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Last post Author Topic: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 360240 times)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #75 on: March 20, 2006, 08:17:57 AM »
Lanux, that was a pretty cool post!
How did you do that?  Professional secret?

dantheman:well by now, you'll know that it's no magic...  :D

It's too bad Mouser couldn't make that available to all forums on the web!  Ha!  :)
« Last Edit: March 20, 2006, 05:28:58 PM by brotherS »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #76 on: March 20, 2006, 04:47:54 PM »
Awesome! Thanks dantheman - I am now a happy camper. I like having Firefox around as I find that there are times when IE/Maxthon just won't work (pages/links won't display properly/at all in some cases) and it's nice to have the same functionality. I'm guessing these are security issues...
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #77 on: March 20, 2006, 05:24:24 PM »
You are quite welcome Mike!

Firefox can take a bit of learning but once you get to know it, you wonder how you can do without it. 
Not all things in Fx are that hard though.  I find the shortcuts to the most user friendly.

Extensions can be difficult issued at times.  Be sure not to load too many at a time (as i did) so you can identify which one is giving you problems.

All the best! 

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #78 on: April 13, 2006, 02:21:29 AM »
Read my mini-review about MLB: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=3179.0

MLB... the "how-did-I-live-without-it?" Firefox extension!


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #79 on: April 13, 2006, 05:00:36 AM »
I'm new to Firefox after having tried it about a year ago and going back to Maxthon. I'm now using both. One thing I love about Maxthon is the ability to store "groups" of bookmarks together and open them all from one link. This is extended with the ability to open a group of pages at startup (rather than just one home page). Does anyone know if there is a way to do this in Firefox (or an extension that will enable this feature)?

Thanks,

Mike
You can also middle-click...
v
or right-click -> 'Open in Tabs'

...on a folder of links and open them all in new tabs.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2006, 05:03:25 AM by Hirudin »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #80 on: April 13, 2006, 08:12:29 AM »
I'm new to Firefox after having tried it about a year ago and going back to Maxthon. I'm now using both. One thing I love about Maxthon is the ability to store "groups" of bookmarks together and open them all from one link. This is extended with the ability to open a group of pages at startup (rather than just one home page).
In addition to the last post:

You could use the Session Saver extension, that opens Firefox with the tabs you used when you closed it. You could also save 'special interest' sessions and open those up on demand. I like it.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #81 on: April 15, 2006, 05:41:33 AM »
Just discovered NewsFox which seems to work nicely (at least for a few RSS streams - it tends to fall over if you add loads of stream). You can download it from http://newsfox.mozdev.org/

Currently I have 23 RSS streams installed and it works great - just click on Tools > NewsFox or creat a shortcut to chrome://newsfox/content/newsfox.xul

The most useful feed I have found so far (which also be added to the live bookmarks bar) is http://www.donationc...type=rss;action=.xml which gives you unread DC forum posts.

In FireFox you click on + above the feed list to add a feed (using the feed URL). Once a feed is added click on it and hit refresh to load up the new messages. You can also right click on the feed and set some options, one of which is to remove old messages (ideal for the unread mail list).

Here is a screen shot:

ss.pngFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful

For a better recommendation see a couple of posts lower (Sage)
« Last Edit: May 01, 2006, 05:37:54 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #82 on: April 15, 2006, 08:49:56 AM »
mine favorite and one i recommend to everyone is the IE tab . already listed above

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #83 on: May 01, 2006, 03:48:55 AM »
Don't know if this has already been mentioned but there is a good list of tested extensions that do useful things here:

http://www.scotsnews.../best_of/firefox.htm

it has also been updated to support only version 1.5 onwards.

There is also an interesting article about heavy memory usage and a fix here:

http://kb.mozillazin...ache.memory.capacity

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #84 on: May 01, 2006, 05:33:15 AM »
Having been looking through that list one thing I found which is worth mentioning is Sage NewsReader. See http://sage.mozdev.org/ for details

I have to say as soon as I installed this it is much more impressive than FoxNews that I tried before.

You can group your RSS feeds into folders nicely and you can apply your own style sheets (there are loads on the website you can download too) to customise the way the feed pages are displayed.

Here is a screen shot with a feed page for DC.com (I am using sage_synergy2.css style sheet rather than the default).

ss.pngFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful (click)

Here it is with the default style:

ss2.pngFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful (click)

PS. Just noticed that vegas briefly mentioned this before but I recon it is worth a look. I know a lot of people use NewsGator for this sort of stuff but this is a really simple way to use RSS feeds and you can import OPML files from other readers (and export them too).
« Last Edit: May 01, 2006, 05:40:42 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #85 on: May 01, 2006, 06:05:40 AM »
Your firefox looks very good, Carol!
The newsreeder you mentioned is fantastic, i love the style sheets! (btw, are those css style sheets?)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #86 on: May 01, 2006, 07:40:48 AM »
Yes - there are loads on the Sage website to download and use or obviously you can modify/write your own.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #87 on: May 03, 2006, 03:56:00 AM »
My most favorite and useful is ScrapBook extension. As I can always capture everything in webpage and check it later and delete them if i want to.  :up: :D

Also I use NoScript, FoxClock, ImgLikeOpera, Download Manager Tweak, PublicIP, SiteAdvisor, SpoofStick, Google anti-phishing, Formfox, EasyGesture, and others are not as useful but still I use them occassionally.  8) :D


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2006, 04:48:15 AM »
Not extensions at all, but do others know of these two easter-eggs?

In the address panel, try typing about:mozilla - I heard about this one a few weeks back, but just this morning discovered abother: type about:kitchensink - go ahead, try it...

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2006, 05:28:11 AM »
type about:kitchensink - go ahead, try it...
Ok.. You got me!
But about:mozilla is very interesting!

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2006, 06:14:08 AM »
Oh, I see from testing with my copy of PortableFirefox that about:kitchensink doesn't work without one of the extensions I use on my full version of Firefox - I think it must be MR Tech Local Install (which is brilliant, and which is here: https://addons.mozil.../moreinfo.php?id=421)

Yup, I've tested that now, and it does need MR Tech Local Install...
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #91 on: May 03, 2006, 06:48:13 AM »
Oh, I see from testing with my copy of PortableFirefox that about:kitchensink doesn't work without one of the extensions I use on my full version of Firefox - I think it must be MR Tech Local Install (which is brilliant, and which is here: https://addons.mozil.../moreinfo.php?id=421)

Yup, I've tested that now, and it does need MR Tech Local Install...
EhEh.. crazy! Definitelly worth looking seeing! :D  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #92 on: May 03, 2006, 08:26:55 AM »
I'm not very big on FireFox extensions, in fact I only have 3 installed...


Web Developer 1.0.2 ( which was already said)
User Agent Switcher 0.6.8

But this is my favorite
View Source Chart 2.2




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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2006, 03:33:22 PM »
view source chart looks great.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #94 on: May 03, 2006, 03:41:42 PM »
Besides a few of the developer type ones mentioned here I probably use Sage the most.  Just very handy for me to follow the RSS feeds from inside of my browser.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2006, 03:49:24 PM »
this one looks nice:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/383/

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #96 on: June 03, 2006, 07:09:24 PM »
Thank U Carol
for the link to  http://www.scotsnews.../best_of/firefox.htm

so i found

Tab Clicking Options let's you select an action to perform
with different clicking events on the tab bar or a tab


from http://twanno.mozdev...bclicking/index.html

now i can doubleclick an tab to close it.

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Edit:
Arrg, my "Tab Mix Plus" ex have this option too. I've overseen this.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #97 on: June 03, 2006, 07:40:08 PM »
I have used tools like "NaviScope" or "MyVitalAgent" (non FF tools)
to see what goes on when a side is loaded: 13 from 30 pics loaded/1,324kB to download/38% done/ wait for responce/...
or like this.

Question: is there an FF ex to see such infos too?

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2006, 11:45:14 PM »
YES! YES! YES!  Finally!  Without having to edit my own file with zoom preferences on a page by page basis,  my endless quest for a good text zoom addon has finally come.

I just noticed THIS NoSquint (http://urandom.ca/nosquint/) new addon over at the Firefox addons page (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/55/) for the never updated, less impressive, TextZoom.

This guy is my freakin hero!  As with the previous text zoom, it will adjust the zoom permantly on a whateverpercentyouwant basis OR remember how you zoom on each domain you visit for each following visit.  Awesome.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #99 on: June 16, 2006, 12:52:04 AM »
I kind of gave up using Firefox on a regular basis.

Rebuilding it from scratch every time there was an update got to be too much work. Each time too many extensions I used ended up broken or things just got too messed up in the process of updating for Firefox to be useful any more.

I now have a copy without any extensions at all installed and I don't plan on installing very many into this copy, if any.

One of my favorites was WeatherFox which was renamed to ForcastFox.

Description:

Get international weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com. Display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable extension.

Features:
# international weather
# display temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit
# choose forecast area by US zip code or TWC location id
# search for location id's from within the program
# tooltips show the weather summary and forecast high and low temperatures
# open AccuWeather®'s forcast by double clicking images
# monitor the weather for one to nine days
# place the icons in any toolbar or status-bar including: the navbar, status bar, personal toolbar, or menu bar
# an alert slider pops up when the current conditions refresh from the server (you choose how often)


I would give a screenshot of what this really looks like in action but as I said...my previous install of Firefox was hosed during an update....again. :(

BTW...A great place to get just about any extension available for Firefox or Thunderbird is at The Extensions Mirror. There are also some there that you can't get any place else, as some extension developers have run into hosting problems and have made this site their official download location for their work.