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13 Awesome Extensions for Firefox 2.0.0.4 ( some new ones I think )
lockergnome.com ^ | June 23, 2007 at 1:22 pm | shadowmyth

Posted on 06/25/2007 11:10:08 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Firefox has been my web browser for a couple years now, and I honestly cannot imagine using any other browser. It’s versatility and Lego style extensions make me feel like a geek in a toy store. Every few months, I head over to Mozilla’a Firefox Add-ons, and search through whatever new extensions are available. My largest problem is controlling myself, as I currently have 38 active add-ons. Many of these extensions I use on a regular basis, but a few I find come in handy on rare occasions…but what would I do if they weren’t there? I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the new Firefox 3 to leave alpha stage, as I hear it will be much lighter on resources. Just think, more add-on capacity! Here are some of my current favorite extensions…

*Configuration Mania: This extension is accessible through your Tools menu, and has an incredible array of advanced settings. If you aren’t hip to tweaking your Firefox manually, this is the extension for you!

(Excerpt) Read more at lockergnome.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: extensions; firefox; hitech; mozilla

1 posted on 06/25/2007 11:10:13 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Most firefox users are also Linux users, and zealots.

How can somoene be so worked up about a browser.. I use what came on the computer.


2 posted on 06/25/2007 11:11:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Mr. K

I think most Firefox users are sick of IE. It’s nice to have a choice, and I use firefox 90% of the time. The remaining ten percent I’m forced to use IE, and it serves to remind me why I like having an option to use something else.


3 posted on 06/25/2007 11:14:27 AM PDT by pigsmith
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To: Mr. K
Most firefox users are also Linux users, and zealots.

I'm a Firefox user and am neither a Linux user or a zealot.

I switched to Firefox on my PC a few years ago, and have very few problems with pop-up or pop-under ads.

When I purchased my MacBook last year, the first thing i did was install FireFox. Safari just wasn't as pretty as Firefox, in my opinion.

If you like the browser that came with your system, that's great. But I know a whole host of FireFox users who are neither Linux users or zealots.
4 posted on 06/25/2007 11:17:32 AM PDT by MovieMogul (I hate it when there's a typo in my tagline.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

38 extensions eh? Hows that memory leak working out for ya? Up to around 180-200mb yet?

I will only run MeasureIt, Firebug and CookieSafe for developing.

Anything else will just bog down your firefox along with the rest of your PC.

I have to kill FF every 4 hours or so to get some memory back. Its really disappointing.


5 posted on 06/25/2007 11:18:11 AM PDT by smith288 (Ohio State, close to being 2007 NCAA Champs)
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To: pigsmith; All
I think the article mentions an extension that might be useful...for IE only sites....I don't bother with such ....so far!

Was just trying NOScript....

Wonder if some one has used it?

The June 22 version....

6 posted on 06/25/2007 11:18:15 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: MovieMogul

(Just hoping to have some fun with a little Linux geek nipple-twisting. They are a RIOT! when they get riled up *wink*)


7 posted on 06/25/2007 11:20:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: rdb3; chance33_98; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; PenguinWry; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; ..

8 posted on 06/25/2007 11:22:01 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: pigsmith

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419

IE Tab for Moz


9 posted on 06/25/2007 11:24:45 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I use a few—Adblock Plus, CookieCuller, GreaseMonkey, Remove It Permanently, and Tab Mix Plus. They make my surfing experience vastly different than most people’s. I tend to get a little disconcerted when I get on my parents’ machine as they have ads and pop-ups all over the place.


10 posted on 06/25/2007 11:26:49 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bump fer l8r


11 posted on 06/25/2007 11:27:11 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Mr. K
"How can somoene be so worked up about a browser.. I use what came on the computer."

There are also many people who would rather go on horseback than use automobiles. Suit yourself. ;^)

12 posted on 06/25/2007 11:28:32 AM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh and Linux users smell bad


13 posted on 06/25/2007 11:30:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Mr. K
Most firefox users are also Linux users, and zealots.

The number of Firefox users is about an order of magnitude greater than the number of Linux users, so I don't think your statement can be true.

I have nothing but Windows XP PCs at both my home and my business. On the ones I use, I have Firefox installed, because it works faster, is more intuitive, and lets me customize it more than IE. Having a browser that works faster and acts the way I want it to act saves me time, which equals money.

I use what came on the computer.

I would too, if I didn't find from personal experience that I can get something better for free. I was skeptical too, when I first tried Firefox two or three years ago. But its speed, size, and flexibility leave IE in the dust, in my experience. That's not being worked up - it's saving time and giving myself a more pleasant computing experience. And most sites are now Firefox-compatible - I have the IE Tab extension but can't remember the last time I've had to use it.

14 posted on 06/25/2007 11:32:23 AM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Mr. K
Oh and Linux users smell bad

Oh...Oh....Oh yeah? Well...Windows users...uh..uh..are SHEEP!

Yeah, that's right!

LOL!

15 posted on 06/25/2007 11:33:13 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Mr. K
Oh and Linux users smell bad

Not this Linux user. Don't be so quick to judge! I use Windoze and Linux at home. Eventually, I will move off Windoze. Maybe then, I will quit taking showers, but I doubt it. :-)

16 posted on 06/25/2007 11:34:39 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: smith288

I just want to ask: How does one know that one has a memory leak?
Does the browser bog down?


17 posted on 06/25/2007 11:39:35 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Fred Thompson, '08)
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To: Mr. K

We have DELL PC’s at work and are requested to use FireFox...


18 posted on 06/25/2007 11:40:14 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ve been using noScript for months. I just updated to the latest version a few days ago. It’s great.


19 posted on 06/25/2007 11:40:54 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Fred Thompson, '08)
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To: pigsmith

Competition improves not only the best available product in a market but many of the other products as well. It’s sad to think IE is probably as good as it is, due only to the existence of Opera, Firefox, etc. Can you imagine how bad IE would be if you had no alternatives, and Microshaft knew it?


20 posted on 06/25/2007 11:40:58 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: stainlessbanner
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419

IE Tab for Moz

IE7 doesn't always play nice with that extension. i had to remove it on my Windows Partition in order to stop IE7 from crashing.

21 posted on 06/25/2007 11:43:16 AM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: smith288

I don’t think its THAT bad. I’m the first to concede FF has significant memory leak issues, but it does things like tabbed browsing better than the others and has better computability with many sites than browsers like Opera. I have bigger stability issues with OpenOffice.

I thought they had the memory leak issue addressed in one of the early 2.0 releases, but it has showed its ugly head again.

As of right now, I’m at 248M and some change, but my system is humming along fine at 512M RAM. I’ll put 2 gig in my next build and won’t worry about it.


22 posted on 06/25/2007 11:45:04 AM PDT by 1L
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To: Clara Lou
I just want to ask: How does one know that one has a memory leak?
Does the browser bog down?

I watch its memory use in TaskMgr.

If you keep an eye on it, it will basically keep munching more and more memory.

23 posted on 06/25/2007 11:45:29 AM PDT by smith288 (Ohio State, close to being 2007 NCAA Champs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bump for later


24 posted on 06/25/2007 11:46:00 AM PDT by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: 1L
As of right now, I’m at 248M and some change, but my system is humming along fine at 512M RAM. I’ll put 2 gig in my next build and won’t worry about it.

Lucky. Im stuck at 1.5gb of ram and run SQL server studio, Outlook and VS2005. Thats like trying to run a car on an empty tank... Firefox really needs to fix that issue because i need that memory for my really memory/processor intensive apps. A web browser shouldnt be one.

25 posted on 06/25/2007 11:47:40 AM PDT by smith288 (Ohio State, close to being 2007 NCAA Champs)
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To: 1L

I’ve been slowly upgrading my systems to AM2 and 2 Gig ...now have an abundance of memory resources....faster is good.,,,,,love my AMD64 3000+ running several dozen tabs in several windows with Beryl and Sabayon 3.3 ( Gentoo based Linux system)


26 posted on 06/25/2007 11:50:09 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Was just trying NOScript.... Wonder if some one has used it?

I've used NoScript for over a year. It's great for websites that use scripts to get around your pop-up blocker (Drudge does that.) NoScript is very annoying until you've built up your list of "allowed" sites.

27 posted on 06/25/2007 11:53:09 AM PDT by 50mm (Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist - G. Carlin)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Only 38 extensions? Piker! :)

Enabled Extensions: [46]


28 posted on 06/25/2007 12:11:05 PM PDT by ecurbh
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All

Here’s one ( I’ve been lobbying Jim for years to add this capability to FR ) that really cuts down on the flamewars:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/4107
killfile

Provides a killfile for certain blogs. Covers livejournal, haloscan comments, most typepad blogs, most blogspot blogs, scienceblogs.com, and more as I add them. Trolls can be killfiled with a single click.


29 posted on 06/25/2007 12:15:33 PM PDT by backhoe (Fred Thompson- because No Other will Do...)
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To: backhoe

I used a killfile back on usenet, alt.politics.whitewater, and all. Eventually I had every poster in it. Very boring.


30 posted on 06/25/2007 12:17:39 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
I used a killfile back on usenet, alt.politics.whitewater, and all. Eventually I had every poster in it. Very boring.

Suit yourself- don't use it.

I had quit visiting Free Dominion, despite being one of the founders there, until they instituted an "ignore" button.

For paying members, only. Makes a nice incentive to support a board.

Now, it's the first site I go by, every morning.

For me, at least, it made all the difference in the world.

And I'm still going to bug Jim about it, every fundraiser.

31 posted on 06/25/2007 12:30:00 PM PDT by backhoe (Fred Thompson- because No Other will Do...)
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To: Mr. K

Not me, I am barely computer literate. I have stayed away from IE and Word as much as I could. Sometimes a site will make me use IE. I have used firefox for about five years and I am going to go get some of those add ons! If I had more money and savy I would probably be a zealot.


32 posted on 06/25/2007 12:44:08 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Interestingly, some of these add-ons were also on Computerworld's Top 10 Firefox Extensions to Avoid.
33 posted on 06/25/2007 12:48:22 PM PDT by Mr. Know It All (Term Limits: Stop us before we vote again!)
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To: libbylu

Same here.IE pushed the suck button too many times.Been FF for two years and love it.Microsoft is to nosy for me.When i use it,I feel like they are spying on me.And they probably are.


34 posted on 06/25/2007 12:51:12 PM PDT by xarmydog
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To: 21stCenturion

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36 posted on 06/25/2007 2:38:10 PM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ping for reference later


37 posted on 06/25/2007 3:51:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ecurbh
Try this on for size: Extensions (enabled: 45, disabled: 3):

Themes (7):


38 posted on 06/25/2007 4:28:42 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: stainlessbanner

Thanks for the link. I’ve been snooping around in there and finding all sorts of goodies. Unfortunately the ten percent of the time I’m forced to use IE is at work.


39 posted on 06/25/2007 8:21:31 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: xarmydog
When i use it (IE),I feel like they are spying on me.And they probably are.

Oh please. Google or any one of those extension you willingly slap on FF could be more dangerous than IE in terms of tracking what you are doing. I use FF, I use IE. I use each according to my need. Why does this need to be some pissing contest?

40 posted on 06/25/2007 8:29:19 PM PDT by smith288 (Ohio State, close to being 2007 NCAA Champs)
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To: All

bump for later reading


41 posted on 06/25/2007 8:46:09 PM PDT by agent_delta ( I AM ANYBODY!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Great article. Thanks.

Bump for later reading.


42 posted on 06/26/2007 7:59:27 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This reminds me that I’ve got to go update some FF extensions and hunt around for other usefuls... Some of the posts in this thread will certainly help me doing that, too.


43 posted on 06/27/2007 5:02:52 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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