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FireFox Extensions / Add Ons Favs?

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#1 nospam


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:13 PM

I could not find an existing thread on this, so I hope I am posting this correctly.

What are some of your favorite Firefox extensions, add-ons?


A few of mine:

Foxmarks - access all your bookmarks from multiple computers

GreaseMonkey - customize webpages with small coding

NoScript - to block malscript

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:05 AM

Adblock Plus
Download Statusbar
IE Tab
McAfee SiteAdvisor
ReminderFox - Can't live without this useful add-on.

Edited by AlchemicEND, 13 December 2008 - 12:06 AM.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:05 PM

There were a couple of these topics, in the past.
It took a little searching (OK, a lot), but I found them. :thumbsup:
The original topic, started by Grinler, which used to be pinned (Oct 26 2004):
Firefox Extensions

One I had started (Jul 9 2006):
What Firefox Extensions Do You Use?

The extensions I use:

BBCodeXtra - an extension, compatible with Mozilla FireFox and Mozilla Suite, which adds to the context menu new commands to insert BBCode/Html/XHtml codes in an easy and fast way.

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, such as BBCode.

Email This! Bookmarklet Extension - (formerly known as GMail This!) will send your recipient the link, title, & highlighted text of the page you are viewing using GMail, Yahoo, and Stand-Alone Mail Clients like Outlook Express, Thunderbird, & More!

Go to Selection - Adds new entries to the context menu when text is selected in order to open non-linked URLs...
Entries shown in the context menu and focus settings are customizable through the options-dialog.

IE View - Lets you load pages in IE with a single right-click, or mark certain sites to *always* load in IE. Useful for incompatible pages, or cross-browser testing.

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.

NoScript - allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content only for trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site.

ReminderFox - an extension for Firefox and Thunderbird that displays and manages lists of date-based reminders and ToDo's. ReminderFox does not seek to be a full-fledged calendar system. In fact, the target audience is anybody that simply wants to remember important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) without having to run a fat calendar application.

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.
In the case where several new tabs are opened in a row without switching tabs, each subsequent tab will be opened to the right of the previous one, so as to keep them grouped together.
It helps to keep opened links, better organized.
For example if you have three tabs open, {A}, {B} and {C}, where the current tab is {B}, and then you open three more tabs, {1}, {2} and {3}, you'll get:
{A} {B} {1} {2} {3} {C}

Instead of:
{A} {B} {C} {1} {2} {3}
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:21 PM

Nice stuff, I plan to try some of these.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:39 PM

I'll have to try that Tab To Window one out.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:35 AM

WOT (web of trust) Warns you of malicious/unsecure sites with a little icon in the toolbar. Blocks access to malicious sites with a big warning page, you can either precede to the site, or go back to your previous page. It also displays security results in the google results page. See the link for screenshots.

WOT, Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 20 million websites - green to go, yellow for caution and red to stop helping you avoid the dangerous sites. Surf safer and add WOT to your Firefox now.

Finjan Secure Browsing

Finjan SecureBrowsing is a free service that proactively alerts you to potential malicious content hiding behind links of search results, ads and other selected web pages. Finjan SecureBrowsing accesses each of the URLs in its current form on the web, and scans the relevant pages in real time using Finjan's patented behavior-based technology. Finjan SecureBrowsing then displays a safety rating next to each link it has scanned.

SiteAdvisor Almost the same features as WOT, however less sites are in the database (at least it seems like it to me) and the results are generated by McAfee rather than real web surfers like in WOT.

AdBlock Plus An amazing ad blocker, since using this combined with firefox, I honestly can't remember the last time I've seen a popup. It also blocks 99% of banner ads it seems like.

Flashblock Blocks flash animation (including flash ads) It replaces the flash content with an arrow (like the play button) and flash will only start to download and play once that button is pushed. You can add sites like Youtube to its allowed zone so it automatically loads the flash on those particular sites.

NoScript The most secure add on for Firefox.

Winner of the "2006 PC World World Class Award", this tool provides extra protection to your Firefox.
It allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site, guarding your "trust boundaries" against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS) and Clickjacking attempts, thanks to its unique ClearClick technology.
Such a preemptive approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality...
Experts do agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript ;-)

*NOTE* I personally don't use this add-on but I have heard from many people that it is the safest thing to get for Firefox.

Link Alert Whenever you scroll over a link with your mouse, your cursor changes to a corresponding image. For example, If you scroll over a link that will take you to a picture, there is a little JPEG symbol on the cursor. It indicates links to: -New Windows-Secure Sites-Email Links-JavaScript-Word Documents-Excel Spreadsheets-PDF Files-Zip Files-Applications-Text Files-Images-RSS Feeds-AIM Links
-and more..

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 07:08 PM

I just got rid of several extensions which I thought might make infection by trojans more likely. Anything that tracks what I am typing, for instance.

Greasemonkey is considered a major infection risk for spamware and adware. Also do not enable any option in your toolbar which allows you to search multiple search engines at one time. This enables "All the Web", even if you did not specifically download that as an extension. All the Web allows Russian spammers to infiltrate your computer. Just keep a list of which search engines you like, for which subjects, and type them in manually, verifying the site for the search engine. That is much safer.

I went crazy with the Firefox and Google Gadget add-ons. Too many security risks. Sometimes a little daily inconvenience can prevent a lot of inconvenience later, which I found out recently.

Happy winter season to all! I would say, Happy solstice occasions, but evidently that is now considered controversial.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:06 AM

Generated: Sun Jan 18 2009 07:06:15 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build ID: 2008120122

Enabled Extensions: [23]
- 2 Pane Bookmarks 0.4.2008052701
- Adblock Plus 1.0.1
- Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper 1.0.5
- BBCodeXtra
- CoLT 2.4.3
- CuteMenus - Crystal SVG 1.9.3
- Download Statusbar
- Fast Dial 2.22b
- Get Mail Plus 3.2
- Java Console 6.0.11
- Menu Editor 1.2.6
- MR Tech Toolkit
- NoScript
- Paste Quote 0.3.3
- PopupSound 0.1.5
- Smiley Xtra 4.1.1
- Stylish 0.5.8
- Tab Mix Plus
- Toolbar Buttons
- Tweak Network 1.2
- Unhide Passwords 1.2.3
- View Cookies 1.8
- WebMail Notifier 1.1.7



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Posted 28 November 2009 - 12:22 PM

Update: Here's a list of all of my installed add ons
Application: Firefox 3.5.5 (20091102152451)
Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

November 28, 2009

Total number of items: 30

- Adblock Plus 1.1.1
Ads were yesterday!
- Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper 1.0.6
Helps you create element hiding rules for Adblock Plus to fight the text ads.
- Clippings 3.1
Save frequently-entered text for pasting later.
- CustomizeGoogle 0.76
Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
- Download Statusbar
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
- Easy Youtube Video Downloader 1.8
Add easy to use video download links in FLV, 3GP, MP4 and HD quality on Youtube pages.
- Extension List Dumper 1.14.4
Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
- Flashblock
Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them.
- FoxTab 1.2.1
Quickly locate and switch between tabs in 3D.
- FoxyTunes
Control any media player from Firefox and more...
- IE Tab 1.5.20090525
Enables you to use the embedded IE engine within Mozilla/Firefox.
- ImageBot 4.2.0
An Image Uploader
- Java Console 6.0.06
- Java Console 6.0.10
- Java Console 6.0.12
- Java Console 6.0.13
- Java Console 6.0.16
- Java Console 6.0.17
- Java Quick Starter 1.0
- Link Alert 0.9
Changes the cursor to indicate the target of a link.
- Malware Search 0.9.0
Searchs various malware databases for selected words.
- McAfee SiteAdvisor 2.9
- Media Converter 1.0.3
Video downloader and converter
- Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0
Adds ClickOnce support and the ability to report installed .NET Framework versions to the web server.
- Move Media Player 7
Media Player
- RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin 1.0
(Disabled, Incompatible)
Detects all recordable content on the browser
- Silvermel and Charamel XT 1.3.0
Extends Silvermel and Charamel Styles
- TabRenamizer 0.9.6
The best antidote for paranoia
- URL Fixer 1.5.1
Fixes common misspellings in URLs entered in the address bar.
- WOT 20091028
Web of trust.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 05:10 PM

Here's another quite nice Add-on for Firefox.


Main Features
✔ Safety - Informs you if a web page is malicious, sends spam, contains spyware, identity theft, etc.
✔ KidSafe - Alerts you about unsafe sites for kids and erases them automatically from your history
✔ Ethics - Rates a company's ethical behavior including social responsibility, environmental impact, etc.
✔ PageRank - Represents how important a webpage is, according to Google link analysis algorithm
✔ SiteTraffic - Shows you how popular a site is, based on its page views and visits
✔ Visited - Tells you when you last visited a site, what pages you accessed, and more
✔ SiteTools - Page age, site reviews, contact details, previous versions, etc.
✔ Links - Access the links and titles in a web page without having to open the page itself
✔ Files - Shows all files on a web page organized by categories (videos, music, images, programs, etc.)
✔ SimilarStumble - Instant access to sites related to the one you are browsing
✔ SuperSearch! - Over 200 top search engines offer Answers, Books, Health, Jobs, Media, News, etc.
✔ Hide Search Results - Lets you hide search results harmful to your PC, unethical or unsafe for kids

LinkExtend Forms
✔ Toolbar - Gives you all the information for any website you are visiting and lets you SuperSearch
✔ Context Menu - Learn about any link on a web page
✔ Search Results - Search smarter with indispensable knowledge accompanying your search results

Extra Search Features
✔ Thumbnail - A reduced image of a site chosen from four services offering different speeds and sizes
✔ Result Number - Each search result can be numbered as an aid to remembering and locating a result
✔ Site Icon - The icon associated with a particular website

Uses Various Free Online Services
✔ Safety - Web of Trust, McAfee SiteAdvisor, Web Security Guard, Browser Defender, Norton Safe Web, Compete, Google Safe Browsing

✔ KidSafe - Web of Trust, Alexa, Browser Defender, Web Security Guard, Google SafeSearch, ICRA
✔ Ethics - Scryve, Knowmore, CorporateCritic
✔ Site Traffic - Alexa, Quantcast, Compete, Statbrain
✔ Thumbnails - GooglePreview, Websnapr, Thumbshot


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