I’ve grown such a list of Firefox extensions, I should post a list so I can keep track for the time comes to reinstall everything. In no particular order, here they are….
- Linky – view a pagefull of images from a pagefull of links. Useful when checking out your friend’s photo galleries.
- Forecastfox – what’s the weather like?
- PDF Download – I hate PDFs opening in the browser because it locks up my system (I blame Acrobat Reader bloat, not Firefox). Now I have the choice to open them or download them.
- IE View – open a link in Internet Explorer instead
- IE Tab – open a link in a new Firefox tab with Internet Explorer embedded in it (this is essential for my work)
- BugMeNot - saves me having to go to BugMeNot.com to lookup guest usernames/password. Don’t use this much.
- Web Developer – useful for web development, viewing details about websites, css.
- Tab Mix Plus – Tabbed browsing on steroids. Now control all your tabbed browsing options.
- Aardvark – great for printing webpages so you can eliminate all the adds, banners and other junk which waste paper and ink
- DownThemAll – a download manager to grab all the links off a page and download multiple files.
- Plain Text Links – if there is an unlinked URL on the page, highlight it and this will open the link for you. Don’t bother cutting and pasting.
- del.icio.us – quicker access to my saved links and fills in some of the forms when tagging new pages.
- Colorzilla – color chooser so you can investigate colors inside the browser, rather than with a bunch of other tools.
- Screengrab – take a screenshot of the entire browser window, even down past the fold.
What extensions can’t you live without? Leave a comment on your favorites.
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