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phlyersphan 11-09-2004 04:19 PM

10 Extensions to Enhance Firefox
 
In light of Mozilla Firefox's official release into the wild, eWeek has written up a nice tutorial and list of 10 must-have extensions to extend the functionality of your new Firefox browser.

Block banner ads, zoom and customize image sizes, listen to tunes, check your Gmail, FTP files, and more. All from your web browser! Good stuff.

Check it out at eWeek

ror 11-09-2004 09:01 PM

A shame every one of those would detract not enhance my browsing :p

Half that junk is exactly the reason I got away from IE when I was on windows.

phlyersphan 11-09-2004 09:34 PM

I don't know - the FTP and Gmail utilities are a couple that I love. :)

ror 11-09-2004 09:54 PM

it disgusts me to think gmail requires a plugin to be used in browsers, I don't think about it and wouldn't touch g-mail with an internet-long barge pole.

n0b1x 11-10-2004 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ror
it disgusts me to think gmail requires a plugin to be used in browsers, I don't think about it and wouldn't touch g-mail with an internet-long barge pole.
Ror,

I am assuming you are talking about the gmail notifier, which is an optional plug in to see if you have email or not without being loggin to into the account. You do not need the plug in to check your gmail account. I have been using gmail for about a month now, and I think it is the best email account I have ever had ( my opinion of course ).

Anyways, I have been using firefox ( phoenix and firebird ), since version 0.1, Yes, version point one, and it has been my preferred browser since it came out.

ror 11-10-2004 10:54 AM

Ah, that's alright then, google was beginning to worry me :)


(although I heard opera can't view gmail ? )

n0b1x 11-10-2004 11:50 AM

As far as I know, gmail supports or works for firefox, mozilla, and IE. I am not sure about opera or safari.

n0b1x 11-10-2004 11:59 AM

One extension they did not include in the article was Sage, which is a liteweight rss reader. I think it is the best thing since tab browsing.

http://sage.mozdev.org/

wildrider30 01-23-2005 10:19 AM

Actually Gmail cant be viewed by some browsers...some versions of IE I think. (I'm not sure which..but I cant open it at my school)
But its still in its BETA stage and I'm sure they'll solve that problem too. I consider to be the best email account I've had too. :)
Cheers

sterrenkijker 01-23-2005 12:59 PM

nice site, I installed adblock :)

tamoneya 01-23-2005 01:14 PM

first of all gmail does support safari. I have tried it. Also i think an extension that should not be forgotten is Gcache. When you come upon a web page that is temporarily down you can look at the cached page from google by right clicking the link and selecting Gcache this page. Can be very useful.

nitzee 01-25-2005 12:40 AM

set of Extensions i am using ...
- All in one MOUSE gestures
- SwitchProxy Tool
- Paste and Go
- Tabbrowser Preferences
- FlashGot ... integrates with most downloaders ( only windows downloaders )
- FoxyTunes ... integrates with most media players ... ( linux included )
- Fireftp ( gives u a cuteftp or gFTP like interface )
- Wizz RSS news reader
- Download Statusbar
- Dictionary Search
- BBCode ( now added )

well it was worthwhile to wait before loads and loads of extensions came up !!!

Tho i must say i really like Tabbrowser Extensions which was better than tabbrowser preferences and it had session management too

now does neone know how to getrid of close buttion in the tabbar ???

gbj 01-29-2005 12:30 PM

One extension that I find constantly missing from reviews adn is an extension that I personally cannot live without, well I could, but wouldn´t have as much fun is Session Saver http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/

J.W. 02-11-2005 03:33 AM

BTW a Yahoo toolbar has just recently been made available -- J.W.

lesnakupa 02-13-2005 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by n0b1x
One extension they did not include in the article was Sage, which is a liteweight rss reader. I think it is the best thing since tab browsing.

http://sage.mozdev.org/

but what does it better than the built in RSS reader?


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