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Last post Author Topic: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 360425 times)

Curt

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #775 on: October 12, 2015, 11:52:36 AM »
^thank you, Tuxman  :up: but I disabled GreaseFire and GreaseMonkey, because I only found a couple of scripts to (not) use.


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #776 on: October 12, 2015, 12:28:08 PM »
Regarding "YouTube High Definition 41.0" I thought youtube has been doing that based on user connection for years, and even on my crappy dsl it deems it good enough to default to HD. The same for HTML5 on pretty much for all videos that I watch anyway.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #777 on: October 12, 2015, 01:33:51 PM »
Yes, but you can enforce it.

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Firefox Extensions: WordWeb 8
« Reply #778 on: October 26, 2015, 03:28:31 PM »
WordWeb 7 ..... Oh, how I STILL miss this wonderful program.

Quote from: email from WordWeb
Dear Curt,

I'm pleased to announce WordWeb Pro 8, the latest version of our one-click dictionary and thesaurus. Version 8 substantially improves the support for one-click lookup (and replace) in many Windows programs, including full support for Windows 10 and latest web browsers. The database has also been revised with thousands of new words, definitions, synonyms, and related and derived words.

See your personal order upgrade page to get it now.

Changes in WordWeb Pro 8 include:

    Thousands of new and revised definitions
    Fast and reliable one-click lookup in the latest Firefox, Chrome and Edge browsers
    Updated for Windows 10 and one-click in most Windows 10 store apps
    Improved one-click and keyboard lookup, including in Thunderbird and FireFox (no plugin required)
    Improved suggestions for misspellings
    Web reference embedded browser support for more modern sites
    Option to set the default dictionary to be a custom web reference
2015-10-26_212515.png
Quote from: WordWeb UPGRADE
NEW: WordWeb Pro 8 upgrade (...) http://wordweb.info/orderupgrade.html?CUR=USD#
If you have add-on dictionaries already you can continue to use them with version 8, they have not changed.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #779 on: January 11, 2016, 10:57:38 AM »
According to some, Firefox 43.0.4 is The Last Firefox to allow unsigned addons. I have but a few of the kind, so I wonder what may become real life when Firefox 43 is in the past; Am I to lose a lot of addons, or never update, or...?

My extensions for Firefox 43
Firefox 43.0.4

partly in Danish:



And what is all this imitation of another, inferior browser. How weird behaviour is that? Are "they" planning to merge Mozilla and Google?

Will Firefox have a future as my browser, or even as someone else's browser?  :-\

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #780 on: January 11, 2016, 11:03:38 AM »
There is a Firefox Developer Edition without the addon signing enforcement available. We reviewers were told to use that one in the future. Sigh.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #781 on: January 11, 2016, 11:34:12 AM »
Does anyone use SearchWith

I don't quite understand how to manipulate the configuration.  If I SearchWith Web then it just seems to do a Google search.  I don't see the "each engine results in its own tab" that the author talks about.  Maybe it is too easy and therefore over my head.  I'm a bit baffled I must say.   :-[

Edit:  Ok.  I get it.  If other than the default engine for the category is desired one is supposed to press Shift yadda yadda.  Not a bad AddOn.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 03:05:38 PM by MilesAhead »

Curt

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #782 on: January 11, 2016, 04:48:56 PM »
^several addons can offer just that. What I expect will make SearchWith better than the others, is the option to have it put quote marks around the marked words.

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SearchWith encourages a simple context sub-menu by allowing one search engine per search service.

Hold down SHIFT key while selecting any of the search options to edit the selected text or to change the search engine associated with it.

Hold down CTRL key to quote ("") the selected text

Find more information on http://searchwith.mozdev.org

Thanks for informing, MilesAhead, I'm going to install SearchWith right away!

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@Tuxman,
Is it easy / difficult / impossible to run Developer Edition as if it was a normal Firefox?

Right now the Developer Edition is version 45.0a2 while the normal fox is at version 43.0.4. Are the D.E. users allowed to "not update"?

Tuxman

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #783 on: January 11, 2016, 04:57:59 PM »
Well, the D.E. is pretty much an "unbranded Firefox", so the usual ways to deny Firefox's automatic upgrades will probably work here too.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #784 on: January 11, 2016, 07:40:15 PM »
I have the newest version of FF, and I don't like the layout; the forward, back, stop, home, and other buttons are all not where I'm used to; how can I get back a more classic look & layout? I'm interested in either an add-on, or earlier FF version.
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo'.)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #785 on: January 11, 2016, 11:17:57 PM »
Use the Classic Theme Restorer.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #786 on: January 12, 2016, 12:07:13 AM »
I found this youtube video on how to restore the classic FF look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C51X1DCMtwI
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo'.)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #787 on: January 12, 2016, 07:20:36 AM »
Use the Classic Theme Restorer.

When using this I found Theme Font and Size Changer handy.  I don't run a multi-tab AddOn so the changer is handy to set the tab color and font to make them readable after changing to the classic theme.  It can also make menus easier to read without resorting to reading glasses or the Windows magnifier.  :)


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Firefox Extensions: YouTube Center.
« Reply #788 on: January 14, 2016, 07:37:23 PM »
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Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express 9.02
HTML5 Player for YouTube™ 0.1.0
YouTube High Definition 41.0

As you already use Greasemonkey, have you considered replacing these three by one userscript yet?
______________________

This looked pretty interesting, but I noticed today that the Mozilla add-on site has comments indicating that the add-on is not working and development seems to have come to a grinding halt.
 
From the developer at GitHub, the explanation is (not sure of the date posted):
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As of many of you know. I have not been actively developing on YouTube Center and there's a good reason for that. I have acquired a full time job, which leaves not much time for development. ...
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It's a bugger when one gets a job, eh?    ;)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #789 on: January 22, 2016, 09:50:06 AM »
Hi .. late to the party and have a lot of ketchup. (Wait, I did this back on p. 27, well it helps me review.)

Application: Firefox 43.0.4 - Win 7 Professional

These 12 I know I use and like and a few of them are why Firefox remains my #1 browser, even while I have learned to be a bit more conservative on open tabs. I used to shoot for 75-100, now I am happy with 20-50, and often less.

- Tab Mix Plus
- Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar - thus I use this as the hierarchichal adjunct to the superb Linkman keywords using regular bookmark-to-toolbar adding
- LinkmanFox
- LastPass
- Lazarus: Form Recovery
- Session Manager
- All-in-One Sidebar
- Download Manager (S3)
- Extension List Dumper 2
- Restart My Fox
- WikiWand: Wikipedia Modernized   
- Flagfox    

No tab count extension at the moment.
Page Rank seems neat, it is included in the robust Flagfox as opening tabs.
Various tools that make phone numbers hot.. I go back and forth .. Skype is not thought to play nice.

==================================

This next group I think I might use some, this is a tricky specialty area now:
   
- Docs Online Viewer
- Google Docs Viewer
- Open in Browser

Plugin- PDF Xchang Viewer

==================================

These relate to gmail - I am also looking at a website's tools called Hiber, this is a specialty area as well and I am actually not sure where I stand.

- Rapportive - (gmail) Making email a better place -
- Vibe for Firefox -    Rapportive for the web. Hover on emails, and get complete information about people

==================================

There are various biz tools I consider, one was:

SEOQuake

but I think it did so much on my google searches that google started to ask me to be sure I am not a machine.

==================================

AdBlock and NoScript and such I have mixed feelings about, right now they are not on, I may go back and read your experiences, I would use them more for speed than security. At the moment, by reducing tab usage with some of these other tools, rendering is quick. I find that Firefox up to about 30-40 tabs and another 5 on Chrome and a bit more elsewhere is ok.

==================================

Here are nine that I might be conceptually using, but not in praxis.
   
- FlashDisable    
- iMacros for Firefox   
- Personal Titlebar
- ProfileSwitcher   
- User Agent Switcher   
- Send Tab URLs - to email or clipboard.
- Super Start - Speed dial, simple todo-list.
- Tab Set Saver - a good extension idea, that needs a couple of tweaks added to make it really useful
- Textarea Cache   - it is meant as a possible supplement for Lazarus, which does not do Facebook.

===========================================

There are certain areas where I use Chrome, google stuff and it has a very easy pin-to-taskbar (something I recently learned and like), Use Chrome for google hangouts, ongoing Facebook conversations, Live365 (ending soon), and other stuff. The lack of Tab Mix Plus multi-row is the big limitation. 

And I have a bunch of other browsers installed, PaleMoon in my Linkman "user defined" and has TabMixPlus, Lazarus and more.  Vivaldi and Opera and IE have a small place and I installed a few others for play.

Steven



   
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #790 on: January 27, 2016, 03:06:41 AM »
Random hint:
Pale Moon 26.0 is here.

https://forum.palemo...7&p=75697#p75697

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #791 on: January 27, 2016, 05:01:12 AM »
Random hint:
Pale Moon 26.0 is here.

thanks, updating

Firefox 44.0 is here as well.
One extension out of 13 disabled by the version 44 update.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #792 on: January 27, 2016, 05:02:10 AM »
Which one?

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #793 on: January 27, 2016, 05:30:34 AM »
^DoNotTrackPlus
(was disabled by Firefox 44)
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #794 on: January 27, 2016, 05:32:10 AM »
Looks like Ghostery.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #795 on: January 27, 2016, 06:25:33 AM »
tbh I often install an extension on e.g. a recommendation here, and then simply completely forget about it unless it gets in the way.
Cant say I noticed if this one (DoNotTrackPlus) was doing any good or not.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #796 on: January 27, 2016, 07:51:24 AM »
tbh I often install an extension on e.g. a recommendation here, and then simply completely forget about it unless it gets in the way.
Cant say I noticed if this one (DoNotTrackPlus) was doing any good or not.

The 22 extensions I have loaded seem to be enabled.  So far everything seems to be exactly the same as on 43.04.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #797 on: January 27, 2016, 10:32:23 AM »
Vibe for Firefox -    Rapportive for the web. Hover on emails, and get complete information about people
This sounded interesting and I gave it a try for a couple of days. But it seemed to hold one CPU core completely busy, and killed browser responsiveness, so I had to kill it.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #798 on: January 27, 2016, 12:22:21 PM »
Theme Font and Size Changer
I can't seem to get the Theme Font and Size Changer to work.
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo'.)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #799 on: January 27, 2016, 04:15:32 PM »
Theme Font and Size Changer
I can't seem to get the Theme Font and Size Changer to work.


Do you have checkCompatibility installed?