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Extensions - Not just for hair anymore

Goose!Goose! That's me, honeyShow me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
So I happen to use Firefox, and I am assume I'm not alone in this. I just had to reformat my netbook and started downloading my old FF extensions and add-ons and discovered a few new ones. So I got to thinking which ones were my favorites. And then I figured I'd pose the question to you all.

So which add-ons for Firefox do you prefer most?

First of all, I discovered Fire.fm and was so glad to not need to redownload a music player (for now anyway). This extension is excellent in that it hooks directly into your Last.fm account and plays your favoirte music like a radio station (ala Pandora) OR you can enter your friend's username and listen to his/her radio station OR you can type in an artist's name and listen to their music + music from similar artists. Though typing in this form while using it seems to be slowing down Firefox, I would sooner blame the netbook for that though.

Then there is Yoono, for all you social networkers out there. You can access stuff from Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, AIM, and several other popular sites. It allows you to update status, write comments/IMs, etc. all from a sidebar. Which I love because I don't have to download AIM 6.9 (which I don't enjoy as a program).

Then there's the usual standbys: Adblock, DownThemAll, NoScripts

What about you?

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  • exoplasmexoplasm Gainfully Employed Near Blizzard HQRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Download Statusbar, OpenDownload, and Link Alert are the ones I always install after ABP.

    All-glass mod for Vista/7 users is great, too.

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  • MalyonsusMalyonsus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My new firefox installs always end up with the same stuff: Adblock, No Script, Forecast Fox, Web Developer, on a Littlefox theme.

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  • Desert_Eagle25Desert_Eagle25 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    TabKit is a great one if you work with lots of browser tabs.

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  • NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Let's see...I'm currently running with:

    ABP
    AniWeather (I used to use ForecastFox, but I like this one better)
    Better Gmail 2 (I'm not sure if it actually does anything :? )
    Download Statusbar
    Firebug
    FirePHP (essentially a Firebug for PHP...only useful on sites you create, as you need to install FirePHP files onto the web root for it to work)
    GooglePreview (I love this little add-on)
    OrganizeStatusbar (it allows you to get rid of status bar icon clutter)
    Personas for Firefox (currently rocking the Dark Fox theme)
    Remove New Tab Button (only because Tab Mix Plus isn't updated)
    SQL Inject Me (a web development tool that will test to see if a site is vulnerable to an SQL injection attack)
    TwitterFox
    Web Developer

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I enjoy AutoAuth.

    It is good if you access a lot of sites that utilize windows/.htaccess authentication.

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  • Ash-HousewaresAsh-Housewares TARDIS Hunter Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Xmarks.

    It allows me to keep the same set of bookmarks on my netbook and desktop.

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  • KlorgnumKlorgnum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Hey, maybe I could ask this here.

    I've always been wary of FF extensions and keep my use to an absolute minimum. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but is there any reason someone couldn't put a keylogger or something malicious in one? Are the add-ons on the official site checked out first to make sure they won't try to steal banking information?

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  • exisexis Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Klorgnum wrote: »
    Hey, maybe I could ask this here.

    I've always been wary of FF extensions and keep my use to an absolute minimum. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but is there any reason someone couldn't put a keylogger or something malicious in one? Are the add-ons on the official site checked out first to make sure they won't try to steal banking information?

    Add-ons go through some sort of testing process. Before that they are marked as "experimental".
    Experimental add-ons are newer add-ons which have not yet undergone our public review process. Many of these add-ons may be in prototype form. Since they are untested by our editorial team, they may be alpha, beta or pre-production in quality, performance and features.

    Caution should be used when installing experimental add-ons, as they have not been tested by an editor and may harm your computer configuration.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    (I really wish Opera had a real plugin system. Widgets just don't count. :-P)

    TabMix Plus
    Adblock Plus
    Fission (safari-style progress bar)
    Google Gears

    I also like the Daum theme.

    Does anyone have any experience with Jetpack? It supposedly makes extensions easier to write, and you don't have to restart the browser after installing extensions written using Jetpack.

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  • WoggleWoggle OheoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My current list:

    Adblock
    Download Statusbar
    Fasterfox Lite
    Flashblock
    Ghostery - Dunno why I have this...
    IE Tab
    Morning Coffee
    NoScript
    PDF Download
    Read it Later - I haven't really used this much, middle click to open stuff in a tab for later is much simpler for me

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  • Darth NathanDarth Nathan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Autopager. Add it, and thank me later.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I wish Glasser worked with the new version of Firefox.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Daedalus wrote: »
    I wish Glasser worked with the new version of Firefox.

    It does, if you tweak the xpi file to include upto version 3.5. Alternatively you can use all-glass, however that makes the tabs and bookmark bar use glass.. unfortunately it makes them very hard to read as such I use stylish to tweak the look:

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    Here are the add-ons on my work machine:

    Adblock Plus
    Adblock Plus: Element hiding helper
    Add N Edit Cookies (disabled, not using atm)
    All-Glass Firefox mod
    British English Dictionary
    Cache Status (disabled, not using atm)
    Context search
    FireGestures
    Flashblock
    Greasemonkey (disabled, not using atm)
    IE Tab (disabled, not using atm)
    Mac Shortcuts (ctrl+q is fantastic, regardless of how many windows i've got open I can do that key combo and later can open firefox with all my windows, tabs etc.. simple extension but so very useful)
    Nightly Tester Tools (that just reminded me to disable it because I currently don't use it)
    Personal Menu
    Resizable textarea (disabled, not using atm)
    Sage 1.4.2 (disabled, not using atm.. because i'm using the spin-off)
    Sage-Too
    Stylish (with three user styles, 2 of which created the tweaked bookmarks and tabs bars.. the third removes the stylish status bar icon)
    User agent switcher (disabled, not using atm.. infact I haven't used this in a long time)

    If anyone wants the styles I use in stylish to get the above look then ask away.


    EDIT:

    By the way, Mozilla are planning to finally implement glass into Firefox 3.7.

    For example:

    Mockup-Vista-001.png

    I don't know about any of you, but that looks damn good.

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  • exoplasmexoplasm Gainfully Employed Near Blizzard HQRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Daedalus wrote: »
    I wish Glasser worked with the new version of Firefox.

    Disable addon compatibility checking.
    extensions.checkCompatibility false
    

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  • theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    No love for Speed Dial?

    Finally we can tell Opera and Safari users to shut the fuck up.

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Tab Mix Plus
    Gmail Manager
    Cookie Monster
    Flashblock
    Hide Menubar
    Google Gears
    Image Zoom

    ... am I the only one who doesn't use ABP?

    Also, re: FF3.7 glass. awesome

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You should be using ABP. Best invention ever and I can't stand using any other browser without it.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Just on noscript, ever since the guy who wrote it decided to start modifying other extensions (specifically adblock) I have had zero trust in the author and will never use the noscript extension. The guy only apologised after he got caught out and was threatened with being chucked off the Mozilla extensions site.

    Everyone knows to go to the Mozilla addons site, hence if noscript was taken off the site the noscript author would lose a hella lot of money from people suddenly not downloading noscript. (noscript has a nasty default behaviour of taking you to the noscript site, complete with advertising and the author rather spuriously frequently releases "updates" so after every update it's back to the site.. it can be disabled if you dig through a bunch of settings)

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My necessities:
    ForecastFox
    GMail Notifier (set to play the HAL 9000 saying "There is a message for you." upon new inbox messages)
    TinyURL Creator (Does anyone know of an extension that can autocreate nice URLs like Safari?)
    Ubiquity
    XMarks (holy shit, how did I ever live without this?)
    Download Statusbar
    1Password
    Adblock Plus (see xmarks; every time I have stopped using a browser it has been because the adblocking has not been sufficient)

    I should really put Speed Dial on here.

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  • PuddlesworthPuddlesworth Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My necessities:
    ForecastFox
    GMail Notifier (set to play the HAL 9000 saying "There is a message for you." upon new inbox messages)
    TinyURL Creator (Does anyone know of an extension that can autocreate nice URLs like Safari?)
    Ubiquity
    XMarks (holy shit, how did I ever live without this?)
    Download Statusbar
    1Password
    Adblock Plus (see xmarks; every time I have stopped using a browser it has been because the adblocking has not been sufficient)

    I should really put Speed Dial on here.

    Yes Ubiquity!

    I have a lot of extensions people have already posted but Ubiquity it probably my favorite. It's difficult to explain but think of it like Launchy or Gnome-Do with web search, gCal Gmail and weather checking, translation and a ton of other crap I don't even fully understand yet.

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Sometimes I will go to do something, and then wonder, "Can Ubiquity do this?"

    The answer, surprisingly, is usually "yes".

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  • Michael HMichael H Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Another vote for Morning Coffee.

    My other two faves are Fireftp and Twitterfox.

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  • FodderFodder Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    No love for vimperator?

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  • Michael HMichael H Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Fodder wrote: »
    No love for vimperator?

    Wait, people want to make other things like vim? That's like going out of your way to get thumbscrews installed on your car's steering wheel.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Michael H wrote: »
    Fodder wrote: »
    No love for vimperator?

    Wait, people want to make other things like vim? That's like going out of your way to get thumbscrews installed on your car's steering wheel.

    Firefox would be a great operating system if it only had a decent text editor.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That FF3.7 screenshot/mockup looks damn good. I'm wondering how it'll work for Linux, though; I tend to like my Linux apps more... I dunno, subdued and uniform.

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  • AyulinAyulin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    These are the ones I use on my laptop and desktop (both running Windows 7, hence the all-glass add-on.)

    I used to use Xmarks, but dropped it for Mozilla Weave.

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  • AllatarAllatar Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The extensions I use are:
    ABP
    Fasterfox
    Glasser
    Greasemonkey
    IE tab
    PDF download
    Read It Later
    Stealther
    Stylish
    Tab Mix Plus
    Ubiquity

    I don't know what I'd do without any if these.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Sometimes I will go to do something, and then wonder, "Can Ubiquity do this?"

    The answer, surprisingly, is usually "yes".

    I installed it yesterday. The tutorial is pretty impressive. Then I thought: how much do I actually do any of this stuff? The answer for most of it is "not very much." It needs a few more random useful commands.

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