Best Firefox extensions?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Costello, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    Hi Firefox users, dear fellows!

    I'd like to know what Firefox extensions you're using, and why [​IMG]

    Here are the Firefox extensions that I use!
    - Adblock plus: most effective ad blocking tool ever! I haven't seen a single ad banner or logo.
    - Adblock plus: element hiding helper: I don't remember what this is for but it came with Adblock iirc.
    - Always remember passwords: on some pages there's a sort of protection that doesn't let Firefox save password... well this makes password saving possible on every page! wooyay
    - Download statusbar: manage your downloads with a nice statusbar, much better than the default download manger imo.
    - externalIP: shows your external (=not local) IP address at the bottom of your browser
    - Favicon picker: lets me assign my own icons to bookmarks
    - Flashblock: disables and hides flash animations, unlick you click them (one of the most useful extension ever tbh)
    - Flashgot: send download links to FlashGet (download manager tool)
    - FormFox: I just installed this one, not sure what it does but I think it tells you the destination page when submitting a form
    - Long titles: allows long hint boxes (multiline hints)
    - Save complete: when saving a page with firefox, some elements may be omitted (backgrounds from CSS), this extension lets you do a full backup of the page. Very useful.
    - Smart middle click: some links don't directly point to webpage but execute a javascript function instead (links of the form "java script: something('blabla');"). These links normally can't be opened in new tabs using a middle click. Well, this extension makes it possible.
    - SwitchProxy tool: if you have several proxy configurations, this tool lets you switch between each configuration easily
    - Tab scope: hovering a tab shows a thumbnail of the page and lets you perform some actions like refreshing the tab, going back/forward, etc.
    - Tamper Data: allows you to intercept & edit HTTP & HTTPS headers before they're sent to the server
    - Undo closed tabs button: you probably know this useful feature in Firefox: when you accidentally close a tab, you can reopen it and it keeps the text that you had entered in the input fields! Well this extension adds a button in the toolbar that lets you reopen those tabs very quickly.
    - Unhide passwords: Firefox remembers password so you don't even have to type them when you get on an authentication page. However sometimes you need to actually view this password. This extension reveals the text from the password fields.
    - View cookies: adds a tab to view cookies in the "page information" window.

    That's all I'm using at the moment. I've got loads more, but I don't need to enable them permanently.
    What extensions are you using?
  2. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

    Jul 22, 2007
    Mouse Gestures, only reason I'm using Firefox over Opera atm. Although it doesn't feel the same :/

    Edit: Does anyone know of one that lets you close Firefox and open it next time with all the tabs you had open previously? Like the option you have with Opera
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
  4. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

    Oct 4, 2004
    United States
    See that hole in your wall?
    Adblock - for providing free cake
    Firefox Bookmarks Synchronizer (Foxmarks) - because I have 3 computers running firefox that only I use
    googlebar - the one from mozdev, not google's official one
    IE tab - for rendering pages using IE, but keeping them in a firefox tab
    Sothink Web Video Downloader - for easy FLV ripping (it crashes often though, so I leave it disabled until I need it)
    Tabbrowser Preferences - for better control over what does and doesn't open in a new tab or window
    Web Developer - because I am a web developer, this one gives lots of info about the currently loaded page
  5. LSSR

    LSSR Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    that unhide passwords seems good... (for evil purposes, i share my pc with my step bro lol)

    i use noscripts and adblock right now
  6. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

    Dec 18, 2004
    Guantanamo bay
    Veoh anyone? I know there are many anime viewers on this thread. It is rather a cool extension that works for both IE and firefox. It's kinda between youtube and a media player. It's pretty cool, plus the quality is a little better than youtube.
  7. Wii_DS.

    Wii_DS. ウォリアー

    Sep 5, 2007

    I can never find any USEFUL ones.
  8. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

    Former Staff
    Nov 22, 2006
    Across the pond
    ChatZilla (IRC built into Firefox)
    Colorful Tabs (Color codes your tabs based on the URL)
    Download Statusbar
    FireFTP (FTP client bult into Firefox)
    Gmail manager (Tells me when I have emails)
    Google Browser Sync (So I can have the same bookmarks etc on both Linux and Windows)
    IE Tab
    VideoDownloader (lets you save videos from YouTube etc)
    ViewMyCurrency (Best extension EVER! Automatically converts all currency to your native one)
    Web Developer

    - Sam
  9. TuMatos

    TuMatos Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    all-in-one gestures
    download statusbar
    fast video download
    gmail notifier
    ie view
    mr tech local install
    super dragandgo
    tab mix plus
  10. kellyan95

    kellyan95 Banned

    Jul 4, 2007
    United States
  11. Wii_DS.

    Wii_DS. ウォリアー

    Sep 5, 2007
    After researching and reading this topic, so far, i use:

    Mouse Gestures
    Smart Middle Click
    Gmail manager
    Tab Scope
  12. ozzyzak

    ozzyzak GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 10, 2006
    United States
    San Diego, CA
    Uh, what?
  13. Wii_DS.

    Wii_DS. ウォリアー

    Sep 5, 2007
    Some people like to spoil a nice topic by saying some other Browser. When this person does this they mean that they think that browser they said is better than the browser the topic is about.

    Kellyan95 thinks Opera is better than Firefox, Hence kellyan95 saying Opera in a Firefox theme topic. How Lame.......

    Kellyan95: put your flame suit on....j/k
  14. kellyan95

    kellyan95 Banned

    Jul 4, 2007
    United States
  15. tetsuya

    tetsuya GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 20, 2006
    Inside my house
    all-in-one mouse gestures is the only one I used.
  16. Stanny

    Stanny Advanced Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Serbia, Republic of
    Try Save Session plug-in.
  17. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    Firefox can do it itself, by default it only does it when it crashes unexpectedly but to turn it on permenantly goto tools>options, then change the "When firefox starts" dropdown [​IMG]

    Ones I use:
    DownThemAll: multiple file and image downloading tool
    Blocksite: opposite of Noscript/adblock, rather than blocking everything only bans loading any sites in its block list.

    Things I turn on when I need them:
    DeviantExperience - Crystalball: search engine GUI for DeviantArt. Whatever bright spark decided to use a text-based search engine without an availiable list of the category path names it uses needs shooting. Extension slows the site down so I just turn it on long enough to get the search string I need.
    Greasemonkey: script running thingy, unlike extensions it can be enabled without restarting Firefox (just refresh tab) so it's great for things you only sometimes need. 2 scripts installed:
    * mouseover_fudge - lets Firefox display long tooltips (some people use them for footnotes in blogs and they go over Firefox's default length)
    * Flashblock - does what it says on the tin [​IMG]

    Things I forgot I had:
    DOM Inspector: leftover from scripting coursework

    I also hated how Firefox 2 looked and how the tabs worked so I've got it themed to look and behave like Firefox 1.
  18. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

    Nov 6, 2002
    I don't use any. But maybe I should get one now that I've gotten information about a bunch! [​IMG]
  19. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Keeping extensions trimmed these days.

    Adblock plus, coupled with the fact I leave java(script) fully disabled and do not have flash installed means damn near completely ad free internet.

    UK English dictionary.

    I have fireftp for the occasions I need halfway decent FTP access.

    If something does not load in Firefox I do not view it so no need for any IE related stuff for me.
  20. pkprostudio

    pkprostudio No

    Aug 3, 2007
    United States
    San Antonio, Texas
    I think NoScript is the best addon for security.