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May 01, 2009, 01:21pm EDT Report Abuse


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Reason May 01, 2009, 01:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
Since it's the only one I really use, Bazzacuda.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2331
Automagically saves the "main" picture from tabs in a designated folder. Very helpful when browsing Interfacelift or other image sites.

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Afrow UK May 01, 2009, 02:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
I use Forecastfox which displays the weather on the status bar:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/398

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B May 01, 2009, 10:04pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
1) All-In-One Gestures
-Use mouse gestures to control browser functions ie. new tab, close tab, next tab, refresh etc.

2) Gmail Notifier
-tells you when you have mail without logging on to gmail.

3) Adblock Plus
-blocks annoying advertisements

Notable Mentions:
-Forecastfox
-Download Statusbar
-Flash Block

Beavis Khan May 01, 2009, 11:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
My favorite of those not already mentioned:

Session Manager

Web Developer

User Agent Switcher (suck it, experts-exchange.com! :P)

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Beavis Khan May 01, 2009, 11:16pm EDT Report Abuse
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Oh yeah, and in the FWIW department, it seems like the Noscript developer is kind of sucking here lately:

http://adblockplus.org/blog/attention-noscript-users

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john albrich May 01, 2009, 11:29pm EDT Report Abuse
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Stop Autoplay
--keeps many vids from starting up the moment the page is opened. I REALLY hate when they do.

Redirect Remover
Ref Control
--basically keeps websites from covertly switching you from one link to another, or including their name reference in a link you pursue, but gives you the option to let specific sites do so. For example, I let HWA include its name/reference info when I click on URLs within HWA. That way, HWA gets credit for every referral. Also, some sites design webpages that don't allow access unless you just came from one of their other webpages on that site. You generally have to allow an exception or give up on accessing those pages.

Reason May 02, 2009, 05:46am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
Beavis and John, what do those extensions do?

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john albrich May 02, 2009, 10:03am EDT Report Abuse
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May 02, 2009, 06:07pm EDT Report Abuse
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Beavis Khan (65477) said on May 01, 2009 at 08:16pm PDT:
Oh yeah, and in the FWIW department, it seems like the Noscript developer is kind of sucking here lately:

http://adblockplus.org/blog/attention-noscript-users

Yikes! I hadn't heard about that ... although I just saw this on the latest NoScript update:

Version 1.9.2.6 automatically and permanently removes the cotroversial NoScript Development Support Filterset deployed with NoScript 1.9.2.4. ... As a sign of good will, current NoScript 1.9.2.6 completely removes the filterset itself, if found there, on startup with no questions asked. Thanks for your patience.

Meats_Of_Evil May 02, 2009, 07:03pm EDT Report Abuse
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1) Adblock Plus!
2) No Script
3) Download statusbar

4) Right Links for my laptop is a must. It opens new tabs with just right clicking on a link.

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A_Pickle May 02, 2009, 09:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
I uh, actually, don't use Adblock or Adblock Plus. I used to, but a lot of the main websites that I visit depend on ad revenue to keep operating -- so I abstained from Adblock/Adblock Plus.

This may change in fairly short order, as my ISP has been super ultra ghey lately. Anyways, after a few days of poring over my installed Firefox extensions, I have decided which three are my top three.

1.) NoScript - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

2.) Xmarks - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2410

3.) Glasser: - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/versions/7336#...ion-1.0.16

Beavis Khan
User Agent Switcher (suck it, experts-exchange.com! :P)

I loathe that website. I also hate that every single time that we type their name here, HWA links to it. It's sickening irony, that criticizing them here will earn them a link. :D

Also, I have no idea what that extension you managed does, nor how it some how sticks it to that evil website! (link avoided - ha!)

Meats_Of_Evil
4) Right Links for my laptop is a must. It opens new tabs with just right clicking on a link.


One of my laptop's touchpads is about as useful as a shaven, three-week dead sheep -- but the other one, I have just set a hot corner (top left) to be a middle-click when I tap it. I use my context menus far too often to replace them with a single function in Firefox. I might give it a try, though...

Beavis Khan May 04, 2009, 08:14am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
A_Pickle said:
Beavis Khan
User Agent Switcher (suck it, experts-exchange.com! :P)

I loathe that website. I also hate that every single time that we type their name here, HWA links to it. It's sickening irony, that criticizing them here will earn them a link. :D

Also, I have no idea what that extension you managed does, nor how it some how sticks it to that evil website! (link avoided - ha!)


The "User Agent" string is how a browser/platform combo identifies itself to remote servers. For example, typical FF on Windows will be something like:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.10) Gecko/2009042316 Firefox/3.0.10

Sometimes this string is used to present different markup/CSS to different browsers (which is a stupid way to do it, but whatever). The Site That Shall Not Be Named is one of thoses**tbag sites that show the Googlebot (User Agent: Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)) everything in an effort to pad their pageranks as much as possible, but for everyone else, tries to get you to sign up for their craptacular subscription. So, to see their "expert answers" (which, sad to say, are sometimes useful in a pinch for a jack of all trades like myself), you can either view the Google cache (which is often good enough), or you can just use User Agent Switcher to impersonate the googlebot, and you'll get everything right there on the page.

Am I taking money out of the pockets of the site's administrators? Basically. Am I punishing them for gross misuse of the web and related standards? Indeed I am! Using the UA string for stuff like EE does is just such terribly bad form that I almost don't even feel bad about it.

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Joshua Marius, LeThe May 04, 2009, 08:43am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
Great topic. The ones I use:

1. Clippings - Allows me to save text I have typed in and paste them again at a later time. I do this a lot as I send many support emails with links, tips, etc. The great thing about it is that you can Save in Firefox and it will be also available in Thunderbird and viceversa: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1347

2. Download Statusbar - Replaces the typical huge download Window in Firefox and shows your downloads in the status bar: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/26




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A_Pickle May 04, 2009, 09:35am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
Beavis Khan
So, to see their "expert answers" (which, sad to say, are sometimes useful in a pinch for a jack of all trades like myself), you can either view the Google cache (which is often good enough), or you can just use User Agent Switcher to impersonate the googlebot, and you'll get everything right there on the page.

That. ROCKS. I love that! Stick to that ass-site. I'm installing that add-on right now, and seeing what I've been missing. It's ironic that their own soulless page-ranking system is their undoing...

...wellp! Karma's a bitch, what can I say? *runs off to install User Agent Switcher*

May 04, 2009, 11:08am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Your top 3 Firefox extensions!
Beavis Khan (65477) said on May 04, 2009 at 05:14am PDT:
Sometimes this string is used to present different markup/CSS to different browsers (which is a stupid way to do it, but whatever).

QFT

User Agent Switcher is a great extension to have around anyway. :) I run into the occasional site that says "sorry, you need to use IE!" ... but all they really want is an IE user-agent! That's pathetic. Googlebot always has a place on my list too. :)



 

    
 
 

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