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phoenyx's avatar

Which Firefox add-ons do you use?

Asked by phoenyx (7380points) June 29th, 2008

I just upgraded to Firefox 3 and I’m looking around for compatible add-ons.

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damien's avatar

web developer, yslow and firebug.. but I only use firefox for development.

phoenyx's avatar

Here’s a list of the ones I’m currently using:

BugMeNot
Del.icio.us bookmarks
Download Statusbar
Firebug
Greasemonkey
Server Spy
User Agent Switcher
Web Developer

I also use Firefox mainly for web development, but I’m interested in anything that would improve my browsing experience.

phoenyx's avatar

damien: what does yslow give you that firebug doesn’t?

jlm11f's avatar

it isn’t my favorite, but i recently downloaded (and am really enjoying) Firenes It has over 2500 Nintendo games that you can play on your browser. And I remember playing many of these as a kid so it makes me reminiscent. Just get the addon, and choose from the ridiculously big variety of games to open in a new window and you can play with fluthering :)

Other addons I like: Stumble and Sxipper (for form filling and remembering username/passwords). OOooh and I also use Google Translate which can translate any page and/or sentence into English or whatever language I want really. That’s a useful one for sites in different languages of course.

All of these are compatible with FF3

damien's avatar

@phoenyx: yslow doesn’t really add much, to be honest. Especially if you’ve got the web developer toolbar as well. But it does tie a few things together.

Stocky's avatar

I have the Firenes add-on too its pretty cool but i find a large number of game wont work. Is it a mac issue or do you have that problem too Pnl?

jlm11f's avatar

@ bill – what games are you talking about? if you name a couple, i can check to make sure. from the ones i have tried, i have never had a problem. actually, ill join you in chat room, don’t want to thread jack

Breefield's avatar

Del.icio.us bookmarks
Dugged
Firebug
Web Dev Toolbar
Flagfox
PicLense
Server Spy

mirza's avatar

Adblock Plus

Trustinglife's avatar

The main add-on I use is Session Manager. If Firefox crashes, session manager can restore the window you had open before it crashed. And also, I like to have about 10 certain tabs open at a time, and with this add-on, I can restore them altogether at once, which saves a ton of time and hassle. Highly recommended.

mirza's avatar

@TrustingLife: Firefox automatically does that now. For example if FF crashes now, when it restarts it’ll ask me if i want to restore my previous session

The_Bass_Masta's avatar

videodownload helper – it let’s you download streaming media

Trustinglife's avatar

@Mirza, that’s cool. And session manager is still great for people who like to open a bunch of tabs at once, like I do.

Allie's avatar

Reminder Fox, Wired Marker, Stumble Upon, a pink Firefox theme (thanks to Petey), and Boost Toolbar for Facebook.

aidje's avatar

Must have:
Adblock Plus

Highly useful:
Greasemonkey (if you have the initiative to find scripts)
NoScript (if you have the initiative to babysit it—it helps to set it to temporarily allow top-level sites by default)

Interface enhancement:
Fission
Context Search

Depends:
TwitterBar (I used to use TwitterFox, and I liked that one, too.)
StumbleUpon
RetailMeNot
PriceDrop

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