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norm7446
November 2nd, 2009, 05:47 PM
This one has been driving me to distraction for a wee while now. Whenever I open a new Tab it always comes up blank.

But not anymore, since I downloaded " New Tab Homepage 0.4.1 ". Now when I open a new Tab it automatically take me to my Home Page and not a Blank page. Now I know that their will be someone who will say that with Firefox you can just type a search into the address bar, I still like the look of a Search engine Home page.

http://www.cusser.net/extensions/tabhomepage/

CharmyBee
November 2nd, 2009, 06:34 PM
NoScript.

BackwardsDown
November 2nd, 2009, 07:02 PM
NoScript.

What about it? ;)

blur xc
November 2nd, 2009, 07:15 PM
it would have to be a toss up between noscript and adblock plus.

Why? Because they make webpages load faster. I can quickly read the content, w/o beign bombarded w/ crap flash ad banners and animations, and on my windows pc, prevents drive by malware infections.

BM

Keyper7
November 2nd, 2009, 07:26 PM
AdBlock Plus. Dear ***** sites. I have nothing against ads. I have everything against abusing ads. Thank you.

NoScript. Dear webdesigners. AJAX is nice and all, but use it with wisdom. Sometimes I just want a page to load fast so I can read its contents. Thank you.

FlashBlock. Dear Youtube. I trust your flash apps so I allow them to pass through Adblock and Noscript. That doesn't give you the right of starting streaming videos without me asking for it. Thank you.

lovinglinux
November 2nd, 2009, 07:26 PM
This is the third Firefox favorite extension thread posted this week ;)

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8173689
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305575

Old:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1171450
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1193286

coldReactive
November 2nd, 2009, 07:40 PM
NoScript

norm7446
November 2nd, 2009, 07:42 PM
[QUOTE=lovinglinux;8224591]This is the third Firefox favorite extension thread posted this week ;)

Then this must be a popular subject don't you think.

norm7446
November 2nd, 2009, 07:49 PM
no-script now installed. Thanks..

coolbrook
November 2nd, 2009, 07:54 PM
Colorzilla is one of the fixtures on my copies of FF.

coldReactive
November 2nd, 2009, 07:55 PM
Colorzilla is one of the fixtures on my copies of FF.

eyedropper doesn't work on linux in that extension.

lukjad007
November 2nd, 2009, 08:12 PM
no-script now installed. Thanks..
I made a list of my installed addons, here they are. I have found a few since then, but this should get you started.
http://lukjad007.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-firefox-addons-explained.html

Hetor
November 2nd, 2009, 08:28 PM
QuakeLIVE plugin - the only reason why I still haven't removed firefox.

koleoptero
November 2nd, 2009, 08:50 PM
Hide menubar. :popcorn:

blur xc
November 2nd, 2009, 10:12 PM
I made a list of my installed addons, here they are. I have found a few since then, but this should get you started.
http://lukjad007.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-firefox-addons-explained.html

How long does it take your FF to launch? That's a lot of add-ons...

And I should have also mentioned- I also love Read it later- very handy. I just wish I could share my read it later bookmarks between two computers. sometimes I run a cross an interesting link at work, but don't have the time to read it and would like to read it at home, or vice versa.

BM

motorcity909
November 2nd, 2009, 10:33 PM
I've got 20 add-ons installed. Favourites?

Download Helper (http://www.downloadhelper.net/) - enables you to download media off a page with just a couple of clicks - Youtube .flv videos, jpegs, etc.

Old Bar - to turn off the so-called 'awesome' bar.

PrintPDF (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5971) - quickly capture webpages as a PDF, nicer for printing.

Screengrab (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1146) - another way of capturing web pages, as images - can capture whole page, visible section, frames.

Can't imagine FF without 'em!

Alex Yeh
November 2nd, 2009, 10:34 PM
Some Extensions I always end up installing on a fresh install of Firefox:

NoScript
Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper
Firebug
Screengrab
MeasureIt
CookieSwap
Greasemonkey
Torbutton

Some new ones I've installed that I like:
Linkification
gTranslate
FireGPG <--note: incompatible with FireFTP.
DownloadHelper
Colorzilla
BetterPrivacy
Socialite

cdwillis
November 2nd, 2009, 10:37 PM
The only Firefox extension I used now is TinyMenu.

Spike-X
November 3rd, 2009, 12:45 AM
This one has been driving me to distraction for a wee while now. Whenever I open a new Tab it always comes up blank.

But not anymore, since I downloaded " New Tab Homepage 0.4.1 ". Now when I open a new Tab it automatically take me to my Home Page and not a Blank page. Now I know that their will be someone who will say that with Firefox you can just type a search into the address bar, I still like the look of a Search engine Home page.

http://www.cusser.net/extensions/tabhomepage/

I tried this, but it didn't work for some reason.

However, TabMixPlus has the same option, plus a whole bunch of others. And it finally works in FF 3.5!

My favourite is definitely AdBlock Plus. I don't realise how much it gets used until I don't have it.

coolbrook
November 3rd, 2009, 01:41 AM
eyedropper doesn't work on linux in that extension.

I'm using it right now on CZ version 2.0.2, Jaunty 64-bit.

Can of corn.
:popcorn:

purgatori
November 3rd, 2009, 01:44 AM
Vimperator, without a doubt.

virusiidx
November 3rd, 2009, 02:02 AM
Xmarks! Have it installed on both Firefox and Chrome. :)

lukjad007
November 4th, 2009, 04:52 PM
How long does it take your FF to launch? That's a lot of add-ons...

And I should have also mentioned- I also love Read it later- very handy. I just wish I could share my read it later bookmarks between two computers. sometimes I run a cross an interesting link at work, but don't have the time to read it and would like to read it at home, or vice versa.

BM

Not long at all. As for the transfer, all you need to do is get an addon that synchs bookmarks (a privacy hazard, but some people don't care) and then it will add it. Another way would be to go to Booknarks->Organize->Export to HTML the bookmarks. Then import them at home, and the read it later will import it.

ZankerH
November 4th, 2009, 04:58 PM
TreeStyle tabs. Essential for any widescreen display.

Cam42
November 4th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Adblock Plus.
Anyone know if there's some sort of click-to-flash addon for FF 3.5?

coldReactive
November 4th, 2009, 05:17 PM
I'm using it right now on CZ version 2.0.2, Jaunty 64-bit.

Can of corn.
:popcorn:

Same version, see screenshot: Click Here (http://i33.tinypic.com/2qnsbdj.png)

madhi19
November 4th, 2009, 05:37 PM
check4change: If you got to keep an eye for a change in a site it perfect.

speed dial: Try it and you love it!

Download Statusbar: Don't forget to set it so that if you turn off firefox while downloading something the download will continue in the download manager

Easy Youtube Video Downloader: That add-ons put links bellow the video description to let you download a video in many format
Themes:zblack

Others have named tiny menu and the rest of the obvious choice like Downloadhelper.
I got to say xmarks make me nervous ever since they started offering passwords sync. Now I got a use once to sync your bookmarks than disable policy for xmarks.

SomeGuyDude
November 4th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Speed dial, far and away. I have two 3x3 groups, one of fun sites and the other for "work", and being able to ctrl+[number] to any page is such a convenience that it's probably Reason Numba One that I don't use Chromium as my main.

Xbehave
November 4th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Anyone know if there's some sort of click-to-flash addon for FF 3.5?flashblock?

research word (http://scott001.googlepages.com/researchword.html)
1) select word
2) search
it makes looking stuff up and googling much easier

My favorite thing is keywords though (not even an extention) I have; g = search google,w = wikiepdia,my = myspace bands,~ = my home page, etc.

TheKid965
November 13th, 2009, 06:31 PM
I've just become a huge fan of vimperator. I love being able to comfortably browse without ever having to touch the mouse!

DownloadHelper is also a near-essential for me.

Foster Grant
November 13th, 2009, 06:39 PM
AdBlock Plus, Echofon, Photobucket Uploader and ScribeFire. :)

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Lazarus.. i really miss this when i use chrome
DownloadHelper
Dictionary-switcher betweener.. dunno what it's called, with a click the spell checker switches from English to Czech.
And i like the add on that makes the downloads show down the bottom like on chrome.

blur xc
November 13th, 2009, 07:14 PM
TreeStyle tabs. Essential for any widescreen display.

I tried it, as well as vert tab, and I ended up canning both of them. Yeah, they make use of widescreen displays, but the WASTE a ton of general screen real estate. I like to arrange windows side by side on my wide screen displays, and those addons kill too much space that could be used by another app.

What I totally would not mind though, would be fore a verticle tab addon, that actually rotated the tabs 90 degrees and placed the on the side of the window, similar to this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9181?src=api except for normal browser tabs...

A side status bar would be nice as well... I'd like to get rid of it, but my no-script icon is down there, as well as a couple others... I tried to go w/o it, but I had to get it back.

BM

pookiebear
November 13th, 2009, 07:27 PM
fast-dial.
shows thumbnails of a bunch of sites in your book marks. Like safari . Decreases the amount of time of surfing by tons since I don't have to keep going up and clicking "bookmarks" and searching through them to find the ones I want to see. I just click fast dial and click the site.

spupy
November 13th, 2009, 10:29 PM
research word (http://scott001.googlepages.com/researchword.html)
1) select word
2) search
it makes looking stuff up and googling much easier

My favorite thing is keywords though (not even an extention) I have; g = search google,w = wikiepdia,my = myspace bands,~ = my home page, etc.

Keywords rule! On my firefox there is a feature similar to Research Word, I think TabMix+ offers it. You can select a word and in the context menu there is "Search Google for..."

* Tab Mix +
* Fission
* Compact menu
* Download Statusbar

Today I installed vimperator and I'm very vimpressed with it. Pretty useful when I don't take the mouse with my laptop.

starcannon
November 13th, 2009, 10:36 PM
+1 for AdBlock