favorite firefox extensions


S

Spacey Spade

There are some really nifty extensions out there, and I took a day to
hunt them down. I had been using Firefox 1.07 with 15 extensions, now
I have FF 1.5 with 16 extensions. I did not do any hack to install old
extensions in FF 1.5. Most of the utility of my older extensions had
to do with tab manipulation. They were all replaced by Tab Mix Plus.

My new extensions for FF1.5:

aardvark
extended link properties
greasemonkey
launchy
platypus
tab mix plus

My 1.07 extensions where:
[** means still using in FF1.5]
[## means replaced by tab mix plus]

add bookmark here **
clone window ##
cookie button **
enhanced bookmark search (dropped... didn't use it much)
favicon picker **
flagfox (I would still use this, but no extension update for FF1.5)
flashblock **
googlebar ** (mozilla's, not google's)
image zoom **
last tab ##
nuke image (replaced by aardvark)
open link in ##
search status **
tab mix ##
undo close tab ##
 
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Spacey Spade

Almost forgot... clean up Firefox's menus to only what you use:

Menu Edit v1.2
 
S

SeaMaiden

Spacey Spade said:
There are some really nifty extensions out there...

Your 16 extensions is nothing. I have 52 and counting. There are many more
that have not been discovered or tested, but I will find them and test them
eventually. After all, I'm a "freeware researcher". A lot of these
extensions make very small changes. Maybe one day, some of them will be
incorporated into Firefox without the need for separate extensions. The
following report was taken 10 days ago. Tomorrow I am installing Firefox
from scratch and may not install all of these. Some have newer versions.

Generated: Tue Jan 10 2006 19:06:43 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8)
Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build ID: 2005111116

Enabled Extensions: [52]
- abcTajpu 1.1.1: http://lingvo.org/abctajpu
- AboutPlug 0.1: http://www.jasnapaka.com/mozilla/aboutplugins/
- AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox 6.5.8: http://www.roboform.com
- Cacheout! 1.10: http://blog.thetechgurus.net
- Cookie Button 0.8.3: http://basic.mozdev.org/cookiebutton/
- CustomizeGoogle 0.40: http://www.customizegoogle.com/
- deskCut 0.5.0.2: http://deskcut.mozdev.org
- Dictionary Tooltip 0.9: http://www.rjonna.com/ext/dictionarytip.php
- Digger 1.0: http://clav.mozdev.org/
- Disable Targets For Downloads 1.0.1: http://www.cusser.net
- DOM Inspector 1.8: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/inspector/ (This is
part of Firefox 1.5)
- Download Manager Tweak 0.7.1: http://dmextension.mozdev.org/
- Download Sort 2.5.4: http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/downsort/
- eBay Ends 0.2.4: http://www.google.com/search?q=eBay Ends
- Enhanced Bookmark Search 0.1.4.03:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Enhanced Bookmark Search
- Fasterfox 1.0.1: http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/
- Favicon Picker 0.3.1: http://www.google.com/search?q=Favicon Picker
- Flashblock 1.5: http://flashblock.mozdev.org/
- FlashGot 0.5.9.99: http://flashgot.net
- Forecastfox 0.8.2.5: http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/
- FoxClocks 1.2.60: http://www.stemhaus.com/firefox/
- Google Safe Browsing 1.0:
http://www.google.com/tools/service/npredir?r=ff_sb_home
- Google Toolbar for Firefox 1.0.20051122: http://www.google.com/
- Googlebar Lite 3.3: http://www.borngeek.com/firefox/googlebarlite/
- Groowe Search Toolbar 1.4: http://www.groowe.com/
- IE Tab 1.0.7: http://ietab.mozdev.org/
- IE View 1.2.7: http://ieview.mozdev.org/
- Image Zoom 0.2.2: http://imagezoom.yellowgorilla.net/
- MileWideBack 0.2.7: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/milewideback/
- MR Tech Local Install 4.0: http://www.mrtech.com/extensions/
- NoScript 1.1.3.5: http://noscript.net
- Nuke Anything Enhanced 0.53:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Nuke Anything Enhanced
- Open Source in Tab 1.5: http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~mjg2101/ts/
- Organize Status Bar 0.3: http://www.beggarchooser.com/firefox/
- PasswordMaker 1.4.2: http://passwordmaker.org/
- PDF Download 0.6: http://www.rabotat.org/firefox/
- PopupSound 0.1.4: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/popupsound/
- Print Preview 0.5.1: http://www.snide.com/freesoftware/
- Resize Search Box 0.0.7: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/resizesearchbox/
- SafeCache 0.2: http://www.safecache.com/
- SafeHistory 0.1: http://www.safehistory.com/
- ScrapBook 0.18.4: http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/
- SmartSearch 2.8: http://www.pitt.edu/~crp11/firefox/smartsearch/
- SmartWhois Launcher 1.2: http://www.tamos.com/products/smartwhois/
- Stealther 0.11: http://www.zadet.net
- SubmitToTab 0.3.3: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/submittotab/
- Tab Mix Plus 0.2.5.2: http://tmp.garyr.net
- Tabbrowser Preferences 1.2.8.8: http://216.55.161.203/theonekea/tabprefs/
- Talkback 1.5: http://talkback.mozilla.org/ (This is part of Firefox 1.5)
- ViewSourceWith 0.0.7.8: http://dafizilla.sourceforge.net/viewsourcewith
- WellRounded 0.43: http://www.breakzdjs.com/ltn100/wellrounded/
- WindowsUpdate 1.1.5: http://www.beggarchooser.com/firefox/

Installed Themes: [18]
- Classic Winstripe 1.5.1 2005.11.12:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/13428499/
- CloudGnome 1.5.0.2: http://www.geocities.com/edhume/
- Crystal Dream 1.0.2: http://d.1asphost.com/aratap/
- Fireburn 1.5: http://alredz.blogspot.com/
- Firefox (default): http://www.mozilla.org/
- ISNO 1.2a: http://www.isno.ch
- Luna 1.5.0.4: http://www.intraplanar.net/projects/luna/
- miniFox 0.7: http://membres.lycos.fr/sethnakht
- Mozilla.org 0.6: http://ihosss.not-a-blog.com/
- Nautipolis for Firefox 1.0.28:
http://www.geocities.com/alfredkayser/mozilla/
- Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) 2.994: http://kasteo.deviantart.com/
- Outlook 2003 Blue 1.5.2:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Outlook 2003 Blue
- Outlook 2003 Silver 1.5.2:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Outlook 2003 Silver
- Phoenity 1.5.9: http://phoenity.com/
- Red Cats (blue flavor) 3.3.10: http://www.bluecatsgraphics.com/
- Red Cats (green flavor) 3.3.10: http://www.bluecatsgraphics.com/
- Savage 1.5.1 1.5.2: http://omega-x2.deviantart.com
- Walnut for Firefox 1.0.28:
http://www.geocities.com/alfredkayser/mozilla/walnut.htm

Installed Plugins: (16)
- Adobe Acrobat
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- MetaStream 3 Plugin
- Microsoft® DRM
- Microsoft® DRM
- Mozilla Default Plug-in
- PCMan's IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
- Shockwave Flash
- Shockwave for Director
- Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
 
S

SeaMaiden

Add PlainOldFavorites to the list. It will let me use my Internet Explorer
Favorites in Firefox. Then I will have only ONE Favorites/Bookmarks list to
worry about and only ONE to back up.

No more opening the other browser to add the same link. No more
importing/exporting. No more worries about syncing IE Favorites and FF
Bookmarks because they will now use the same links and will always be the
same. I can add a Favorite in IE, FF or Windows Explorer and make all the
changes I want. Both browsers will always be up-to-date. What a wonderful
find!
 
L

Lou

SeaMaiden said:
Spacey Spade said:
There are some really nifty extensions out there...

Your 16 extensions is nothing. I have 52 and counting. There are many more
that have not been discovered or tested, but I will find them and test them
eventually. After all, I'm a "freeware researcher". A lot of these
extensions make very small changes. Maybe one day, some of them will be
incorporated into Firefox without the need for separate extensions. The
following report was taken 10 days ago. Tomorrow I am installing Firefox
from scratch and may not install all of these. Some have newer versions.

Generated: Tue Jan 10 2006 19:06:43 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8)
Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build ID: 2005111116

Enabled Extensions: [52]
- abcTajpu 1.1.1: http://lingvo.org/abctajpu
- AboutPlug 0.1: http://www.jasnapaka.com/mozilla/aboutplugins/
- AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox 6.5.8: http://www.roboform.com
- Cacheout! 1.10: http://blog.thetechgurus.net
- Cookie Button 0.8.3: http://basic.mozdev.org/cookiebutton/
- CustomizeGoogle 0.40: http://www.customizegoogle.com/
- deskCut 0.5.0.2: http://deskcut.mozdev.org
- Dictionary Tooltip 0.9: http://www.rjonna.com/ext/dictionarytip.php
- Digger 1.0: http://clav.mozdev.org/
- Disable Targets For Downloads 1.0.1: http://www.cusser.net
- DOM Inspector 1.8: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/inspector/ (This is
part of Firefox 1.5)
- Download Manager Tweak 0.7.1: http://dmextension.mozdev.org/
- Download Sort 2.5.4: http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/downsort/
- eBay Ends 0.2.4: http://www.google.com/search?q=eBay Ends
- Enhanced Bookmark Search 0.1.4.03:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Enhanced Bookmark Search
- Fasterfox 1.0.1: http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/
- Favicon Picker 0.3.1: http://www.google.com/search?q=Favicon Picker
- Flashblock 1.5: http://flashblock.mozdev.org/
- FlashGot 0.5.9.99: http://flashgot.net
- Forecastfox 0.8.2.5: http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/
- FoxClocks 1.2.60: http://www.stemhaus.com/firefox/
- Google Safe Browsing 1.0:
http://www.google.com/tools/service/npredir?r=ff_sb_home
- Google Toolbar for Firefox 1.0.20051122: http://www.google.com/
- Googlebar Lite 3.3: http://www.borngeek.com/firefox/googlebarlite/
- Groowe Search Toolbar 1.4: http://www.groowe.com/
- IE Tab 1.0.7: http://ietab.mozdev.org/
- IE View 1.2.7: http://ieview.mozdev.org/
- Image Zoom 0.2.2: http://imagezoom.yellowgorilla.net/
- MileWideBack 0.2.7: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/milewideback/
- MR Tech Local Install 4.0: http://www.mrtech.com/extensions/
- NoScript 1.1.3.5: http://noscript.net
- Nuke Anything Enhanced 0.53:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Nuke Anything Enhanced
- Open Source in Tab 1.5: http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~mjg2101/ts/
- Organize Status Bar 0.3: http://www.beggarchooser.com/firefox/
- PasswordMaker 1.4.2: http://passwordmaker.org/
- PDF Download 0.6: http://www.rabotat.org/firefox/
- PopupSound 0.1.4: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/popupsound/
- Print Preview 0.5.1: http://www.snide.com/freesoftware/
- Resize Search Box 0.0.7: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/resizesearchbox/
- SafeCache 0.2: http://www.safecache.com/
- SafeHistory 0.1: http://www.safehistory.com/
- ScrapBook 0.18.4: http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/
- SmartSearch 2.8: http://www.pitt.edu/~crp11/firefox/smartsearch/
- SmartWhois Launcher 1.2: http://www.tamos.com/products/smartwhois/
- Stealther 0.11: http://www.zadet.net
- SubmitToTab 0.3.3: http://dragtotab.mozdev.org/submittotab/
- Tab Mix Plus 0.2.5.2: http://tmp.garyr.net
- Tabbrowser Preferences 1.2.8.8: http://216.55.161.203/theonekea/tabprefs/
- Talkback 1.5: http://talkback.mozilla.org/ (This is part of Firefox 1.5)
- ViewSourceWith 0.0.7.8: http://dafizilla.sourceforge.net/viewsourcewith
- WellRounded 0.43: http://www.breakzdjs.com/ltn100/wellrounded/
- WindowsUpdate 1.1.5: http://www.beggarchooser.com/firefox/

Installed Themes: [18]
- Classic Winstripe 1.5.1 2005.11.12:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/13428499/
- CloudGnome 1.5.0.2: http://www.geocities.com/edhume/
- Crystal Dream 1.0.2: http://d.1asphost.com/aratap/
- Fireburn 1.5: http://alredz.blogspot.com/
- Firefox (default): http://www.mozilla.org/
- ISNO 1.2a: http://www.isno.ch
- Luna 1.5.0.4: http://www.intraplanar.net/projects/luna/
- miniFox 0.7: http://membres.lycos.fr/sethnakht
- Mozilla.org 0.6: http://ihosss.not-a-blog.com/
- Nautipolis for Firefox 1.0.28:
http://www.geocities.com/alfredkayser/mozilla/
- Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) 2.994: http://kasteo.deviantart.com/
- Outlook 2003 Blue 1.5.2:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Outlook 2003 Blue
- Outlook 2003 Silver 1.5.2:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Outlook 2003 Silver
- Phoenity 1.5.9: http://phoenity.com/
- Red Cats (blue flavor) 3.3.10: http://www.bluecatsgraphics.com/
- Red Cats (green flavor) 3.3.10: http://www.bluecatsgraphics.com/
- Savage 1.5.1 1.5.2: http://omega-x2.deviantart.com
- Walnut for Firefox 1.0.28:
http://www.geocities.com/alfredkayser/mozilla/walnut.htm

Installed Plugins: (16)
- Adobe Acrobat
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
- MetaStream 3 Plugin
- Microsoft® DRM
- Microsoft® DRM
- Mozilla Default Plug-in
- PCMan's IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
- Shockwave Flash
- Shockwave for Director
- Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library

Add PlainOldFavorites to the list. It will let me use my Internet Explorer
Favorites in Firefox. Then I will have only ONE Favorites/Bookmarks list to
worry about and only ONE to back up.

No more opening the other browser to add the same link. No more
importing/exporting. No more worries about syncing IE Favorites and FF
Bookmarks because they will now use the same links and will always be the
same. I can add a Favorite in IE, FF or Windows Explorer and make all the
changes I want. Both browsers will always be up-to-date. What a wonderful
find!

Interesting. Why does the plugins list include Java multiple times?
 
S

SeaMaiden

Interesting. Why does the plugins list include Java multiple times?

Firefox is not presently installed, so I cannot check. I think it is because
each Java entry is a different dll file.
 
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=BBQ=AB?=

I have 52 and counting.

I have something like that, too. I keep a web page up so I can get to
them quickly to install on various computers when I need to. It's
always a little out-of-date.

There are many more that have not been discovered or tested, but I
will find them and test them eventually. After all, I'm a
"freeware researcher".

I wish you luck. There were over a thousand extensions for Fx 1.0.x,
but I have no idea what the count is for 1.5 so far.
 
L

Lou

»Q« said:
I have something like that, too. I keep a web page up so I can get to
them quickly to install on various computers when I need to. It's
always a little out-of-date.



I wish you luck. There were over a thousand extensions for Fx 1.0.x,
but I have no idea what the count is for 1.5 so far.

What does "WFM" mean?

Lou
 
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=BBQ=AB?=

I thank you for this, My Lord Q.

Oops, sorry, I've been reading a Star Trek fan fiction site and
I've been contaminated. Again.

In addition to not having his powers, I try not to screw around with
the crew as much as he does. I spend most of my time in the holodeck.
Oh, and you're certainly welcome. :)
Anyway, FYI, on this page, I assume 'WFM' means 'works for me',
but when I click on it I get nothing.

It's not a link, just an abbreviation. Hovering over it should give a
tooltip with "works for me". Maybe I should add something to the
stylesheet so that browsers won't underline it.
 
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nobody

There's an extension I'd like to see. I don't like the way Firefox
displays bookmarks by creating a sidebar when you hit ctrl-b. I like the
way Mozilla works - ctrl-b brings up a small window showing your
bookmarks, and doesn't take away monitor space from the browser. I'd like
an extension that makes Firefox display the bookmarks as Mozilla does, and
i haven't seen one.


Alan

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B

bambam

I have something like that, too. I keep a web page up so I can get to
them quickly to install on various computers when I need to. It's
always a little out-of-date.

<http://remarqs.net/firefox/ext/firefox-1.5-extensions.htm>

I thought this was your Firefox extension page-

http://www.cotse.net/users/putty/firefox-extensions.htm

I wondered if the flagfox extension was ever going to be updated. Now I
see, thanks to you, that there is a flagfox II. I see there is a bit of a
memory use problem with the extension at the moment, but I don't care for
now, thanks. :)
 
A

Al Klein

It's not a link, just an abbreviation. Hovering over it should give a
tooltip with "works for me". Maybe I should add something to the
stylesheet so that browsers won't underline it.

Firefox (at least 1.0.7) doesn't.

BTW, anyone know where the hidden minversion=1.5 is in peekko chat
client? I fixed the only one I found, but FF still refuses to load it,
because it requires 1.5 or better.
 
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=BBQ=AB?=

(e-mail address removed) wrote in
There's an extension I'd like to see. I don't like the way
Firefox displays bookmarks by creating a sidebar when you hit
ctrl-b. I like the way Mozilla works - ctrl-b brings up a small
window showing your bookmarks, and doesn't take away monitor space
from the browser. I'd like an extension that makes Firefox
display the bookmarks as Mozilla does, and i haven't seen one.

That window is the Bookmarks Manager. You can bring it up in
Firefox (though it's a little different than the suite's BM) by
clicking it in the Bookmarks menu. Unfortunately, there's no
keyboard shortcut to bring it up.

But the extension keyconfig can bind a key to bring up
the BM. A description of keyconfig is at
<http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/keyconfig>, but to get
the latest version, see the author's page,
<http://mozilla.dorando.at/readme.html>.
 
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=BBQ=AB?=

Firefox (at least 1.0.7) doesn't.

I changed it a few minutes after I posted that.
BTW, anyone know where the hidden minversion=1.5 is in peekko chat
client? I fixed the only one I found, but FF still refuses to load
it, because it requires 1.5 or better.

Between 1.0.x and 1.5, the method extensions have to use to register
their chrome with Firefox changed. My guess is that Peekko just
doesn't use the old method, and that's why it won't install despite
your change to minversion in install.rdf.

AIUI, the old method was to put some chrome info in the install.rdf
file and/or the chrome/contents.rdf file, whereas now, a
chrome.manifest file is used. I cannot find any good documentation of
the old method, but it might (or might not) help you to look at look at
the extension at <http://remarqs.net/firefox/ext/mcnc.htm>. It has the
info in both the old chrome/contents.rdf and the new chrome.manifest,
so you could compare the syntax.

And the new method is well-documented at
<http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Chrome_Manifest>.

It could easily be something other than chrome registration that's the
problem, and following these meager leads will be a complete waste of
your time. But I thought I'd throw what little I know out there, for
whatever it's worth.
 
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=BBQ=AB?=

I thought this was your Firefox extension page-

http://www.cotse.net/users/putty/firefox-extensions.htm

Oops, sorry. Since I really made the page only for my own use, I tend
to forget that there are a few other people who actually visit it.
Thanks to your note, I'll replace that page with a pointer to the new
one.
I wondered if the flagfox extension was ever going to be updated.
Now I see, thanks to you, that there is a flagfox II. I see there
is a bit of a memory use problem with the extension at the moment,
but I don't care for now, thanks. :)

Firefox 1.5.0.1, expected soon, is supposed to have some fixes for
memory leak issues, so maybe the one associated with Flagfox II will be
one of them. Anyway, Flagfox (II) is a pretty neat extension, and I'm
glad the page helped you find it. :)
 
A

Al Klein

It could easily be something other than chrome registration that's the
problem, and following these meager leads will be a complete waste of
your time.

Thanks, Q, I thought it might be too so, since this is an IRC plugin,
I just resurrected mIRC and put off learning how Firefox plugins work
till I have the time to invest.
 
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Spacey Spade

I never use IE, but I remember a number of times I'd wished the
individual bookmarks were files.
 
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