[SASAG] Favorite Firefox extensions

Brian McNally bmcnally at u.washington.edu
Wed Jul 18 10:37:27 PDT 2007

I'll second NoScript. Adblock is also an essential. It removes most  
ads from web pages based on filtering rules. You can create your own  
rules, but I use another extension called Filterset.G Updater that  
does this for me. Similarly, Flashblock will block flash content  
unless you want to run it.

Adblock: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10
Filterset.G Updater: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136
Flashblock: http://flashblock.mozdev.org/

Brian McNally
Systems Administrator
Genome Sciences
bmcnally at u.washington.edu
(206) 543-7363

On Jul 18, 2007, at 10:00 AM, Daniel Schwalbe wrote:

> 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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