My top five firefox extensions

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My top five firefox extensions

Postby cbaker_admin » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:40 pm

Pretend, for a moment, that you could install only five Firefox extensions.

My five picks would be:
  1. IE View 1.2.7
  2. Mouse Gestures 1.0.4
  3. antipagination 2005.07.21
  4. Tab Mix Plus 0.2.5.2
  5. ViewSourceWith 0.0.7.7

(I’m excluding FEBE, Paste Email and Back to Top because, well, I’m a little biased in that regard.)

If you had to decide, which (out of the more than 800 available extensions - over 860 on UMO alone) would you choose?
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My Top 5

Postby FirefoxWiz » Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:37 pm

1. BBCode
2. Remove It Permanently (RIP)
3. Screengrab
4. Tab Mix Plus
5. Greasemonkey

:D
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Postby AlleyKat » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:11 pm

    (in alphabetical order)
  1. ColorZilla
  2. IE Tab
  3. HTML Validator
  4. View Formatted Source
  5. WebDeveloper
- but there would be no end to my whinings over not being able to install "Classic menus for Winstripe" too, not to mention cool tools as those by this site! :mrgreen:
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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:39 am

After some considering, these are my preferred extensions... interesting that as much as three of them are to block annoying things on the web... and the other two are for simplifying a lazy web citizen like me :-D In no particular order:

- DownloadWith (and it is a really old version that has to be hacked to work in post-0.9 firefox... but it is a really SIMPLE and NON-BLOATED way to interface FFX to a download manager like GetRight)
- FlashBlock
- Nuke Anything Enhanced
- Remove It Permanently
- Text Size Toolbar (but a few do the same as well as this one. I use to see pages only with the mouse, far from the keyboard, so this button allows to make big fonts without reaching the Control key for the Control+MouseWheel trick)

Runner-ups
- BugMeNot
- IETab
- Too Many Tabs!
- Search Button (how something so simple as this is not included in FFx?)
- Target Alert
- Searchbar Autosizer
- Foxmarks (with a few more options like partial synch it would be among the top 5)

Niceties (they do non-vital but interesting things, if you need its functionality they are useful and well written, but not everyone needs them)
- FoxyTunes
- Forecastfox
- Gmail Space
- gTranslate
- View My Currency
- Screen grab!

And these are only useful if you have MANY extensions, so only for five they are not necessary, but if you have many they are a must!
Local Install is for me the most important extension, and FEBE will be probably the second one, since I use 3 different computers every day and these make simple have them synchronized
- MR Tech Local Install
- FEBE
- Options Menu
- xMirror
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Top 5

Postby kfonda » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:54 pm

Here's my list:

1. Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.4
2. Sage 1.3.6
3. Ez Sidebar 3.1.2006011301
4. BookmarksHome 1.4.3
5. Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) 1.0

Sage & EZ Sidebar work really well together.
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Favs

Postby Guest » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:02 am

Sorry but I had to list them all since I wouldn't be using them if I didn't like them.
Enabled Extensions: [30]
# About site 0.4
# Autohide 1.0
# ChatZilla 0.9.71
# ColorZilla 0.8.3.1
# DownThemAll! 0.9.8.7
# Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) 1.0
# Flickr Sidebar 0.1.1
# IE Tab 1.0.8
# Image Assistant 0.2.3
# LinkChecker 0.4.5
# Live PageRank 0.9b
# MeasureIt 0.3.5
# Menu Editor 1.2
# Mouse Gestures 1.0.4
# mozImage 1.4.4
# MR Tech Local Install 4.2.3.1
# Nuke Anything Enhanced 0.53
# PlainOldFavorites 0.5.6.1
# Screen grab! 0.8
# SearchPluginHacks 0.1.3
# SearchStatus 1.14
# SessionSaver .2 0.2.1.030.4
# StumbleUpon 2.4
# Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.4
# Tab Sidebar 1.0.1
# Talkback 1.5
# ThundeRSS 0.9
# Web Developer 1.0.2
# Yahoo! Toolbar 1.1.0.20060206
# Zoep 0.9.2
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Postby Monkey » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:24 pm

1. Adblock 0.6.1.2+ and Filterset.G Updater 0.3.0.3
2. All-In-One-Sidebar 0.6.4
3. Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.5
4. Sage 1.3.6
5. NoScript 1.1.3.9
Monkey
 

Postby nosix » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:39 pm

In no particular order

+ Spellbound (useful for just anyone with an iQ under 400)
+ IE Tabs (only use it for those few pages FF won't display correctly)
+ Scrapbook (by far the best and most used extension in my collection)
+ FEBE (just downloaded it and seems to work as described so im happy)
+ Linkificaiton (again it does exactly as advertised so no complaints here)
nosix
 

Postby Brew » Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:40 am

The 5 that I use most often are:

1. Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.5
2. BBCodeXtra 0.2.5.4
3. Clippings 1.99.3
4. SpellBound Development 0.9.8.20060108
5. AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox 6.6.8

My complete listing is here.
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my top five

Postby Batman47 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:25 am

Auto fill
Stumble upon
Spellbound
Forcastfox
Bug me not
Aardvark
oh well I ment six
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only five!!!!

Postby apprentice » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:55 pm

I have an idea for a while for a program/extension that would allow the uploading of FEBE backups and comparing them to each other get some better idea of the combinations of extensions that people are using. With permission of course.
You can see from these 9 people that their TOP 5 are quite varied. Which for independent Fx users is a confirmation of our different needs.
By the way TOP 5 is really unfair, i mean really, only five http://www.customsoftwareconsult.com/phpBB2/:
Exclamation
I have portable Fx on three sticks and a USB hardrive, each set up for different uses. Each is under a different level of protection algorithms depending on my need and/or paranoia level. The lowest that i can get away with is 35. The highest has 73. I like that i can have some similar browser features across each platform.
As an aside i hope that Fx 2.0 dosen't screw up at least the base 35 extentions. http://www.customsoftwareconsult.com/phpBB2/:
Sad

ScrapBook 1.1 (the greatest extention for research
Internote 2.0.5 (as above only the second greatet
Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.5 (on everybodies list
Downthemall! 0.9.9.6.1 (very useful
MR Tech Local Install 4.6.2: (use with FEBE /CLEO
NoScript 1.1.4.1: ( prophilactic protection
Colorful Tabs 1.4 (better than most themes
Fasterfox 1.0.3 (boost speed through proxies
Peekko Chat 0.3.1 (meet new interesting people all the time


and the rest of one hardrive setup


- BetterSearch 1.12: http://bettersearch.g-blog.net/
- CacheViewer 0.3: http://park2.wakwak.com/~benki/
- Calculator 1.1.2: http://calculator.mozdev.org
- ChatZilla 0.9.74: http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/
- Colorful Tabs 1.4: http://varun21.googlepages.com/main.html
- Compact Library Extension Organizer (CLEO) 1.0: http://customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions
- CookieSafe 1.0.8: http://www.scorpiondb.com/firefox/exten ... ookiesafe/
- DOM Inspector 1.8.0.4: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/inspector/
- Download Statusbar 0.9.4.1: http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/
- Downthemall! 0.9.9.6.1: http://www.downthemall.net
- Extension Manager Extended 2.4.1.1: http://extended.spanglerco.com/
- Fasterfox 1.0.3: http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/
- FFMyIP 0.3: http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20FFMyIP
- Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) 3.0: http://customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions
- FireFoxMenuButtons 1.5.1: http://www.addonzilla.com
- Fission 0.8.5: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=370248
- Internote 2.0.5: http://internote.sourceforge.net/
- LinkVisitor 1.5: http://www.google.com/search?q=Firefox%20LinkVisitor
- More Tools Menu 1.0.1: http://www.arantius.com/article/more-tools-menu
- MR Tech Local Install 4.6.2: http://www.mrtech.com/extensions/local_install/
- NoScript 1.1.4.1: http://noscript.net
- Page Title Eraser 0.3.4: http://pte.mozdev.org/
- PDF Download 0.7.4: http://www.pdfdownload.org
- Peekko Chat 0.3.1: http://peekko.com
- QuickChat 0.2: http://www.quick-chat.net/
- ReminderFox 0.9.7: http://reminderfox.mozdev.org
- Resize Search Box 0.0.7: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/resizesearchbox/
- Reveal 1.0.6: http://aluminum.sourmilk.net/reveal/
- ScrapBook 1.1: http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/
- Searchbar Autosizer 1.1: http://xeen.reversestudios.com/?page=autosizer
- SmoothWheel 0.44.7.20050605: http://smoothwheel.mozdev.org/
- Split Link 2.0.1: http://www.scorpiondb.com/firefox/extensions/splitlink/
- Tab Catalog 0.1.2006012001: http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/tabcatalog/
- Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.5: http://tmp.garyr.net
- Tabs Menu 0.7: http://endbracket.net/michael/projects/firefox
- Tools Menu Organiser 0.1.1: http://vv.carleton.ca/~peterss/extensio ... organiser/

Installed Themes: [1]
- Firefox (default): http://www.mozilla.org/

Installed Plugins: (6)
- Adobe Acrobat
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Microsoft® DRM
- Mozilla Default Plug-in
- QuickTime Plug-in 6.5
- Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
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Re: My top five firefox extensions

Postby c » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:20 am

1) no script
2) ad block
3) flash block - (would be nice to add "objection" to this)
4) click2tab - (slimmer than tab mix and tabbrowser preferences, with the essentials: undo close tab, search to new tab, bookmarks to new tab.)
5) resize search box - (search plugin hacks would be here if it had reordering and separators.)
c
 

Postby Flominator » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:08 am

Since I used Opera before, I wanted to rebuild some of it's features. I'v got over 20 extensions installed, but I tried to narrow it down the ones I use the most (no order!).

Flominator
 

Postby menet » Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:06 pm

It is not easy to choose, i will only put an icon on special ones :P (It gives 12) :shock:

:arrow: - Aardvark 1.1 - Quickly clean up a page prior to printing. Also web developer tools. 8)
:arrow: - Autohide 1.1.2 - Tweaks for Full Screen. Eala Freya Fresena! 8)
- BabelZillaMenu 0.1.5.3 - Adds a menu to browse BabelZilla.org ! - (Based on GeckoMenu Extension by Philippe)
:arrow: - Back IS Close 1.3.3 - Le bouton 'Reculer d'une page' est remplacé par un bouton 'Fermer' si il n'y a pas de page de retour 8) I have translated it/No locale
- Back to Top 3.2 - Go to the top (or bottom) of a page :twisted:
- BBCodeXtra 0.2.5.5 - Adds BBCode/HTML/XHTML commands to the context menu
- Console² 0.3.6 - The next generation error console.
- CuteMenus - Crystal SVG 1.5.2 - Adds icons to all menu items.
- DOM Inspector 1.8.1 - Inspects the structure and properties of a window and its contents.
- Favicon Picker 2 0.3.4 - This extension adds UI for replacing bookmark icons.
- Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) 4.0 build 5 - Firefox Extension Backup Extension :twisted:
- Fission 0.8.6 - Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
- Forecastfox Enhanced 0.9.3.1 - Get international weather forecasts and radar images and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable extension.
- FoxyTunes 2.0.2.1 - Control any media player from Firefox and more...
:arrow: - Gmail Space 0.5.1 - Use your gmail account space for file storage. Enables to upload/download folders. 8)
:arrow: - IE Tab 1.1.1.4 - Enables you to use the embedded IE engine within Mozilla/Firefox.
:arrow: - LCD Clock 0.4.2 - An LCD looking clock 8)
- MinimizeToTray 0.0.1.2006030906+ - Minimizes Mozilla windows into the system tray
:arrow: - Mouse Gestures 1.5.2 - Allows you to execute common commands using mouse gestures.
:arrow: - MR Tech Local Install 5.3 - Outils pour gérer au mieux ses thèmes et extensions. (fr-FR)
- Notify 0.92 - Be notified when a webpage changes.
- PDF Download 0.7.6 - Allows to choose what you want to do with a PDF file: download it, view it with an external viewer or view it as HTML!
- Print Preview 0.6.1.0 - Creates a Print Preview toolbar button and context menu item.
- Quick Locale Switcher 1.4.1.1 - Quickly switch the general.useragent.locale preference. 8)
- Remember Mismatched Domains 1.3.3 - Adds a 'don't ask me again' option to the Domain Name Mismatch Security Error window.
- Resize Search Box 0.0.7 - Allows you to use a resize thumb to resize the search box.
- Statusbar Clock 1.7.1 - Afficher la date et l'heure dans la barre d'état.
:arrow: - Tab Mix Plus 0.3.49.061009 - Tab browsing with an added boost.
- Talkback 2.0 - Sends information about program crashes to Mozilla.
:arrow: - Text Link 1.3.2006100702 - Allows URI texts written in webpages to be loaded by double clicks.
- Unhide Passwords 1.1.3.1 - Shows contents of password fields in cleartext.
- Update Notifier 0.1.4 - Notifies you when updates are available for your extensions and themes.
:arrow: - Uppity 1.4.6 - Navigate up one level (directory). 8)
:arrow: - Yahoo! Mail Notifier 0.9.9.2 - This extension notifies you when new messages arrive in your Yahoo mailbox.

I had more with FireFox 1.5, but I have reduced their number since I use the 2.0s versions :twisted:

Best Regards :wink:
menet
 

Postby jw25 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:33 am

BookmarksHome 1.5.2
CookieCuller 1.3.0
Custom Buttons 0.0.1.2
DownThemAll! 0.9.9.6.5
Menu Editor 1.2.2

FEBE is not included in this list, as it's in a class by itself
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