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Last post Author Topic: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 31071 times)

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2009, 01:34:52 PM »
I love tree-style tab because I have a 24" monitor and keep many tabs open all of the time. It allows you to place the tab bar on the left side of the screen vertically, which works really well.

I also love Colorful Tabs, which allows you to color-code tabs and thereby find the one you want much more easily.

And I use Resurrect Pages often to find earlier versions of web pages that have "died".

Others of much value are:

WOT - Web of Trust protects you from surfing to dangerous pages

Update Notifier - a priceless add-on that alerts you when extensions are updated

Thunderbird Biff - to quickly open Thunderbird

Split Pannel - works perfectly to see two different web pages side-by-side

Scrapbook+ - a truly great webpage capture utility that allows you to save webpages in user-named folders. No more losing a webpage that has been abandoned.

Save Link in Folder - I save astronomy photos in my spacegifs folder, wallpaper in my wallpaper folder, downloaded executables in my downloads folder, etc. and this add-on makes it easy to do

Auto-copy - This has to be one of the most useful of all, you just highlight text on a web page (or email) and it copies it automatically to paste elsewhere. Great!

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2009, 02:18:48 PM »
I love Vimperator more than any other FF extension. It has some learning curve but if you are a Vim user this is the deal.

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2009, 02:35:57 PM »
Two of my  most indispensable v. 3.5 extensions  are  "Scrapbook" which captures and saves web pages ,saving a lot of printer ink and "Go to Top", an add-on that instantly takes you to the top or bottom of a page rather than scrolling up or down. 

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2009, 03:49:12 PM »
"Go to Top", an add-on that instantly takes you to the top or bottom of a page rather than scrolling up or down. 

Guess I'm old school...I just use the Home and End keys for that.

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2009, 02:05:46 AM »
Also if you like browsing using keyboard (dump mouse) here is LOL

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2009, 03:59:17 AM »
Update Bookmark Updates the bookmark with current url/page title.
Tiny Menu Saves some menu-bar real estate. Example? See attached png.
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Paste and Go Add "paste and go" to address bar context menu.
Advanced URL Builder Allows you to create custom search engine options for context menu.

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2009, 04:48:13 AM »
DownthemAll- Is definitely an alternative to download manager built into Firefox.

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2009, 05:54:45 PM »
Aardvark__  AdblockPlus__  Answers__  CacheViewer__  ColorfulTabs__  CoolPreviews__   DownThemAll__  FirefoxShowcase__  Flagfox__  ForecastFox__  FoxLingo__  IETab__  ImageZoom__  Linkification__  NoScript__  SessionManager__  SkipScreen__  unMHT__  UserAgent Switcher__

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2009, 03:26:22 AM »
AutoPager, FireGestures - must have !

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2009, 08:04:15 PM »
Check out Weather Watcher Live -- a brand new weather extension:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11194

Newer versions are available here:
http://singerscreations.blogspot.com

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Not an extension itself, but a Firefox search plugin generator
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2009, 08:49:52 PM »
I just ran across this Firefox 3.x search plugin generator.  It's easy to use.  I just made a search plugin for a movie review site in a few minutes:

Firefox search plugin generator

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2009, 04:34:45 AM »
If such a site has a search field, I use the keyworded bookmark feature from FF: just right-click in the field and select "Add a keyword for this search", give it a name and a keyword, preferably a short one.

Since the awesome bar also searches your bookmarks you can now directly open search results: just type in the keyword, a space, and the search term as you would enter them in the input field, and finally hit enter.

Of course this does not add anything to list of search engines... however, I never used that extra input field anyway, since I am much quicker typing "keyword search terms<enter>" than "ctrl+k search terms, click to select engine, <enter>". The bookmark-approach works very well with the almighty vimperator  :Thmbsup:

However, some sites such as denic.de have built their search form thus you need javascript to submit it. I find this very bad behavior, and it breaks the keyword search...

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2009, 05:48:24 AM »

Another thumbs up for Update Notifier, it updates addons in the background without the annoying restart / update notifications (tick the install and untick the alert preference to make this happen)

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2009, 10:56:06 AM »
justice,
Unticking the alert preference in Update Notifier isn't necessary as the only alert you get is the little indicator in the upper right hand corner goes from gray to orange. No annoying dialogs pop up at all.

This, coupled with Download Statusbar, keeps unwanted Firefox dialog boxes at bay.

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2009, 12:59:52 PM »
housetier I haven't tried the keyword search, but I like to use Context Search that uses the search engine list.  I can highlight a word or name and search a Wiki or dictionary or whatnot.  It can be set to open the result in a new tab in the background. A frequent search is IMDB or I can check spelling of words that aren't in the built-in spell check dictionary using a free online dictionary.  The generator form is cool for sites that don't have a prefabricated search plugin yet.

Of course for quick and dirty there's always the google 'site' keyword to search a particular domain.



« Last Edit: August 14, 2009, 01:01:27 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2009, 05:16:49 PM »
MilesAhead, I know what you mean.

But as a keyboard user I am quicker typing the word, than using the mouse to click for highlighting. In vimperator it's just this "t d whatever": this will open dict.cc with the search term whatever in a new tab.

However, I know some people are very good with their mouse so it is good they can choose whatever method they prefer :)

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2009, 07:09:29 PM »
I think I'm resistant to keyboard maximum efficiency because then I'd have to remember the accelerator keys.  I don't have to remember the mouse. That was one thing that hassled me about Linux.  It was nearly impossible to find an editor with key combos the same as Windows editors.  It just never felt natural always trying to look through XEmacs or some other editor for the editing command keys.  I realize if I did it all the time like the true Linuxen I'd learn eventually, but then it would feel like chucking all my Dos-based knowledge.

Long-winded way of saying, with the mouse I don't have to think.  Just react. :)

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2009, 12:39:45 AM »
This is probably as good of a time as any to ask this...

One thing that is very cool about Chrome is they have eliminated the stand alone search field and made it so anything (that doesn't follow normal URL rules) typed into the omnibar* gets searched for by the default search engine when you press <enter>. I figure Chrome knows that something typed into the omnibar that doesn't have a domain is NOT a URL so it doesn't waste time polling the DNS. It will also automatically search when multiple words are typed into the omnibar (I'm guessing for the same reason: URLs don't have spaces). Firefox will do the same thing with multiple words, but if you type a single word into the awesome bar and press <enter> it will wait an eternity (10 seconds or so) before searching. I'm assuming Firefox is polling the DNS for that single word with all the common domains after it.

Do any of you know how to make Firefox stop assuming I'm too lazy to type the domain and immediately search using my default search engine?

To put it a different way: if I type "winrar" into the awesomebar Firefox takes literally 10 seconds to open a Google search for the term "winrar". Is there a way to make this instant (without having to also type a search-keyword)?

* I think that's what the address bar is called in Google Chrome
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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2009, 01:38:49 PM »
This is supposed to do it:
http://support.mozil...Turning_off_and_on_2

but it doesn't work for me

edit: when I go to the source page for the info, turns out "domain guessing" only happens after a dns failed lookup.  So that won't fix it after all.
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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2009, 01:51:17 PM »
Man this thing is stupid!!  I read in Location bar docs that domain guessing won't be invoked if Internet Keyword Search is enabled.  Great.  I enable Internet Keyword Search.  Now if I type "crapola" into the Location bar, it doesn't add 'www' or '.com' but it converts it to this: http://crapola/ and does a DNS lookup!!!!  Guess I'll keep using the search engine input!!

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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2009, 07:31:16 PM »
I've been just adding a second word as a work around. Usually the second word is something like "a" or "the".

Hmmm... I just got an idea, instead of a word I'll add a symbol (like ' or .) that way the search wont be messed up.

On that token, making the keyword for Google "g" works almost as good. I guess that way you could use "e" for eBay, "w" for Wikipedia, and "7" for dictionary.com (just kidding).
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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2009, 02:54:08 PM »
Anyone using an external app link launcher alternative to Launchy?  Just seems like if Launchy doesn't automatically configure an already installed app and use it correctly, nothing I do can fix it.

I'd prefer something where you can add another app in a few clicks and it works.
As example some image types the browser either doesn't want to handle them at all or wants to open another browser instance when I'd rather just launch Irfanview.  Even though Launchy shows Irfanview enabled, it never shows it in the context menu for image links.


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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2009, 02:56:53 PM »
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Anyone using an external app link launcher alternative to Launchy?


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Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2009, 03:43:49 PM »
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Anyone using an external app link launcher alternative to Launchy?


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« Last Edit: August 21, 2009, 03:59:27 PM by mouser »