the buttons window, click and drag the ghost icon into there.
     
  25. dogbite

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    It's in the official Add-on store now, just installed from there.

    Do you know if there is an extension like this one in Chrome for FF?

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/secure-gmail-by-streak/jngdnjdobadbdemillgljnnbpomnfokn

    EDIT: maybe I've misunderstood but Diego's Firewall does not prevent Gmail to show ads. I had to enable again ABP.
     
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