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« Reply #175 on: April 20, 2008, 08:25:35 AM »

Right now I am testing both Auto Context Extension and HyperWords. They are sort of dubbing each other, but after an hours trying out the various options, I have managed to make them integrate nicely with the default Firefox 2 context menu.
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« Reply #176 on: April 20, 2008, 09:24:28 AM »

For images I use Image Zoom and Image Tweak.
So I can open an image in a new tab and use the zoom functions.
Using zoom in the same page distorts the rest of the page and was annoying.
So these two together made it much simpler when I want to view an image only.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/139

https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/3683

You can go with just Image Tweak I think but I liked Image Zoom also.
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« Reply #177 on: April 20, 2008, 01:21:19 PM »

Hmm..., cmpm, this Image Tweak is experimental and for logged-in users only. What other advantages are there, being logged in ? Does it take something special?
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« Reply #178 on: April 20, 2008, 02:27:49 PM »

No nothing more then registering.
It's easy and simple.
I haven't had any problems or junk mail.
The addon works great too.
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« Reply #179 on: April 20, 2008, 04:34:37 PM »

Turns out I already had registered, but obviously forgot...  embarassed

Other than that, I think Mozilla has replaced an acceptable site map with a far worse one. Thousands of add'ons will stay undiscovered because of this stupid design.
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« Reply #180 on: April 23, 2008, 12:14:53 AM »

I am using Text Link add-on to open URLs that are in plain text. Just double click on the text and the link opens.
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« Reply #181 on: April 23, 2008, 02:43:36 AM »

http://interclue.com/index.html



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Interclue 1.5 - Your Personal Link Preview Multitool

Before you click the link

Hover your mouse pointer over the link, and a Linkclue icon will appear.

Rest your mouse on the icon, and up pops an enhanced summary of the linked page.

Interclue can give you:

    * A text content summary
    * A small snapshot of the page
    * Sizes and dates of linked files
    * Usefule stats and metadata
    * Next actions - save, email...
    * And more. Check the options!

Neat! One of the most useful add-ons I have come across in a long time.
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« Reply #182 on: April 23, 2008, 03:26:16 AM »

Seems useful but doesn't it have to interact with the server and perform the action involved to give you a true preview?
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« Reply #183 on: April 23, 2008, 06:14:03 AM »

Cooliris does basically the same thing.
If there are differences maybe someone has tested both.

https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/2207



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« Reply #184 on: April 29, 2008, 11:31:10 AM »

Here's an interesting one and one I could make use of.

http://www.dejaclick.com/

It does add a toolbar though.
It can be hidden though.
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« Reply #185 on: April 29, 2008, 01:37:34 PM »

personally, i love google reader notifier.
I look at it all the time, and think to myself,
"gesh, i have so much work to be doing, but lets just look at a few of the 1200 news items i have yet to read"

on a more serious note, im sure im not the first to say, add blocker plus. it wouldnt be firefox without it!
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« Reply #186 on: May 12, 2008, 12:53:00 AM »

Like in Opera, we can set up keyboard shortcuts in Firefox using keyconfig add-on. I wrote a small tutorial on the same at my blog. If interested, check it out by clicking on the screenshot below:

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« Reply #187 on: May 12, 2008, 04:02:07 AM »

... add blocker plus. it wouldnt be firefox without it!

- can this be a question about settings? When I tried AddBlocker+ my Firefox 2 would load the pages slower than ever before!
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« Reply #188 on: May 13, 2008, 12:53:52 AM »

I thought I'd post my config, nicely generated by Mr.Tech Local Install smiley


Generated: Mon May 12 2008 22:49:33 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Enabled Extensions: [33]
- AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox 6.9.88 - Allows the use of Roboform in Firefox.
- Better Gmail 2 0.3.5 - Enhances the new Gmail interface with Greasemonkey user scripts.  Only compatible with the NEW Gmail interface.
- Better YouTube 0.4.2 - Enhances YouTube with Greasemonkey user scripts.
- ColorfulTabs 2.0.11 - Colorful Tabs colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appeal of the interface.
- CustomizeGoogle 0.72 - Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
- CuteMenus2 2.1 - Iconifies your menus and popups with XP skin.
- del.icio.us Bookmarks 1.5.44 - Access your bookmarks wherever you go and keep them organized no matter how many you have.
- del.icio.us IncSearch 1.10.1 - This extension is a incremental search UI for del.icio.us(http://del.icio.us/), You can find bookmarks very quickly.
- DownloadHelper 3.0.3 - Download videos and images from many sites
- Drag de Go 0.2.5 - This extention allows you to execute several commands using Drag and Drop Gesture.
- Enhanced History Manager 0.5.8.05.1 - Flexible History Management
- File Title 1.3 - "Save as" title as default like in IE
- Find Toolbar Tweaks 1.2.1 - Tweaks display and function of Find Toolbar.
- Firefox Showcase 0.9.4.8 - Easily locate any tab you've opened in Firefox.
- FireGestures 1.1 - Executes various commands with mouse gestures.
- Fission 0.9.5 - Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
- FlashGot 0.9.9 - Enables single and massive ("all" and "selection") downloads using the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD (dozens currently supported, see Extension's Home Page for details). FlashGot offers also a Build Gallery functionality which helps to synthetize full media galleries in one page from serial contents originally scattered on several pages, for easy and fast "download all".
- Greasemonkey 0.7.20080121.0 - A User Script Manager for Firefox
- Linkification 1.3.3 - Converts text links into genuine, clickable links.
- MR Tech Local Install 5.3.2.6 - Local Install power tools for all users. (en-US)
- Multiple Tab Handler 0.2.2008050601 - Provides features to close (, reload, etc.) multiple tabs at once.
- No Squint 1.0.1 - Zooms text by user-configurable percentage
- OpenDownload 1.0.0 - Allows you to open any file from the internet into the OS assigned program.
- Orbit Downloader Firefox Integration 2.02 - Download files,social music,video and streaming media easy and fast.
- PicLens 1.6.3.2361 - Discover More
- ScrapBook 1.3.3.3 - Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.
- Session Manager 0.6.1.13 - Saves and restores the state of all windows.
- Stop-or-Reload Button 0.2.2 - Turns the stop and reload buttons into a single one. When you can stop, you have a Stop button, otherwise you have a Reload button. (Like Safari)
- SwiftTabs 0.3.3.1 - You can move to the next tab or the previous tab and close the current tab with a key.
- Tab History 1.0.4 - Links opened in a new tab retain their history.
- Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6 - Tab browsing with an added boost.
- Title Save 0.1d - Save web page with the page's title as name.
- Yet Another Smooth Scrolling 2.0.7 - Replaces scroll behavior with both mouse wheel and cursor key into fully customizable natural smooth one.

Disabled Extensions: [2]
- Autocomplete Manager 2.3 - Provides advanced features for the address Autocomplete component.
- iGoogleBar 0.5.2

Total Extensions: 35

Installed Themes: [2]
- Firefox (default)
- Kempelton 2.0.3 - Clean, modern, easy to use icons.

Installed Plugins: (Cool
- Adobe Acrobat
 - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
- DivX Web Player
 - DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
- Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
 - np-mswmp
- Mozilla Default Plug-in
 - Default Plug-in
- RealPlayer Version Plugin
 - 6.0.12.1662
- RealPlayer(tm) G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)
 - RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
- Shockwave Flash
 - Shockwave Flash 9.0  r115
- Silverlight Plug-In
 - 1.0.30401.0


Most of these are 'nice to have', but Scrapbook, and to a lesser extent CustomizeGoogle, PicLens, and Tab History are ones I couldn't live without.
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« Reply #189 on: May 13, 2008, 02:42:39 AM »

That is a really nice theme you use MrCrispy, im giving it a try now.
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« Reply #190 on: May 13, 2008, 03:44:27 AM »


You know, when I first found this place a couple of weeks ago, I had maybe 3 Firefox extensions, and an eager hope that the privilege of being allowed to plunder such treasure trove of knowledge and general genius would result in my being able to REDUCE that three down to one. Maybe even zero.

I was right about the treasure trove of genius etc, but as for reducing my Firefox extensions?

Just look!
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« Reply #191 on: May 13, 2008, 07:53:33 AM »

I like 'Menu Editor'.
I can remove menus to make room for more icons.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/710

I removed bookmarks and history cause i have the buttons and they are faster.
And you can always restore the nenu item as well.

There are other menu manipulators, but I liked this one.
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« Reply #192 on: May 13, 2008, 08:39:57 AM »

I use Tiny Menu add-on.

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« Reply #193 on: May 13, 2008, 08:52:24 AM »

@cathodera:

TMP provides undo closed tabs button. No need for a separate add-on.

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« Reply #194 on: May 13, 2008, 09:29:25 AM »

here's another I use

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/readitlater.html

it's like a whole new bookmark list, very flexible
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« Reply #195 on: May 13, 2008, 09:52:22 AM »

Zotero is the name of a very useful plugin. Like a bookmark it stores a page, with all the downloaded data (somewhat similar like evernote), you can tag every item, search through what is stored, export etc. It was intended for books and extensive studies, but I use it like a Bookmark placeholder on steroids  Wink
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« Reply #196 on: May 13, 2008, 10:42:11 AM »

Shades: Did you compare it w/ http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/ ?
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« Reply #197 on: May 13, 2008, 02:34:30 PM »


Thanks Sri! Ever since mouser was nice enough to reveal that I had been shamefully underestimating Tab Mix Plus, I have been poring over it, and learning something new every day.

And I figured that posting my new groaning smorgasbord of extensions would result in my learning something else about at least one of them!

If I hang out here long enough, the day may come when I might even have to give back my Totally Clueless card.   smiley
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« Reply #198 on: May 13, 2008, 07:21:11 PM »

bumping!

All Customized Links is an "okay" substitute for half of the Maxthon Start Page, so my biggest problem with Firefox is that the only add'on I have found that comes close to the Maxthon toolbar for "favorites programs" is Launchy, and the author gave up updating this program two years ago, even though I think it still needs a lot in userfriendliness. The prime feature of Launchy is still working, more or less, but it is a nightmare to add links to other programs if you are not a coder. And it is for such a feature, links to other programs, I became interested in the first place.

So I came here to ask if 'you' know of a program / an add'on that will add such a feature to Firefox, making it easy to reach my favourite programs from the inside of Firefox 2, please?
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« Reply #199 on: May 13, 2008, 08:14:18 PM »

Curt: External Application Buttons (Modified Version) -> http://bushwhacker.seesaa...net/article/16861899.html
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