Linked by Adam S on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:16 UTC
Internet & Networking The last few years have seen the introduction of the concept of "extensions" in most popular web browsers. While Mozilla natively supports extensions, Opera and Safari come feature-packed and can be easily hacked via config files, and a market has cropped up around the IE engine which supports adding new functionality to your browser. In the interest of sharing a good thing, which are your favorite browser extensions?
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Firefox Web Developer toolbar
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:26 UTC
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There's no exaggeration when I say that I truly cannot function without it. As a Web developer, it is an essential.

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RE: Firefox Web Developer toolbar
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:33 UTC in reply to "Firefox Web Developer toolbar"
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I find it useful too..

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RE: Firefox Web Developer toolbar
by Eraser on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:39 UTC in reply to "Firefox Web Developer toolbar"
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I find it very useful to debug web applications.

I combine it with User Agent Switcher (which was written by the same author) to debug my current project which is IE only.

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RE: Firefox Web Developer toolbar
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:39 UTC in reply to "Firefox Web Developer toolbar"
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I'm not a web developer, but I often need to edit complex pages that I'm unfamiliar with. Navigating a complex table layout with image padding... yuck!

After reading so much praise in this forum, I downloaded the toolbar.

Wow. This is a very impressive tool. Thank you for the recommendation.

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Safari: Saft!
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 02:48 UTC in reply to "Firefox Web Developer toolbar"
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For Safari I've really grown to like Saft. If I use a machine without it, I feel lost. I won't describe it here, it's kind of a kitchen sink type add-on.

http://haoli.dnsalias.com/Saft

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RE: Firefox Web Developer toolbar
by Walter on Wed 24th Aug 2005 06:15 UTC in reply to "Firefox Web Developer toolbar"
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Well thank you for the tip on that toolbar. This is a great extension. Thanks very much!

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not many
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:28 UTC
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The only two 'extensions' I use are the Bookmark Toolbar and popup-blocker on Safari and Firefox... I don't like tabbed browsing, don't care about ads... So that's it. I do regurlarly turn the popup-blocker off though for online-banking and such.

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Adblock by far
by klynch on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:29 UTC
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Adblock by far. Other than that, the Gmail notification.

I'm not a big fan on having my browser do everything for me and then butter my bread...

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RE: Adblock by far
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 23:14 UTC in reply to "Adblock by far"
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Hey, Adblock Lovers!

Have you ever considered that free sites you enjoy - this one?! - need revenue from ads to stay afloat? I think it's great to turn off Flash ads and 'annoyances', but if everyone cut all ads, marketing companies would stop using them, sites would lose revenue, and then where would we be? Paying for our visits?!

...or just letting all those IE-folk pay our way with their ad-loaded web life?

Just my $.02.

AS FOR MY EXTENSIONS:
- FlashBlock
- PDF Download
- Download Status Bar

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RE[2]: Adblock by far
by japail on Wed 24th Aug 2005 01:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Adblock by far"
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How people make revenue from their work is their problem. So you can watch ads and other people can not, and whatever happens, happens.

The "if everyone" idea can easily be extended to everything, of course. If everyone just downloads music/movies/tv shows/uses tivo, then musicians/movie investors/tv networks will lose. It's not exactly nonobvious or anything.

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RE[2]: Adblock by far
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 01:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Adblock by far"
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Ads is just another way of trying to make me consume stuff, I have never asked for anyone to try to support their webshop with ads instead of paying members. And I really don't like the idee that other people try to influence what I buy.

I really don't like the admodel and rather pay for my news, I don't really see that I have a moral obligation to pay for stuff I don't like.

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RE[2]: Adblock by far
by salmacis on Wed 24th Aug 2005 10:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Adblock by far"
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Hey, Adblock Lovers!

Have you ever considered that free sites you enjoy - this one?! - need revenue from ads to stay afloat? I think it's great to turn off Flash ads and 'annoyances', but if everyone cut all ads, marketing companies would stop using them, sites would lose revenue, and then where would we be? Paying for our visits?!


So when I watch commercial television, do I have to sit through the ad breaks? Am I allowed to go to the toilet or make a cup of tea? If i recorded it, am I allowed to fast-forward? I'm sorry but if inline ads are your business model then your business model stinks. (Actually I think advertising as a industry stinks - it's a scattergun approach which just ends up passing the increased costs onto the consumer indirectly.)

Adblock and flash click-to-view are always the first two extensions I install. BugMeNot is also a great way round those web annoyances.

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Safari's Debug menu
by MikeGA on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:29 UTC
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I'm not sure if it counts as an extension, but Safari's Debug menu is invaluable to me.

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Optimoz
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:30 UTC
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Optimoz' pie menus.

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Developer tools
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:31 UTC
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I could have said Adblock or proxy-tools as well.

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adblock
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:32 UTC
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is the sweetest thing developed so far, no ads anywhere, and if you block the crappy ad-javascript the sites load a lot faster also.

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RE: adblock
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:59 UTC in reply to "adblock"
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Better than this would be <a href="http://adzapper.sourceforge.net/">adzapper, which runs on your local caching proxy and eats banner ads, too. Banner ads are spam, they should pay me to advertize on my network.

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There is simply no way that I can suffer the Web without 'adblock' (a Mozilla-family extension). Not only does it scrub the useless noise from my web experience, but I still get a brief thrill of happiness when a page flashes some useless ad, I right click, choose "Adblock Image", sprinkle some wildcards in the dialogue box, and watch it, and its space, disappear in a puff of logic.

A close second is "flash-click-to-play". It seems to me that about 99% of all flash content I encounter is advertising. Having all flash content replaced with a simply "play" button that I have to physically click before it animates - priceless.

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That flash thing sounds bloody handy. Does anyone know if there's anything like it for Safari?

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AdBlock is just a nasty hack though. I prefer Ad Muncher (www.admuncher.com), which works for all browsers even integrates as an extension/right-click in Firefox, IE and Opera. The thing is that Adblock corrupts pages and needs to be disabled for many pages, while Ad Muncher works (almost) flawlessly, and if an ad i spotted, rightclick and select "report ad on page" and the next day, the ad is gone.

AdMuncher is a keeper (even if it costs $24.95), and besides that GreaseMonkey (http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org) is great. Stop by http://userscripts.org for many great scripts for GM.

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couple
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:33 UTC
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Second adblock. Also, Sessionsaver is indispensable since it preserves multiple tabs between restarts.

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by Mystilleef on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:34 UTC
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Adblocking. That's the only extension I use on Epiphany.
Don't care about tabs either, in fact, I think they are hideous.

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Forecastfox
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:37 UTC
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Forecastfox

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That depends...
by 1c3d0g on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:38 UTC
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Which is Your Favorite Browser Extension?

For me, it's AdBlock hands down. With my custom list, it filters 99.5% of all the crap out there and noticeably improves loading speed of web pages too. I really don't know what I would do without AdBlock. Of course, everyone will have their own favorite extension which they'll defend to death...so I'm not so sure what the purpose of this article is, other than igniting yet another flamewar... ;)

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firef...

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RE: That depends...
by mmebane on Wed 24th Aug 2005 01:03 UTC in reply to "That depends..."
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You should try Filterset.G:

http://pierceive.com/

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Sage
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:38 UTC
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I don't know how I could do without Sage, the RSS plugin for Firefox. It just works, and is nicely integrated with the rest of the browser.

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Sage
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:39 UTC
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I like Sage - a compact and easy to use RSS reader extension for Firefox. It integrates nicely because it uses Firefox bookmarks to keep track of feeds.

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RE: Sage
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:46 UTC in reply to "Sage"
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I like it too

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My favorites
by ramunas on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:39 UTC
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Adblock and Tabbrowser prefereneces, which can open external links in new tab.

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Stumble Upon is really cool
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:40 UTC
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other than that, after a clean firefox installation:

1. Googlebar
2. FlashGot
3. Forecastfox
4. TinyUrlCreator
5. Greasemonkey
6. Noia2.0 (I know, thats a theme but anyway)

That is my "Must have" Firefox Setup

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My List
by Adam S on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:41 UTC
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I *LOVE* AdBlock and Flashblock. They are absolute necessities. I just recently found this, "Gmail Delete Button:"

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=882

Then my other must-haves are DownloadThemAll!, NukeAnyting, User Agent Switcher, Web Developer Toolbar, MiniT, Forecastfox, Feeview, xMirror, and View Cookies.

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Favorite Browser Extension
by moondog on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:44 UTC
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Other than the essential ad-block, I like forecastfox. [All on Firefox].

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adblock
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:47 UTC
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hands down.

I never realized how much I hated Ad banners, and flash ads until after I tried adblock

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Scrapbook (for Firefox)
by tumultfiction on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:49 UTC
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Scrapbook (for Firefox). I love this extention, as I tend to be offline (read: dialup) for a few months of the year. I can save pages to my 'Scrapbook' and view them at anytime, no waiting to connect, no waiting for downloads or slow servers, etc.

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RE: Scrapbook (for Firefox)
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:16 UTC in reply to "Scrapbook (for Firefox)"
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it's cool extension not only for dialup, it save pages or parts which may dissapear (but if Scrapbook merge with bookmarks...)

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Tabbrowser Preferences, CustomizeGoogle
by Jody on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:49 UTC
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Tabbrowser Preferences and CustomizeGoogle.
I also use Adblock, but so does everyone else
FoxyTunes is alos pretty good.

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Tab Browser Extension
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:53 UTC
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Tab Browser Extension for FF/Moz
http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/tabextensions/index.html.en

The only extension I need

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garapheane

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Netcraft and GeoURL
by DHofmann on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:01 UTC
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I install the Netcraft toolbar on any computer I setup for someone else to detect web site spoofing.

GeoURL is kind of cool but not many sites support the ICBM meta tag yet.

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forecastfox
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:03 UTC
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i love the little icons, although the weather only matches half the time ;)

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Mouse Guestures
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:05 UTC
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I don't think I can browse any more without mouse guestures. I have no idea why they aren't more popular.

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firefox extensions
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:05 UTC
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Yet another vote for Adblock. How did I live without it?
2nd favourite is Noscript

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All-In-One Gestures
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:10 UTC
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All-in-one gestures is the only extension I have installed for firefox, and it is the best I've found for gestures.

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RE: All-In-One Gestures
by growchie on Wed 24th Aug 2005 07:10 UTC in reply to "All-In-One Gestures"
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One more vote for all-in-one....

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Adblock and Tabbed Browsing
by juancnuno on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:11 UTC
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I only use one extension, and that is Adblock. I have lost ALL patience for website ads and I block them all. I realize they are a source of income for websites. If I want the content, I'd rather pay for it than be subjected to ads.

Tabbed browsing is a feature rather than an extension, but it's something I can't live without.

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Mozilla Flashblock
by Lumbergh on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:14 UTC
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Mozilla Flashblock

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Gotta few
by jchildrose on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:15 UTC
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IE view because I need to visit MSDN and TechNet occasionally

Toolbar Enhancements are great, giving a fine tuning to firefox toolbars.

and Popups Must Die! - Best.Popup.Blocker.Ever. Nothing gets through without specifically being allowed.

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RE: Gotta few
by Gryzor on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:23 UTC in reply to "Gotta few"
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IE view because I need to visit MSDN and TechNet occasion

I do but I use either FF or Opera without major glitches; tho MSDN and TechNet are heavily I.E. optimized. But you can use 'em both without going back to IE afaik.

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RE[2]: Gotta few
by jchildrose on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Gotta few"
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Yeah, you can visit with FF or opera - but you miss the ie-only features on those sites that make navigation easier.

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RE[2]: Gotta few
by Gryzor on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Gotta few"
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Testing Bug with OSNews (sorry for the OT)

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My favorites
by BrianH on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:20 UTC
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1. NoScript: A whitelist for JavaScript. Although it is not yet stable and disables a lot of other extensions, it makes most of those unnecessary and makes it much safer and less annoying to use the web.

2. FlashGot: Lets me continue to use FlashGet as my download manager.

3. FlashBlock: Lets you block annoying Flash ads by default, at least when it isn't disabled by NoScript.

4. FLST and miniT: Makes the tab bar work properly.

5. ForecastFox: The weather, just in case you need to go outside.

Now for anti-favorites, I'd have to go for every bookmark management and syncronization extension, because I've tried them and they all suck and some delete your bookmarks. And AdBlock, although that is OSNews's fault not AdBlock's: OSNews serves content with NetShelter, while every other site I've seen only serves ads from it. So I can't block NetShelter because of OSNews. Things like this make AdBlock nearly useless, leaving NoScript as my only recourse. Of course the only reason I need to block the ads is that so many of them contain bad or malicious code - I have no problem with commerce per se.

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RE: My favorites
by Adam S on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:35 UTC in reply to "My favorites"
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OSNews serves content with NetShelter...

We do not serve content from NetShelter.

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RE[2]: My favorites
by BrianH on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE: My favorites"
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I'm glad to hear that. I don't mean to diss your site - when I was using AdBlock to protect my browser, I tried blocking NetShelter and it made OSNews not work properly. That was probably a temporary glitch though.

I suppose it doesn't matter now, as NoScript disables AdBlock anyway, and makes it mostly unnecessary.

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RE[3]: My favorites
by bryhhh on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My favorites"
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I suppose it doesn't matter now, as NoScript disables AdBlock anyway, and makes it mostly unnecessary.

That combination works fine for me. Are you thinking of Flashblock? That won't work with NoScript.

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RE[2]: My favorites
by corrosive23 on Wed 24th Aug 2005 08:30 UTC in reply to "RE: My favorites"
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Thats a blatant lie. When you visit an OSnews page, there is a netshelter banner. I can take a screenshot of the page with the netshelter line.

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RE[3]: My favorites
by Adam S on Wed 24th Aug 2005 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My favorites"
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Thats a blatant lie.

Um... no, it's not. That would be an AD, not CONTENT. Perhaps consult a dictionary before you come here accusing people of lies.

I repeat, OSNews does NOT serve CONTENT from Netshelter.

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Have a few here
by Ian Christie on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:22 UTC
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But the ones I use most are Colorzilla, Web Developer toolbar, and View Rendered Source.

All very useful.

On the subject of AdBlock, I don't think it's fair to sites to lose ad revenue by having banner ads blocked. I can understand pop-ups. So basically you are all saying that OSNews and other good sites don't deserve any ad revenue to keep the site going?

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flash click to play
by natefrogg on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:31 UTC
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i am usually accessing websites remotely through a terminal services session

when flash is displayed it causes everything to come to a crawl

with the flash click to play extension i have the option of displaying the flash if i really need to, this speeds things up immensely when browsing remotely

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My Browser of Choice
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:32 UTC
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I use Firefox with the Tabbrowser Extensions, Adblock, Flashgot and Mouse Gestures...

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Exten...
by Sodapop on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:34 UTC
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Mark all links visited and Hide visited links! ;)

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On IE...
by BrianH on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:35 UTC
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On Internet Explorer...

1. FlashGet: Because downloads still need managing after they're done downloading, and because I only think I should have to download videos once, not every time I watch them.

2. Microsoft Update: Windows and Office updating in one interface.

3. The Server 2003 "Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration": When enabled, this makes Internet Explorer safe to use. With the exception of downloading files, there is no function that this extension disables that it is safe to allow Internet Explorer to do, well ever, really.

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adblock
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:36 UTC
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Lately I am using privoxy but without that adblock would be essential.

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RE: adblock (privoxy)
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 03:00 UTC in reply to "adblock"
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Hey thanks for the heads up. Just installed privoxy and it blows adblock out of the water! The biggest bonus is that it works for all browsers that I use.

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extensionsinequanon
by Rabid Penguin on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:40 UTC
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Adblock Plus, FlashGot, TabBrowser Preferences, CustomizeGoogle.

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Galeon and _no_ extensions
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:46 UTC
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Galeon has all the features I need, and I really love tabbed browsing. It even opens all the popups in tabs, which I just love =D
-WereCat

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without a doubt
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:47 UTC
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adblock & forecast fox

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Of course Tab Mix
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 20:54 UTC
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I excessivly use tabbed browsing, but the implented features are not enough for me, so my favourite extension is of course Tab Mix.
I also use Adblock, CustomizeGoogle and FlashGot, but without Tab Mix I cannot live anymore.
By default I miss features like reordering of tabs or reopening closed tabs, but there is a lot of other stuff I like about Tab Mix.

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RE: Of course Tab Mix
by Anonymous on Sun 28th Aug 2005 13:32 UTC in reply to "Of course Tab Mix"
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Of course Tab Mix doesn't work under MacOS X

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adblock and multizilla
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:01 UTC
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adblock and tabbed preferences for firefox. my favorite extension though is moz only, and it is multizilla. it is by far the best tabbed browsing extension ever made but it doesnt do firefox. been thinking of going back to mozilla proper just to go back to multizilla goodness.

as for adblock, i only block ads that are annoying (top layer flash animations that cover site content, ads with noise, ads with excessive animations/color changes)

if everyone would switch to google pageads i would remove the extension. google did ads right.

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RE[3]: Gotta few
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:02 UTC
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No you can not use FF with MSDN. if you think you can you might be dreaming. MSDN uses activex and MSN messenger to authenticate you & after that you have an activex download manager. You get a plain browser not supported if you do otherwise.

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RE[4]: Gotta few
by BrianH on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Gotta few"
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If you are using the MSDN to read documentation and such you can do it anonymously, and FireFox works.

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RE[4]: Gotta few
by bryhhh on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Gotta few"
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No you can not use FF with MSDN

Works fine for me. I use it all the time in Firefox.

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RE[5]: Gotta few
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 15:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Gotta few"
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I've never had any problems with it

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before and now
by JrezIN on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:07 UTC
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Before Deer Park, the top most-have extension was miniT+indicator (or something like that) for drag'n drop tabs organization. Now, Deer Park has this function build-in (but somehow, tabs selection changed from OnMouseUp to OnMouseDown, wich is *VERY* annoying for organizing tabs...).

Now, I would say the AdBlock is the first in the list (not just for blocking content, but also to look the list of all content in the page and copy'n paste... for movies/flash movies for example).
I just hope AdBlock could change on fly the overlay thing for flash with a simple right click in it's status item... and custom hotkeys... well, can't have everything...

Other important extensions are ScrapBook and FlashGot (DownloadSort for torrents too, but doesn't work with DeerPark right now).
And I'm just starting with Greasemonkey... The Slashdot mirrors userscript is a must-have+do-no-evil script! Some of them are very usefull!

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RE: before and now
by JrezIN on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:10 UTC in reply to "before and now"
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Almost forgot the SessionSaver extension!
...mainly because it doesn't work with DeerPark right now... =| But it's a most have!

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Flashblock
by ma_d on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:13 UTC
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I got so sick of those, in my opinion rude, flash ads that I needed it. Then I get so sick of, again rude, gif ads that I block out every carrier when I see one. I'm just about down to only allowing google ads.
Some people say it's unethical for you to do that to the website. But I say it's unethical for them to abuse their customers/viewership with obnoxious ads. Maybe they should better screen their ad providers... NBC, CBS, ABC, etc all do it... Although, they only screen out the political ads leaving the trite obnoxious crap..

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Firefox
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:19 UTC
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Adblock ;)
All-In-One Gestures (Very Cool, quick navigation)
Context Search, handy for easy searching of what your reading, change the way I browse (always in extra tabs)

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Adblock
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:20 UTC
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- Adblock
- Hit a Hint (no need for mouse!)

For Emacs fans, try conkeror.

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Oh, there's a few...
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:22 UTC
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Sage for RSS -- I use pretty much a browser or an xterm, so an RSS reader integrated into the browser is perfect for me.

Adblock -- yet another vote for that.

Mozex -- The ability to edit blog entries in vi is just too cool.

MiniT -- to drag and drop tabs. I have Slashdot (sorry) on the first tab, comix on the second, and so on, so this can be handy for me if I screw that order up. (I'm not nearly as anal as that all sounds...

SessionSaver -- God, this rocks. It remembers all your tabs and will open them up again when you restart Firefox, even if you crashed. I still manage to crash Firefox every now and then, so this is a huge help.

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Copy
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:24 UTC
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Copy as plain text

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Easy......
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:26 UTC
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Tabbedbrowser extension..... lovely sweety goodness

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I like IE View.
by rcsteiner on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:27 UTC
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It lets me use Firefox at work while easily using IE to view the few bits of intranet stuff that won't work in a Mozilla variant.

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Definitely and by far...Adblock
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:30 UTC
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And with the Filterset G from http://www.pierceive.com/ Ever since i found out this filterset, i have not seen a single ad on the internet... awesome stuff

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Smoothwheel
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:31 UTC
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Where the heck is the Smoothwheel love?!

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My favs
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:36 UTC
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Personally I can't use Firefox without the wonderful IE skin (http://pages.prodigy.net/zzxc/ieskin/)

TabMix, AdBlock and FlashGot is a must of course.

For my developer work I also love the "Google PageRank status bar" extension, very handy.

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fave
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:38 UTC
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firefox:
adblock
forecastfox
flashgot

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My Extensions
by JayCnrs on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:40 UTC
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I have to have Tab Preferences and User Agent switcher. Other than that I don't need anything else

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My Favorites (for Firefox)
by jayson.knight on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:41 UTC
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~Web Developer tools
~Mouse Gestures
~SessionSaver
~View Formatted Source (a MUST have for viewing page source
~StumbleUpon

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RE: My Favorites (for Firefox)
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 08:17 UTC in reply to "My Favorites (for Firefox)"
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I am so glad someone mentioned StumbleUpon. I probably spend 20-30 minutes a day stumbling. It is educational as all get-out and more fun than games!

I will add my vote to the other excellent extensions already mentioned:

Tabbrowsing Preferences
AdBlock
FlashGot
Google Bar
Google Preview
Netcraft Toolbar

Oh, and I use Noia Extreme 2.0 also, like it a lot. I used Sky Pilot for a while but got tired of it eventually. To me Noia has a more enduring look and feel.

Rob

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Firefox and three essential extensions
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:47 UTC
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1. SessionSaver
2. EasyGestures
3. MiniT (drag+indicator)

There are a couple of other tab related extensions that are nice, but I prefer to keep it simple.

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mmm
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:51 UTC
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webdev related:
Live HTTP Headers
Web Developer
DOM Inspector

general usage:
Greasemonkey

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SessionSaver
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 21:53 UTC
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SessionSaver is the first extension I always install for Firefox and can't live without it. Saves your open tabs so that when you come back the next day it's just as you left it (if you turn your machine off at night, for example).
Other faves:
SpellBound (spell checking in various languages)
LinkToolbar (little arrows to navigate a site)
ForcastFox (the weather)
LiveHTTPHeaders (for debugging)
Tabbrowser Preferences
Web Developer (for debugging)
Adblock (of course)
Auto copy (copy like in Unix, no need to press Ctrl-C)

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ForecastFox and FlashGot
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:07 UTC
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I use Firefox under Linux, and the above are my fav extensions.
ForecastFox is quite useful, especially since KWeather went to the dogs.
FlashGot is a real godsent: let's be honest, in linux we don't have fast download managers which integrate well with the browser, like in Windows. So I use FlashGot + cURL, a killer combo.

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firefox extension
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:11 UTC
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SessionSave, i *Love* it!

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Scrapbook
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:16 UTC
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Scrapbook is great for research. Save all pages that look relevant, then you can shift all the good reading from the mediocre reading, make notes, and higlight paragraphs, without the need to print out the whole lot. Further I'm using session saver, Adblock, all-in-one gestures , User Agent Switcher and the download manager extension to open the download manager in a tab.

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Customizegoogle
by Lowspirit on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:27 UTC
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Customizegoogle for it's ability to make image searches link directly to the image, saving me alot of time.

Linky so I can select a bunch of links, right click, choose open in tabs, and make it only open the links I haven't already visited, it's just perfect.

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others...
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:34 UTC
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some not mentioned:

add bookmark here
cookie button
dictionary search
imagezoomer
quicknote

...all good stuff

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Single Window and Bookmark Synchronizer
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:44 UTC
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1.Single window
1.I use many computers and Bookmark Synchronizer keeps the same bookmarks on all machines.
2.The web dev toolbar
2.Colorzilla
3. BugMeNot

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Blockers
by crashback on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:44 UTC
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Adblock and Flashblock.
It's wonderful to go to advertising-laden sites like torrent trackersites, and not see a single ad.. ;)

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My favorites.
by japail on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:47 UTC
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1. Flashblock
http://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=433
I imagine 95% of all flash content I see on the web is garbage. For the other 5%, I'm happy that Macromedia/Adobe provides plug-ins on platforms other than Windows, and that this extension exists so that I can stand having the plug-in installed.

2. Adblock
http://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=10
Since the nascent commercialization of the Internet in the early mid '90s, the web has become rife with obnoxious quantities of advertising; a great deal of which engages in obnoxious behavior.

3. BugMeNot
http://roachfiend.com/archives/2005/02/07/bugmenot
Increasingly websites (especially news sites) require free logins to just read content. This is pretty annoying, and thanks to BugMeNot you don't have to keep track of a dozen throw-away accounts.

4. Nuke Anything
https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=951
Sometimes you're at work and you're reading some website that just has a plainly inappropriate image. Pull out the trusty "Remove this object," and all is well in the world.

4. Customize Google
http://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=743
The quality of Google results has been declining over the last year or two, while the quality of other search providers has been increasing. Sometimes

5. Image Zoom
https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=139
Rather self-explanatory.

6. miniT https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=176
Being able to reorganize tab location is good for grouping related items after you search around for a while.

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v RE: My favorites.
by japail on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:54 UTC in reply to "My favorites."
Opera
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:47 UTC
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I don't know if it counts as an extension, but Operas facility to start where I left off and reload all open tabs is invaluable. Doing research and being able to have a dozen sites open at once, and then not having to search for them all again the following day is just amazing.
And Ad Blocker too, on whichever browser I use.

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Adblock
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 22:51 UTC
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There's no question about it, the Adblock extension for Firefox is the one I use and love the most.
I absolutely *HATE* having to watch ads, and with Adblock I very rarely have to (and then usually only briefly until I add a new rule to block the new one).

Adblock is WONDERFUL in my oppinion.

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forcastfox
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 23:19 UTC
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I like the weather.

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i agree
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 23:23 UTC
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I don't know if it counts as an extension, but Operas facility to start where I left off and reload all open tabs is invaluable. Doing research and being able to have a dozen sites open at once, and then not having to search for them all again the following day is just amazing.
And Ad Blocker too, on whichever browser I use.
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There are firefox extensions that the same things, so I think it counts. I also like the zoom feature in opera..

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My favourite browser extension...
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 23:27 UTC
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ReloadEvery for Firefox. Very useful as the moderator on message boards. Set and come back to the window in 30 seconds and I KNOW the screen is not out of date.

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I don't need no stinkin' extensions
by eMagius on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 23:47 UTC
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Opera implements everything better by default. ;)

It would be nice if there was a keyboard navigation plug-in for other browsers. Without keyboard support they're worthless to me, so I stick with elinks and Opera.

Linked browsing is also pretty nifty, but it requires MDI (and Opera Mac is missing this, unfortunately).

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Same way I feel... Opera does everything so... right. Right out of the box. I do wish it could implement greasemonkey better though, so I could try out some of the neat stuff from FF.

I like Sage (RSS) for FF, I wish I had something similar in Opera.

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tabbrowser extensions
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 23:50 UTC
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Page is in Japanese but this extension is definate for people who want to tinker with their tab settings to utmost detail. It makes Firefox just as good as Sleipnir (flexible IE wrapper tab browser - http://sleipnir.pos.to/&wb_lp=JAEN" rel="nofollow">http://www.excite.co.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http://sleipnir.p...)

Web - http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/

Download - http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/xpi/confirm.cgi?tabextensions.xpi

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fix
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 23:53 UTC
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Looks like the web won't allow direct linking, but I guess the author also has english pages.

http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/tabextensions/index.html.en

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One word...

Pong!

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Biobar by far!
by eKstreme on Wed 24th Aug 2005 00:16 UTC
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As a biologist, the presence of Biobar in Firefox allows me to quickly search for stuff. Highly recomended.

The other major ones I have: Forcastfox, eyedropper, the Google PR extension and webdeveloper.

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Google Toolbar
by DittoBox on Wed 24th Aug 2005 00:22 UTC
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I can't live without the google toolbar under Firefox or IE.

Bookmarks synchronizer is useful across multiple PCs/OSs.

Firefox with webdeveloper is next and Adblock on firefox after that.

Then there's stumbleupon. Other than that I'm good, I don't like a lot of junk.

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my favs
by zeos386sx on Wed 24th Aug 2005 00:33 UTC
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forecastfox
gmail notifier
webmail compose
download status bar
down them all

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adblock
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 00:50 UTC
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AdBlock - putting the end to Ad-revenue. Now I don't see ad's but their ghostly absense. No more stupid big sky-scrapper ads, no more free ipods, no more smake the monkey, no more GAMBLE-GAMBLE-GAMBLE!!!. Life with ad-block is good.

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Tab Extensions (Firefox)
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 00:51 UTC
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I want a no-nonsense browser that helps me navigate. I used Tab Browser Extensions for some time; the best enhancement was placement of close buttons on the tabs themselves, plus the ability to put all kinds of things into tabs instead of messy pop-ups or new browser windows.

I've read recently though that this extension causes some problems, and it seems you need a new version of the extensions with every new version of Firefox.

Pity these functions were'nt built into firefox.

Konqueror's tab functions (KDE 3.4) are about as good, though Konqueror still has problems with the odd Website.

Adrian Hicks

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Session Saver for Firefox
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 01:42 UTC
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It reopens all the sites that were in your browser before you shut it down, and lets you reopen pages you may have accidentally closed.

I love this extensible browser stuff.

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Without a doubt: Platypus
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 01:46 UTC
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Edited summary:

Platypus lets you modify a Web page -- "What You See Is What You Get" -- and then save those changes so that they'll be repeated the next time you visit the page.

http://platypus.mozdev.org

Look here for examples;

http://platypus.mozdev.org/using.html

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webmailcompose
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 01:52 UTC
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allows mailto: links to connect directly to your yahoo,gmail, even squirrel!

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no one use bookmark sync?
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 01:53 UTC
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Man, I can't believe no one states bookmark synchronizer. I use it all the time to keep my bookmarks from work/home/laptop in order and backed up.

Web Developer is simply amazing for working on sites
View Rendered Source is great as well

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menux extension
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 02:03 UTC
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I really like this new extension called menux. It is great for laptop users. I turned off everything in the Firefox UI that was taking up space. When I need to turn on specific toolbars I can just press Ctrl+Shift+T and my favorite toolbars spring back open. Perfect for people using small monitors. http://markbokil.org/index.php?section=mozilla&content=c_menux_inst...

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Favorite Extensions
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 02:48 UTC
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1. AdBlock
Just another nod (like many of the previous posts) which imho is the best extension EVAH!

2. ConQuery
I'm surprised no one uses this, but sometimes my lazya** just doesn't want to move the mouse cursor over to the search box. With Conquery, all I have to do is highlight the word(s) on the page, right click, and choose the appropriate search engine that I have loaded in my searchbox.

3. Sage
Simple and lightweight, awesome RSS reader.

4. FoxyTunes
Yeah, I'm lazy. Control your mp3 player of choice through Firefox

5. TinyURL Creator
Man, I must use this at least 3 times everyday. Great extension.

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must-haves
by captainmellow on Wed 24th Aug 2005 02:55 UTC
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Mouse gesture support is a must-have. I won't willingly use a browser that lacks it ever since Opera introduced me to it. And when I have the view-cookies extension, then I gesture left-down-right to quickly check a given page's cookies (which is handy when I am writing a web app which is setting cookies).

I love being able to select a web site address which has not been displayed as a hyperlink, and right-click->fetch text url in new tab. I really miss this one since I installed Deer Park alpha ;)

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Mine would have to be...
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 03:00 UTC
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.. the "beer o'clock" extension ;)

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Session Saver
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 04:25 UTC
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A lot of Extensions are nice to have, but the one i can't do without is session saver.

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hrm
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 05:09 UTC
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Safari comes feature-packed? Uhhhh... right.

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Mine are ...
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 05:14 UTC
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AdBlock (saves me bandwidth and future headaches),
Feedview, PDF Download, Gmail Delete Button, Menu Editor.

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Only two...
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 05:16 UTC
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User Agent Switcher
Objection (clears flash cookies)

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about:config
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 05:41 UTC
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The bolding of changes from default truly rocks.

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Sage + adblocker + autocopy
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 06:22 UTC
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Sage rules... was vacillating between various RSS readers until I hit sage and never looked back. It could be better, but it's simplicity is beautiful.

Auto copy. must have.

Adblock (various) is also nice to have.

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Bookmarks Synchronizer
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 06:47 UTC
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I find Bookmarks Synchronizer one of the most useful extensions out there. I tend to use a lot of different computers, and this extension lets me take my bookmarks with me, wherever I go.

Ofcourse, Web Developer is dead useful, as well...

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RE: Bookmarks Synchronizer
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 09:34 UTC in reply to "Bookmarks Synchronizer"
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Bookmark synchronizer is the Firefox most important
feature after tabbed browsing for me.

With bookmark synchro I can have my bookmark arrangment
on my office/home/friend PC.

With tabbed browsing I avoid to over-populate the
system bar. If it's necessary to use many tabs I
launch another Firefox instance and I can continue
to populate tabs.

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Got a few..
by wakeupneo on Wed 24th Aug 2005 07:19 UTC
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* Notch up another one for Adblock (the reason I switched to FF from Opera)
* DictionarySearch
* Tabbrowser Preferences
* Forecastfox
* Plain Text Links
* MediaPlayerConnectivity - Streaming media in a player of MY choice..excellent! (MPlayerPlug-in can be flakey)
* All-in-One Gestures
* ImageZoom
* FlashGot
* Translate

I try to move people to FF from IE all the time and I usually get the "..ohhh..it's too different" response, until I show them what they can do with Extensions. Then they're hooked ;)

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Quitomzilla
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 07:50 UTC
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I haven't smoked for 1 month, 5 days and 17 hours, saving 734.87 cigarettes and $91.85 .

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home button ?
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 08:39 UTC
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i'd like to have a button like "site home" that brings me to the home of the site i am navigating. In this way i haven't to search around the link for the home page, i can click directly on this button.

bye lanky.

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My extensions
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 09:47 UTC
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My extension at the moment (FireFox of course):

FeedView

HTML Validator

Mozilla Archive Format

FireFoxView

Disable Targets For Downloads

Feedview and HTML Validator is absolutely nescessary... I can't live without them ;)

/dylansmrjones
kristian AT herkild DOT dk

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extensions for firefox..
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 09:57 UTC
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here is my listing..

1. Adblock
2. Flashgot
3. Allinonegestures
4. Greasemonkey
5. Swithproxy
6. Minimize to tray
7. Openhxxp

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Adblock and Aardvark
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 10:15 UTC
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My favorite one is Aardvark (http://karmatics.com/aardvark/) - a very useful tool for cleaning web pages before printing them.

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Foxylicious + del.icio.us rules
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 11:25 UTC
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All del.icio.us extensions such as Foxylicious and "post2delicous" are very cool stuff. GMail notifier is simpler (but useful), GreaseMonkey (c00l!!!) and ForecastFox ruleZ. GooglePreview and LinkPreview are beauty tweaks too. AdBlock is mandatory for surfing the web :-)

alucardX (ibantxuyn)

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Firefox's spooFXplorer
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 12:08 UTC
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found it to be quite useful... ;)

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My faves for FF
by XemonerdX on Wed 24th Aug 2005 12:09 UTC
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AdBlock
WebDeveloper
All-In-One Gestures
TabMix
FlashBlock

And I have StumbleUpon installed as well, just for those moments when you want to see something random.

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Must have...
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 14:35 UTC
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Adblock
All-in-one Gestures
Gmail Notifier

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essential
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 15:46 UTC
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QuickNote - pasting in odd bits and bobs from all over don't know how I survived using gedit!!!

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Blocking ads
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 17:50 UTC
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Well that's about the only thing missing in Opera, so I use Privoxy for that... Although highlight scriptlet (http://nontroppo.org/wiki/UltimateHighlightBookmarklet) is also very useful.

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adblock
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 18:11 UTC
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adblock

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PasswordMaker RULEZ !!!!!!!
by Anonymous on Wed 24th Aug 2005 20:56 UTC
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Ok, I'm gonna list all of my favorites - and more than one I would classify as 'can't live without', but if I *had* to lose all but one, it would be this one.

www.passwordmaker.org

Secure, unique passwords for every site, and all of the users I manage, all controlled with one Master Password, all available to me at any time, as long as I have access to a computer with FF and the PM extension installed, or a web connection (for the online version).

As for the others that I consider either *essential or just very useful, even if only occasionally:

*TabMixPlus
*SessionSaver (until TabMixPlus integrates it)
*ImageZoom
*ContextSearch (much lighter than Conquery)
*Deskcut
gMapit (get directions from a phone number)
*IeView
*MDHash Tool
*MinimizeToTray
Mozilla Archive Format
OOK (adds bookmarks to context menu)
OpenBook (better than AddBookmarkHere)
*PackageTrackingExtension (makes tracking UPS, FedEX and USPS packages a breeze)
*PrintIt! (Print/Preview from context menu - really should be native FF code)
*ResizeSearchBox (this really should be native FF code)
Scrapbook
*Signature
Smoothwheel
StatusBarClock
*SyncMarks (better than Bookmarks Synchronizer)
*TargetAlert
*TinyURLCreator
TranslationPanel (very kewl extension)
UserAgentSwitcher (don't use it nearly as much as I used to, which is a good thing)
Zoomy

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... it is ...
by Anonymous on Thu 25th Aug 2005 01:25 UTC
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the OS underneath.

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DeviantLink for Firefox :)
by Anonymous on Thu 25th Aug 2005 12:39 UTC
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can't live without it. admittedly it's totally specific to deviantart.com, because it won't help you do anything on any other site, but deviantArt has a huge membership, and it's tricky to get around the whole site sometimes. looking forward to the v2.0 release, which apparently has a lot of extra goodness to help site navigation, etc,.. http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/10222974/

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NoScript + Adblock
by Anonymous on Thu 25th Aug 2005 12:59 UTC
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NoScript + Adblock

unfortunately firefox´s popup- blocker isn´t as good, more and more sites adopt to it

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My favorite extension is...
by Tomek Jerzykowski on Thu 25th Aug 2005 15:41 UTC
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.EXE!

PS: Sorry, could not resist...

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bugmenot
by Anonymous on Sun 28th Aug 2005 21:22 UTC
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Really great if you're anoyed by all those "register now for free before doing anything"-sites. Just click with the right mousebutton into the field for the username, click on bugmenot in the menu and most of the time you get logged in with a shared bugmenot.com account ...

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