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1 | Posted by: Joen (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

Ooh good extensions. You forgot the Spelling extension which you suggested yourself, earlier.

The PageRank extension, I’ve been waiting forever to have that, I didn’t know it was available now!

The Plain Text Link extension and User Agent Spoofer have also been added to my extension pool.

2 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

You forgot the Spelling extension

No I didn’t. Look again Joen. :-P

The Plain Text Link extension is an absolute charm. It’s almost a prerequisite on some news websites.

3 | Posted by: Joen (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

Doh, it’s cos it’s called “SpellBound”, I don’t know what I was looking for.

I’m enjoying the PageRank extension thoroughly alreadly, although it seems to ignore certain pages …

4 | Posted by: Ryan Brill (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

Nice list, though I would definitly add ieview to it, as every now and then you run across a site by an evil webmaster that only works in IE. ;)

5 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

Joen

I’m enjoying the PageRank extension thoroughly alreadly, although it seems to ignore certain pages

Is it ignoring those pages, or do they have a Pagerank of “0”?

SpellBound probably ranks as my favourite too. As I have written before, this should be included with Firefox by default.

Ryan

Hey Ryan, thanks for the pointer. I had never even heard of IEView! I’ve been after something like this for ages - cheers.

6 | Posted by: philip (gnegg.ch) (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

Hi,

interesting - I posted a blog entry with essentially the same topic only yesterday…

http://www.gnegg.ch/archives/myfavouritefirefox_extensions.html

Philip

7 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

I posted a blog entry with essentially the same topic only yesterday

Cool Philip. Great minds and all that… :-)

8 | Posted by: Joen (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

The pagerank extension is either not working completely, or definately ignoring some pages. I doesn’t show a page rank of zero, it shows nothing, and on rollover the title says “n/a”.

By the way, I’m also enjoying the Single Window extension — although not entirely user friendly.

9 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

The pagerank extension is either not working completely, or definately ignoring some pages. I doesn’t show a page rank of zero, it shows nothing, and on rollover the title says “n/a”.

Strange that. It seems to work fine for me. When there is no Pagerank for a given page the rollover says “0/10” so your “n/a” does seem to indicate that something’s not quite right.

10 | Posted by: Lachlan Hardy (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

People never seem to mention Session Saver, which has always seemed to me to be easily the best extension you could ever want

I just use it, Single Window, Spellbound and the Web Developer extension. I’ve never felt the need for any others, although I’ll definitely be checking out your list

11 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

I’ve installed Session Saver (thanks Lachlan) and I have to agree, this extension is incredibly useful - I’m already wondering how I managed without it.

Good catch Lachlan! :-)

12 | Posted by: Lachlan Hardy (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

Thanks, mate. That was the first thing I looked for when I changed to Firefox. I always used to end up with so many IE windows open that I had to leave the computer on so I could continue my reading the next day. Oddly enough, now that I have the capacity to keep them all, I finish the day with far fewer tabs open

Thanks for the tip on TargetAlert. It is fantastic

13 | Posted by: Luc (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

I use Firefox only for testing purposes (i stick with my Opera) so i only have the tabbrowser and developer extensions installed. That’s all i need for the moment.

14 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 7 months ago |

Further Notes:

Since upgrading to Firefox PR1 I’ve noticed that the following extensions no longer work:

  • Google Pagerank
  • Tabbrowser Extensions
  • TargetAlert (This one’s strange: Firefox’s “Extension Manager” reports that the extension is disabled because it’s not compatible with PR1 - yet the extension is still working!)

Hopefully, it won’t be long before their respective developers have brought these extensions up-to-date.

I have also added three more extensions to my collection. Each of the following are already proving to be extremely useful:

  • SpoofStick: Shows the real domain being visited, handy for detecting spoofed (fake) websites
  • Nuke Anything: Remove any object from a page’s layout via the context menu
  • LiveHTTPHeaders: Monitor HTTP headers (from the browser and the server) along with GET and POST requests - extremely handy for developers.
15 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 6 months ago |

Further Notes II:

I’ve added a few more valuable extensions to my arsenal…

  • Tabbrowser Extensions: Now works with the latest versions of Firefox
  • ResizeSearchBox: Adds a resize control to the toolbar which can be used to resize the search box
  • Foxylicious: Integrates your del.icio.us bookmarks into your browser bookmarks
  • Coralize: Load pages, links and resources through the Coral CDN
  • Link Toolbar: Provides easy navigation within sequences of pages via a panel of buttons in the status bar for the first, previous, next, and last page. Also includes buttons to move up a level in the website, or to the top of the website, and a menu of links to further related pages, which can include a table of contents, an index, alternative versions of the current page (e.g. a printable version, or ones in other languages), a site search page, or the page authors’ contact details.
  • Slogger: Creates and saves a complete backup and/or log of your browsing history in a highly customizable way
16 | Posted by: Zoe (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 5 months ago |

I think Mc Search Preview (http://docs.g-blog.net/code/mozilla_extensions) is better than Google Preview. More features, and it works on del.icio.us, Yahoo and A9, too.

17 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 5 months ago |

Brilliant Zoe. I’m adding McSearchPreview to my toolkit. Thanks for the tip.

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