View Full Version : Share your favorite Firefox Extensions!

05-30-2006, 08:28 PM
For all you Firefox users, what are some of your favorite browser extensions?

Here are mine:

Linky: Lets you open selected or all links in new tabs with a single click

Tiny-URL Creator: Lets you turn a long link into a short one for posting purposes with a single right-click

Undo Close Tab: Lets you un-close the tab you just accidentally closed

Dictionary Search: Lets you highlight a word and open a dictionary definition for it in a separate tab

IEView: Let's you open a tab in Explorer or assign a site to open in Explorer. I use this for shutterfly.com and other sites that aren't Firefox friendly.

StumbleUpon: This is a great site for wasting time. You can put in your hobbies/interests and it will recommend sites for you. Way cool.

Bumble Search: Greatly enhances web searching in many ways.

Forecastfox: Tells me the weather on the tool bar.

Colorful tabs: Just makes my tabs look pretty.

Cardgames: A bunch of solitare card games.

Soooo share some of yours :)

06-01-2006, 06:52 PM
Nobody uses Firefox? :eek:

06-01-2006, 07:47 PM
I dont use it but i know a few people on PT do have firefox. I have a question though,what is Firefox?Its like internet explorer right but its supposed to be safer than IE?

06-01-2006, 07:59 PM
FireFox is another browser alternative. I love it SO much better than internet explorer.. much more secure, updated CONSTANTLY... no popup ads... less spyware... I love it!!

Its also "bad" to have lots of extensions because it can use a lot of CPU and slow your computer and/or firefox down. It can also cause problems if more than one extension has conflicts with another.

My list:

BBCodeXtra *
CuteMenus - Crystal
Disable Targets For Downloads
Adblock *
IE View *
Linkification *
Gmail Manager

* denotes CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT and are MUST HAVE extensions for every firefox user!!

06-01-2006, 11:55 PM
I loooove Firefox! I don't have any extensions though.

06-01-2006, 11:59 PM
Do you have to pay for it? Is it really confusing to figure out? haha

06-02-2006, 12:03 AM
Do you have to pay for it? Is it really confusing to figure out? haha
It's free. I find it pretty simple, and SO much better than IE. I had to download it on my loaner computer, because IE annoyed the heck out of me. :o

06-02-2006, 12:58 AM
Do you have to pay for it? Is it really confusing to figure out? haha

It might be a LITTLE confusing at first if you have never used anything other than Internet Explorer before, but they have a conversion thingy that helps you out and FF will import all your favorites from IE so you won't loose your bookmarks. Once you download it go under the "help" menu and read "for internet exporer users".


06-02-2006, 12:34 PM
I happen to like IE. It is pretty simple and fun to use for me but to each his own!!! :D :D :D

06-03-2006, 08:43 AM
I love Firefox! I don't know about a favourite extension but I think the most useful is NoScript, it offers extra protection and it is hardly any hassle to use the allow/disallow. FasterFirefox is excellent too.

06-03-2006, 08:59 AM
Here is the real firefox.

07-10-2006, 08:30 PM
Bumping up for more ideas :)

07-10-2006, 08:59 PM
My fav. extension is the WebDeveloper Tool Bar.


07-11-2006, 01:38 AM
Ahha a new one I recently discovered! It's called gSpace and it basically allows you to FTP to your GMail account from your browser window and click and drag files so you can make use of your 2+GB of space! :)

07-11-2006, 03:08 AM
I love FireFox,, couldnt live without it now...
and i just did get a extention for it the yesterday.

it allows me to download videos off of YouTube. *EVIL GRIN*
i think its called VidoeDownloader

thats the only extention i got for it though..

08-06-2006, 11:46 AM
I found a good one today, Cooliris previews. It is great for previewing links, especially when using Google and the like. I love it!

08-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Another plus with the Cooliris extension is that you can view attachments without clicking on them .. a extra big plus for me because when going back I always seem to close my browser instead. :)

08-08-2006, 11:22 PM
Thanks for that Chris. :D