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Old 04-11-2007, 05:18 AM   #1
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LXer: Top 10 Firefox extensions to avoid

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Popularity shouldn't be the acid test to determine if you should install an extension. The important question is whether it enhances your browsing experience without any nasty side effects. The good news is that the extension community is actually pretty adept at self-policing. Most extensions that are truly "broken" (for instance, they crash your browser or suck up all your CPU power) either get fixed quickly or simply vanish.

Old 04-11-2007, 05:41 AM   #2
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I only install the ones that I will use, but so far I have not found one that should be in the 'avoid' category.
Old 04-12-2007, 05:50 AM   #3
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I've installed about 7 of these top ten ones to avoid and I like them all. This guy seems to oppose these extensions simply because it allows user to bypass junk being delivered to the user and he doesn't get paid for the lost advertisement. Also, I'ld like to know how he got this information "Most typical Web surfers who install this extension remove it after the novelty wears off." Referring to NoScript, and what percentage this really is.
Old 04-12-2007, 06:33 AM   #4
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The only one of those I've ever used is Tabbed Browser Extension (I don't use Firefox, but I regularly use this extension in SeaMonkey). Whatever everyone else says I've always found this extension useful.

Personally I wouldn't put too much faith in this article.
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I'm sorry, but anybody advocating avoidance of Adblock has, in my opinion, proven themselves to be a complete and utter dolt.


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