Author Topic: Useful Firefox plugins  (Read 1858 times)

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Useful Firefox plugins
« on: July 16, 2008, 07:52:17 am »
Inspired by Sgt Pluck's request for backup advice, I thought it might be useful (judging by the number of users on here that seem to prefer using FF) to have a list of recommended plugins for Firefox, you know, the ones you just can't live without now.

I'll start the ball rolling with Foxmarks (Home | Foxmarks), quite simply it allows you to have the same bookmarks at home and work, and synchronise between them.  You can also access your bookmarks from anywhere in the world, via the web frontend that foxmarks provides.

Well worth a look
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 08:53:24 am »
Firebug  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843
Very useful tool for examining and debugging html+css

Web Developer - ditto

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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 08:55:19 am »
+1 for foxmarks

Adblock Plus is another good one.  (I'm such a hypocrite, look at all the ads on my own website).
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 08:57:55 am »
From a recommendation here I like FireFTP and also a plugin that allows PDFs to be open by Acrobat in a separate process and not inframe.

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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 08:58:33 am »
Yes, Foxmarks and Adblock.

Add also:

DownThemAll! (mass downloading program)

and

British English Dictionary (prevents those irritating little moments when your spelling is queried)
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 09:22:03 am »
I forgot to add FireFTP and British English Dictionary!!
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 10:12:52 am »
I forgot to add FireFTP and British English Dictionary!!
+1 to both of those and Adblock, plus

DePhormation (dodge that nastiness !)
CustomizeGoogle (tho' Google seems to be fighting back :))
Better Gmail
User Agent Switcher (for those irritating sites that complain that you have a "non-standard (ie Non-MS) browser")
Met Office Weather Gadget

and for the slightly more geeky:

Greasemonkey
Firebug
DOM Inspector

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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 10:22:58 am »
Long titles, which prevents long tooltips being cut short, tho this should be sorted in Firefox 3.

Some form of gmail notifier

Scrap book is really useful.  Basically it'll save webpages for you, which is brilliant if you do internet shopping because you can save the confirmation pages. 

And another vote for Adblock.
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 10:47:51 am »
IE tab: handy for the odd page that won't work in Firefox.

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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 12:51:08 pm »
A lot of those already mentioned + No Script - Disables scripts on pages.
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 01:28:20 pm »
Tab Mix Plus. Makes using tabs a lot easier, but you'll need the development version for FF3.
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 07:15:43 pm »
CSLite for Cookie Control,  Tab Catalogue which gives you a thumbnail of each open tab.

PicLens is good but doesn't work under Ubuntu.
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2008, 08:08:38 pm »
+ 1 for DownThemAll - very useful

I also love all-in-one-gestures - it allows you to navigate the web very quickly.

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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 11:18:23 pm »
From a recommendation here I like FireFTP and also a plugin that allows PDFs to be open by Acrobat in a separate process and not inframe.

+1 and +1 (it's called PDF download, BTW :)).
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Re: Useful Firefox plugins
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2008, 11:29:58 pm »
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