**2.**There are so many times I see an article and don’t have time to read it then. Instead of bookmarking it. Read It Later saves the link temporarily. Why trash up your bookmarks for things you’ll only read once?
A few not yet mentioned:
ColorfulTabs - makes the tabs all different purty colors
Easy DragToGo - allows you to open a new tab using drag and drop gestures; good for touchpad users with no middle mouse button
Tab Mix Plus - customization of tabs, tab bars, etc.
TubeStop -Stops the auto-play of YouTube videos
FfvB vBulletin Management- disappears threads in SDMB I’m not interested in
Besides the already mentioned Ad Block Plus and ColorfulTabs, I like Fast Dial. It basically adds Opera’s Speed Dial feature to Firefox, giving you thumbnail links to your favourite web sites on Firefox’s blank tab pages. Makes it real fast and easy to get to your most frequently used sites, just open a new tab and click the icon.
BBCodeXtra - handy access to vbCode for vBulletin DownThemAll - Download Manager DownloadHelper - YouTube video downloader Firesizer - Resizes your browser to any size you want. I keep mine at 1280x960, even though my monitor res is 1680x1050 Greasemonkey - A huge selection of user scripts to brute force your web experience into shape Stylish - adjusts the Chrome stylesheet for Firefox, fixing up the minor annoyances in my chosen skin Linkification - turns non-active link text into active links PowerTwitter - adds features to Twitter that are, in fact, better than the new Twitter design currently rolling out
The aforementioned: Web Developer Toolbar Ad Block Plus Tab Mix Plus
[li]ffvB makes messageboards manageable. [/li][li]Adblock’s element hiding helper: I can make anything I want disappear.[/li][li]Flashblock–you’d think it’d be superfluous with Adblock, but it makes pages load more quickly, and lets you avoid hidden crap.[/li][li]Some sort of tool for synchronizing bookmarks–right now, a Google bookmarks button, but that may be changing.[/li][li]Image zoom–too many people make images too small. You don’t have to blow up the whole page, just right drag and scroll to make the picture bigger. Nice companion with Nosquint.[/li][li]Organize Status bar: Why that’s not built in to Firefox, I don’t know.[/li][li]Quick restart: Ctrl-Alt-R restarts Firefox when you need to, not only when you’ve updated something.[/li][li]Ressurect pages–I mostly use it for the quick link to the Internet Archive from any page, especially pages that no longer exist.[/li][li]Tab Mix Plus: I may only have 512MB of RAM, but I still use a lot of tabs. Three rows is nice. Plus, it lets me save where I am without having to shutdown Firefox.[/li][li]And, finally, a Trio: Greasemonkey, Stylish, and Firebug. These let me fix all the broken pages all over the web, if I plan on using them very often. You experiment with Firebug, make a userstyle in Stylish, and then throw in Greasemonkey if you actually need to add features. (NoSquint’s ability to set the text size, background, text color, and link color comes in handy here, too.)[/li][/ul]
Those are the extensions that I’ve actually took the time to get back. Which makes me want to indicate FEBE, which will back up every extension, so you can apply it fresh on a new profile/install. But I didn’t count it because I leave it turned off most of the time.
And Flash is probably the only plugin I use consistently. It’s still just as ubiquitous ever, even with devices that can’t handle it.
Thanks for this suggestion! This is great! I especially like the radar thing you can mouse over.
Some add-ons I like are Adblock Plus, FireGestures, Facebook toolbar, and Morning Coffee. The last opens up all your morning tabs with one click. You can customize it for which days you want certain sites opened (there’s a website I like that only updates once a week, so I have it only open that one on Sundays).
Zotero–I’m using it now for my dissertation research. It’s more of a plug-in than an add-on. It works like a free version of EndNote. You can save complete bibliographic information just by clicking an icon in the address bar, type notes, export bibliographies, and, it has a Word plug-in that lets you cite as you write, keeping track of bibliographic information automatically.
The best part is that it syncs your local information with a server, so if you find a cite at home and save it, you’ll also have access to it on your office copy of Firefox. It syncs every time you add something or delete something.
Adblock (Seriously. no idea how I got by without it.)
TinyURL Generator (I link people stuff in chat a lot. When it’s a 200 character long Amazon listing, being able to TinyURL it with a mouseclick is right nice.)
There are two that I use side by side and together they work incredibly. I cannot tell you the time I’ve saved and how much easier browsing is with these two and, again, used together they are amazing.