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#1 Rebmahc


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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:46 AM

Hi all

Ive been wondering about FF extensions and what you consider best. I know most of you will have loads installed, but i want to know what you consider your best 5, ones that you couldnt imagine browsing the net without.

So what are your top 5???

Just out of interest, has anyone got one called UnPlug? Just asking cause i was looking at it and i cant see how it can be safe if you download video from an unknown site it directs you to.


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#2 mvs


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Posted 19 September 2007 - 11:11 AM

in random order : NoScript , Adblock Plus , Flashblock , Greasemonkey , MR Tech Local Install

for Unplug , I hope you have seen its reviews

Edited by mvs, 19 September 2007 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 11:26 AM


IEView is useful for launching IE for those pages that force IE upon you.
BBCodeXtra is a must for people spending a lot of time on the BC Forums since it makes formatting extemely easy and fast.
NoScript is a good way to prevent foistware.

The great thing about the vast array of extensions is that you only need to use the ones you need to use, and you can tailor the browser to fit your own special needs. Keep Ff simple or get it loaded up with goodies---it's your own choice.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:13 PM

CoLT - adds two menu items to the browser's context menu, both of which are only visible when right-clicking a hyperlink. The "Copy Link Text" menu item copies a hyperlink's associated text to the clipboard, while the "Copy Link Text and Location" menu item copies both the hyperlink's text and URL to the clipboard in the format you choose: either as plain text, as an HTML hyperlink, or as a custom format (which you may specify).
Tab To Window - Open an existing tab in a new window, or join a tab to an existing window.
Tabs Open Relative - makes all new tabs open to the right of the current tab, rather than at the far right of the tab bar.
McAfee Siteadvisor - a downloadable tool that works with Firefox to help you:
Stay safe while you browse, stay safe while you search, and click to see a site's report page.

If you use UnPlug, always scan every file you download from the internet, with your Antivirus, before opening.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

AdBlock Plus, never see banner ads again.
Tab Mix Plus, customize your tab behavior as you see fit.
Download Statusbar, instead of a pop up windows, your downloads are shown in a very sleek unobtrusive status bar. This should really go in to the official Mozilla build IMO.
Mouse Gestures, navigate quickly through quick and drag mouse clicks.
Download Them All, when you have a large number of downloads to manage or automate, or if you need a download manager with full resume functionality (the resume function on the default download manager is bare-bones if it ever works at all).
IETab, kind of like IEView only it will actually render the page using IE's engine inside of Firefox's tab instead of in a new IE window.
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