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Old 12-15-2004, 03:02 AM   #1
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Favorite FireFox Extension

As my signature can atest to I'm a FireFox Fan Boy. I think it's the best thing to happen to the internet since the BBS. As many of you know you can download extensions to add functionality to FireFox. So what's you favorite extension? There's hundreds out there.

When posting please include the name and what platform it works on. Also if for some reason it isn't on the FireFox extensions list please include a link.

My personal favorite is called FoxyTunes. It adds a set of music control buttons to the bottom of FireFox so that you can control your favorite media player without having to switch to it. The only complaint I have is that it's currently windows only.
Old 12-15-2004, 06:25 AM   #2
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My favourite are:

Adblock - hate all those banners and adverts, especially on the sites I have to pay to access

Paste and Go - it is absolutely necessary - save you a click

Slim Extensions - since I've got 15-20 extensions installed it is very handy

Translate - if you need to understand something on a foreign language website it is very good solution

WeatherFox - the weather outside can be very devious; it also has a forecast

fireFTP - small and handy

OpenDownload - if you need to run exe file instead of d/l it it helps

FoxyTunes - when I do not use Foobar2000, it very nice way to control your player. BTW, I have it installed in Linux as well, and I think it work there. I have never tried but it has Linux players (like xine etc) in the list. I will try it this evening.

I've got dual boot machine at home with WinXP and SuSE 9.2 and use Firefox (and Thunderbird) in both cases. I also use them at work on Win XP.
Old 12-15-2004, 06:46 AM   #3
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I've tried FireFTP, because i need to upload web pages for my church, but I put in the correct user name and password, but it won't connect. Any ideas?
Old 12-15-2004, 06:52 AM   #4
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I've tried FireFTP, because i need to upload web pages for my church, but I put in the correct user name and password, but it won't connect. Any ideas?
it works ok with me under windows, I have not tried in Linux yet. Have you tried any other ftp client to make sure that you put in correct address, login and password?
Old 12-15-2004, 07:45 AM   #5
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Hands down, Bookmark Synchronizer has got to be the best extension out there. FireFTP is a close second.

I've tried FireFTP, because i need to upload web pages for my church, but I put in the correct user name and password, but it won't connect. Any ideas?
Just out of curiosity, is your ftp server and network set up for passive connections? If not, I don't think FireFTP will connect.
Old 12-15-2004, 12:28 PM   #6
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Adblock for those annoying pop-ups, calendar - since I don't like using outlook, and fireFTP....there more nice ones to have, but the above are my favorite.
Old 12-15-2004, 06:55 PM   #7
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foxytunes does indeed work on linux -- I use it to control amarok, noatun, and xmms.

My favorite is tabbrowser preferences.

Old 12-15-2004, 07:20 PM   #8
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How can you guys forget BugMeNot?

It essentially gets you buy those annoying websites that have you register just to read their news articles.

The link to the extension is here:

Last edited by misxn; 12-15-2004 at 07:21 PM.
Old 12-16-2004, 02:29 AM   #9
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I'll be the errant here :
Mouse-gestures.(Especially panning and forward/back)
Got so used to them with Opera , couldn't browse without them anymore.
Old 12-16-2004, 02:52 AM   #10
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The most awesome extension for Firefox can be found here thanks acid_kewpie -- J.W.
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My favorite is Tabbrowser Preferences
It will open links in new tabs instead of new windows



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