What are the "Must Have" extensions for Firefox

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

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  1. SinisterSam

    SinisterSam Registered Member

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    if ur a digger resurrect pages https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2570 is a must. diggs kill servers all teh time.

    no script
    custumizegoogle
    adblockplus ~ easylist
    AIO gestures
    flashgot
    refcontrol
    translator ~ i browse everywhere
    videodownloader
     
  2. Pedro

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    I'm trying Mouse Gestures and these problems don't exist. I'm sticking with this one, it works properly.
     
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    Thanks. I don't think I have come across an incompatible webpage yet though.
     
  6. Meriadoc

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    Don't know if VirusTotal has been mentioned...maybe not a must have for most
     

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  7. glentrino2duo

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    extensions I always "must have"
     

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  8. Huupi

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    Is there any speed left with all this extensions ?
     
  9. glentrino2duo

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    what?! it's flying!
     
  10. tlu

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    It wil be flying even faster if you delete Filterset.G Updater and replace Adblock with the much better and faster Adblock Plus.
     
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    Extensions usually delay the loading time only. Once it,s loaded, browing speed remains almost normal. It,s my experience.
     
  13. HandsOff

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    I always assumed they made browsing much quicker, depending on what the priorities of the Firefox user are. Extensions which block the downloading of unwanted content, referral to other sites must. If downloading files can be considered part of the browsing experience, they say that that can be sped up with extensions. If avoiding spoofed sites, phishing scams could be considered to save you time in the long run. If extensions that help you search better are net savers of time...You get the idea...


    -HandsOff
     
  14. Alphalutra1

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    vimperator, it allows me to do all of my browsing with the keyboard and have familiar vim bindings to do it with. Truly a great and excellent thing. Now I simply fly across the internet ;)

    Also the usual adblock plus with easy list, customize google, and fast video download for getting videos off youtube and google when I don't feel like figuring out how to get flash working or don't want flash or don't want to run linux-emulation :D

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  15. sukarof

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    These are the ones I always use and find browsing life difficult and a bit boring when I am on a computer that doesnt have them.
    I use foxbackup to be sure I never have to find and install all the extensions again when I do a re format or a new snapshot.

    Generated: Tue Aug 21 2007 06:48:01 GMT+0200
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6
    Build ID: 2007072518

    Enabled Extensions: [21]
    - Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.3.1.0
    - Adblock Plus 0.7.5.1
    - Add Bookmark Here 0.5.8
    - AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox 6.9.4
    - All-in-One Gestures 0.18.0
    - CookieCuller 1.3.1
    - CustomizeGoogle 0.60
    - del.icio.us 1.2
    - Distrust 0.7.1
    - Flashblock 1.5.4.1
    - Gmail Manager 0.5.3
    - Gmail Space 0.5.6
    - IE View 1.3.3
    - MouseZoom 0.3.4
    - MR Tech Local Install 5.3.2.5
    - NoScript 1.1.6.16
    - Paste and Go 2 0.8
    - Plain Text to Link 1.5.20061126
    - Sage 1.3.10
    - Shazou 1.2
    - WOT 20070501
     
  16. iceni60

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    i got this one too -
    Stop-or-Reload Button - Makes the Stop and Reload button behave like a single one

    and the STOP! Hammertime one too. everytime you click stop while a page is loading you get MC Hammer through the speakers :eek:

    i want to get this one too - Copy Plain Text but it doesn't work with the version of firefox i have and i'm not sure if i have an extension to fix it o_O
    https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=134
    i have that problem all the time!!!


    these are the ones i'm using now :cool:

    Application: Firefox 2.0.0.6 (2007073000)
    Operating System: Linux (x86-gcc3)

    - Adblock Plus 0.7.5.3
    - Advanced Dork: 2.1.7
    - Answers 2.2.27
    (Disabled)
    - BatchDownload 1.1.6
    - Beagle Indexer 0.6
    - CacheViewer 0.4.3
    - CHM Reader 0.2.1.1
    - CookieSafe 2.0.6
    - CustomizeGoogle 0.63
    - CuteMenus2 2.1
    - DictionarySearch 2.0.2
    - Direct Link 1.1
    - DOM Inspector 1.8.1.6
    - Download Manager Tweak 0.7.2
    - Dr.Web anti-virus link checker 1.0.15
    - Extension List Dumper 1.8.0
    - Fire Encrypter 3.0
    - Firebug 1.05
    - Firefox Showcase 0.9.4
    - FireFTP 0.97.1
    - FoxTorrent 1.15
    (Disabled)
    - FoxyTunes 2.9.5
    - FoxyTunes Skin - [R]evolution-lite 0.9.2
    - GDirections 1.1.1
    - GooglePreview 3.2
    - Greasemonkey 0.7.20070607.0
    - HostIP.info Geolocation Plugin 0.4.3.3
    - Link Alert 0.7.2
    - No Squint 1.0.1
    - NoScript 1.1.7.2
    - Paste and Go 2 0.8
    - Paste Quote 0.3.2
    - PDF Download 0.9.2
    - QuickRestart 1.1.0
    - Rewind/Fastforward Buttons 1.4.2007061801
    - Search Domain 1.0
    - Searchbar Autosizer 1.3.7
    - Secure Login 0.8.1.3
    - Server Spy 0.1.2
    - Session Manager 0.6.1.5
    - ShowIP 0.8.05
    - SmoothWheel 0.44.9.20061102
    - Speed Dial 0.4.1
    - STOP! Hammertime! 2.0
    - Stop-or-Reload Button 0.2.2
    - Stylish 0.5.2
    - Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6
    - Tags Everywhere 1.0
    (Disabled)
    - Toolbar Buttons 0.4.1.7
    - Ubuntu Forums Menu 0.52
    - UnPlug 1.6.06
    - Update Scanner 2.0.14
    - URL Link 2.01.0
    - VideoDownloader 1.1.1
    - Web Developer 1.1.4

    i might take a screenshot too sometime because i've added lots of stuff to the toolbars!
     
  17. Hermescomputers

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    These are what I think you need to stay safe online:
     

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  18. Pedro

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    Well, i thought i could surprise Iceni with an extension, but i see you got it already (Update Scanner):p
    But i got two others and a non extension (the same as Update Scanner):

    Update Scanner - "Monitors web pages for updates. Useful for websites that don't provide Atom or RSS feeds."
    Mr Uptime - "Have you ever tried accessing a website and it didn’t respond? Of course you have. We all have! Mr Uptime is an extension to your Firefox browser that will keep trying to reach that website in the background while you continue surfing on other websites. When the website is accessible again, Mr Uptime will let you know. You can also use Mr Uptime when a website responds but doesn’t load correctly."
    LiveClick - "Live Bookmarks are one of Firefox's best features, but they're missing a way to quickly access a Live Bookmark's home page without having to create an additional bookmark, go through lots of extra clicks, or type in the address manually. LiveClick fixes this oversight.
    With LiveClick, you can also:
    * Mark Live Bookmark items as 'read'
    * Receive alerts when select Live Bookmarks have new items
    * Use site icons (aka favicons) in place of the default RSS icon
    * Preview a site's feed by right-clicking the RSS icon in the address bar
    * Create Live Bookmarks by right-clicking the page or a feed link"

    WebMonX - NOT a FF extension - "WebMonX monitors websites for updates and changes - it saves you time and always keeps you up-to-date by periodically checking these pages at set intervals.
    WebMonX is free/open-source software (licensed under GPLv2) and is a cross-platform (works on *nix and Windows) port of WebMon. "
     
  19. HURST

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    Breadcrumbs
    Download statusbar
    NoScript
    Adblock plus
    FlashBlock
    ForecastFox
    FoxyTunes
    Gmail Notifier
    Highlight All
    IE Tab
    Process Library
    TabMixPlus
    VirusTotal
     
  20. tlu

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    Hm - while the extensions you mentioned are certainly good and useful for safe browsing, I'm a little bit astonished that you don't use extensions that I regard as some of the most important, namely Noscript (especially against the background of XSS becoming more and more popular), SecureLogin and Adblock Plus (while the latter was never intended as a security tool, a report by Finjan said that 80% of all malicious code are supplied through online ads - so this protective function is an "unvoluntary" but highly welcome side-effect). Would you elaborate why?
     
  21. Hermescomputers

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    Actually, I am using protection covering everything you mention here. Perhaps not the ones you think are best.

    LinkScanner Pro is doing much the same as Noscript does as with SiteAdvisor (in a different way). (Although No script is a very good tool I may even reinstall again, it slows me down considerably when I do research.... Too many things blocked unnecessarily by default).

    Besides the problem with NoScript is that it doesn't fully discriminate between a good or a bad script, while Linkscanner Pro does scan the scripts themselves for hostile code as with SiteAdvisor. It also works as a pre scan when you do Searches on the many engines providing pre emptive scans. Besides simply blocking a site scripting doesn't mean that you are protected in the advent you need to access the site scripted content. It is almost entirely based on trust and not on the factual knowledge that the one specific script is in fact hostile or not... You could decide the site is good and unlock the script and get infected. It does next to nothing to protect you against that. I am a strong supporter of ProActive script scanning on web sites since they warn you before hand based on fact and also provide a rating system. (Albeit imperfect at the present it is getting better).

    I use RoboForm instead of secure login, It does provide more of what I need, and AdBlock Plus is handled by my antispyware...

    On a side note, probably one of the most serious form of attack none of those tools can protect you agains is buffer overflow, I use Comodo Memory Guardian, (Previously using DEP only would allow most ret2libc attacks) but without much success as many attacks did get through, although intercepted on my machine by CMG, I can just guess the invisible damage on other's
     
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  22. Pedro

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    That would demand a discussion outside this thread :)
    How much of LinkScanner is a blacklist scanner and NoScript being a near perfect whitelist.
    But lets keep this for extensions please gentlemen.
     
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    These for me:
     

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    well, let me say what a good thread this is :)

    there are loads of extensions i havnt even tried that are mentioned in this thread.

    however, the ones i use are:

    Noscript
    IEtab
    Adblock Plus

    :D

    i was also thinking about using fasterfox again, but i aint too sure.

    some people say it does speed up browsing, others think it does nothing and the rest think it actually slows down surfing.

    until i know, i aint using.
     
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