Why no Firefox thread? Firefox is awesome, its extensions are awesome, a few of the themes are awesome, and it's fun to share.
Here's my Firefox:
I'm only showing you the top of it because, well, that's all that is interesting.
Adblock - Blocks ads. I use Easylist as a filter, because apparently Filterset.g is sucking balls right now.
Download Manager Tweak - Opens the download manager in a tab instead of a separate window.
Long titles - Makes tooltips have a larger capacity, great for previewing threads.
Menu Editor - Edit your right click menu. Some stuff in there that I never use, so I just get rid of it.
Stop-or-reload Button - Unifies the stop and reload buttons at the top, so that only one is displayed at a time.
Tab Mix Plus - Tabbed browsing on steroids. SO MANY OPTIONS.
TabRenamizer - Lets you rename tabs that you wouldn't want people seeing. "HOT DOG ACTION" becomes "Google".
Text Links - Now I can double click on a plain text URL and it'll load it just like a hyperlink.
Tiny Menu - Replace all the normal menus with one menu called "Menu". Like in the screenshot.
I use the "Qute" theme, which has slightly nicer icons and hides the favicons on the tabs, because I turned those off anyway (Look here!
All these extensions (And more!) can be found here
I switched to Firefox 2 yesterday, and it's nice. A little bit more "bloated" than FF 1.5. I don't like the green "Go" arrow next to the address bar. Any way to turn that off? Also the tabs are a bit more 3D and shiny that I'd like, but all the flat themes I've tried are terrible in other areas. If I could just edit this theme so that the buttons aren't a gradient but are flat instead. Any help on that would be appreciated, as well.
So.. Discuss and share!
Definitely some good options there. I have to pitch in that I love flashblock. I can load up any page I want without having to win free ipod nanos or PS3s. It only loads the flash file after you click the play button that appears in its place, so browsing myspace is a real piece of cake too, as I don't have to hear 6 seconds of unstoppably loud shitty music.
Also TinyURLCreator plugin is awesome, especially for those of us who use ventrilo. Right click on a page and choose 'create a tinyurl' which is automatically copied to clipboard.
Just in case anyone misunderstood (And I'm not saying that anyone did), I was referring to sexual acts with dogs. Not some kind of fetish with Hotdogs. That would just be weird.
I thought you were referring to someone eating a hotdog in action, but that's just me.
I used to have a lot of addons and extensions for my firefox, but it seemed so bloated, and I didn't use any of it. These days, it's just fasterfox, and downloadthemall.
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I'm running with
Dictionary Search (I have set so I can highlight and search any word in the Dictionary, Wikipedia, Google or Yahoo)
ForcastFox (Weather in the right corner of my screen, can set to see three day forecast)
IETab (For the websites that don't work properly in Firefox)
NoScript (Stops scripts from running until I allow them)
TabX (Adds a closing x to each tab)
You could just use Tabmix Plus to do this and get a lot more functionality to boot, but you might not want any of it. Besides, I used to do this, and then realised that middle clicking a tab is far better than having to click an X button on the right side. Easier and quicker. And it looks less cluttered.
I use Tabbrowser Preferences, which I could get rid of and go with Tabmix Plus, but just haven't bothered. Really, all I want is an x and for it to go to the last active tab whenever I close it.
You're a sharp one.
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I installed that, and the simplicity and the icons were nice, but the buttons that 1.x didn't have looked out of place when you used the skin on 2.0. Plus it shows the favicons on the tabs, which I've now realised I don't want. I guess I'll have to stick with Qute. It's growing on me. I wonder if I could have Qute with only the icons replaced with the original?
Did I follow the wrong lemming off the cliff?
No beastiality isn't weird, what kind of fucked up country do you live in that doesn't allow man and beast to make love?
Also, yeah, Flashblock is a must have.
I looked it up, and then did it (It was a simple about:config edit). I also removed the "go" button on the search box (The magnifying glass) which was slightly more complicated, but nothing hard. I also modified my Qute theme so that it's using the original firefox buttons, but it still doesn't show the favicons, so it's pretty much perfect:
Makes it so you don't have to open up iTunes whenever you want to just browse the internet, as it can open it at the click of a button, and also let's you skip songs and all that jazz. Apparently there's radio stations or something else along with it, but I haven't bothered. I guess not very useful unless you use iTunes.
Leftclick then right click is forward, right click then leftclick is back. You can also hold down the right mouse button and draw gestures for different things. A line to the left takes you back, a line to the right takes you foward. A line going down opens a new browser window, while a line up opens a new tab. These last two can also be done on top of links and they will open that link in the window or tab.
When I rebuild a computer, this extension is always the first thing I get running (Firefox itself being the only thing before it), I'm talking before video card drivers and before anti-virus. It's that damn important to me.
EDIT: After a little bit I've managed to "hack the Fox" and replace the word "Bookmarks" with a bookmark icon that I can click to get a drop down menu with my bookmarks in it. It's better than trying to make "Menu" and "Bookmarks" have the same font.
Flashblock drove me crazy. Maybe it's just when used in conjunction with noscript, but it rarely worked correctly. Noscript blocks flash and chances are if I'm willing to allow scripts then I'm willing to allow the flash to play as well.
In any case my various plugins do various specific things that I enjoy whether it be blocking ads or displaying my local weather, or allowing me to post to my blog from wherever I am.
Bugmenot is always essential when you don't want to go through "Free Registration" just to read a news article.
Firesomething is just fun.
iFox is my skin of choice.
Linky lets me open lots of links at once. Handy for lists. Long Titles is essential for xkcd, because the tooltips break otherwise.
And a YouTube video downloader is nice. I use Ook? Video Ook! for 1-click downloads.
And about:config is your friend.
Got all that?
Add to Netvibes (if netvibes is your homepage, this is essential for adding feeds to it)
Foxmarks bookmark synchroniser (if you use different machines; for me it's work pc, home pc & laptop)
Operator (microformat detection)
Pennypacker (of course!)
Web Developer toolbar (ok, not essential for everyone)..
The latest firefox update seems to have hosed netvibes and thottbot, though. Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks in advance and please keep this up good stuff here
Edit: Almost forgot, how come I've never heard of pennypacker before That is awesome
Double Edit: Nvm fixed now
Plain old install here. I tried extensions and then realized that they didn't really do anything I actually wanted. It's got tabbed browsing, pop-up blocker, and it's nice. I don't need to minimize the toolbars or do anything else with it.
I'm confused. Do you guys not use Firefox 2? It puts the X on each tab already. If you aren't using Firefox 2, then get out of my house.
There's not a lot of extensions I use, but a few I find invaluable. Foxmarks for syncing my bookmarks between work and home is the main one. And then Answers which is amazing if you just need a little bit of info on something you're reading and don't feel like doing a Wikipedia search.
Not using NoScript is inviting peril.
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