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Last post Author Topic: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 266981 times)

40hz

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #425 on: November 07, 2011, 09:03:35 AM »
Just a quick plug for ReadItLater.

An absolute must-have. Especially since FF seems intent on breaking Canaware's brilliant NetNotes something like every other time FF updates itself.  :-\

Also props to the previously mentioned Lazarus. It's been more than once a long post of mine made it to DC's forum because of that add-on. I'm not the sort of person who will rewrite a couple of hundred words if something glitched when I went to post them. 

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #426 on: November 07, 2011, 03:22:45 PM »
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About this Add-on
Bookmark Highlighter does what it says on the tin. Text links are highlighted with a blue background, and image links are highlighted with a dotted blue outline. This is a simple and effective way to see what's bookmarked among a sea of links.

Mmmm, sounds good!  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #427 on: November 08, 2011, 08:27:23 AM »
Something else you may be able to make use of:
Removing Java Console Extension (Firefox)

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We mentioned the Java Console Extension as one of those extensions that a program (in this case Oracle’s Java) installs into Firefox without the user’s knowledge. Unless you are a Java Developer, this extension serves no real purpose for most Firefox users. Many users find they have multiple Java Console extensions and some (or all) are disabled. However, there is no way to remove the extension(s) via the Firefox add-ons manager. A long time ago we posted on how to remove the extension and thought it may be a good idea to post it again.Especially since some users may want to perform a little housekeeping on their Firefox profile before they update to the next version.

I have followed these instructions and deleted the offending files. When FF restarts the extensions are no longer there.    :)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #428 on: November 12, 2011, 07:46:26 PM »
I just found this tip. It's not an AddOn but a method to use your search plugins from the address bar like you can in chromium based browsers:

http://www.techairli...-omnibar-in-firefox/

For example you can add the keyword "scr" to the Scroogle plugin.  To do a search using scroogle from the address bar you would do
scr search term

Then you can pull the search box down until the next time you want to add plugins.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #429 on: November 13, 2011, 12:23:55 PM »
I have followed these instructions and deleted the offending files. When FF restarts the extensions are no longer there.
I recently updated Java to 6.0.29, and then that console and Java Console 6.0.26 were both in my extension list.  I was able to uninstall 6.0.26 using the Firefox context menu for that extension (neither "Uninstall" nor "Disable" were greyed out).

Are we talking about the same thing here?

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #430 on: November 13, 2011, 05:39:20 PM »
HowTo remove old Java files: http://www.java.com/...ve_olderversions.xml

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #431 on: December 28, 2011, 03:46:17 AM »
I no longer remember why I removed Lazarus, so forgive me for just asking:
How is it with Lazarus on Firefox 8? Do I need Lazarus 2.3, or 3.05"Beta", or?


http://lazarus.interclue.com/download

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #432 on: December 28, 2011, 08:18:15 AM »
I no longer remember why I removed Lazarus, so forgive me for just asking:
How is it with Lazarus on Firefox 8? Do I need Lazarus 2.3, or 3.05"Beta", or?
Curt, I have Lazarus 2.3 [646] on my computer with Firefox 8.0.1 and it works fine.  I've never tried the Beta.  In general, I stay away from Betas unless there's a compelling reason to try one, and I had no compelling reason with Lazarus.  I'm under the impression that the Beta is of most interest to people who use the Chrome browser, which I do not.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #433 on: December 28, 2011, 08:49:29 AM »
Thank you, diva. I think I now remember why I removed Lazarus in the first place; I have a very stable connection and normally have no use for Lazarus. Except now my Firefox has begun not answering for several seconds, so I thought I better install Lazarus before I need it ;-)

I went for 3.05

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #434 on: December 28, 2011, 02:23:23 PM »
Curt, I too usually have a very stable connection, but too often I've had the experience (though not on Donation Coder) of sending a message to a forum or a blog and not having it appear for one reason or another, or I push the wrong button by mistake and my message goes off into the misty purple, never to be seen again--except by Lazarus.  :)  It has saved my bacon enough times that I've donated to the developer.  

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #435 on: March 03, 2012, 04:31:35 PM »
   * Ctrl-F key command to toggle the Find Toolbar on and off.

I don't understand why you can't just hit the default  '/' and start typing,

-because "/" on my keyboard is Shift+7; meaning it is not "the default".
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 01:11:40 AM by Curt »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #436 on: March 03, 2012, 04:57:08 PM »
Curt, I see you are discussing Findbar Basics from way back in 2009. I have since moved on to the more versatile and configurable Find Toolbar Tweaks v3.0:

https://addons.mozil...find-toolbar-tweaks/

It does everything Findbar Basics did and then some. :)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #437 on: March 04, 2012, 01:20:38 AM »
-it was a stressful evening, so I escaped by creating an Addons for Waterfox project...
I clearly must have customized my previous Firefox a lot, because I am now sitting with Waterfox, thinking Where is everything?

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #438 on: March 04, 2012, 09:59:34 AM »
I use Waterfox with my previous Firefox profile, problem solved. :P

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #439 on: March 04, 2012, 10:16:03 PM »
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I have since moved on to the more versatile and configurable Find Toolbar Tweaks v3.0:

The keyboard shortcut for "find next" (F3) doesn't work for Find Toolbar Tweaks in later FF versions...  :(

I switched to Findbar Tweak which has some nice features, but it messed up the layout on some pages.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #440 on: March 05, 2012, 11:48:21 AM »
The keyboard shortcut for "find next" (F3) doesn't work for Find Toolbar Tweaks in later FF versions...  :(

Odd of you to say that as it works just fine here, but....I'm not running nearly as many extensions as I used to so maybe there's a conflict with another extension you are running?

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #441 on: March 05, 2012, 12:01:16 PM »
Quite likely, since I'm currently running 53 extensions.:)
I'll try and narrow down the culprit when I get some time.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #442 on: March 09, 2012, 10:29:18 AM »
Are there still any users of Mr Tech Toolkit?

I have been using it on 32-bit Firefox for quite some years, but now I am on 64-bit Waterfox and I simply cannot get Toolkit to work as it used to. "Open in RegEdit" is an addon that will work just fine in whatever version of Firefox you are running, but Waterfox refuses to install it, even though Mr Tech should make it happen.

But Toolkit has many options, so maybe I have forgotten the proper setting? Can you direct me?  :tellme:

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The latest version is marked October 18, 2011, but may be much older. It is not on Mozilla:
* toolkit.xpi.zip (321.54 kB - downloaded 114 times.)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #443 on: March 09, 2012, 10:31:30 AM »
I'll wait for an official update to this. :)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #444 on: March 09, 2012, 11:02:51 AM »
Are there still any users of Mr Tech Toolkit?

But Toolkit has many options, so maybe I have forgotten the proper setting? Can you direct me? 

-I was really asking the wrong question. The proper question must be:

What must I do to force Firefox / Waterfox to install an addon / extension?  :tellme:

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #445 on: March 09, 2012, 11:03:40 AM »
Disable compatibility check. :)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #446 on: March 22, 2012, 09:52:05 AM »
After two weeks with Waterfox I am pleased with this setup:


Application: Firefox 10.0.2 (20120219181052)
Operating System: WINNT (x86_64-msvc)

Total number of items: 25


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #447 on: March 23, 2012, 01:57:17 PM »
Users of Greasemonkey & Google Search may like the script named Google Search Improver - I am quite impressed with the options: http://compmulti.com...script/index_en.html

Normal installation from http://userscripts.o.../scripts/show/116645

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Google Search Improver(Real Instant Preview), open multiple tabs / inline frames. Greacemonkey Script

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #448 on: March 24, 2012, 01:09:44 PM »
Wired-Marker
Looks like it will be an excellent way to make 'cheat sheets'.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #449 on: April 04, 2012, 10:15:01 AM »
I have not yet tested this one, but I am informing about it because "darktrojan" didn't give any search results on the forum.

http://www.darktroja...are/addons/openwith/
https://addons.mozil...fox/addon/open-with/

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Open With

Latest version: 5.1.1
for Firefox 10.0 - 13.0a1,
SeaMonkey 2.7 - 2.8.*

Browser-Switch Shortcuts for Firefox and SeaMonkey

This extension displays a list of your browsers on your menus and toolbars in Firefox or SeaMonkey. Clicking on them takes you to the page you're looking at in the browser of your choice.

On Windows and Mac OS X, Open With will load a list of browsers. You can add your own entries using the Options panel (go to Tools > Add-ons, find Open With, and then Options).
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