[SASAG] Favorite Firefox extensions

w.wichgers at comcast.net w.wichgers at comcast.net
Wed Jul 18 10:29:32 PDT 2007

I second the "NoScript" as it makes for a much more secure web browsing experience by allowing you to selectively allow sites to run scripts on your box.

I'm a big fan of "Adblock Plus".  Since the death of pop-up and pop-under ads, I don't mind most ads and recognizes that they are a necessary evil and I take a live and let live attitude towards them but there are some which go out of their way to annoy with blinks, flashes and sounds so I use this to kill them.

"Live HTTP Headers" is very useful for debugging  web sites.

"Fasterfox" I like because it lets me know how long a page takes to load plus it claims to make pages load faster.  I've not done any comparison testing so I can't tell you if it works but I do love the page load speed output.

"Forecast Fox" gives a weather forecast in the lower right corner of your window so I know what I'm missing as I sit in my windowless cube.

"Firefox Bookmark Synchronizer" is a tool to help you keep your bookmarks in sync between multiple systems.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Daniel Schwalbe <sage at smackpak.net>
> Here are a few of my favorites, the list is by no means complete or 
> exhaustive:
> 'NoScript' is a "must" in my Opinion. It allows you to control which 
> websites can run scripts when you visit them:  http://noscript.net
> 'BugMeNot' is useful, allows anonymous login into subscription based sites 
> like nytimes.com by simply right-clicking on the login: 
> http://roachfiend.com/archives/2005/02/07/bugmenot
> 'IE Tab' is nice for those pesky "will work in IE only" web portals. It 
> renders a page using iexplore.exe within a FF tab (of course it works on 
> Windows only since it requires IE to be installed)
> http://ietab.mozdev.org
>  	-Daniel
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> On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Leeland wrote:
> > (You may laugh if you want.) I haven't used Firefox extensively in
> > years. I have heard various people talking about this or that
> > extension that makes Firefox "orders of magnitudes better then X
> > browser)."
> > 
> > Oddly enough I am moving to a far heavier Linux environment and so am
> > drinking from the fire hose on Redhat Enterprise now. Since this is to
> > be a primary work environment now I want something that will share
> > between my laptop (XP Pro) and my Dev box.
> > 
> > So what are your killer Firefox extensions? Why do you like them? Are
> > they the best of the pack (i.e. is there another similar extension
> > that you tried and didn't like that does about the same)?
> > 
> > + Leeland
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