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Favorite Firefox Extensions?

AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
edited January 27, 2016 in The Big Picture
Yeah I use FlashGot all the time, but I really dig my Abe Vigoda Status addon :deal I'm comforted by knowing that I'll know the minute he assumes room temperature :lol3
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    That there's pretty funny.

    I only use two - Google search and dictionary.
    Sid.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    That there's pretty funny.

    I only use two - Google search and dictionary.


    Interesting. I don't use Firefox much, since Safari syncs my bookmarks across my systems. AND it has google and dictionary built in. The FlashGot thing I don't understand yet...need to look into that.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    Andy,

    How exactly do you actually use FlashGot? What's it do for you?
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    The FlashGot thing I don't understand yet...need to look into that.
    I looked it up and was reminded once again that I'm a dunce. I didn't understand anything I read. Nearest I can figure it helps you download stuff from links - but you'd have to download a lot to need help. ne_nau.gif
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Andy,

    How exactly do you actually use FlashGot? What's it do for you?

    When you have a page full of links, it will dowload them all at once. Very useful.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    When you have a page full of links, it will dowload them all at once. Very useful.


    Open, or literally download to your computer? I don't download links too much...I bookmark 'em...
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    When you have a page full of links, it will dowload them all at once. Very useful.
    headscratch.gif Why would you want to?
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,914 moderator
    edited January 2, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Yeah I use FlashGot all the time, but I really dig my Abe Vigoda Status addon deal.gif I'm comforted by knowing that I'll know the minute he assumes room temperature lol3.gif
    Adblock and Flashblock are wonderful, especially for sites that you visit often. You can easily see Flash animations when you want to by clicking on the logo on the page. By default they are blocked. Adblock gets better and better as you add more URLs to block, but it helps to understand wildcard syntax to really get the most out of it.
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    Mike LaneMike Lane Registered Users Posts: 7,106 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    If you're surfing pr0n and you have a page full of primo stuff you can download all of the pics at once.

    Not that I'd know of course...
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
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    Mike LaneMike Lane Registered Users Posts: 7,106 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    rsinmadrid wrote:
    Adblock and Flashblock are wonderful, especially for sites that you visit often. You can easily see Flash animations when you want to by clicking on the logo on the page. By default they are blocked. Adblock gets better and better as you add more URLs to block, but it helps to understand wildcard syntax to really get the most out of it.

    syntax schmyntax... Get the filterset.g updater and let others find the best blocks for you!
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    headscratch.gif Why would you want to?

    Like, a page full of photo files

    file1.jpg
    file2.jpg
    file3.jpg
    file4.jpg

    ....

    file 100.jpg

    FlashGot will grab em all at once, and put them where I tell 'em to..
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    Abe Vigoda: still alive.
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    Mike LaneMike Lane Registered Users Posts: 7,106 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Like, a page full of photo files

    file1.jpg
    file2.jpg
    file3.jpg
    file4.jpg

    ....

    file 100.jpg

    FlashGot will grab em all at once, and put them where I tell 'em to..

    Like I said, pr0n...
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    Mike Lane wrote:
    Like I said, pr0n...

    gerg.gif

    It's an old indian trick, taught to me by Baldwanna :baldy - for doing reprints, from our internal systems, etc, it's a really ez way to grab the files.

    deal.gif
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    Abe Vigoda: still alive lol3.gif
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    Mike LaneMike Lane Registered Users Posts: 7,106 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    gerg.gif

    It's an old indian trick, taught to me by Baldwanna :baldy - for doing reprints, from our internal systems, etc, it's a really ez way to grab the files.

    deal.gif

    Yeah of course. No pr0n. Sure.

    We believe you.

    Seriously we do.



    Anywhoooo....

    Okay now for a list of my favorite firefox extensions (the daily use ones).
    • Webdeveloper - duh! (linked above)
    • ColorZilla - I use it to get a quick idea of what the element and associated classes and id's are. Not as much for colors actually.
    • Open IE in Tab - Have to use IE but hate to actually open IE? Well just open an IE session right in a firefox tab!
    • session saver - Firefox crash? Windows crash? Gotta close firefox to install an extension or something? Never fear, session saver automagically saves all of your tabs, the back button history, anything that was in a textbox and more no matter what happens. Saved my bacon more than a few times.
    • del.icio.us - lets you link to del.icio.us in a popup window so as to not disturb the browsing experience. Nice!
    • LastTab - Why oh why didn't firefox make it so your tabs would focus like windows tabs do - in the most recently used order rather than from left to right? LastTab is one of those extensions that keeps firefox from being uninstalled from my machine. Now with improvement goodness!
    • HTML Tidy - How do I see html errors so quickly? Superhuman wit? Uh no. Uncanny understanding of xhtml? Nope. Those force bug thingies from Episode I? Huh uh. HTML Tidy highlights errors for me. It'll even tidy up my code and fix those easy to miss errors on pages that I write. Secret's out!
    • Adblock - duh (linked above.)
    • Filterset.g - You got filterset in my adblock. You got adblock in my filterset. Adblock without filterset is like Andy without pr0n. Lonely and impotent. (linked above)
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
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    chrisjleechrisjlee Registered Users Posts: 384 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    my favorites
    1. adblock - blocks ads like images on pages
    2. the forecastfox - tells current weather
    3. sage - RSS reader built in the browser
    4. sessionsaver - if it crashes it loads your previous tabs
    5. gmail notifier - notifies me when theres mail
    ---
    Chris
    Detroit Wedding Photography Blog
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Interesting. I don't use Firefox much, since Safari syncs my bookmarks across my systems.


    wave.gif

    dump your dot mac. deal.gif
    Foxmarks
    thumb.gif
    Foxmarks is an extension for Firefox that synchronizes bookmarks across multiple machines.

    I wonder if it will sync PC/Mac FF bookmarks, anyone who can test this out. ear.gif
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    cmasoncmason Registered Users Posts: 2,506 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    Here are a few of my favs:

    Bloglines Toolkit: notifier for RSS feeds in Bloglines
    IE View: view in IE
    StumbleUpon: takes you to a random web page of your interest
    Disable Targets for Download: stops loading a blank page with each download
    Gmail Notifier: for gmail
    PDF Download: chose to load a PDF in a tab, download, or launch Acrobat
    Adblock: block ads
    Forecastfox: weather
    foXpose: view all tab windows in one screen
    Tabbrowser Preferences: new options for launching links in tabs
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2006
    cmason wrote:
    Here are a few of my favs:

    Bloglines Toolkit: notifier for RSS feeds in Bloglines
    IE View: view in IE
    StumbleUpon: takes you to a random web page of your interest
    Disable Targets for Download: stops loading a blank page with each download
    Gmail Notifier: for gmail
    PDF Download: chose to load a PDF in a tab, download, or launch Acrobat
    Adblock: block ads
    Forecastfox: weather
    foXpose: view all tab windows in one screen
    Tabbrowser Preferences: new options for launching links in tabs


    Abe Vigoda: Still Alive.
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    ChrisJChrisJ Registered Users Posts: 2,164 Major grins
    edited January 7, 2006
    Wow, no one has mentioned Greasemonkey yet. You can download all kinds of scripts which do useful (and not so useful) things.

    I got it just for the Gmail Smart-Delete Button. But I also like the eBay hack to show only negative feedback.

    Other than that, Adblock and Flashblock are my favorites. I also use PDF Download. All previously mentioned.
    Chris
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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,914 moderator
    edited April 13, 2008
    Thought I might resurrect this thread with a couple of things I have been using for quite some time.

    NoSquint is very handy if you are using a laptop with a high resolution screen. It will resize fonts for you on a site specific basis and remember any adjustments you make. So every time I go to a given site it will be displayed in whatever size is best for me. Highly configurable for geeks, but completely painless for everyone else.

    Back to Top
    is a simple little thing that adds options to the right-click menu to jump to the top or bottom of a page. Convenient at times. Some people have reported problems with it, but it has never given me any.

    Oh, and Abe Vigoda is still alive.
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited April 13, 2008
    Richard wrote:
    Oh, and Abe Vigoda is still alive.
    Yes, but the extension is dead! Can't find it again anywhere :(
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    BradfordBennBradfordBenn Registered Users Posts: 2,506 Major grins
    edited April 14, 2008
    My favorites...
    • IETab - Internet Explorer Emulation in Firefox
    • Down Load Them All - I like it better than FlashGot. Easier to use but same idea
    • Linky - Converts links to qualified links also allows for the opening of all the links on a page...
    • Link Checker - Checks links on pages to validate them
    • Pic Lens - A better browser of Google Images (watch out I might add it as a feature request)
    • Proxy Toolbar - I have to change my Proxy when I am traveling or in the office
    • Google Toolbar - for keeping my links synchronized across multiple computers and OS'es.
    -=Bradford

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    RhuarcRhuarc Registered Users Posts: 1,464 Major grins
    edited April 14, 2008
    My favorite Extension for Firefox?

    Opera! :D

    Lol, seriously I have tried firefox, and I do have it installed, but for general every day use Opera does everything i want it to right out of the box, including all the ad blocking, etc...

    I do use FlashGot with firefox sometimes if I need to. BUt my everyday browser is Opera.
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    darkdragondarkdragon Registered Users Posts: 1,051 Major grins
    edited April 14, 2008
    The only plugin I currently have installed is

    Chatzilla - I guess it's an Extension, not a plugin. Great little IRC client though.
    ~ Lisa
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    devbobodevbobo Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,339 SmugMug Employee
    edited April 14, 2008
    Flock is my favourite firefox extension lol3.gif
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    SloYerRollSloYerRoll Registered Users Posts: 2,788 Major grins
    edited April 14, 2008
    Craigslist Toolbox
    Color Picker
    MeasureIt
    FasterFox (this can be done manually in :config files pretty easily if you know web protocol)
    Web Developerthumb.gif
    FireBug
    DOM Inspector (Better than webdev DOM inspector)
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    valeriecookvaleriecook Registered Users Posts: 57 Big grins
    edited November 9, 2008
    Here's mine! I probably use FireFTP the most when sending files to my local printer.


    Web Developer
    Forecastfox
    FireFTP
    Fast Video Download - save YouTube vids
    Cooliris
    Color Managment
    AVG Safe Search
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    RogersDARogersDA Registered Users Posts: 3,502 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2010
    Andy wrote:
    Yeah I use FlashGot all the time, but I really dig my Abe Vigoda Status addon deal.gif I'm comforted by knowing that I'll know the minute he assumes room temperature lol3.gif
    He's not dead - clap.gif. He's staring in commercials on the SuperBowl!
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