What are the "Must Have" extensions for Firefox

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  1. george75

    george75 Registered Member

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    I was enthralled by this post and installed firekeeper immediately, and even installed the two extra lists. However, I see that on the test site, the installed configuration lets the media-player and the real-player URL's go through (the basic one for the realplayer). Anyone have any ideas what's wrong? I'm on Win XP Pro SP3.

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  2. tradetime

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    Primarily I have used Opera as my default browser because I have little ue for the many varied addons that FF offers. However I have been giving it another try lately and may have been sold by the following.
    Fast Dial Have always liked this feature in Opera, but so far the developers have resisted the many cries to make it customizable to vary the number of panes you can have. FF has this functionality.
     
  3. AKAJohnDoe

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    I have been using SpeedDial and it has essentially replaced bookmarks for me.

    I have SpeedDial configured with Tabs (20 of them) and each Tab has 16 Thumbnails (in a 4 x 4 layout), so I have 320 websites right on my Tabbed "Home Page". I did set each thumbnail to never refresh (unless I explicitly tell it to) since I didn't want to incur the overhead of the refresh process for 320 websites!
     
  4. tradetime

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    Yes, I tried that one as well, but preferred Fast Dial for my own personal pref. (Both work well) Have not gone as far as loading all my bookmarks to it, just my most frequently visited sites. I think Opera slept in here by not developing their speed dial further.

    The few extensions I use
     

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  5. Long View

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    I will take a look at both fast dial and speedDial but will be surprised if they are better than Roboform
     
  6. tradetime

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    I thought Roboform was for filling out forms etc, (clue in the name) am I missing something, I haven't looked at Roboform since my assumption of its function suggested I didn't need it.
     
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    files out forms yes. Account numbers, passwords. Allows you to enter credit card details etc . you can also use it just like favorites, which it will import and book marks which it will imports. It will generate random passwords... and on and on. It can be used with password protection or without. Try the free version - you can have upto 10 passcards
     
  8. tradetime

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    Ah ok, cheers for that, Speed Dial and Fast Dial just create thumbnail book marks on your screen to give quick access to frequently used (or indeed all your bookmarks if you want) websites

    Like this
     

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    I think Glasser is a must have plugin on Vista.
     
  10. Stijnson

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    I tried installing Spoofstick on FF3.0.1+Vista Business. It won't install. Is Spoofstick not compatible with FF3 and Vista?
     
  11. tlu

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    I don't understand. What "test site" are you referring to, and what about the "media-player and the real-player URLs" o_O
     
  12. Dark Star 72

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    Spoofstick is only compatible with FF up to v1.0. Have a look at the download page:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/121

    Works with FF: 0.8 - 1.0
     
  13. Lupatrian

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    Gotta have:
    AdBlock Plus - and don't forget to subscribe to a list
    (I think AdBlock is the universally agreed-on Must Have ext).
    Fire ftp - fantastic ftp program, if you use one.
    Fire Shot - screen shot saver.
    KeyScrambler (for IE, too) - encrypt-as-you-type for password entries.
    WOT (Web of Trust) - danger rating for web pages, links, etc.
    Mozilla QA Companion - to help Mozilla test.
    Send to Google Docs - pdf's to on-line Google-reader vs. (ugh) Adobe Reader.
    Fire Tune - tweaks for speed.

    Google Toolbar is nice, if you use a lot of Google services,
    and you can use Google [permanent] Bookmarks vs. Foxmarks.

    I didn't care for NoScript - too many blocked-items to deal with.
    And Foxmarks is a nice concept, but it slows Firefox down.
    I also didn't like the GMail Notifier ext as much as the one on Google Toolbar.

    ~:)
     
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  14. Lupatrian

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    TradeTime: SpeedDial/FastDial look just like Google Chrome's thumbnail set-up.
     
  15. Firebytes

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    Even if you click "Allow Scripts Globally" in NoScript, so that you never have to deal with blocked objects, it still protects you against Cross Site Scripting (XSS). I think NoScript is a must have extension for its XSS protection alone.
     
  16. tradetime

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    Yes I see that, have not looked closely at the google setup of this, however, it was an Opera setup, I and many others asked Opera developers to make it customizable so we could have more than 9 panes (Opera has 9 panes on their speed dial)
    To date there has been no option to increase the number, since it is a feature I use quite a lot I have been drawn to FF where I can have just about as many as I want with my chosen version Fast Dial
    I never get caught up in foolish loyalties, all software is a tool to perform a task, when I find one that performs the task I require better I switch, so far FF looks like it performs what I require better than Opera, so it looks like I am switching
     
  17. tlu

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    Yes, but by allowing scripts globally you are not protected against threats like this one - and there have been plenty of them recently.
    @Lupatrian: You should really reconsider your opinion about Noscript.
     
  18. steve161

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    You can always allow top level sites by default (under the general tab). This will make NoScript a lot less intrusive but will still block all third-party js.
     
  19. Lupatrian

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    You guys convinced me - I put NoScript back on. Thanks much for the info.
     
  20. Firebytes

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    Yeah, I wasn't saying that allowing scripts globally was the best plan, just that if Lupatrian wasn't going to use NoScript because of not wanting to deal with blocked items that there was still protection to be gained even with scripts allowed globally.

    That is how I have NoScript set up on my laptop. On the family computer though, I do have it set to allow scripts globally. It was either that or remove it completely due to complaints from the family.
     
  21. Pedro

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    An update on this, for anyone interested. Someone posted a mod for Unplug, and someone else analyzed the changes. See the following comment to fix Unplug (not just editing the maxVersion):

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/reviews/display/2254
     
  22. iceni60

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    i used to use 'second search' - when you typed something in to the search bar a popup would appear with lots of your search engines, you click on the engine you want to use for that search and you automatically keep your default search engine. but, second search pretty much stopped working for me, i have 100s of extensions so it's difficult to find where a conflict may be! lol

    anyway, i just found SearchLoad Options and it's great! it automatically returns the search engine to the one you tell it to use in the preferences ;)

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  23. Meriadoc

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    Very useful, Linkification
    also here.
     
  24. norky

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    - Adblock Plus 0.7.5.5
    http://adblockplus.org/
    Firefox 1.5 - 3.1b1pre
    Ads were yesterday!
    - Bookmark Duplicate Detector 0.7.2
    http://bookmarkdd.mozdev.org/
    Firefox 1.0 - 3.0.*
    Helps you find, move and remove duplicate bookmarks. It also notices you when you are adding a bookmark already in your Bookmarks.
    - CustomizeGoogle 0.75
    http://www.customizegoogle.com/
    Firefox 1.0 - 3.1b1pre
    Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
    - Download Statusbar 0.9.6.3
    http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/
    Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*
    View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
    - DownloadHelper 3.2.2
    http://www.downloadhelper.net
    Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*
    Download videos and images from many sites
    - DownThemAll! 1.0.3
    http://downthemall.net/
    Firefox 2.0.0.8 - 3.0.*
    The mass downloader for Firefox.
    - FireGestures 1.1.4.2
    http://www.xuldev.org/firegestures/
    Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b1pre
    Executes various commands with mouse gestures.
    - Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 2.1.0.12
    http://www.foxmarks.com/
    Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*
    Synchronizes your bookmarks across machines.
    - FoxyTunes 3.0.4
    (Disabled)
    http://www.foxytunes.com/
    Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*
    Control any media player from Firefox and more...
    - IE Tab 1.5.20080823
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1419
    Firefox 3.0 - 3.0.*
    Enables you to use the embedded IE engine within Mozilla/Firefox.
    - LastPass 1.30
    http://lastpass.com/
    Firefox 1.0 - 3.1.*
    Last Password you will ever need
    - Linkification 1.3.5
    http://yellow5.us/firefox/linkification/
    Firefox 1.0 - 3.0.*
    Converts text links into genuine, clickable links.
    - Locationbar² 1.0.3
    http://en.design-noir.de/mozilla/locationbar2/
    Firefox 3.0 - 3.1a1pre
    Formats and linkifies addresses in your Location bar.

    - Paste and Go 2 0.8
    http://pasteandgo2.mozdev.org/
    Firefox 1.5 - 3.1.0.*
    Paste Text and Load/Search It Immediately
    - PDF Download 2.0.0.0
    http://www.pdfdownload.org
    Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*
    Allows you to choose what to do with a PDF file: download it, view it with an external viewer or view it as HTML.
    - Refractor for Prism 0.2.1
    http://wiki.mozilla.org/Prism
    Firefox 3.0b1 - 3.0.*
    Create Prism applications directly in Firefox
    - Speed Dial 0.7.2.5
    http://speeddial.uworks.net/
    Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*
    Direct access to your most visited websites
    - Stealther 1.0.6
    http://www.zadet.net
    Firefox 1.0 - 3.0.*
    Surf the web without leaving a trace in Firefox.
    - WOT 20080917
    http://www.mywot.com/
    Firefox 1.5 - 3.1b1pre
    Web of trust.
     
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